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Publisher's Summary

In The Ancestor's Tale, evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins offers a masterwork: an exhilarating reverse tour through evolution, from present-day humans back to the microbial beginnings of life four billion years ago. Throughout the journey, Dawkins spins entertaining, insightful stories and sheds light on topics such as speciation, sexual selection, and extinction. The Ancestor's Tale is at once an essential education in evolutionary theory and riveting in its telling.
©2004 Richard Dawkins (P)2015 Tantor
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4 out of 5 stars
By jm on 09-29-16

Please do an unabridged version!

Would you consider the audio edition of The Ancestor's Tale to be better than the print version?

This is an amazing book but as others have said it is severely diminished by being abridged. Please notify me when a complete version is available an I'll buy it immediately.

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16 of 16 people found this review helpful

3 out of 5 stars
By gomi on 03-23-16

Heavily Abridged

Is there anything you would change about this book?

I didn't understand that I was buying the abridged version of The Ancestor's Tale. I don't remember seeing that stated so clearly as it is here. I enjoyed what I did hear of the book, but realized, after referring to the print copy, that the Audible version is heavily abridged.

Were the concepts of this book easy to follow, or were they too technical?

Yes, the book was a pleasure.

What does Richard Dawkins and Lalla Ward bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

They have lovely reading voices.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

Absolutely.

Any additional comments?

Would love to have the full unabridged version available from Audible.

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9 of 9 people found this review helpful

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