The Origin of Species

  • by Charles Darwin
  • Narrated by David Case
  • 17 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

One of the most famous and influential books of its (or any) time, The Origin of Species is, surprisingly, little read. True enough, most people know what it says, or think they do, at any rate. The first comprehensive statement of the theory of natural selection, it does, indeed, provide the basic argument and demonstration of what we think of as Darwinism.Not quite offering the misleading tautological Spencerian claim of "survival of the fittest", or the claim that man descends from monkeys (a typical perversion of the understanding of natural selection), the book did turn much of the world and how man thinks about it upside down. It is, well more than a century after its first publication, still a powerful and fascinating read.

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Case is tedious

I found this book very enlightening and fascinating. However, the narrator sounds pretenious and bored. He emphasis is odd and very hard to listen to. Try LibriVox.com for this title if you want a better reading of it.
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- Suzanne

find aother recording

This is a good example of how a great book can be ruined by a narrator. His voice was irritating enough to make me turn it off after one minute every time I tried to listen. Please find another recording.
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- Ahmed

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-18-2006
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio