On the Origin of Species

Charles Darwin, Author, Richard Dawkins, Read by , read by Richard Dawkins. CSA Word $29.95 (0p) ISBN 978-1-93499-700-0

Originally published in 1859, Darwin’s revolutionary idea is revisited in this spirited and profoundly enthralling reading by Professor Richard Dawkins, who in reading Darwin’s material aloud manages to rediscover old ideas and unearth some dramatic subtleties in his prose. Dawkins offers a well-pronounced, pitch-perfect delivery and smartly never attempts to turn the reading into a performance from Darwin’s point of view. Instead, Dawkins delivers the material from his own context as a modern-day interpreter of the classical work. Dawkins also splendidly adapts this abridgment, leaving out sections of Darwin’s original theories that have been discredited by modern science. Dawkins says he believes his alterations are what Darwin himself would have wished for the recording, and the final result is an absolutely astounding glimpse into life as we know it. (Aug.)

Reviewed on: 08/25/2008
Release date: 08/01/2008
Paperback - 516 pages - 978-1-59224-285-6
Paperback - 556 pages - 978-1-4346-1685-2
Paperback - 321 pages - 978-0-486-45006-3
Pre-Recorded Audio Player - 978-1-60640-928-2
Hardcover - 384 pages - 978-0-7858-2492-3
Paperback - 352 pages - 978-1-4043-2287-5
Hardcover - 544 pages - 978-1-4027-5639-9
Hardcover - 616 pages - 978-0-554-26738-8
Paperback - 434 pages - 978-0-217-96878-2
Hardcover - 616 pages - 978-0-554-36041-6
Hardcover - 453 pages - 978-0-521-86709-2
Paperback - 492 pages - 978-1-142-66588-3
Paperback - 544 pages - 978-1-4027-8959-5
Compact Disc - 5 pages - 978-1-906147-49-5
Paperback - 322 pages - 978-1-61949-130-4
Paperback - 438 pages - 978-1-175-26377-3
Paperback - 192 pages - 978-0-00-790223-1
Hardcover - 328 pages - 978-1-60206-145-3
Paperback - 432 pages - 978-0-19-921922-3
Show other formats
FORMATS
The Best Books, Emailed Every Week
Tip Sheet!
MORE BOOKS YOU'D LIKE
X