Existentialism has long fallen out of vogue, but Bakewell's lively history of the existentialist philosophers, expertly read by the inimitable Antonia Beamish, may revive a whole school of thought. Certainly, author and narrator make existentialism entertaining--and comprehensible--for what must be the first time ever. Beamish's rapid shifts from an impeccable British accent to... Read More
Whitmarsh offers an academic polemic that explores the first thousand years of documented religious skepticism and atheism. The Greco-Roman ancients, along with the pre-Socratic periods, are mined, as is early Christian history, proving that Western societies did not invent atheism just a few hundred years ago. James Langton's narration is fitting as his highbrow British accent... Read More
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