AudioFile - Find your next great audiobook
Get our Newsletter


by | Read by David Case

Contemporary Culture • 17 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2008

In celebration of the centenary of Charles Darwin's birth, Tantor has published a narration of his seminal work, THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES. The package includes an ebook, a searchable electronic edition of the original book. David Case, a fine British narrator who died in 2005, presents Darwin's work as if the author were reading it. Choosing to narrate in the high-pitched, nasal tones of Darwin's era and class is clever acting, but it can be hard listening. Case also veers toward a monotone, which doesn't help listeners follow Darwin's descriptions of mollusk types and the variation of finch beaks. I read much of the ebook and tuned into the narration occasionally, which worked well. A.C.S. © AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine [Published: AUGUST 2009]



Trade Ed. • Tantor Media • 2008

CD ISBN 9781400108640 $35.99 • Fourteen CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 9781400158645 $27.99 • Two MP3-CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources


Library Ed. • Tantor Media • 2008

CD ISBN 9781400138647 $72.99 • Fourteen CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources

Get our Newsletter
Connect with AudioFile

AudioFile Newsletter

Sign up to receive FREE email newsletters from AudioFile. Get audiobook recommendations and reviews straight to your inbox.


Thank you for signing up.



Thank you for contacting us!

Our group will review and follow up within 72 hours.
Thanks for your interest!

Back Home ×