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by | Read by Richard Dawkins, Lalla Ward

Contemporary Culture • 6.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2011

Renowned science writer Richard Dawkins (THE SELFISH GENE) addresses a young audience for the first time. Dawkins begins with a straightforward account of the scientific method with relatable examples of unseen phenomena. His warm, grandfatherly tone and moderate pacing will surely captivate young listeners. The unprompted switches in narrators, however, are jarring, and Lalla Ward’s inclusion seems unnecessary. THE MAGIC OF REALITY progresses to more complex topics such as evolution and astronomy through which Dawkins allows the scientific “magic” to dramatically unfold like a mystery. Dave McKean’s bountiful illustrations are absent in the audio version. J.T. © AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine [Published: JANUARY 2012]



Trade Ed. • Simon & Schuster Audio • 2011

CD ISBN 9781442341760 $29.99 • Six CDs

DD ISBN 9781442341777 $17.95


Library Ed. • Recorded Books • 2011

CD ISBN 9781456133849 $72.75 • Six CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 978-1-4618-4070-1 $49.75 • One MP3-CDs

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