Bill Nye could make coffee nervous. His almost frenetic delivery takes some getting used to. But once they settle in AND get past the preaching-to-the choir first chapter, listeners will be treated to an interesting and informative discussion of evolution and the history of evolutionary theory. Nye's conversational, almost breezy, style translates well to audio. In fact, in many respects, the book comes off better in audio than in print. Through his voice and tone, he makes exaggeration and sarcasm clear. Thus, his humor comes across more clearly than in the stark quiet of print. One weakness is his use of comical voices for direct quotations of European sources. He could have made it clear these were direct quotes without the distraction. R.C.G. © AudioFile 2014, Portland, Maine [Published: NOVEMBER 2014]
Trade Ed. Macmillan Audio 2014
CD ISBN 9781427252098 $39.99 Eight CDs
DD ISBN 9781427252104 $23.99
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