On the Origin of Species
Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd.
Date: November 2006
Duration: 5 hours 54 minutes
Richard Dawkins, renowned evolutionist and reader for this audio wrote, "Listen to On The Origin of Species, and you immediately find yourself ushered into the presence of one of the finest minds ever to grace this planet. In this recording, which was a true labour of love, I made no attempt to act the part of Darwin, but instead worked hard, as a modern follower of Darwin, to convey the true meaning of every sentence. I even surprised myself: the exercise of reading Darwin's words aloud and identifying in every phrase the syllable that needed to be stressed, revealed to me subtleties and depths of meaning that I had missed when reading quietly to myself. I hope listeners will be enlightened in the same way."