The Origin of Species [With eBook]

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Charles Darwin

Narrated By: David Case

Publisher: Tantor Media

Date: August 2008

Duration: 17 hours 13 minutes

Summary:

Easily the most influential book published in the nineteenth century, The Origin of Species was immediately recognized upon its appearance as a work of the greatest importance. The revolutionary theory of evolution by means of natural selection that the book presented provoked a furious reaction that continues to this day.

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  • Anonymous

    Engaging in that it shows a brilliant mind at work. This is pathbreaking science expressed by a great communicator, and Darwin’s prose is economical, effective, at times even beautiful. That said, despite having no complaints with the audio presentation, I would not recommend Origin Of Species in audio form. The book remains precise, rigorous science – not polemical entertainment on creation vs. evolution. For example, listeners seeking a debate on the descent of man from apes will find none of that here. Since it requires attentive study, Origin Of Species probably is better suited for paper than audio.