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by Charles Darwin | Read by Richard Dawkins

The pairing of a narration by the greatest living evolutionary biologist, Dawkins, with the words of the greatest naturalist of all time, Darwin, is a stroke of genius. Darwin’s record of his five-year voyage across the globe—from Brazil to the Galapagos, from New Zealand and Australia to South Africa—is elegantly written, with profound insights and observations. Professor Richard Dawkins’s love for the subject matter shows in his gracefully precise articulation and mellifluous tone. His euphonic tone and precise but natural articulation make this adaptation of Darwin’s journals a pleasure to hear. S.E.S. © AudioFile 2014, Portland, Maine