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Random House presents the audio edition of Outgrowing God by Richard Dawkins.

Should we believe in God? In this new book, for a new generation, the brilliant science writer and author of The God Delusion explains why we shouldn’t.

Should we believe in God? Do we need God in order to explain the existence of the universe? Do we need God in order to be good? In 12 chapters that address some of the most profound questions human beings confront, Dawkins marshals science, philosophy and comparative religion to interrogate the hypocrisies of all the religious systems and explain to listeners of all ages how life emerged without a Creator, how evolution works and how our world came into being.

For anyone hoping to grapple with the meaning of life and what to believe, Outgrowing God is a challenging, thrilling and revelatory listen.

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©2019 Richard Dawkins (P)2019 Penguin Audio

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Richard Dawkins can rationalize any thing

I love books by him. He put each word in a rational framework. Although I have outgrown GOD a long time ago. However, listening to this book provides special joy.

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Dawkins, read by Dawkins. Recommended.

Following up on The God Delusion and the Selfish Gene, Dawkins postulates on moving beyond God. If we can (and do) get over the dependence on God (and all that is built around the 'Almighty'), what's next? What are the aspects that make us belief, and if they help us in any way, how and where do we shift our beliefs to... if at all. A most interesting read this. Best of all, it is Dawkins read by Dawkins!

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simple words from a pro expert biologist

easy to understand for a English speaker which is not their first language ,I request to read/hear it's plain 10th grade school is enough for the book to understand, less satire and more facts by Dr. Richard you have done it again

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"There was no Adam"

Thought provoking yet too inclined on the atheist side and not being impartial to both schools of thought. At times it felt Mr.Dawkins was too desperate to make believe without giving the necessary pause or questions that make the reader question his own beliefs.

I have a particular anguish that if the theosophical organizations across the world failed to prove existence of God, so did our Mr Darwin by printing that "walk of evolution, monkey to humans" in every science book.


Today in reality we are standing at half truths of both sides. Adam maybe did not exist, but nor did monkeys directly evolved into Homo sapiens, there were other human beings from the Genus Homo living with H.sapiens . What happened to our cousins?


Science said homo sapiens were hunters and scavenger first then they settled and made villages....now out of the blue an archaeological site in Gobakheli Tepe is unearthed and voila! the Temple came first before the villages !!




Scientific thought should be flexible and open minded to any kind of possibilities and not force students to learn things which scientists too only hypothesize in their minds.


It is because of such rigid science school we presently the irony of having Egyptian metal weapons in museums while claiming at the same time that pyramids were built using stone hammers and polished with friction.



Morons and Oxymorons.

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the usual great

hope more people listen and take courage and reason and. shout. no god. and believe in svience only

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Abstract of selfish gean and God delusion.

Nice to read. But for those who have already read the selfish gean and god delusion, it is a bit of reparation.

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Must hear!

Dawkins narration is intriguing and evocative. Scholarly yet comprehensible, must listen for people having doubts about the existence of gods.

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Too much sarcasm

Overall a good book. However I felt that if the overdose of sarcasm at every corner could've been left out, strictly ticking to facts, observations and opinions, it would've been a better book.

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  • YN
  • 18-10-19

Outstanding book worth a listen

This book gives a valid and fantastic explanation of religion and how it probably has become what it is today.

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mind-blowing

It is a wonderful book for everyone who try to understand things logically. Richard Dawkins narrated with innumerable examples to emphasize that it is not God who created us, it is not religion who shaped us, it is natural selection as described by Darwin is the true force of shaping us. He narrated the story with great compassion and it is paradigm shifting. great book.

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  • Michael
  • 19-03-20

Dawkins Does It Again.

Richard Dawkins continues to communicate the wonder of science and what it tells about how wonderful reality is. Most importantly, he shows how we are able to live in reality without crutches of religiosity or other damaging fictions. My thanks.

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  • Matt
  • 14-11-19

Really enjoyed this. Very well paced.

Really enjoyed this. Very well paced read by Richard Dawkins. Tied in nicely with the book Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari

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  • Jacob
  • 26-09-19

Educative fasinating as always, thanks Richard

A well naritated and with simple samples gives the mains a point start to explore the "new world" Wich was always there..

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  • John McNamara
  • 15-11-19

Great Book

Loved this book. It is thought provoking and interesting. I find all of Richard's books interesting and easy to listen to.

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  • barryh
  • 14-11-19

A rehash of the God Delusion

If you have read The God Delusion then you will find that is more of the same. It should be read as an accompaniment to TGD. It’s well delivered but nothing new. I was hoping for Dawkins to discuss the demise of Christian values and how society is responding to atheism.

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  • abdulraheem
  • 30-04-20

absolutely amazing

narration was very good. I loved the information and it really strengthens my knowledge on how religion and gods are man made.

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  • Mark
  • 30-12-19

Wonderful Introduction to Dawkins

Having listened to 'God is not Great' by the incomparable Christopher Hitchens I was keen to hear more intellectual and evidence based scientific analysis of why we should no longer believe in Gods. For me, Richard Dawkins delivers this perfectly in 'Outgrowing God'. I have not read any of his earlier, revered work, so this 'beginner's guide' was just what I wanted. My enjoyment of the book was massively enhanced by the author reading it and I totally recommend it to anyone with an interest in finding out why intelligent grown ups have moved beyond the need for Gods.

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  • Fantasy Demon
  • 12-10-19

One of the Great Explainers of Science

At 78 Dawkins has lost none of his brilliance. Pithy, eloquent and enormously enjoyable for a layperson such as myself this book can be seen as the 'little brother' to his groundbreaking 2006 work 'The God Delusion'. More in the style of 'The Magic of Reality' this book can be listened to (and understood!) by adults and children alike and may prove especially enlightening for the latter. I must also mention how important it is for an author to read their own work and thus imbue it with their own nuance of meaning - something Dawkins has always been prepared to do. I just wish he could be persuaded (for the sake of completists like me!) to narrate the books missing from the audible catalogue such as Unweaving the Rainbow and Climbing Mount Improbable. All we have left from the equally great Carl Sagan are a few chapters from Pale Blue Dot and Dawkins' great friend Douglas Adams gave us The Long Dark Teatime of the Soul but imagine how fantastic it would been if they had narrated their entire bibliography? Please take note, Richard!

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  • Ian k.
  • 26-09-19

What a mind and what a book!!

Richard Dawkins is a living legend of sparkling pros and eloquently worded science. This book touches on many of the subjects that he has previously discussed in his earlier books.An excellent example of how evolution and the natural world can give beautiful examples of simple rules giving way to breathe taking complexity. For me this is a perfect read, not in his usual style of dialectical prestidigitation. But worded well so everyone can enjoy the subjects and be amazed by what science has discovered.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 20-03-21

Listened to it twice.

I recommend listening to this book twice. It's a mine of sense and logic as you would expect from Richard Dawkins.

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  • Joanna Domzal-Jamroz
  • 27-02-21

You cannot be serious, but its true

eye opening book even for a person with no science basic knowledge
recommend to anyone interested in outgrowing gods

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  • robert
  • 27-12-20

As rational and thought provoking as ever!

Brilliantly written, researched and narrated by a excellent mind - an irrefutable argument, should be on the curriculum at schools...!

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  • hobans48
  • 26-12-20

Better than God Delusion

Writing ostensibly for children encourages Dawkins to distill his arguments into a clearer prose. He also has a softer, more gentle style (perhaps through age but nonetheless it's preferable)

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  • Anonymous User
  • 22-10-19

Wonderful

Another addition to Dawkin's wonderful book collection. My own book, "The Curse of God- Why I left Islam" was inspired by Dawkin's books and I felt quite honoured when Dawkins made the same points in chapter 5 as I made in chapter 2. I don't think Dawkins has read my book and he obviously came up with these points independently but still its a great compliment to me that our minds think alike to a large degree.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-01-20

Perfect for the next generation

Outgrowing God is the perfect book for the new generation. Anyone who was intimidated by The God Delusion or who has not read it yet should read Outgrowing God. Dawkings once again completely dismantles the dogmas of religion, and shows a clear and understandable path towards science and reason.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 13-10-19

wonderful

i learned so much and really enjoyed listening to Richard Dawkins reading his own work

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  • Duncan Murch
  • 26-01-21

seems aimed at tweens.

Richard Dawkins delivery came across as a little condescending towards the books target age group

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  • Shannon
  • 02-11-20

Always informative & accurate, enjoyable.

So refreshing to hear/read from an educated scientist that isn't afraid to point out the stupidity of religious beliefs whilst being so informative & interesting.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 27-07-20

Better than Good

This book made me chuckle at every bare fronted statement Dawkins speaks in relation to its content! I am glad for the greater good that it's out there! I loved it & am gunna spread the word!

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  • Ken
  • 12-07-20

Required reading for any Christian.

The tonic for what ails you. Step out of ignorance and into the light. We need to start valuing truth over feelings. Otherwise we are doomed. Now Mr Dawkins must turn his spotlight on the new cult of Woke, with similar precision.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 29-04-20

Wonderful

Amazing, well written book. They only let down was that the accompanying PDF was missing sections. There occasions where Dawkins mentions something in the PDF and then it is missing.

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  • Matthias Schreck
  • 28-10-19

good for an atheist chuckle :)

There are no surprises in this book of you know Richard Dawkins, but this is not a bad thing! He delivers on both the micro and macro level, telling lots of small stories about Bible inconsistencies and weird religious stuff, but then pulls it all together in a clever way to drive home an empowered argument. i found myself very entertained throughout!