Breaking the Spell

  • by Daniel C. Dennett
  • Narrated by Dennis Holland
  • 12 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

For all the thousands of books that have been written about religion, few until this one have attempted to examine it scientifically: to ask why - and how - it has shaped so many lives so strongly. Is religion a product of blind evolutionary instinct or rational choice? Is it truly the best way to live a moral life?
Ranging through biology, history, and psychology, Daniel C. Dennett charts religion's evolution from "wild" folk belief to "domesticated" dogma. Not an antireligious creed but an unblinking look beneath the veil of orthodoxy, Breaking the Spell will be read and debated by believers and skeptics alike.

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Poor narration cheapens an otherwise great book

Daniel C Dennets book is well thought through and follows a process much more clearly that other in the genre. Unfortunately the narration is monotonous and such poor pronunciation as Kooee bono for Qui Bono grates in ears used to Latin. Please can Audible create a new edition read by a more adept reader and offer to upgrade people who own this edition for free?
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- Robert

Interesting Let down by narrator

Struggled to finish.Ifound the narrator incredibly boring. Didn't make it interesting at all. Shame Dennett doesn't do it
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- matt123

Book Details

  • Release Date: 28-10-2013
  • Publisher: Audible Studios