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on 1 October 2013
This book was interesting. I got the Audio Book from Audible, and it was fantastic to hear the author (and in a few parts, his wife) reading the text.

What I would say is that the book is not overly scientific (although some of the method explanations about Dawkins' early use of computers in data collection were brilliant), not overly sentimental, and generally a good read/listen.

Nothing about the book came across as smug, or "faux apologetic", or insincere, as can sometimes be the case with autobiographies. Indeed, it felt warm and truthful. Some aspects would have been interesting, who ever had written them - giving a view of life in various exotic places, and in some less exotic places, such as the Essex countryside and Oxfordshire. Details about social structures - boarding schools etc. were also very good.

I enjoyed it.

I am looking forward to the second volume.

I 100% recommend *hearing* the book read by the author though. It really does make the book come alive.
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