Tuesday, January 09, 2007


THE RELUCTANT MR. DARWIN: An Intimate Portrait of Charles Darwin and the Making of His Theory of Evolution by David Quammen, read by Grover Gardner

Quammen examines the Charles Darwin’s life, following the growth of his ideas to hypothesize why he delayed publication. Grover Gardner’s reading pulses with the excitement of Quammen’s quest. As the author sifts through Darwin’s developing insights and personality quirks, Gardner is perfectly alert to the author’s subtle irony and humor, which Quammen could hardly avoid.

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