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- By: Yuval Noah Harari
- Narrated by: Derek Perkins
- Length: 15 hrs and 18 mins
Earth is 4.5 billion years old. In just a fraction of that time, one species among countless others has conquered it. Us. We are the most advanced and most destructive animals ever to have lived. What makes us brilliant? What makes us deadly? What makes us sapiens? In this bold and provocative audiobook, Yuval Noah Harari explores who we are, how we got here, and where we're going.
- By Anonymous User on 30-08-2017
It’s just too smug
There’s nothing new here and the old story isn’t retold in any special way. Given the scope of the project, there shouldn’t be time to squander on platitudes - but the book is padded with smug generalisations and meandering, unsupported assertions. I thought I might get some value from the purchase by letting my nine year old listen to it. She said she enjoyed the facts but that there weren’t enough of them. We both gave up on a bad job. Big history seems to be weak history.
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