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Homo Deus Audiobook

Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow

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Yuval Noah Harari, author of the best-selling Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, envisions a not-too-distant world in which we face a new set of challenges. Now, in Homo Deus, he examines our future with his trademark blend of science, history, philosophy and every discipline in between.

Homo Deus explores the projects, dreams and nightmares that will shape the 21st century - from overcoming death to creating artificial life. It asks the fundamental questions: where do we go from here? And how will we protect this fragile world from our own destructive powers?

This is the next stage of evolution. This is Homo Deus. War is obsolete. You are more likely to commit suicide than be killed in conflict. Famine is disappearing. You are at more risk of obesity than starvation. Death is just a technical problem. Equality is out - but immortality is in. What does our future hold?

©2016 Yuval Noah Harari (P)2016 Random House Audiobooks

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    Ramana Melbourne 07/02/2017
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    "A modern day second testament"

    It's not often the sequel is better than the original, but in this case it is true. Sapiens was my favourite book until this terrific sequel came along. It reads like a modern day religious text, using logic and a spellbinding account of modern science to outline how we got to where we are, and a outlines a somewhat scary manifesto for our future. Beware Dataism!

    Utterly entertaining and undoubtedly brilliant.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Claire 14/12/2016
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    "excellent "

    well written a must read for the discerning mind brilliant ģggggggggggh just got a text

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Andre 15/09/2016
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    "Extraordinary and Insightful"

    An extraordinary and insightful book about the future of mankind and how data will change everything.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Chat 18/08/2017
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    "mind-blowing"

    great book to follow on from Saipiens. perfect read to really understand what to consider for the future

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    "Review Homo Deus"

    Fabulous read, opens ones mind to a myriad of different theories and understandings of the world be are creating!

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    "Can't believe a simpleton understood this."

    Very impressed. Baby monkey experiment and sniper simulation most interesting to me. I love a book that makes you think for yourself.

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    Owen Neochi Queensland 26/07/2017
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    "very thought provoking and a little dark."

    You need to read his previous book "sapiens" first to get real understanding of this

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    Toshi 20/07/2017
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    "Interesting Concepts"

    Another interesting book by Yuval. I recommend reading his first book to get a complete picture, past/present/future. The performance by Derek is clear and his tone matches the book.

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    Tom 17/07/2017
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    "Incredible read"

    An amazing book, well narrated and thrilling in detail about our future. Keeps the mind thinking with amaZing content.

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    Ryan 25/06/2017
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    "good but not as good as sapiens"

    didn't seem to explore as many ideas as sapiens, still interesting though, asks a lot of questions

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  • Jan-Erik
    12/08/17
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    "Great work on some of the biggest issues facing the future of humanity, life and all concious beings."

    Political and philisopical debates generally overlook the types of issues raised in this book and do so at the perill of becoming irrelevant to what is really going on.

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  • Anonymous
    13/07/17
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    "Brilliant and thought provoking"

    this book coupled with the former "Sapiens" are a brilliant combination of thought provoking books. They have been written in a neutral point of view.

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  • Bradley Janse van Rensburg
    12/07/17
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    "Scary, profound and powerful"

    Although some of ideas asserted are sweeping and not always fully justified. The ideas in this book are powerful and profound.

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  • Lisa L. Trocchi
    9/06/17
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    "Disappointing follow up to "Sapiens""
    Would you try another book from Yuval Noah Harari and/or Derek Perkins?

    Yes


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    Don't think I got that far.


    What three words best describe Derek Perkins’s voice?

    Over 2 very long books it was still pleasant to hear him.


    Could you see Homo Deus being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    No idea


    Any additional comments?

    "Sapiens" was remarkable and a difficult book to follow.

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  • Anonymous
    8/06/17
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    "You get one thing out of this: insight"

    Very much the continuation of his other book the Sapiens, Harrari takes you from the realm of what was to what could be. Even though it's filled with facts and descriptions of scientific experiments, the main frame is very much a story. With a captivating language the author takes you to think about very fundamental issues while being utterly entertained. This is a story worth your time in this age of rapid changes and mindless trends.

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  • Esnap
    13/05/17
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    "A must read!"

    Eye opening. Required reading for everyone concerned about the future of the human race. It changed my perspective on the world.

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  • Anonymous
    30/04/17
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    "amazing book"

    Sapiens and Homo Deus are game-changers. You will question everything you know. Read them now.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Muzzaffar
    17/04/17
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    "The book is great but the narrative is incomplete"

    I read and listen to audible at the same time. I realised that the narration of the book is incomplete. The narrator tend to skip a few paragraphs. Due to this reason, i have to constantly pause the audiobook in order to read the paragraph myself.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dean
    16/04/17
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    "Must read."

    This book takes a wide perspective of our present and looks at our current trajectory as a species.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Luke
    Bruges, Belgium
    28/03/17
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    "Humanity in a book"

    Great second Book from Yuval but this goes without saying from such a great mind

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  • david
    London, UK
    17/03/17
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    "Full of "wow, I never thought of it like that!""
    Where does Homo Deus rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    A really great follow-up to Sapiens. It didn't go in the direction I expected, but Harari, as ever, gives you lots and lots of food for thought!


    What did you like best about this story?

    The author manages to point out parallels in history that seem totally obvious once you hear them, but you'd never have thought of yourself. Then he extrapolates forward in a logical way to reach some very interesting, and sometimes challenging, predictions.


    What does Derek Perkins bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    Personally I find this kind of non-fiction fascinating, but sometimes difficult to engage with when I'm not fresh. But by listening to it, so much of the hard work of bringing meaning out from the words is done by the narrator, so you can literally just sit back and listen.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    For me, this was one to take in in sections. The chapters are arranged logically and sensibly, and I like to absorb and reflect on one before I move on to the next


    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Adolfo Terrazas de Carvalho
    24/10/16
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    "Second best book I've read"

    it stands just after Sapiens...amazing book! This book should be mandatory at schools, would make the difference.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • m
    24/12/16
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    "Brilliant vision of where we might be heading"

    Brilliant, insightful, well researched and thought-provoking vision of the future of mankind. Disturbing and saddening in parts to realise the accuracy of his observations and logical extrapolation into the Brave new world that may await us.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Alice Watchorn
    15/12/16
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    "Fascinating"

    Excellent book, incredibly thought provoking and challenging. Walks you through religious history to religious future and makes you question your existing prejudices.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • MS F
    UK
    6/10/16
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    "Great food for thought"

    Really enjoyed this. Zipped through it. The reading was great and the book itself will give you lots to think about

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Nancy
    GIRVAN, United Kingdom
    5/12/16
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    "One of the finest exercises in intellect"

    and prediction of recent years and recent years count more than ever in our new and never seen before world.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Simon M.
    5/12/16
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    "Life altering journey through time"

    An incredible Pandoras box insight into who we are and where we might end up in the future that we create.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Mr
    United Kingdom
    8/11/16
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    "Enjoyable- but extremely speculative."

    I found the ideas' somewhat radical. Often the book moves into grey areas', but the logical threads are reasonably sound.
    I would heartly recommend it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • David
    1/11/16
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    "peak behind the curtain"

    fabulous look into how current society has come to be and where is mostly likely natural course will take it. a must read for an inquisitive mind.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Jeffery
    london, United Kingdom
    31/10/16
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    "An excellent synopsis on present day humanity"

    This is a wonderfully yet unsettling look at how human beings have evolved and how we may evolve in the future. A must read for those with inquisitive minds.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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