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Sapiens

By: Yuval Noah Harari
Narrated by: Derek Perkins
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Our species has only roamed the Earth for 200,000 years — but in that time, we’ve done more to change the face of the planet than any other creature in existence. In his provocative best-selling work Sapiens, Yuval Noah Harari takes listeners on a journey through the history of mankind, from the Stone Age to today.

Over the course of this un-pausable audiobook, Harari examines how each generation of humanity left its mark on the planet - and how we’re still changing our world as each day passes.

Audie Award-winning English voice actor Derek Perkins skilfully navigates this thorough, research-driven work, setting the perfect tone for this riveting audiobook with his deep, intellectual delivery.

To put it simply in the words of one listener: 'Prepare to have your mind blown'.

Publisher's Summary

Brought to you by Penguin.

The multi-million copy best seller.

What makes us brilliant? What makes us deadly? What makes us Sapiens?

Yuval Noah Harari challenges everything we know about being human.

Earth is 4.5 billion years old. In just a fraction of that time, one species among countless others has conquered it: us.

In this bold and provocative audiobook, Yuval Noah Harari explores who we are, how we got here and where we’re going.

One of the Guardian's 100 best books of the 21st century.

©2011 Yuval Noah Harari (P)2015 Penguin Audio

Critic Reviews

"Interesting and provocative.... It gives you a sense of how briefly we've been on this Earth." (Barack Obama)

"Jaw-dropping from the first word to the last.... It may be the best book I've ever read." (Chris Evans)

"Sweeps the cobwebs out of your brain.... Radiates power and clarity." (Sunday Times)

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An accurate view of humankind

An objective -sometimes cynical- view of humans and civilization. With lot of open-ended philosophical questions. I love this author, I recommend Homo Deus too.

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Very Good Book 10 out of 10

very informative and easy to understand. listening to all human history is eye opening. Everyone should read this book.

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Mind Blowing

Awesome read!! will make you think of the world and life in a new and different perspective.

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highly recommended

this book was amazing, I've been recommending it to everyone I know who can read. after I finished it I found myself wanting to listen to the whole thing again.

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A classic

A truly fascinating look at who we were, are and are becoming. Manages to be broad in scope and yet full of detail.

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I couldn't recommend this book enough...

This book should replace the Bible. It got real dence there towards the end but worth pushing through. I'm going to need to re-read it, there's so much to absorb.

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LOVED IT

By far the best audio book I've ever listened to. Was absolutely fascinating and I didn't want it to end.

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Excellent: highly recommended!

Well written account of our history. Completely enthralling and thought-provoking. I recommend this book to all.

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Great covering of basic concepts

Not only does this great book cover so much history and important themes but also gives the listener/reader great basic explanations of human concepts such as economics and capitalism and how they shaped us.

Not, however, a book for devoutly monotheistic people... or is it the perfect book?

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Brilliant.

A must read/listen for any inquisitive mind. Unbelievably in-depth analysis of the whole of humankind. I Will soon read (I have only completed the audiobook).

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