Sapiens
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  • Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind | Yuval Noah Harari

    Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Yuval Noah Harari
    • Narrated By Derek Perkins
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (11911)
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    (10620)
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    (10551)

    One hundred thousand years ago, at least six human species inhabited the Earth. Today there is just one. Us. Homo sapiens. How did our species succeed in the battle for dominance? Why did our foraging ancestors come together to create cities and kingdoms? How did we come to believe in gods, nations, and human rights; to trust money, books, and laws; and to be enslaved by bureaucracy, timetables, and consumerism?

    Sums it up nicely

    This book kept reminding me of other books I’ve read (or, more often, listened to): Andrew Marr’s History of the World; A History of the World in 6 gl..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 15 2015 by Mark (Raglan, New Zealand)
  • Sapiens | Yuval Noah Harari

    Sapiens

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Yuval Noah Harari
    • Narrated By Derek Perkins
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (628)
    Performance
    (555)
    Story
    (555)

    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.

    One of the best "histories" around

    A must read/listen for anyone with a scientific outlook and interest towards history. This book has an exceptionally objective approach towards manki..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 20 2017 by Lauri ()
  • Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow | Yuval Noah Harari

    Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Yuval Noah Harari
    • Narrated By Derek Perkins
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2031)
    Performance
    (1851)
    Story
    (1832)

    Yuval Noah Harari, author of the critically acclaimed New York Times best seller and international phenomenon Sapiens, returns with an equally original, compelling, and provocative book, turning his focus toward humanity's future and our quest to upgrade humans into gods.

    Fun But With A Couple O' Caveats--

    The only reason I'm not giving this a 5-star rating for the story is because this might not be what you think it's going to be. I thought it was going..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 22 2017 by Gillian (Austin, TX, United States)
  • Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow | Yuval Noah Harari

    Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Yuval Noah Harari
    • Narrated By Derek Perkins
    Overall
    (211)
    Performance
    (187)
    Story
    (187)

    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.

    A must read!

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

    Reviewed on May 13 2017 by Esnap ()