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  • Sapiens

  • A Brief History of Humankind
  • By: Yuval Noah Harari
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 15 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,364
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 24,178
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,016

Most books about the history of humanity pursue either a historical or a biological approach, but Dr. Yuval Noah Harari breaks the mold with this highly original book. From examining the role evolving humans have played in the global ecosystem to charting the rise of empires, Sapiens integrates history and science to reconsider accepted narratives, connect past developments with contemporary concerns, and examine specific events within the context of larger ideas.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • First half is fantastic; second half slows down

  • By N. on 02-26-19

Only The first one-third of the book worth reading

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-12-19

The author is more objective in the first 1/3 of the book that covers the pre-historic period of humankind. The chapters after agriculture revolution are mostly the author’s own opinion than the actual history. Too subjective for a history book.

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