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

  • Key Takeaways, Analysis & Review
  • By: Eureka Books
  • Narrated by: Michael Pauley
  • Length: 28 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 08-20-15
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Eureka Books
  • 3.5 out of 5 stars (115 ratings)

Regular price: $3.95

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Publisher's Summary

Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari is a multifaceted review and analysis of the current understanding of human evolution and the forces behind major historical developments, beginning with the Neanderthals and other Homo species, to Homo sapiens, leading up to the present day, and projecting what might happen in the future....

This companion to Sapiens includes:

  • An overview of the book
  • Important people
  • Key takeaways
  • Analysis of key takeaways
  • And much more!

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Decent review but I should have bought the book.


You lose a lot of the anecdotes and lessons from these types of summaries.

I bought this by mistake...I thought I was buying the real book.

The summary was performed well and had some great insights - but the point of books like this is to tell interesting stories and to learn as the author crafts lessons into the stories.

The point form of this is the equivalent of cramming for a college test... Not something to "enjoy" but more something to listen to so you can pretend you read it.

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Great book. Robotic audio<br />

Please return my credit. The robotic monotonous audio is meaningless. It's an insult to both the author and the listener.

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Painful narration

A quick listen if you want just a summary of Sapiens. It was enough to make me want to read the full book. I think the narrator is a robot. The intonation, cadence, and some of the pronunciation made it difficult to listen to.

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Rich history of civilization

This book is incredibly detailed with examples of tactics civilizations in the past used to understand and control humans. Excellent read.

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  • Mr
  • 06-05-17

Where is the rest of it

I thought I was downloading the actual book! This is misleading and has cost me my monthly book download
Please respond.

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  • mrs camilla m presland
  • 05-03-17

Beware

This isn't actually Sapiens but a brief description of the book not sure what point it serves but I wish I had not inadvertently wasted a credit on it!

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  • JoeBob
  • 03-20-17

Brief being the operative word!!!

incredibly short book, more like a pamphlet. over in less than on hour. credit wasted!

3 of 4 people found this review helpful