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Sapiens

En kort historie om menneskeheden
Narrated by: Niels Vedersø
Length: 14 hrs and 50 mins
4 out of 5 stars (20 ratings)

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For 100.000 år siden var Jorden beboet af mindst seks menneskearter. I dag er der kun en tilbage: Os. Homo sapiens. Hvorfor endte lige praecis vores art med at herske over kloden? Hvordan kunne vores jaeger- og samlerforfaedre enes om at bygge byer og skabe kongeriger? Hvorfor begyndte vi at tro på guder, nationer og menneskerettigheder? At have tillid til penge, bøger og love? Og vaere slaver af bureaukrati, tidsplaner og forbrugerisme? Og hvordan vil vores verden udvikle sig i det naeste årtusinde?

Modigt og provokerende udfordrer SAPIENS alt det, vi troede, vi vidste om at vaere menneske: vores overbevisninger, vores handlinger, vores magt og vores fremtid.
©2015 Lindhardt og Ringhof. Translated by Annemette Goldberg (P)2015 Lindhardt og Ringhof

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Imponerende tour de force gennem menneskehedens historie(...)
-- Politiken

Men som indsigtsfuld flyvetur gennem menneskets enestående historie fører han laeserne op på et højere plan, end nogen anden forfatter har vovet.
-- Berlingske

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I had to force myself to finish it, as it is filled with common knowledge and not written in the way I personally find enjoyable to listen to. The early human history part was mostly made of something one can probably remember from the history lessons in school, as well as some parts that you can find in a much better written modern classic "Guns, Germs and Steel". There were a few good references to ancient Mesopotamia and king Hammurabi, but I would rather read a dedicated book on that subject. Parts about economy, physics, biology and psychology - are very shallow and I feel like I've learned practically nothing new. Stylistically - the book is filled authors conclusions and thoughts on different things, presented as facts, and without the reasoning as why the author jumped into those conclusions.

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It makes you think. Amazing book

For the danish audible users: Oplæseren gør det godt, der er dog nogle får ord som Versace, Cyborg mm. der bliver udtalt lidt forkert. men det gør ikke bogen dårligere kun de få sekunder man skal lytte til det ord.

It's an amazing book, that really makes you think I've already bought the next "Homo Deus" I would recommend that you split up the listening sessions.