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Summary of Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

Narrated by: Rebecca L Lonardo
Length: 1 hr and 58 mins
Categories: History, World
4.5 out of 5 stars (14 ratings)

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Summary of Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

Disclaimer: This book is a general overview of Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind. It is intended to be listened to as a companionship to the original audiobook, provide a general overview of the contents and concepts within it, and make studying the book less confusing. This summary is not affiliated with the writer or publisher of Sapiens in any way. 

(Disclaimer: This is NOT the original book. If you’re looking for the original book, it is available from Amazon and Audible.)

The history of humankind:

Written by Yuval Noah Harari, Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind explores the cultural evolution of Homo sapiens throughout the ages. It begins with early man, several species under the Homo genus, and continues chronologically through the ages. Harari’s explanations of human biology, psychology, and history is connected to the basis that humankind has not evolved in a very long time, and they are essentially the same hunter gatherers they always have been on a psychological level, only now they’re living in an industrial world.

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  • keithzusi
  • Summit, NJ, United States
  • 09-15-18

Maybe the full boom is better

Tough to listen to this reader. Aaaaaaaaaabbbb hhhh bbb. Hey guys just got out here

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One of the best

I have read a lot of books. It is so deep and reasonable that it is scary. Author has amazing ability to analyse us,This book is as profound as Sapiens. I will now go back and listen again. world.Opens up our horizont by millions miles.

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A Great Find!

i loved how this audiobook describes real meaning of humankind. After listening it I realized how wrongly we modern people are leading ahead. It was touching so I would suggest it to others too.

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Mind opening

Every word in this summary book was mind blowing. It showcased history of Humankind in the best way possible. I was super impressed by the content of this book so gifted it to me parents as well. They loved it thoroughly.

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Saved me time

The author's ideas and observations summarize what we should all know of where we came from and where we may be going.

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This is a good "Summary of Sapiens" book.It provides nice and to the point information.i like how this summary book written.
Well explain and precise.

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It is brief but a very good read.

This book will make you wonder what's next for human kind or if we even have a future as a species. The author's ideas and observations summarize what we all should know of where we came from and where we may be going.

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  • Megan
  • 08-13-18

great

I really enjoyed it, very insightful, I would definitely recommend you to listen to it

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  •  Nikolai
  • 07-13-18

A Biography of us

Gives a new and very original perspective on the evolution of humanity, its beliefs and hopes. Well written for the specialist and the non specialist alike, it is easy and deep reading for anybody interested in our species, history and future.

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  • Kassabov Nikolay
  • 07-13-18

Clear and concise

The book's most powerful moments are the beginning and the end: how we became human and how, probably, we will disappear as such.

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  • Aalyah Abbie
  • 07-13-18

Engrossing

This book retells a truly fascinating, but terrifying story. Our own. It humbles you, flusters those that are religious (myself included), and makes you want to read it again so you can absorb every insight you missed.

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  • Cora Amelia
  • 07-13-18

It is an immensely powerful

it really gave me some insights as to why society and culture is the way that it is including diet, the importance of story as it is expressed in religion, culture, and politics as well as understanding where humanity might be going in the future.

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  • Benjamin Filip
  • 07-13-18

Most Informative

A history book that is factual and makes you think of ethics and morals for our society. A little left bias, but brings up points that make you think about your belief system, either changing or reinforcing. It will definitely encourage debate.

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  • Carter Casey
  • 07-13-18

As substantive as cotton candy

The author connects his fundamental ideas to explain where humanity is headed towards on a broad scale and argues that a global order, as opposed to nationalistic orders, is inevitable. I would recommend the book to any casual reader of history as well as cynics who think they have already figured out humanity's flaws and fallacies.

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  • Zak
  • 07-13-18

History new focus

His writing style is lively and easy to understand.His book reflects thorough research. His comments are to the point, and analysis thoughtful and convincing. Whether one agrees with his points of view or not, this book is a joy to read.

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  • Dayni Vasili
  • 07-13-18

A brilliant book

What skill did we gain which resulted in a major change the direction of the development of humans? Read it and you will be surprised and impressed. It has to do with storytelling – kind of.

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  • Brantley jase
  • 07-13-18

Fantastic

Oh yes, what about linking empire building with the Scientific Revolution and the appearance of capitalism! Harari sees links that I find really surprising.