Sapiens
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  • Sapiens | Yuval Noah Harari

    Sapiens

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Yuval Noah Harari
    • Narrated By Derek Perkins
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    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.

    Life changing book

    It's hard to clearly articulate how profoundly this book (and it's sequel, Homo Deus) has changed my life. I have a much firmer understanding of the h..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 13 2017 by Bradley Janse van Rensburg ()
  • Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind | Yuval Noah Harari

    Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Yuval Noah Harari
    • Narrated By Derek Perkins
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    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.

    Post-modernist rant, flashes of grounded opinion

    I was attracted to the book based on a recommendation, and from an interest in evolutionary psychology. And I actually enjoyed most of Part I, which ..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 29 2017 by Amazon Customer ()
  • 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
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    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
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    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.

    The book is great but the narrative is incomplete

    I read and listen to audible at the same time. I realised that the narration of the book is incomplete. The narrator tend to skip a few paragraphs. Du..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 17 2017 by Muzzaffar ()