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- Written by: Yuval Noah Harari
- Narrated by: Derek Perkins
- Length: 15 hrs and 18 mins
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.
This is not a book. This is a knowledge bank.
- By avijeet on 02-06-19
Engrossing book. Great narration.
Engrossing book. Great narration - well suited to the nature and density of the content. The giant sweep of history is covered in an epic fashion.
Some people have issues when the content of the book intersperses objective evidence based info with author's opinion on the matter. I have never found issue with this (both here and in other books) firstly, because I am seldom confused between the two, and secondly because, creating a narrative arc by connecting the dots (individual evidences) in a reasonable / rational manner makes the story come to life. Otherwise it would be just a collection of findings - related but without a story, without a message. If that's what you want, perhaps read a journal of archeology. Personally I like it just the way it has been presented in this book. I can disagree with some conclusions and have my own takeaway, but I also like to know how the author sees it.
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