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Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

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Derek Perkins

15 Hours 18 Minutes

Random House UK

April 2015

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Random house presents the audiobook edition of Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari read by Derek Perkins.
**Over 1 million copies sold**
**The Sunday Times #1 bestseller**

FIRE gave us power
FARMING made us hungry for more
MONEY gave us purpose
SCIENCE made us deadly
This is the thrilling account of our extraordinary history - from insignificant apes to rulers of the world.
'Sapiens is the sort of book that sweeps the cobwebs out of your brain... Harari's writing radiates power and clarity, making the world strange and new' - The Sunday Times
'I would recommend Sapiens to anyone who's interested in the history and future of our species' - Bill Gates
'Interesting and provocative... It gives you a sense of how briefly we've been on this Earth' - Barack Obama

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  • Tatiana S.

    I wish for every human to know this stuff, to have the chance to take a look at our the bigger story of our lives from distance. This book puts history at the service of the present and future. Not only through organized information but through raising awareness and questions about our reality as species. It offers us a perspective to better understand our selves and the world we live in. Harari is definitely one great thinker of our time. I'm grateful to him and inspired by his work. The narrator also did mostly a great job. Thank you !

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  • Zbigniew P.

    Inspiring and marvelous journey through humankind history.

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  • Teri M

    Excellent narration, very informative and thought provoking.

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  • Samantha P

    thought provoking I loved every minute of it and the narrator did an excellent job

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  • Billy L

    Amazing book with great, mind-blowing insights to human history and the modern world. Definitely would recommend everyone to read this book!

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  • Ramya K

    Easy to understand and very thought provoking. The narration is excellent making the experience even more enjoyable.

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  • Peter C

    Thought provoking, reads well.

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  • James R.

    What a fantastic book. Everyone should know the history of our species. Highly recommended.

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  • Brian B

    Great read (listen). A great perspective on history and life

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  • Alison S

    The author fantastically managed to sweed across thousands of years of human history, always keeping the present day relevance in sight. The writing itself was absolutely matched by some really great narration, 100% recommend this to everyone!

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