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  • Sapiens

  • A Brief History of Humankind
  • Written by: Yuval Harari
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 15 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,639
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    5 out of 5 stars 2,295
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,287

In Sapiens, Dr. Yuval Noah Harari spans the whole of human history, from the very first humans to walk the earth to the radical - and sometimes devastating - breakthroughs of the cognitive, agricultural, and scientific revolutions. Drawing on insights from biology, anthropology, paleontology, and economics, he explores how the currents of history have shaped our human societies, the animals and plants around us, and even our personalities.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I'll definitely listen to this again.

  • By Shea Earl on 2017-11-25

Need to read this a few times

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Reviewed: 2019-03-18

An overall great “question book” that asks the big macro questions of humans, society, religion, science, engineering...
My first read (I audio’d along with the actual book...helps me retain info better when I visually see the words and audibly hear them) I have realized is not enough. I need to read this one a few more times to really digest all of it.
This is a fantastic read. Highly recommend it.