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  • 21 Lessons for the 21st Century

  • Written by: Yuval Noah Harari
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 854
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    5 out of 5 stars 729
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 722

Yuval Noah Harari’s 21 Lessons for the 21st Century is a probing and visionary investigation into today’s most urgent issues as we move into the uncharted territory of the future. As technology advances faster than our understanding of it, hacking becomes a tactic of war, and the world feels more polarized than ever, Harari addresses the challenge of navigating life in the face of constant and disorienting change and raises the important questions we need to ask ourselves in order to survive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Harari’s Books are a delight

  • By Jose Amaya on 2018-11-18

amazing book must read

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Reviewed: 2018-11-07

very helpful for navigating the 22st century. highly recommend. the part about meditation was especially useful

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  • The Better Angels of Our Nature

  • Why Violence Has Declined
  • Written by: Steven Pinker
  • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
  • Length: 36 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 88
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 78
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 74

We’ve all had the experience of reading about a bloody war or shocking crime and asking, “What is the world coming to?” But we seldom ask, “How bad was the world in the past?” In this startling new book, the best-selling cognitive scientist Steven Pinker shows that the world of the past was much worse. In fact, we may be living in the most peaceable era in our species’ existence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best and most interesting book I have ever read.

  • By William H. on 2018-12-07

A must-listen

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Reviewed: 2018-10-08

incredible experience. I'd recommend it to anyone who wants to have a more nuanced understanding of history, modernity and human nature.

  • 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 3,318
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    5 out of 5 stars 2,875
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,865

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.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I've learned so much from this book!

  • By Amazon Customer on 2017-09-17

Must read

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Reviewed: 2018-08-05

the book is compelling and you don't want to put it down. further to that it is a must-read for all conscientious humans

  • The Road to Wigan Pier

  • Written by: George Orwell
  • Narrated by: Jeremy Northam
  • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 50
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 41

A graphic and biting polemic that still holds a fierce political relevance and impact despite being written over half a century ago. First published in 1937 it charts George Orwell's observations of working-class life during the 1930s in the industrial heartlands of Yorkshire and Lancashire. His depictions of social injustice and rising unemployment, the dangerous working conditions in the mines amid general squalor and hunger also bring together many of the ideas explored in his later works and novels.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • incredible, relevant

  • By Amazon Customer on 2018-03-19

incredible, relevant

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Reviewed: 2018-03-19

An incredible book that is definitely worth reading if one wants to understand the political events of 2016

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