D. Pain

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  • Sapiens

  • By: Yuval Noah Harari
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 15 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 13,136
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,531
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,444

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.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Thought provoking but overconfident

  • By Jan W. H. Schnupp on 24-09-15

Patchy but great in parts

3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-04-18

Many parts of this were very interesting but it was overlong, very patchy and i found it more than a bit confusing in approach. Is it history? Objective fact file? Opinionated journalism? The scope is so wide it's hardly surprising that it was over reaching a bit, i guess. There are lots of really interesting things in here but some parts are very familiar, others dwelled on for far too long for no obvious reason, and many suggested links tenuous.

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