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Random House presents the audiobook edition of 21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harari, read by Derek Perkins. 

From the author of the multimillion copy best seller Sapiens.

Sapiens showed us where we came from. Homo Deus looked to the future. 21 Lessons for the 21st Century explores the present. 

How can we protect ourselves from nuclear war, ecological cataclysms and technological disruptions? What can we do about the epidemic of fake news or the threat of terrorism? What should we teach our children? 

Yuval Noah Harari takes us on a thrilling journey through today’s most urgent issues. The golden thread running through his exhilarating new book is the challenge of maintaining our collective and individual focus in the face of constant and disorienting change. Are we still capable of understanding the world we have created?

©2018 Yuval Noah Harari (P)2018 Random House Audiobooks

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Great book, good as the previous ones.

Recommend to everyone who seeks more true in their lifes. Recommend previous books as well.

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Blown away!

Based on Yuval’s 2 previous books I pre-ordered this audiobook and couldn’t wait to start listening. As I expected it blew me away with the its clarity and Yuval’s outstanding ability to explain in simple language, what in his assessment are the important lessons of history. A must listen.

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Brilliant mind

What an introspection and observation at the mean time. A brilliant book and will recommend.

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Grow your mind

Yet another master class, after reading all three of his books “Sapiens”,” Homo Deus” and “21 Lessons for the 21st Century” I am left wondering how one man could possibly cover so much. To understand where we are, where we came from, and where we could possibly be heading, A true trilogy for the mind. Seekers you need look no further for enlightenment. For an inquiring mind, you have a feast on your hands here. I have yet to be educated in a more entertaining way. So many ideas to contemplate, you will never look at things in quite the same way. In a word enriching.

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Another great book

I’ve read his two previous books. Both were excellent and this one is also great. It bridges the gap between the two predecessors and though there is some overlap/repetition from them, it merely serves to remind and reinforce those arguments. Looking forward to his next book!

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This book will make you smarter.

Each 'lesson' makes you think. His purpose isn't to convince you or to enlighten you to his point of view. But to make you consider your point of view and to weigh it's validity.

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  • Phillip
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  • 13-09-18

Phenomenal from start to finish

Must read or listen only with an open mind :) loved this book as much as Sapiens and Homo Deus. Derek Perkins is wonderful to listen to! I thoroughly enjoy hearing Yuval's opinions and thoughts :)

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Magnificent writing

After listening to Sapiens and Homo Deus, dealing with the past and speculating on the future, I was hoping for a third book that would tackle the present. A great finale to a masterfully written trilogy. Thank you mr. Harari.

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21 lessons

Another insightful audio book from Yuval. Fantastic narration. A concise and easy tone.
As with all his other audiobooks I will be listening again within a few months.
Highly recommended.
Keep up the fantastic work. Bravo

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Thinking well

His clarity and acknowledgment of bias reveals a number of truths. The performance by Perkins is also excellent.

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  • knaan
  • 01-09-18

Zealots beware!

To me, Sapiens was easily the best book I ever came across, and it marked the beginning of my journey through a lot of scientific books. I couldn't finish Homo Deus, I found it to be too speculative.
Now, the 21 Lessons are easily the best book I listened to in years. There's a lot to learn, not just about the 21st century.
Check it out!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 15-09-18

Amazin... Don't be scared of the future

Don't be scared of the future instead invest in your present as Mr Harari suggested in the end, a life changing book

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  • Anonymous User
  • 14-09-18

what a book ! great insight

it is a great book ! loved it till the last bit. great insights and analisys

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  • Skorpil
  • 14-09-18

A good nutrition for the mind :-)

My mind enjoyed it very much. and 9 words are remaining. now only 4 hurray

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  • ali erturk
  • 01-09-18

Getting out of stories

A major problem of today’s human is to believe what others say/dictate to them without really checking real evidence. Of course finding out the reality -meaning supporting the claims with real measurable data- which is not easy for everyone. Believing in religious or national stories of other humanbeing has been maybe ok so far to live without much effort but in the future such mindless following of a fiction might make us pets of systems that are governed by emotionless AI. Harari nicely outlines why we choose easy explanations and follow stories in a mindless way at times. A must read, one of the best books of the last decade.