Listen free for 30 days

Pick 1 audiobook a month from our unmatched collection - including bestsellers and new releases.
Listen all you want to thousands of included audiobooks, Originals, celeb exclusives, and podcasts.
Access exclusive sales and deals.
£7.99/month after 30 days. Renews automatically. See here for eligibility.
Humankind 2.0 cover art

Humankind 2.0

By: James Ward
Narrated by: Charles Johnston
Try for £0.00

£7.99/month after 30 days. Renews automatically. See here for eligibility.

Buy Now for £14.99

Buy Now for £14.99

Pay using card ending in
By completing your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and authorise Audible to charge your designated card or any other card on file. Please see our Privacy Notice, Cookies Notice and Interest-based Ads Notice.

Listeners also enjoyed...

Our Woman in Jamaica cover art
The Health of Strangers cover art
Queen & Country cover art
The Rookie cover art
The Mijas Murderer cover art
Red Widow cover art
Drunk on All Your Strange New Words cover art
Retriever of Souls cover art
Dead North cover art
The Way of the Wolf cover art
The Murderer's Son cover art
The Bookseller cover art
Six Months to Kill cover art
The Secret Hours cover art
The Thursday Murder Club cover art
The Venetian Game cover art


MI7 is expecting an eccentric new recruit in the person of Chasha Jones, self-described (only partly tongue-in-cheek) as "the most intelligent woman in London". She's hard-working, insightful, and fun to work alongside. But the day she's due to begin, there's no sign of her. 

Then, outlandishly, it turns out she's hitched her wagon to a completely different star. 

Specifically, she's joined forces with an eccentric Brit called Hector Raynebow. Raynebow used to be an environmentalist, but he's rejected all that on the grounds that humanity, in its present form, is incapable of saving the world: It is too self-centered, short-sighted, and fractious. 

Don't worry, though, he has the perfect solution: Humankind 2.0, an exponential advance on homo sapiens, developed via cutting-edge gene technology. His “new humans” will, of course, be intelligent and rational enough to act with the necessary altruism. 

Yet more than a few governments don't hear the words "new humans"; they hear "super-soldiers". And the question is, assuming Raynebow really is capable of developing such things, who is going to get their hands on them first? 

John Mordred is assigned to investigate. Once he’s 2,000 miles from home and hemmed in by hostile forces, guess who turns up to help? Yes, it’s Chasha Jones. 

©2020 James Ward (P)2022 James Ward

What listeners say about Humankind 2.0

Average customer ratings

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

No Reviews are Available
Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Crus458
  • Crus458
  • 24-04-22
Listener received this title free

Another good installment

Another good installment in this series. Always an interesting examination of the politics of the day in a solid spy story. The narration is clear, well paced and includes a decent variety of character voices.

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!