Sapiens
Yuval Noah Harari

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Narrated By: Derek Perkins

Duration: 15 hours and 18 minutes

What to expect

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**Over 1 million copies sold**
**The Sunday Times #1 bestseller**

FIRE gave us power

FARMING made us hungry for more

MONEY gave us purpose

SCIENCE made us deadly

This is the thrilling account of our extraordinary history – from insignificant apes to rulers of the world.

'Sapiens is the sort of book that sweeps the cobwebs out of your brain... Harari's writing radiates power and clarity, making the world strange and new' - The Sunday Times

'I would recommend Sapiens to anyone who’s interested in the history and future of our species' - Bill Gates

'Interesting and provocative… It gives you a sense of how briefly we’ve been on this Earth' - Barack Obama

Genre

History of ideas, Popular science, Evolutionary anthropology, Social & cultural anthropology, Social & cultural history

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Startling... It changes the way you look at the world

Simon Mayo

Interesting and provocative… It gives you a sense of how briefly we’ve been on this Earth

Barack Obama

Jaw-dropping from the first word to the last… It may be the best book I’ve ever read

Chris Evans

I would recommend Sapiens to anyone who’s interested in the history and future of our species

Bill Gates

Tackles the biggest questions of history and the modern world… Written in unforgettably vivid language