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4.23 out of 54.23 out of 54.23 out of 54.23 out of 54.23 out of 5 4.23 (6 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Yuval Noah Harari Narrator: Derek Perkins Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2017 ISBN: 9780062657299
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Over the past century, humankind has managed to do the impossible and rein in famine, plague, and war. This may seem hard to accept, but, as Harari explains in his trademark style—thorough, yet riveting—famine, plague and war have been transformed from incomprehensible and uncontrollable forces of nature into manageable challenges. For the first time ever, more people die from eating too much than from eating too little; more people die from old age than from infectious diseases; and more people commit suicide than are killed by soldiers, terrorists and criminals put together. The average American is a thousand times more likely to die from binging at McDonald’s than from being blown up by Al Qaeda.

What then will replace famine, plague and war at the top of the human agenda? As the self-made gods of planet Earth, what destinies will we set ourselves, and which quests will we undertake? Homo Deus explores the projects, dreams and nightmares that will shape the twenty-first century—from overcoming death to creating artificial life. It asks the fundamental questions: Where do we go from here? And how will we protect this fragile world from our own destructive powers? This is the next stage of evolution. This is Homo Deus.

With the same insight and clarity that made Sapiens an international hit and a New York Times bestseller, Harari maps out our future.

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Quotes & Awards

  • Sapiens tackles the biggest questions of history and of the modern world, and it is written in unforgettably vivid language.”

    Jared Diamond, Pulitzer Prize–winning author

  • “[A] great book…not only alters the way you see the world after you’ve read it, it also casts the past in a different light.”

    Mail on Sunday (London)

  • “Essential reading for those who think about the future.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “Provocatively explores what the future may have in store for humans in this deeply troubling book…Harari paints with a very broad brush throughout, but he raises stimulating questions about both the past and the future.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • An Amazon Best Book of the Month, Editor's Top Pick for February 2017
  • Washington Post Top 10 Book That We Loved
  • New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Allan | 12/6/2017

    " Death is just a technical problem. A look into what the future may hold for us all. Many valid points. A great read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pam | 7/9/2017

    " Love this follow up to Sapiens, listened to them back to back and these two books are my top 10! Makes me re-look at history and re-think the future... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robert Repucha | 7/2/2017

    " Fantastic book. Easy to listen, but uneasy to swallow. There some points one may disagree with the author but his insight and approach is unique and brilliant. "

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About the Author

Yuval Noah Harari has published numerous books and articles, and Sapiens has become an international bestseller. He received his PhD from the University of Oxford in 2002 and is now a lecturer in the department of history at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He specializes in world history, medieval history, and military history, and his current research focuses on macrohistorical questions. He twice won the Polonsky Prize for Creativity and Originality, and he has also won the Society for Military History’s Moncado Award for outstanding articles in military history. In 2012 he was elected to the Young Israeli Academy of Sciences.

About the Narrator

Derek Perkins is a professional narrator and voice actor. He has narrated numerous titles across a wide range of genres, including fantasy, science fiction, mystery, comedy, history, and nonfiction. He has earned ten AudioFile Earphones Awards and was a finalist for the 2015 Audie Award for Best Nonfiction Narration.