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The audiobook edition of 21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harari, read by Derek Perkins.
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In twenty-one bite-sized lessons, Yuval Noah Harari explores what it means to be human in an age of bewilderment.
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?
'Fascinating... compelling... [Harari] has teed up a crucial global conversation about how to take on the problems of the 21st century' Bill Gates, New York Times
'Truly mind-expanding... Ultra-topical' Guardian
'21 Lessons is, simply put, a crucial book' Adam Kay
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APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
In his first two books, historian Yuval Noah Harari pondered humanity’s past and future. This time, he poses questions about where humanity is right now and what the possibilities are for the near future. Narrator Derek Perkins’ voice rings with authority, which is perfect for discussions of how big-picture issues like religion, nationalism and artificial intelligence impact our everyday lives and our shared humanity. We didn’t agree with all of Harari’s conclusions—there are so many it’s almost impossible—but we were thinking about the questions he poses in between listenings.
Harari is an educated intelligent scholar of life whose opinions are varied and certainly interesting. Most people probably don’t have the time or energy to ponder the cause and effect of all or any of the actions that generations of humans frailties impose upon themselves.
These opinions are refreshing and thoughtful.
Less than expected
Expected enjoyable listening, but a bit frustrated, it has lot of details for many stories and lack clear focus on one story at a time. So confusing and very hard to remember anything from it.
Yuval’s first book Sapiens is his best book, since then his books are getting worse in my opinion.