Random House presents the audiobook edition of Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari read by Derek Perkins.
**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
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
If you’ve ever lamented the state of the world and the environmental and political chaos swirling all around us, this book is for you. Israeli historian Yuval Harari argues that the roots of humanity’s current problems can be found by tracing our footsteps way, way back in time. Sapiens—a breakaway hit around the world—explores our species’ history by following a series of cognitive, agricultural and scientific revolutions that occurred over the course of 100,000 years and up to the present. Harari uses critical insights and philosophical reflections to deliver takeaway lessons about the past that could help shape our future.