Votre titre Audible gratuit

Humans

A Brief History of How We F--ked It All Up
Lu par : Nish Kumar
Durée : 6 h et 27 min

Prix : 21,54 €

9,95 € / mois après 30 jours. Résiliable à tout moment.

Description

An exhilarating journey through the most creative and catastrophic f--k ups in human history, from our very first ancestor falling out of that tree to the most spectacular fails of the present day. Perfect for fans of Sarah Knight and Giles Milton. 

This is Humans.

In the 70,000 years that modern human beings have walked this earth, we've come a long way. Art, science, culture, trade - on the evolutionary food chain, we're real winners. But, frankly, it's not exactly been plain sailing, and sometimes - just occasionally - we've managed to really, truly, quite unbelievably f--k things up. 

From Chairman Mao's Four Pests Campaign to the sinking of the Titanic; from the American Dustbowl to the world's leading superpower electing a reality TV mogul as President...it's pretty safe to say that, as a species, we haven't exactly grown wiser with age. 

So next time you think you've really f--ked up, this book will remind you: it could be so much worse....

©2018 Tom Phillips (P)2018 Headline Publishing Group Ltd

Autres livres audio du même :

Auteur

Ce que les membres d'Audible en pensent

Il n'y a pas encore de critique disponible pour ce titre.
Trier par :
  • Global
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    4 out of 5 stars
Image de profile pour Lawrence Shelton
  • Lawrence Shelton
  • 20/12/2018

Deeply troubling, but humorously told.

we should spend more time learning from history, rather than charging headfirst into the mistakes of the future. Well written, excellent performance and well researched. Listen, think and learn.

1 sur 1 personne(s) ont trouvé cet avis utile.

  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars
Image de profile pour Jane
  • Jane
  • 22/08/2019

Highly enjoyable

Brilliant choice of narrator. Very interesting book: it will be interesting to see how the future of the world plays out now that we’ve been effectively warned that if we continue doing what we’re doing, we will not have learnt anything from history.

  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars
Image de profile pour Craig Taylor
  • Craig Taylor
  • 17/07/2019

Brilliant!!

This book is brilliant, a must listen. Very well written and narrated. Finished it in 3 days as could not stop listening to it.

10/10, best book I have listened to this year.

  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars
Image de profile pour Christopher Garstad Bjornsen
  • Christopher Garstad Bjornsen
  • 25/06/2019

A must read!

A bit pessimist, but hey. Fucking up is what humans do. And we are so good at it.

  • Global
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    1 out of 5 stars
Image de profile pour Brian Kennan
  • Brian Kennan
  • 06/06/2019

Awful. Deplorably bad. Cynical rant.

Author takes some interesting historic factoids and uses them to rant about "what a bunch of idiots" did throughout history. The narrator is straight from a late night UK comedy club. This book shows how to look at history through a sneering cynical lens. I should have guessed from the title, but for some reason I was expecting humourous insights rather that sneering cynicism.