From world-renowned historian and philosopher Yuval Noah Harari, the New York Times bestselling author of Sapiens, comes an exciting, brand-new audiobook for middle-grade listeners that looks at the early history of humankind.

Even though we’ll never outrun a hungry lion or outswim an angry shark, humans are pretty impressive—and we’re the most dominant species on the planet. So how exactly did we become “unstoppable”?

The answer to that is one of the strangest tales you’ll ever hear. And it’s a true story.

From learning to make fire and using the stars as guides to cooking meals in microwaves and landing on the moon, prepare to uncover the secrets and superpowers of how we evolved from our first appearances millions of years ago.

Acclaimed author Yuval Noah Harari has expertly crafted an extraordinary story of how humans learned to not only survive but also thrive on Earth.
“Gripping and thought provoking … In a neat trick, he has simplified the presentation for this younger audience.” —The New York Times

★ "An enticingly depicted intro to human history and archaeology, simply expressed but extensive and engaging." —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"Lively, engaging … provocative reading." —Booklist

“An exciting, clear-eyed chronicle of the rise of Homo sapiens, and an essential book in helping us understand our past — and our potential.” —Jeff Kinney, #1 New York Times-bestselling author of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series