I just finished listening to the Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari audiobook. After finishing the Harry Potter series, I was hesitant to start another one, the series was so good I couldn't believe I listened to the whole thing within two months! But with Sapiens , the start was slow and it took awhile to get through the beginning but there's nothing wrong with the book or audiobook, that was just me being resistant to listening a new audiobook.
Sapiens is the first book about a non-fiction topic that I've enjoyed listening. Reading non-fiction books has always been easy for me since one book takes a long time and doesn't require cover to cover reading, especially a book where the subject is so dense and complicated as human evolution, human history, and so many other things talked about in the book.
The narration is done by Derek Perkins, and in my opinion, it's done really well. There's not much dialogue so the narrator does not have to create so many different voices or anything like Stephen Fry in Harry Potter . Throughout the book, the narration felt very smooth and fluid to me, didn't sound boring or monotonous but it is hard to listen to a book where so many names are being through around.
Overall, I really like the book. I loved finding out so much new information about human evolution, how cultures came about, how currencies have changed over time, and where humans are going. I would highly recommend this as an audiobook to anyone looking for a new book to listen or to read.