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Vinicius Moreira


Franklinton, Louisiana United States | Member Since 2009

  • 3 reviews
  • 33 ratings
  • 160 titles in library
  • 2 purchased in 2015

  • A Discourse on Method: Meditations on the First Philosophy: Principles of Philosophy

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By René Descartes
    • Narrated By James Adams

    By calling everything into doubt, Descartes laid the foundations of modern philosophy. With the celebrated words "I think therefore I am," his compelling argument swept aside ancient and medieval traditions. He deduced that human beings consist of minds and bodies; that these are totally distinct "substances"; that God exists and that He ensures we can trust the evidence of our senses.

    Andrew says: "THANK YOU"
    "Dense historic document"

    I will purchase the book. The language is difficult which complicates concentration and comprehension throughout.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Under The Blue Flag: My Mission in Kosovo

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Philip Kearney
    • Narrated By Philip Kearney
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Seeking to escape the monotony he had come to endure in his job as assistant District Attorney in San Francisco, Philip Kearney needed a change. His solution came one day in a casual email from a friend: “UN has opening here for an international prosecutor doing war crimes stuff. You should apply, gotta go.”“Here” meant Pristina, Kosovo. And “stuff”—Kearney soon finds out, after landing the job despite his inexperience with international law and inability to speak any foreign languages—meant a harrowing string of investigations involving the most brutal and devastating crimes imaginable.

    J. Rice says: "I had no idea."
    "In retrospect..."
    Where does Under The Blue Flag rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This book was addictive: it kept me tuned in through to the end.

    What did you like best about this story?

    Having been there for a week-long visit to help with animal agriculture, I found myself back in Pristina while listening the description: the smell, the colors, the dust...

    What does Philip Kearney bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The fact that the author himself, he who lived the experience, reads the book putting the tones where he meant them to be, makes it fascinating to listen.

    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I wish I had listened to this book before I visited Kosovo. Even though more than 10 years have past after Mr. Kearney experiences, and even many more from the actual events that occurred during the secession war, I think it would have been illuminating to take his accounts into consideration. It would have been extremely helpful to understand the culture and thought processes of Kosovans!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Modern Scholar: The Incas: Inside an American Empire

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Terence N. D'Altroy
    • Narrated By Terence N. D'Altroy

    The story of the Incas is a powerful one, and their legacy remains a potent influence in the Andes of South America. In this insightful lecture series, Columbia University professor Terence D'Altroy focuses on Inca life at the height of the empire, the society's origins, its military, religion, ruling structure, and finally, the Inca legacy today.

    Ullanta says: "Interesting, comprehensive intro to the Incas"
    "Comprehensive quick description of the Incas"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This program is interesting and the content is reasonably comprehensive, although because of its breadth, details were only briefly presented, which in turn, leads me to the next aspect: books to compare.

    What other book might you compare The Modern Scholar to and why?

    Rather than compare, I would suggest people listen to the "Last Days of the Incas", before taking this lecture. That book is more paced and the author takes its time describing details more thoroughly. It will help with understanding Professor's D'Altroy's lecture.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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