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AlmadaPortugal | Member Since 2009

  • 4 reviews
  • 25 ratings
  • 108 titles in library
  • 0 purchased in 2015

  • Particle Physics: A Very Short Introduction

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Frank Close
    • Narrated By Dennis Holland
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    In Particle Physics: A Very Short Introduction , best-selling author Frank Close provides a compelling and lively introduction to the fundamental particles that make up the universe. The book begins with a guide to what matter is made up of and how it evolved, and goes on to describe the fascinating and cutting-edge techniques used to study it.

    Sergio says: "The best"
    "The best"

    Simply the best audiobook I heard on the subject. Very complete, concise and updated to the latest findings. May be hard to follow at the last chapters for a layman like me but with repeated listening I truly learnt a lot from this.

    13 of 13 people found this review helpful
  • Psychology, Second Edition

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 12 mins)
    • By Saundra K. Ciccarelli
    • Narrated By Daniel Baker

    Praised for a very engaging writing style, comprehensive coverage of key research, and strong pedagogical features, Ciccarelli focuses on getting students to actually listen to their textbook. Using the recommended APA undergraduate psychology learning outcomes, the author establishes clear learning objectives for students and ties the text assessment to these objectives.

    Bikram says: "bad"
    "Good content, bad form"

    The content is very interesting but getting through it can be rather painful. This is the worst narration that I've ever stumbled upon in an audiobook which is unacceptable for a book this expensive (the most expensive in its category at the time of buying). It's read too fast with no regard for the listener learning, which is odd in a book about psychology that covers learning.

    I was very disappointed when I first bought it but after listening to it multiple times, I've come to feel satisfied with the content, hence the 3 stars.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Mystery of the Aleph: Mathematics, the Kabbalah, and the Search for Infinity

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Amir D. Aczel
    • Narrated By Henry Leyva

    Best selling author Amir Aczel (God's Equation) delves into the riddle of infinity, religion and science with "mad" mathematician Georg Cantor, in what Booklist calls "an indispensable book for anyone interested in the darker side of intellectual progress."

    Jeffrey says: "beauty in numbers"
    "Too dull"

    It was a disappointment for me, although I think that your satisfaction might depend on your expectations. I was expecting this to be centered on the philosophical and mathematical problem of infinity but the bulk of it is about the people involved. There was still some interesting material for me but it was just too few and buried too deep within all the "filler" (for me of course, you might find the rest interesting). I had to force myself not to give up on it many times so it wasn't a pleasant experience.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Modern Scholar: Discovering the Philosopher in You: The Big Questons in Philosophy

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Colin McGinn
    • Narrated By Colin McGinn

    Everyone has their own inner philosopher - a voice within that asks, oh so insistently, philosophical questions. Everyone wants to know what the ultimate nature of the world is, what the self is, whether we have free will, how our minds relate to our bodies, whether we can really know anything, where ethical truth comes from, what the meaning of life is, and whether or not there is a God.

    Sergio says: "Recommended"

    This is a great book for everyone with an interest in philosophy. I've read many books about many subjects in philosophy and one thing that usually made me give up on them was the fact that most of them are books of history of philosophy. This book was exactly what I was looking for, it tackles the questions themselves and the history, names and quotes are only there to provide the references. It's very well written and narrated, I never had trouble understanding it and I don't even speak English natively, it's never dull, the concepts flow very well and I learned a lot from it.

    20 of 20 people found this review helpful

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