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Rodrigo Viriato

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Enjoyed the book

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4 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 2019-04-19

The book is very interesting, but I was expecting something else from this "very short series" book. I never had any contact with the Kuran and was expecting the audiobook to give me a rapid overview of the main themes it contains. Instead, the book was more about the relation of the Kuran with the Islamic religion and with the world, especially the modern world. In a sense, my main objective was not reached, but I also got in contact with some other important aspects of the Kuran. The book is beautifully written and appears to bring a very solid academic foundation. I was happy to have chosen it.

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Amazing history

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 2019-01-24

I really enjoyed having listened the abook. Such a rich history with so many nuances is brilliantly summarized by the author. Also, it amazed me to realize that the history of this people is of much higher importance than I first assumed. Fundamental if one wants to understand a little better today’s messy world.
Audio quality is not the best!

Very pleased with this book

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-11-27

I was very pleased with this book. Presents a rapid introduction for the background of Nietzsche’s thought also bringing the main motives behind each one of the important books. A few critiques are also presented.

Mind opening book

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 2018-10-13

Book explains why and how intellectuals exercise disastrous influences on society with detailed explanations and an abundance of examples.
I would say that this book is fundamental to understand present times.

Very rich introduction to Kant.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-09-13

The book is excellent on its simplified approach to the wide and complex ideas of Kant.
I am very satisfied with it and I will certainly “read” others from this series.
Cons: The narrative contains all the complete information of each quoting. It seems (to me) unnecessary and it interrupts the speech.

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This book is necessary

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-08-28

Unlike other works of Paul Johnson, this short book makes no attempt to show impartiality and is honest enough to state that clear right from the start.

The book, is anchored to the truth, bringing information always anchored to the research sources.

Very interesting "reading"

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4 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 2018-08-10

Very interesting, well written, intelligent book.

The goals of the book are very pretentious, trying to tell sapiens whole history and offering plausible explanations to every important human step. Also trying to take a peek at the future of Sapiens. Not an easy task.

I found the chapters related to the author specialty (such as anthropology and history) more interesting and coherent than the others.