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Genius Audiobook

Genius: Volume 1

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This ingenious feast of knowledge presented by iMinds includes 72 self-contained micro-courses on subjects as varied as international whaling practices, the life and legacy of Andy Warhol, the future of wind power, the controversy surrounding military detention center Guantanamo Bay, and the ritual meaning of Stonehenge. Genius: Volume 1 offers six tracks for each of iMinds' 12 subjects, ensuring both that no listener will grow bored and that no listener will walk away without a broad store of knowledge. The actors' voices are pleasant and refined, further bolstered by subject-appropriate background music that heightens the human performances without calling too much attention to itself.

Publisher's Summary

iMinds Genius collection presents 72 iMinds knowledge grabs, offering 6 titles across each of the twelve main categories of knowledge. With iMinds, knowledge is on-demand to learn what you want when you want it.. whet your appetite and broaden your mind.

Each title represents a self-contained track of engaging information. Learn about a diverse range of topics from Film Noir to the Last Supper, Déjà vu to the discovery of Penicillin.

iMinds offers 12 main categories, become a Generalist by increasing your knowledge of Business, Politics, People, History, Pop Culture, Mystery, Crime, Culture, Religion, Concepts, Science and Sport.. Clean and concise, crisp and engaging, discover what you never knew you were missing. Make your MP3 smarter with iMinds MindTracks, intersperse with music and enjoy learning a little about a lot.. knowledge of your own choice and in your own time.

©2009 iMinds Pty Ltd; (P)2009 iMinds Pty Ltd

What the Critics Say

"I'm learning all sorts of stuff about stuff I didn't even know I didn't know. And it sticks. In a nutshell: wonderful." (Jonathon Margolis, Financial Times)

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    Amazon Customer Plainsboro, NJ, United States 11-09-11
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    "Best deal of the iMind series"

    The Genius has Generalist 1 to 6 in it. So it is the best deal of the iMind series. I love the narrators, the little interesting bits of info they give, the music adding suspense that they sometimes have and I must be a major geek but this audio book makes me happy.

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    Sue Oklahoma City, OK, United States 11-26-09
    Sue Oklahoma City, OK, United States 11-26-09
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    "Not that Good"

    I was a bit disappointed in many of the topics chosen for this volume. Most were things I already knew. The ones I didn't know were things that were just sort of silly and probably didn't need to know anyway.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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