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    • U.S. Constitution

    • General Knowledge
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Leah Vandenburg
    • Length: 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Learn about the history of the US Constitution with iMindsJNR audio-learning series for younger minds. The United States Constitution is the highest law in the United States of America. All other laws made in the country come from the Constitution. The Constitution outlines and shows how the government of the United States should work. It is the oldest and yet shortest Constitution still in use in any major independent country.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • not what I expected

    • By Amazon Customer on 08-09-16

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    • Dante's Inferno

    • The Arts
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Joel Richards
    • Length: 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Learn about the story of Dante’s Inferno with iMinds insightful knowledge series. “Midway upon the journey of our life, I found myself in a forest dark, For the straightforward pathway had been lost.” So begins the classic text of the Inferno, a medieval poem written in 14th century Italy. Along with its sequels, Purgatorio and Paradiso, it makes up the classic Divine Comedy. But what is the poem about? In the Inferno, the narrator of the tale travels through hell.

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    • Anime

    • The Arts
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Luca James Lee
    • Length: 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Super robots to schoolgirls, Astroboy cute to violent realism, Pokemon to pornography. All of these different images, stories and types of entertainment, in cartoon form, can be called "anime". The term anime covers an enormous range of animation. The style is vast, steeped in history, and ever evolving.

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    • Rogue Traders

    • Politics, Law & Business
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Ellouise Rothwell
    • Length: 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Learn about the story behind rogue traders with iMinds insightful audio knowledge series. A rogue trader is an employee of a company who makes unauthorised trades on behalf of their employer. It is a way employees use their job to make fraudulent trades. Regardless of the economic climate, rogue traders work illegally to make up for company losses they have incurred while trading for their company.

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    • Tragedy of the Commons

    • Ideas & Concepts
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Luca James Lee
    • Length: 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Learn about the Tragedy of the Commons with iMinds insightful audio knowledge series. The Tragedy of the Commons is a situation in which a jointly owned resource is overused or destroyed because each person takes more than they would if the resource was privately owned. With each individual acting independently, the combined pressure on the resource exceeds what is in the interests of the community as a whole.

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    • Doomsday Cults

    • Culture & Religion
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Tom Parks
    • Length: 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Learn about the history of Doomsday Cults with iMinds insightful knowledge series. A doomsday cult is a quasi-religious group that believe the end of the world is imminent. Doomsday cults are typically led by charismatic messiah-figures, who teach that their cult holds the secret to surviving the apocalypse. More recently the term has come to include cults who carry out acts of violence or terrorism in an attempt to bring about revolutionary change.

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    • Lost Dutchman’s Gold Mine

    • Mystery & Conspiracy
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 4
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    Learn about the mystery of the Lost Dutchman’s Gold Mine with iMinds insightful knowledge series. The lost Dutchman’s gold mine is said to exist in the Superstitious Mountains in central Arizona in the southwest of the United States. Whether this mine actually exists or not is another question. Stories that tell of its discovery have taken on mythic proportion. According to legend, it is the largest gold mine in the world. To find it would beget an untold fortune. So who wouldn’t give it a try!

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • not bad. Way to short and not enough information.

    • By Ron Harness on 03-20-18

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    • Great Barrier Reef

    • Travel Australia
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: James Conlan
    • Length: 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Imagine a sea of sparkling, clear blue water speckled with multicoloured coral. Imagine crabs, turtles, dugongs, sea snakes and hundreds of species of fish swimming among this coral. Now imagine this scene stretching out for more than two thousand kilometres, or 1240 miles! This is the Great Barrier Reef, which is so expansive it is said that if you dived along it every day of your life you would not see it all.

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    • Impressionism

    • Arts
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Todd MacDonald
    • Length: 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Learn about the art movement called Impressionism with iMindsJNR audio-learning series for younger minds.

    Impressionism was a style of art that began in late 19th-century Paris. It was concerned with depicting movement and capturing light in paintings. Impressionist artists included Claude Monet, Hilaire Edgar Degas, Eugene-Louis Boudin, Camille Pissarro, Paul Cezanne, Mary Stevenson Cassatt, and Pierre-Auguste Renoir.

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    • Meteorites

    • Science & Nature
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Luca James Lee
    • Length: 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
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    A meteorite is a mass of stone or metal which has reached the earth's surface from outer space. There are various names for a meteorite depending on where it is situated. While it is traveling in space, it is referred to as a "meteoroid". When it passes through the earth's atmosphere and produces a fiery streak in the sky, known as a "shooting star", it is called a "meteor".

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Reads like a Wikipedia entry

    • By SAMA on 12-31-14

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    • Lobbying

    • Politics, Law & Business
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Ellouise Rothwell
    • Length: 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 9
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      2.5 out of 5 stars 4
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    Learn about lobbying with iMinds insightful audio knowledge series. In a perfect world, elected officials in democratic countries would make decisions in the public interest after considering issues objectively and impartially. This is how parliaments and other representative bodies are supposed to work. In reality, however, politicians around the world are subject to a range of influences and pressures that can distort the political process.

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    • Great Ocean Road

    • Travel Australia
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: James Conlan
    • Length: 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Great Ocean Road extends 400 kilometres, or 248-and-a-half miles, along the southwest coastline of Victoria, which is Australia’s most southern mainland state. It takes the traveller through sandy coastal villages and glitzy holiday towns, from dramatic beach cliff-faces to old-growth rainforests and from surfing havens to waterfalls. To drive the length of it takes about four hours from near Victoria’s capital city of Melbourne to the impressive coastal rock structures known as the Twelve Apostles.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Short & Sweet

    • By Kelly on 01-18-18

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    • Sydney Harbour

    • Travel Australia
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: James Conlan
    • Length: 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Sydney Harbour is the heart of the city of Sydney, capital of New South Wales. The harbour and its attractions are very much a part of the city’s identity. And while it is very much a working harbour it is also a space for the people of Sydney to relax. The harbour is home to many of the city’s well known events.

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    • The Sundance Kid

    • People & Places
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Learn about the story of the Sundance Kid with iMinds insightful knowledge series. The last scene of George Ray Hill’s 1969 film, ‘Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid’ depicts the two titular outlaws running out from a building surrounded by Bolivian officers, into a frenzied gun-battle in which they are drastically, and hopelessly, out-numbered. The final shot freezes on Sundance, played by Robert Redford, and Butch, played by Paul Newman, as they run, injured, but with their guns ready, into the fire.

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    • Mary Celeste

    • Mystery & Conspiracy
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: David Whiteley
    • Length: 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Learn about the mystery of the Mary Celeste with iMinds insightful audio knowledge series. In December 1872, a ship was discovered in the Atlantic Ocean. The ship's sails were raised and it was in a seaworthy condition. Yet it appeared to be bobbing quite strangely rather than sailing. Upon closer inspection, it was discovered that the crew of the ship was missing.

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    • China

    • Geography & Nature
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Leah Vandenburg
    • Length: 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3 out of 5 stars 12
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    Learn about the history and geography of China with iMinds. China is a fascinating country where mountains tower over vast plains, deserts collide with lush farmlands, and ancient cultures mix with modern cities. So, if you went to China, where would you start? Well, you might want to pack a big bag because China is actually the 3rd largest country in the world!

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    • By Ryan on 03-01-10
    • Geography & Nature
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Leah Vandenburg
    • Length: 5 mins
    • Release date: 10-16-09
    • 3 out of 5 stars 12 ratings

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    • The Last Supper

    • Culture & Religion
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Ellouise Rothwell
    • Length: 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Learn about the Last Supper with iMinds insightful audio knowledge series. "While they were eating, he took bread, said the blessing, broke it, and gave it to them, and said, 'Take it; this is my body.' Then he took a cup, gave thanks, and gave it to them, and they all drank from it. He said to them, 'This is my blood of the covenant, which will be shed for many." In the Gospel according to Mark, we read of the night before Jesus was arrested, before he was taken to his death on the cross.

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    • US Federal Reserve

    • Politics, Law & Business
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Luca James Lee
    • Length: 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Learn about the U.S. Federal Reserve with iMinds insightful audio knowledge series. The Federal Reserve is stirring more excitement these days than is probably recommended for a central bank just shy of its 100th birthday. The Fed, tasked with fostering economic growth and price stability in the US, was ratified by President Woodrow Wilson in 1913.

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    • Boston Tea Party

    • History
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Ellouise Rothwell
    • Length: 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 8
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    It was another cold night in Boston on the 16th of December 1773. But this was no ordinary night. This night would ignite the flames of injustice within many an American colonist. And it would eventually lead to the American Revolution. That night, three British ships - the Dartmouth, the Eleanor, and the Beaver - were moored in the Boston harbor....

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    • Crop Circles

    • Mystery & Conspiracy
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Luca James Lee
    • Length: 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Crop circles are geometric patterns found in agricultural fields, most often in Southern England. They consist of flattened plant stems lying in regular patterns, some of which are highly complex. Crop circles usually appear in fields of wheat, barley, canola and other common crops. Because of their size - hundreds of feet across - crop circles can only be truly appreciated from the air.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I would love to see one first hand.

    • By laura on 04-08-18

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