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    • Film Noir

    • The Arts
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Luca James Lee
    • Length: 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    If you're watching a movie where a world-weary detective is having trouble with a "dame" or a "broad", and cigarette smoke is wafting through the scene - you're probably appreciating a bit of "film noir". Film noir literally means black film referring to both the look and the attitude of these movies.

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    • The Loch Ness Monster

    • Mystery & Conspiracy
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Luca James Lee
    • Length: 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      4 out of 5 stars 4
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    Throughout the world, there are hundreds of lakes in which monsters are said to live. None of these lake monsters is more famous than the Loch Ness Monster, who is said to inhabit Loch Ness in Scotland.

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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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      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4

    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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    • Anime

    • The Arts
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Luca James Lee
    • Length: 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9

    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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    • The Spanish Inquisition

    • Crime, War & Conflict
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Luca James Lee
    • Length: 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 14
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      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 11

    Learn the history of the Spanish Inquisition with iMinds insightful audio knowledge series. The Spanish Inquisition was a governing authority started by the crown in the late-15th century. It included a network of spies who worked across the state to ensure Spaniards conformed to the accepted behaviour of traditional Catholic subjects. t was relentless in ensuring Catholic orthodoxy within Spain. But why was Spain so self-conscious in ensuring a singular religious identity?

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    • Evolution

    • Science & Nature
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Luca James Lee
    • Length: 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    In the 1830s, a young naturalist called Charles Darwin set out as part of a survey expedition on the HMS Beagle. Darwin collected fossils and different species of plants and animals, and made many detailed observations that inspired him to develop what once seemed an absolutely crazy idea - a theory that would change the world.

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    • Lehman Brothers

    • Politics, Law & Business
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Luca James Lee
    • Length: 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Lehman Brothers Holding Co. was the fourth-largest U.S. investment bank before the firm's spectacular collapse in 2008. Lehman's global businesses previously generated more than $19 billion in 2007 from its vast capital markets, investment banking and investment management businesses. Lehman's Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection filing on September 15, 2008 marked one of the largest bankruptcies in U.S. history.

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    • Tragedy of the Commons

    • Ideas & Concepts
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Luca James Lee
    • Length: 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 13

    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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    • Route 66

    • People & Places
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Luca James Lee
    • Length: 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 5
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    Learn about Route 66 with iMinds insightful audio knowledge series. Route 66 is arguably the most famous road in the United States of America. Stretching 2448 miles across much of the country, from Chicago in the East to Los Angeles in the West, it was also America's longest road.

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    • US Federal Reserve

    • Politics, Law & Business
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Luca James Lee
    • Length: 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    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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    • Whaling

    • History
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Luca James Lee
    • Length: 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Learn about the history of whaling with iMinds insightful audio knowledge series. The history of whaling is a fascinating look at international efforts to protect finite resources in international waters, otherwise known as common territory or commons. While whaling can date back to 6, 000 B.C., large-scale whaling is thought to have commenced around the 12th century, with the Basques who killed a large number of right whales in the Bay of Biscay.

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    • Stockholm Syndrome

    • Ideas & Concepts
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Luca James Lee
    • Length: 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    Learn about the Stockholm Syndrome with iMinds insightful audio knowledge series. At first glance, two of the most notorious bank robberies of the 1970s would seem to have nothing in common. They occurred eight months apart, for different motives, on opposite sides of the globe. But these two incidents would prove seminal to the development and understanding of a curious and once controversial psychological condition: the Stockholm Syndrome.

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    • The Nazca Lines

    • Culture & Religion
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Luca James Lee
    • Length: 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Learn about the Nazca Lines with iMinds insightful audio knowledge series. The Nazca Lines have been called the eighth wonder of the world. They are a series of large drawings on the ground - called geoglyphs - located in the Nazca desert, in Peru. The Nazca desert is a high plateau situated between the towns of Palpa and Nazca, which is 400 kilometres south of the Peruvian capital of Lima.

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    • International Criminal Tribunals

    • Politics, Law & Business
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Luca James Lee
    • Length: 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
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    The concept of prosecuting war criminals is not unique to the modern world. Individuals who breached the "rules of war" were tried in ancient Greece, and probably earlier. However, those early prosecutions were hardly examples of fair and impartial international justice. Underpinning the prosecutions, however, was a notion that, even in war, there are certain rules which must be obeyed.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Useful

    • By Rurik McKaiser on 10-08-18

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    • Penicillin

    • Medicine & Inventions
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Luca James Lee
    • Length: 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 8
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    When Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin in 1928, it was a lucky accident. He didn't realize at the time that penicillin would dramatically change the face of medicine and the pharmaceutical industry. Fleming was a researcher studying the natural antibacterial substances produced by the body. He had been working with the bacteria that caused boils. To study the bacteria he grew colonies of it on plates.

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    • Generalist, Volume 1

    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Luca James Lee, Ellouise Rothwell
    • Length: 1 hr and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
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    A compilation of diverse topics across our 12 categories. You will learn about: the history of whaling, the art of film noir, the psychology behind the Stockholm Syndrome, the history of the U.S. Federal Reserve, the story of Joan of Arc, the discovery of penicillin, the science of meteorites, the history of the D-Day Invasion, the unexplained phenomenon of crop circles, the adventure of climbing Everest, the thought of Confucius, and the start of fireworks.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent Compilation

    • By Michael T Schreiber on 09-18-09

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    • Crop Circles

    • Mystery & Conspiracy
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Luca James Lee
    • Length: 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 6
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    • Story
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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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    • Joan of Arc

    • People & Places
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Luca James Lee
    • Length: 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 4
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      4 out of 5 stars 3

    It is said that when Joan of Arc was born on January 6 in 1412, the roosters in her village all crowed, even though it was midnight. When Joan was 13 years old, something happened to change her life. She was working in the garden when she thought she saw a bright light coming from the church, and heard someone speaking French in a sweet, low, beautiful voice.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • another short story

    • By susannatalya on 10-03-16

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    • Stonehenge

    • People & Places
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Luca James Lee
    • Length: 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
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    Learn the history of Stonehenge with iMinds insightful audio knowledge series. Five thousand years ago, at the same time as the pyramids were being constructed in Egypt, another monolithic structure was being built in the English county now known as Wiltshire. This structure, a complex series of earthworks and towering standing stones, is one of Europe's most famous prehistoric sites.

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    • Climbing Everest

    • Sport & Action
    • By: iMinds
    • Narrated by: Luca James Lee
    • Length: 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 2
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    Mount Everest is situated in the Himalayan Mountains, on the border between Nepal and Tibet. It is the tallest mountain in the world, standing roughly 29,029 feet above sea level. Every year, Everest gets taller by about half an inch. This is due to movements in the Earth's crust and two tectonic plates, deep beneath the Earth's surface, pushing together.

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