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  • Polymath, Volume 1

  • By: iMinds
  • Narrated by: uncredited
  • Length: 4 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: History, World
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (2 ratings)

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A polymath is a person who is an expert on a variety of subjects, and listeners can aspire to be just that with this wide-ranging anthology of learning from iMinds. From crop circles to Confucius, fireworks to the Federal Reserve, these 36 educational vignettes weigh in at roughly eight minutes apiece, and pack in a trove of knowledge for inquiring minds on a busy schedule. Each of these densely packed founts of information is provided a fluid, even-paced, linear delivery, and is performed by a member of iMinds' ensemble cast of actors and documentarians, which includes, among others, up-and-coming actor Luca James Lee and British voice artist Ellouise Rothwell.

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Want your general knowledge to cross all boundaries? Start becoming a Polymath with iMinds Polymath collections.

Polymath Version One is a collection of 36 iMinds knowledge titles, each a self-contained grab of engaging information. Learn about topics as diverse as the Bay of Pigs Invasion, the US Federal Reserve, Crop Circles or the Bubonic Plague.

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.

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"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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Like a mix of topics in short magazine style

articles going into the history of various things from different parts of life.

I don't believe the music adds anything to this at all. It won't provide a full education but it can focus on helping you know a few more things about a variety of topics. Quite infotaining and I will probably by the next volume despite the music and the colonial ixents.

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  • Phillip
  • 03-06-12

I love this type of thing

Where does Polymath, Volume 1 rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

High.

What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

I enjoyed all the tidbits of information. While I would never buy them individually, I do like the bundled idea. It is sensible and 3+ hours of knowledge goes quickly on long rides. The diverse topics makes this a real steal.

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