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Monday, July 4, 2011

The Intellectual Devotional: Modern Culture: Converse Confidently about Society and the Arts by David S. Kidder and Noah D. Oppenheim

Learn a little every day. 

Read by Oliver Wyman and Helen Litchfield
Duration: a little more than 17 hours.

This audiobook will give you something to think about.
The Intellectual Devotional: Modern Culture is designed on the same format as a religious devotional - a small bit of inspiration every day. In this case, it is designed to be a small bit of learning every day. It is not set up with specific dates (Such as Thursday, October 23), but it starts with Monday of Week 1 and works it way through the year. There are 16 CD's in this set, with an estimated length of a little more than 3 minutes for each day and a little more than 17 hours overall. There are Intellectual Devotionals with other themes as well, such as American history.

The topics vary widely. The first CD ranges from Sigmund Freud to Hal Roach (the man behind the Little Rascals). The topics are interesting and I found myself dispensing with the intended one-a-day format and listening to upwards of 20 of them as I putter around the kitchen.

The only complaint I have is that there is no index included to remind the listener of the location of interesting entries. Unlike the book version, I really can't easily go flipping through it until I find the entry I'm looking for.

Nonetheless, this one comes highly recommended by this reviewer.

This audiobook can be found on Amazon.com here: The Intellectual Devotional.

I rate this audiobook 5 stars out of 5.

Reviewed on October 23, 2008.

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