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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,000 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: David Kidder Narrator: Oliver Wyman Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2007 ISBN:
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Millions of Americans keep bedside books of prayer and meditative reflection collections of daily passages to stimulate spiritual thought and advancement. The Intellectual Devotional is a secular version of the same: a collection of 365 short lessons that will inspire and invigorate the listener every day of the year. Each daily digest of wisdom is drawn from one of seven fields of knowledge: history, literature, philosophy, mathematics and science, religion, fine arts, and music. Impress your friends by explaining Plato's Cave allegory, pepper your cocktail-party conversation with opera terms, and unlock the mystery of how batteries work. Daily listenings range from important passages in literature to the basic principles of physics, from pivotal events in history to analysis of famous works of art.

This audiobook's goal is to refresh knowledge we've forgotten, help us to make new discoveries, and exercise modes of thinking that are ordinarily neglected once our school days are behind us. Offering an escape from the daily grind to contemplate higher things, The Intellectual Devotional is a great way to awaken in the morning or to revitalize one's mind before retiring in the evening. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joe O'c | 2/19/2014

    " Excellent; first in series; daily articles on seven subjects: History, Literature, Visual Arts, Science, Music Philosophy, and Religion "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rohann | 2/15/2014

    " I happened across this book just last night at a new book store and it looked interesting. A 'daily devotional' of readings, one for each day of the year spanning 7 categories of knowledge to expand your learning and wisdom. Sounds like a bit of trivia tossed in there too! Anyways,I actually will start reading it next Monday, day by day learning something new and interesting about our world. Can't wait! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amber Richardson | 2/8/2014

    " Instead of reading it daily as a devotional, I listened to this book on CD on a road trip. The brief, interesting passages really held my attention. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kimboo | 2/2/2014

    " This charming daily devotional is a fantastic resource for curious minds. Every day of the year you will read about interesting facts, people, and events that may or may not be new to you, but will still be enlightening. A fabulous alternative to religious or woo-woo devotionals, and a great gift for students of any age. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tracy | 2/2/2014

    " A book that never fails to make you go "huh! I did not know that!" "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephen | 2/1/2014

    " Just finished this book today - a wonderful text that accomplishes what it claims. Highly recommended. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Don Weidinger | 1/23/2014

    " cave paintings in france 15K-17K years ago, God's will vs Free will, warming, James Joyce Ulysses, Freud know self only thru psychoanalysis, no pain and 25 dead, placebo effective 30-44, assessments and observations as facts. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David Hotaling | 1/16/2014

    " Very cool book. The book contains 7 different topic areas for 7 days of the week; Literature, Religion, History, Visual Arts, Music, Science, and Philosophy. Each day is a one page entry. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Reni Soto | 1/16/2014

    " A great devotional that anyone will like. Covers topics ranging from history to Medicine and everything in-between. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Noble Gill | 1/5/2014

    " I've been enjoying having it for when I want to read about something new (i.e. not babies or food) without having to break out a textbook. The articles are nice and bite-sized for a quick read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jill Costello | 1/1/2014

    " I love this little book! Each day entertains a different area of your brain. As a teacher you tend to know many random facts about lots of things and this book adds to my realm of knowledge daily! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Megan | 12/21/2013

    " Fun to have a daily read, but didn't make it thru the whole year. oh well. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily | 12/14/2013

    " I'll be reading this for the next year as you read 1 page a day! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Raechel | 11/22/2013

    " Keep trying to read it!! Start one day, but forget the next. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 dan | 7/20/2013

    " You know, this book is great for expanding general knowledge, but I've already found "facts" that are either inaccurate or matters of personal interpretation. I know all non-fiction is pretty much this way, but thought I'd give fair warning. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melissa | 5/25/2013

    " My sophomore honors English teacher believed that we should be "culturally literate" people, and the older I get I couldn't agree more. For each day of the week a different topic is addressed in the categories of history, literature, visual arts, science, music, philosophy, and religion. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Meghan | 1/3/2013

    " Great for beefing up what you learned in college, if you feel your education in classics, history, science, etc. was a bit lacking. One page every day... or like me just read the whole thing at once. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 10/4/2012

    " This was great bedtime reading. I didn't quite finish it before I had to take it back to the library, but I'd like a copy someday. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cburke | 7/27/2012

    " Informative daily...while on the toilet! Perfect bathroom read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Missy | 1/23/2012

    " A good little collection of things we may have once learned in past history and science classes that are perhaps less-than-fresh in the mind. Good nightstand reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sara | 1/4/2012

    " This book has great interesting tid-bits for every day of the year. It made me feel like if I ever make it on Jeopardy... I could win! (Ok, not really, but it does make you feel a bit smarter.) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 11/29/2011

    " Buy it! Read it! Share it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marlies | 11/15/2011

    " This book is a lot of fun. It would be a great gift book, or perfect for the guest room, the beach house, etc. It can be picked up and read in little bits anytime. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pea. | 10/19/2011

    " it takes a year... i do not know if it completed my education or will allow me to roam more confidently but it was an enjoyable ritual that i will continue (after a little break). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Goodie | 10/5/2011

    " The swede recomended I read this fantastic take on the christian devotional. It's fun to keep around where guests may pick it up; such usually ends with someone calling out from another room, "Hey Colin, what's Zoroastrianism?" "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mom | 9/23/2011

    " A lot of useful historic information is compiled in this edition. Easy to read. If you are looking for conversation material you will find it here. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christian Purdie | 8/6/2011

    " Its a great book to jump around with and learn a little bit a time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephen | 6/1/2011

    " Just finished this book today - a wonderful text that accomplishes what it claims. Highly recommended. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christian | 4/2/2011

    " Its a great book to jump around with and learn a little bit a time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tracy | 3/30/2011

    " A book that never fails to make you go "huh! I did not know that!"
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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kelly | 3/20/2011

    " Very interesting! Learn a little about a lot. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 thegift | 2/15/2011

    " i am going to use this daily, as designed, so i vote it a 3. all kinds of free-floating trivia, just right for that mental jeopardy quiz show. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melissamporter | 2/11/2011

    " My sophomore honors English teacher believed that we should be "culturally literate" people, and the older I get I couldn't agree more. For each day of the week a different topic is addressed in the categories of history, literature, visual arts, science, music, philosophy, and religion. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Daniel | 2/1/2011

    " MUY entretenido, temas diversos y lo padre es que solo puedes irte un tema al día (viene separada por los días de la semana y número de semanas) y al cabo de un año ver que tanto has aprendido.

    ¡¡Ampliamente recomendado!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emmett | 12/12/2010

    " Interesting and informative in short duration. A good daily read to spread over the year. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Debbie | 9/24/2010

    " A book to read and re-read, to flip through to find an interesting topic, to brush up on History, Literature, Music, Science, Religion, Philosophy and Visual Arts. It's set up with 365 entries, so you can limit yourself to one bit of knowledge each day if you so choose. Great Book! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jim | 3/14/2010

    " wrong kind of book to listen to, would be v. good reading though. "

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About the Narrator

Oliver Wyman is an actor and award-winning audiobook narrator. His first full-length audiobook, It’s Not about the Bike, won an Audie Award. Quickly renowned for his versatility, he went on to win several Audie Awards and seventeen AudioFile Earphones Awards in genres ranging from drama and humor to nonfiction and children’s stories.