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Dianne

Kennesaw, GA, United States | Member Since 2007

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    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Max Barry
    • Narrated By Heather Corrigan, Zach Appelman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (559)
    Performance
    (505)
    Story
    (511)

    At an exclusive school somewhere outside of Arlington, Virginia, students aren't taught history, geography, or mathematics - at least not in the usual ways. Instead, they are taught to persuade. Here the art of coercion has been raised to a science. Students harness the hidden power of language to manipulate the mind and learn to break down individuals by psychographic markers in order to take control of their thoughts. The very best will graduate as "poets": adept wielders of language who belong to a nameless organization that is as influential as it is secretive.

    Tango says: "Fasten your seat belt..."
    "This book should have a warning"
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    This book is a lexicon of vulgarities. Besides the use in normal conversation, the "code" words are four-letter words thrown out when ordinary unrelated words would have done as well. After 20 minutes, I couldn't listen any longer.

    3 of 10 people found this review helpful

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