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M.-Ana

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  • Past Imperfect

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Julian Fellowes
    • Narrated By Richard Morant
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (131)
    Performance
    (76)
    Story
    (74)

    Damian Baxter is hugely wealthy and dying. He lives alone in a big house in Surrey, England, looked after by a chauffeur, butler, cook and housemaid. He has but one concern--his fortune in excess of 500 million and who should inherit it on his death.

    connie says: "strangely absorbing"
    "Past Imperfect"
    Overall

    It's a fun commentary on English society. Great "types." The reader's voice and accent add to the reading; mispronunciations are at a minimum.
    Worth the listen.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Language A to Z

    • ORIGINAL (6 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor John McWhorter
    Overall
    (235)
    Performance
    (212)
    Story
    (206)

    Linguistics, the study of language, has a reputation for being complex and inaccessible. But here's a secret: There's a lot that's quirky and intriguing about how human language works-and much of it is downright fun to learn about. But with so many potential avenues of exploration, it can often seem daunting to try to understand it. Where does one even start?

    Jacobus says: "A genious Miscelany of linguistic topics"
    "Slow down! Practice so we can't tell you're readin"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The information is interesting and fun, but it seems someone told this man he is being paid by the minute and he would have to get all of his information in in the fewest minutes possible... Makes me tired! As a professor he should know that he needs to slow down and make it less obvious that he's reading. Talk to us! Not at the speed of light!


    What did you like best about this story?

    The information is fun.


    What didn’t you like about Professor John McWhorter’s performance?

    Too too fast and too obviously reading.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Ha ha ha -- never :-)


    Any additional comments?

    John Mc Whorter should listen to Dorsey Armstrong.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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