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  • The Meaning of Everything: The Story of the Oxford English Dictionary

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Simon Winchester
    • Narrated By Simon Winchester
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (186)
    Performance
    (58)
    Story
    (57)

    Writing with marvelous brio, Simon Winchester first serves up a lightning history of the English language and pays homage to the great dictionary makers from Samuel Johnson to Noah Webster before turning his unmatched talent for storytelling to the making of the most venerable of dictionaries: The Oxford English Dictionary.

    Donald says: "A New Appreciation"
    "Boring!"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Meaning of Everything the most enjoyable?

    Subject matter. I liked how they made the slips and accumulated them to create the dictionary.


    What other book might you compare The Meaning of Everything to and why?

    The Professor and the Madman because it is the same author, narrator and story but focuses on only one particular contributor to the OED.


    Which character – as performed by Simon Winchester – was your favorite?

    I liked the different editors and their approaches to creating the OED.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No.


    Any additional comments?

    I loved the subject matter but compared to his other book on the same subject this is a bit boring. I am going to listen to it again to get more of the information. I think if I pay better attention to it and try to focus.

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