IT covered a lot of ground and did so well.
I do a lot of driving and it covered the topic without the need for visuals.
It was a great book. I am a speech therapist so my interest in this topic would probably be greater than other listeners. It can not be stressed enough, the ability to use language is such a driving force, its is what makes is human. Why wouldn't everyone want to know more about it? The fair use doctrine get a bit bruised in the Great Courses on the same topic by borrowing so heavily from this book. I would recommend using this as a great source.
I really like his viewpoint when discussing how monkeys have DNA that is 99% identical to human. His discussion on evolution was insightful. It really put it in prospective.
IT was Fine. His frontal lisp (distortion of "s") was noticeable but not a distraction. I only mention it because others made a big deal about it.
It was a book I did not want to stop listening. But I am unique in my appreciation of his book. I think the average person who is interested in the topic would really like it. It get a bit boggy around chapter four. It's readability level might require someone to possess an undergraduate or graduate degree.
It does listen like a text book but is that bad?
At the top.
Lolita and her character development from prey to the predator.
Jeremy was excellent. His accent and inflection perfectly reflected my imaginings of the character.
I never understood why people like classical music. The title delivered what it promised. I now have an appreciation of the music
He has an enthusiasm for music which he shares. He shared the historical context of the music which gave it meaning in the
It was long but I had the time available for it.
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