Prepare yourself for the ultimate multicast performance. We've gathered many of Audible's most popular narrators to bring to life some of the most extraordinary words ever written. 19 words, in fact, carefully selected and arranged alphabetically as in their original source: the 11th edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica. We created this enlightening journey from AUDIENCE to LITERATURE because you asked for it.
"Amazing cast that kept me riveted to my seat!"
A Dictionary of Mutual Understanding is a heart-wrenching debut novel of family, forgiveness, and the exquisite pain of love. When Amaterasu Takahashi opens the door of her Philadelphia home to a badly scarred man claiming to be her grandson, she doesn't believe him. Her grandson and her daughter, Yuko, perished nearly 40 years ago during the bombing of Nagasaki. But the man carries with him a collection of sealed private letters that open a box of family secrets Ama had sworn to leave behind when she fled Japan.
"Interesting and original, but I wished for more"
While most of us might take dictionaries for granted, the process of writing them is in fact as lively and dynamic as language itself. With sharp wit and irreverence, Kory Stamper cracks open the complex, obsessive world of lexicography - from the agonizing decisions about what and how to define to the knotty questions of usage in an ever-changing language.
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.
"A New Appreciation"
Absquatulate. Flumadiddle. Gongoozler. Squintifego. If you love words, you know the strange byways of memory or reverie that stumbling across a certain word or phrase will take you down. Chances are, you have never encountered words as unusual as those collected in this audiobook. You'll find definitions and parts of speech for each entry. And for each word, the author has also included a quotation to show how the word can be used in context. Amaze your friends with your selcouth vocabulary and indulge your inner logophile!
"Big words used in humorous ways..."
The term "sleeping dictionary" was coined for young Indian women who slept with British men and educated them in the ways of India. Set between 1925 and the end of World War II, The Sleeping Dictionary is the story of Kamala, born to a peasant family in West Bengal, who makes her way to Calcutta of the 1930s. Haunted by a forbidden love, she is caught between the raging independence movement and the British colonial society she finds herself inhabiting.
"It is a romance but..."
A unique witty, sardonic, ironic, and insightful dictionary of terms. American humor, stem to stern. Best heard rather than read due to the sharp incisive wit. A must read in American Literature and Cultural History. Widely anthologized and used as a basis for stories such as one of the most popular Twilight zone episodes.
"False advertisement: excerpts only"
Part history, part true-crime, and entirely entertaining, listen to the story of how the behemoth Oxford English Dictionary was made. You'll hang on every word as you discover that the dictionary's greatest contributor was also an insane murderer working from the confines of an asylum.
"Perfect example of a quality audible book."
The Devil's Financial Dictionary skewers the plutocrats and bureaucrats who gave us exploding mortgages, freakish risks, and banks too big to fail. And it distills the complexities, absurdities, and pomposities of Wall Street into plain truths and aphorisms anyone can understand. An indispensable survival guide to the hostile wilderness of today's financial markets, The Devil's Financial Dictionary delivers practical insights with a scorpion's sting.
"Too much fun for such dismal topics!"
Preeminent French cynic and philosopher Voltaire (1694-1778) collected ideas and thoughts that were too short for pamphlets but worth saving for later development. These jottings eventually became the Philosophical Dictionary, filled with witty and wise entries on subjects as diverse as Atheism and Kissing - a compendium of the whole spectrum of Voltaire's ideas.
"Good for historical value only..."
The Critical Thinker's Dictionary explores the insights of ancient and modern philosophers along with the latest findings in such fields as neuroscience and behavioral economics to lay out the many obstacles and snares that await anyone committed to a rational life. The Critical Thinker's Dictionary isn't a collection of dry definitions, but a colorful, three-dimensional portrait of the major obstacles to critical thinking and what we can do to overcome them.
From a best-selling Catholic author! A dictionary and reference guide to all aspects of the Catholic mystical life. Terms and explanations to everything mystical and supernatural. This brief work has a lot of detailed information that will serve as a reference guide for those seeking to understand spiritual growth in the interior life.
Los sueños poseen significados importantes acerca de nuestra vida y personalidad. Por ejemplo, soñar una carta puede indicar la necesidad de revelar un secreto que nos atormenta; un consejo anuncia éxito en los negocios y cambios favorables en la vida. En este diccionario el lector encontrara claves para explicarse lo que representa soñar con determinados objetos o situaciones.
The origins of some last names are pretty self-explanatory, whether it's Baker, Shepherd or even Rotten.
S audioknigoy Angliyskiy yazyik. Bolshoy slovar. 4000 slov vyi vsegda podberete nuzhnyie slova dlya obscheniya! V ney sobranyi slova i ustoychivyie vyirazheniya, kotoryie vhodyat v obyazatelnyiy i rasshirennyiy slovarnyiy zapas. Kniga prigoditsya i nachinayuschim izuchat yazyik, i tem, kto uzhe davno sovershenstvuet svoi navyiki. Kachestvennaya ozvuchka kazhdogo slova, bolshoe kolichestvo poleznyih slov - vse eto vyi naydete v razgovornike!
Wanna learn to talk Bawstin (Boston)? It's not Beantown ! With this introductory dictionary, you'll be talkin' like yaw from Bawstin in no time! And don't pawk the cah in Hawvid Yahd!
In a Monday statement, Dictionary.com said searches for the word began rising last year but took off in the wake of the successful Brexit vote that will have the UK leave the European Union. The site said searches for xenophobia spiked 938 percent on June 24, the day after the vote, with hundreds of users looking it up each hour.
Isn't it time you learned how to play under the mistletoe? Whether you're seeking a premarital slave as a prelude to domestic incarceration, or just looking for another unpaid sex worker, there is a minefield of language quirks to be negotiated. Let this dictionary be your guide to what you can do, where you can do it, with whom you can do it, and what to call it.
"Funny as heck!"
Do you want to travel with ease and elegance through Spanish-speaking countries? This is the solution for your communication problems to get what you need when you need it. You can access the phrase you need by using a clickable table of contents that will lead you to the topic you are looking for, or you can find the phrase you need by searching the keyword in the "search and find" tab of your mobile device. When you find it, you can show the phrase in you mobile device to the person and solve the problem right away!
Slovar' jurista – jeto prostaja, no v tozhe vremja ochen' poleznaja kniga. V nej sobrany znachenija samyh chasto upotrebljaemyh juridicheskih terminov - ved' bez znanijah ih segodnja prosto nevozmozhno vesti biznes. Krome togo, ona otlichno podhodit dlja izuchenija i zapominanija i budet polezna kak studentam juridicheskih VUZov, tak i vsem ostal'nym grazhdanam, kotorye hotjat znat' svoi prava.