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Allison Hunzeker

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  • The Language Hoax

  • Why the World Looks the Same in Any Language
  • By: John H. McWhorter
  • Narrated by: John McWhorter
  • Length: 5 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 154
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 142
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 139

This short, opinionated audiobook addresses the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis, which argues that the language we speak shapes the way we perceive the world. Linguist John McWhorter argues that while this idea is mesmerizing, it is plainly wrong. It is language that reflects culture and worldview, not the other way around.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I really love listening to language--and McWhorter

  • By Rachel on 03-24-16

Don't physically read this book. It must be heard

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-06-18

While the topic was interesting, and the insights were novel, listening to McWhorter read the text was what sold me. After listening to, and loving his Words on the Move, I knew I needed to listen to this. Enlightening and humorous, McWhorter tackles the question we've all asked "how does our language shape our world?"

  • The Count of Monte Cristo

  • By: Alexandre Dumas
  • Narrated by: David Case
  • Length: 17 hrs and 19 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 310
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 212
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 214

For Edmond Dantes, life couldn't be better. At 19, he is soon to be captain of his own ship and about to be married to his true love, Mercedes. But his life is suddenly turned upside down when on his wedding day he is arrested. Without a fair trial, he is condemned to solitary confinement in the miserable Chateau d'If. Soon, it is clear that Edmond has been framed by a handful of powerful enemies, jealous of his success.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent story superbly narrated

  • By Gary on 03-30-07

Go on, read it...

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-14-18

As a high school English teacher, I knew I'd have to teach the classics. this text, however, is enjoyable for book enthusiasts and reluctant readers alike. most kids loved reading and discussing the implications of revenge. I highly recommend this text.

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  • My Sister's Keeper

  • A Novel
  • By: Jodi Picoult
  • Narrated by: Richard Poe, Julia Gibson, Barbara McCulloh, and others
  • Length: 13 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 905
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 835
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 828

Anna is not sick, but she might as well be. By age 13 she has undergone countless surgeries, transfusions, and shots so that her older sister, Kate, can somehow fight the leukemia that has plagued her since childhood. The product of preimplantation genetic diagnosis, Anna was conceived as a bone marrow match for Kate - a life and a role that she has never challenged...until now. Like most teenagers, Anna is beginning to question who she truly is.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Incredible!!

  • By Steve on 08-27-16

prepare yourself

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-14-18

I can't even begin to prepare you for the amount of shock and sadness, coupled with ethical dissonance, you'll feel reading this. everything was beautiful and complicated.

  • Thank You for Arguing, Third Edition

  • What Aristotle, Lincoln, and Homer Simpson Can Teach Us About the Art of Persuasion
  • By: Jay Heinrichs
  • Narrated by: Jay Heinrichs
  • Length: 14 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 98
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84

The time-tested secrets taught in this book include Cicero's three-step strategy for moving an audience to action and Honest Abe's Shameless Trick for lowering an audience's expectations. And it's also replete with contemporary techniques such as politicians' use of code language to appeal to specific groups and an eye-opening assortment of persuasive tricks, including Stalin's Timing Secret and the Yoda Technique. Whether you're an inveterate lover of language books or just want to win a lot more anger-free arguments, this audiobook is for you.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I'm on my second "listening" of this one!

  • By Maria on 05-26-18

prepare yourself

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-14-18

I can't even begin to prepare you for the amount of shock and sadness, coupled with ethical dissonance, you'll feel reading this. everything was beautiful and complicated.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful