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  • Language Families of the World

  • By: John McWhorter, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: John McWhorter
  • Length: 15 hrs and 54 mins
  • Original Recording
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 244
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    5 out of 5 stars 220
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Professor John McWhorter of Columbia University takes you back through time and around the world, following the linguistic trails left by generations of humans that lead back to the beginnings of language. Utilizing historical theories and cutting-edge research, these 34 astonishing lectures will introduce you to the major language families of the world and their many offspring, including a variety of languages that are no longer spoken but provide vital links between past and present. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining

  • By Mark on 02-10-19

Great update!

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Reviewed: 02-12-19

While using some of the same lessons from his previous course, the story of human language, Dr. Mcworter still manages to be extremely engaging to the language curiosity in all of us. If you’ve listen to the previous “story of human language”, this will be as enjoyable and more so if you want to dig down into what exactly makes all these language families so very different.

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  • Fire and Fury

  • Inside the Trump White House
  • By: Michael Wolff
  • Narrated by: Michael Wolff, Holter Graham
  • Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,731
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,467
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,365

With extraordinary access to the West Wing, Michael Wolff reveals what happened behind-the-scenes in the first nine months of the most controversial presidency of our time in Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House. Since Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States, the country—and the world—has witnessed a stormy, outrageous, and absolutely mesmerizing presidential term that reflects the volatility and fierceness of the man elected Commander-in-Chief.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not as credible as one would like.

  • By Jerry R. Nokes Jr. on 01-29-18

Kinda what you think is going on, lose the hyperbole

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Reviewed: 01-11-18

You can watch the morning news and get most of the story, but the delivery and overall focus for most the book is excellent. Could’ve done without some of the hyperbole though, if you support 45 this book won’t make you think anything different.

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