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  • The Secret Life of Dictionaries
  • By: Kory Stamper
  • Narrated by: Kory Stamper
  • Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 275
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 257
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 255

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.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Kory should narrate more Audible books!

  • By R. Stern on 04-24-17

I thought this would be educational and boring

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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: 11-14-18

This was a hoot! Loved Kory's narration, you can feel her love of the topic. The stories were funny, odd, informative and curious, sometimes all at once. Recommend for anyone who has ever used a dictionary. My action movie husband even enjoyed it.

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  • The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill, Volume II: Alone, 1932-1940: Winston Spencer Churchill, Volume II: Alone, 1932-1940

  • By: William Manchester
  • Narrated by: Richard Brown
  • Length: 36 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,554
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,263
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,258

This second volume in William Manchester's three-volume biography of Winston Churchill challenges the assumption that Churchill's finest hour was as a wartime leader. During the years 1932-1940, he was tested as few men are. Pursued by creditors (at one point he had to put up his home for sale), he remained solvent only by writing an extraordinary number of books and magazine articles.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb - Review of Both Volume I & Volume II

  • By Wolfpacker on 01-23-09

can not listen to to narrator, grating voice.

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-18-18

I enjoyed the first volume but can not understand what the narrator is saying, giving up.

  • Factory Man

  • How One Furniture Maker Battled Offshoring, Stayed Local - and Helped Save an American Town
  • By: Beth Macy
  • Narrated by: Kristin Kalbli
  • Length: 13 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 232
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 199
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 202

With over $500 million a year in sales, the Bassett Furniture Company was once the world's biggest wood furniture manufacturer. But beginning in the 1980s, the Bassett company suffered from an influx of cheap Chinese furniture as the first waves of Asian competition hit, and ultimately was forced to send its production offshore to Asia. Only one man fought back. That man is John Bassett III, a descendant of the Bassetts who is now chairman of Vaughan-Bassett Furniture Co, which employs more than 700 Virginians and has sales of over $90 million.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Portrait of a One Fingered Salute!

  • By James on 03-03-15

I had no idea why manufacturing was so important

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-24-17

I did not want to read this book but book club picks. I could not put it down. Thinking about people's lives buried in very complicated, political, and deceptive decisions made by everyone but the workers. I learned a lot and think about it now.