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  • How to Read Literature Like a Professor

  • A Lively and Entertaining Guide to Reading Between the Lines
  • By: Thomas C. Foster
  • Narrated by: David de Vries
  • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4 out of 5 stars 664
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 590
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    4 out of 5 stars 584

What does it mean when a fictional hero takes a journey? Shares a meal? Gets drenched in a sudden rain shower? Often, there is much more going on in a novel or poem than is readily visible on the surface - a symbol, maybe, that remains elusive, or an unexpected twist on a character - and there's that sneaking suspicion that the deeper meaning of a literary text keeps escaping you. In this practical and amusing guide to literature, Thomas C. Foster shows how easy and gratifying it is to unlock those hidden truths.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Lives Up to Its Claims

  • By Evelyn on 05-22-14

As far as audiobooks go, it was good.

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Reviewed: 08-16-15

I don't think I could have finished it within a reasonable time constraint without the audiobook. The narrator was pretty awesome considering the book's content. The different pitches and character in his voice made this normally somewhat dry read, pretty interesting.

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