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Word by Word
- The Secret Life of Dictionaries
- By: Kory Stamper
- Narrated by: Kory Stamper
- Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
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.
Kory should narrate more Audible books!
- By R. Stern on 04-24-17
A jaw dropping revelation Into the love of English
This audio book took me by complete surprise I found myself giggling and grinning stupidly during the entire discussion of the use of words I used correctly and incorrectly. I will never look at the words like irregardless, nude, or surfboard the same. Who knew each word is only the tip of an iceberg of compelling and real very human drama. This book felt like a very thoughtful and personal Valentine. Thank you
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How Not to Die
- Discover the Foods Scientifically Proven to Prevent and Reverse Disease
- By: Michael Greger MD, Gene Stone
- Narrated by: Michael Greger MD
- Length: 17 hrs and 9 mins
From the physician behind the wildly popular website Nutrition Facts, How Not to Die reveals the groundbreaking scientific evidence behind the only diet that can prevent and reverse many of the causes of disease-related death.
A stunningly important book
- By Being on 12-29-15
Would you listen to How Not to Die again? Why?
Yes, there was so much information that I want to take it in more comprenehsively
What was one of the most memorable moments of How Not to Die?
Straight facts, delivered with humor made a potentially dry subject palatable
Which character – as performed by Michael Greger, MD – was your favorite?
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
No extreme response.