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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
  • 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

A jaw dropping revelation Into the love of English

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

Reviewed: 04-13-18

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
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 7,268
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,525
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6,446

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A stunningly important book

  • By Being on 12-29-15

life changing

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

Reviewed: 09-20-16

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?

His grandmother

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No extreme response.