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LOL from A to Z Audiobook

LOL from A to Z: The Vocab Book, Series 1

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Publisher's Summary

If you're the type of person who likes memorizing dry dictionary definitions, find a different book!

But if you want to laugh while you learn new words, LOL from A to Z will show you how. Featuring entertaining examples you'll easily remember, the first installment of The Vocab Book Series presents simple definitions of twenty six advanced vocabulary words ranging from "abasement" to "zeal," with a little "morass" in between.

Whether you're a college student who needs to take your graduate school admissions exam, or a professional who enjoys reading the newspaper on the daily commuter train, this book will teach you the words you need to know!

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2017 Amanda Terman (P)2017 Amanda Terman

What the Critics Say

"I can’t help but think, “Where was Amanda Terman with LOL from A to Z when I was taking the GRE a few years ago?” This 38 minute audiobook could have saved me from boring nights studying dry vocabulary lists. Terman clearly knows her stuff." - TheAudiobookworm.com

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    cps Texas 05-16-17
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    An excellent way to learn vocabulary! Funny and well written. Very enjoyable.

    I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audio book by the author, narrator, or publisher.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    mandymay 04-19-17
    mandymay 04-19-17 Member Since 2015

    I'm a open minded baker 🍰 who spends all night at work 😴 listening to🔥romance book's that take my mind to new exciting places 🏖

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    I recommend this book to anyone wanting to exspand their vocabulary. This is a enjoyable book that makes everything you learn easy to retain.
    The narration was up beat and fun as well.
    I was given this book by the author in exchange for my honest review.

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    TinkerMel 04-09-17
    TinkerMel 04-09-17 Member Since 2017

    I am just girl who loves my husband, dogs, shopping online and books!

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    "LOL yep entertaining, yet informative!"

    great words, great way to learn new words! yet, funny at the same time. Not a dull moment. all learning should be this way.

    I would buy more from this author.

    I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

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    Teresa 04-07-17
    Teresa 04-07-17

    It makes me happy to wake up everyday and look forward to listening. Many times I listen while doing artwork. I find it very relaxing.

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    "A Pretty Neat Little Audiobook"

    I enjoyed the way the author did this book. I love words and learning so this was a good tool to use. The word morass was hilarious. This was definitely an LOL from A-Z. Amanda Terman gives examples of words in a funny way then quizes you on them. Next you apply them to yourself. LOL I hope she does more books like this one and longer as well. This went by fast as it was engaging. More please.

    I liked that she narrated her own book. It was at a length in which I think it worked very well. For around a half hour, this was a blast.

    This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review.

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    Karen 04-03-17
    Karen 04-03-17
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    "Fun way to learn new vocabulary words."
    What made the experience of listening to LOL from A to Z the most enjoyable?

    Each vocabulary word has a fun, outrageous sentence to help you remember the vocabulary word and its meaning. I loved how the author creatively chose words that sounded like the vocabulary word (as in "truculent trucker"). I also enjoyed the "as a matter of fact" narration delivery, which made the outrageous sentences even funnier.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I enjoyed the character voices, however, I enjoyed the main narrator voice best. The straight-forward delivery of these crazy sentences made me LOL.


    Which character – as performed by Amanda Terman – was your favorite?

    There were many engaging voices. Perhaps the mom in the "pusillanimous" sentence.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    LOL from A to Z (what can I say, the title is catchy!)


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    The Audiobookworm 05-01-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Entertaining from A to Z"

    4★ Audiobook⎮ Are you the kind of person who has a “word of the day” calendar? If so, I can almost guarantee that you will love LOL from A to Z. Even though I don’t have a “word of the day” calendar, I still love learning. I spend hours upon hours watching Ted Talks and listening to lectures from The Great Courses. And I’m just “nerdy” enough for LOL from A to Z to be a perfect fit for me.

    I can’t help but think “Where was Amanda Terman with LOL from A to Z when I was taking the GRE a few years ago?”. This 38 minute audiobook could have saved me from boring nights studying dry vocabulary lists. Terman clearly knows her stuff. Having a psychology degree and experience with professional exam preparation, she employs the most effective methods of studying and memorization.

    LOL from A to Z isn’t a cut and dry vocabulary list. Terman uses humorous examples, repetition and recall to cement definitions and usages in the mind of the listener. Most impressively, she offers to study tips at the beginning and end of the book. Learning vocabulary isn’t just about knowing a word and its meaning, but also becoming comfortable using it.

    There were some words I was already familiar with, such as verdent (green), ribauld (vulgar), zeal (enthusiasm), and sanguine (happy). But out of the list of 26 vocabulary words, the ones that stick out most in my mind are the new acquisitions. I can’t deny the effectiveness of Terman’s use of humor. Her seemingly ridiculous examples will certainly be hard to shake and I’m guessing that’s by design.

    However, LOL from A to Z highlights a minor flaw in audiobook listening. We are presented with a word, a definition, and an example, but no spelling. When it comes to pronunciation, audiobook listeners have a leg up on traditional readers. But traditional readers have the advantage when it comes to written spellings. While I don’t have a solution for the traditional reading format, I can offer this suggestion for upcoming installments of The Vocab Book Series (of which I hope there are many): Having a vocabulary word audibly spelled out would help to further cement the vocabulary item into the mind of the listener and could increase the comfort level of someone wishing to use it in written form.

    Narration review: Amanda Terman herself narrated this audiobook. Her articulation and clear pronunciation of each vocabulary word greatly enhanced my understanding. Her comedic timing also added to the overall humor and wit, something I’m not sure could have been communicated as well in written form. In that sense, Terman’s narration was especially valuable to LOL from A to Z. ♣︎

    ➜ This audiobook was graciously gifted to me by its author/narrator, Amanda Terman, in exchange for a review containing my honest thoughts and opinions. Thanks, Amanda!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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