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    • Bad English

    • A History of Linguistic Aggravation
    • By: Ammon Shea
    • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
    • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 30

    Bad English is sure to enlighten, enrage, and perhaps even inspire. Filled with historic and contemporary examples, the audiobook chronicles the long and entertaining history of language mistakes, and features some of our most common words and phrases, including decimate, hopefully, enormity, that vs. which, enervate vs. energize, bemuse vs. amuse, literally vs. figuratively, ain't, irregardless, socialist, OMG, and stupider.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Turns your knowledge of English upside down

    • By Marsha L. Woerner on 07-25-16

    Regular price: $26.59

    • Reading the OED

    • One Man, One Year, 21,730 Pages
    • By: Ammon Shea
    • Narrated by: William Dufris
    • Length: 5 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 15

    In 26 chapters filled with sharp wit, sheer delight, and a documentarian's keen eye, Ammon Shea shares his year inside the Oxford English Dictionary, delivering a hair-pulling, eye-crossing account of reading every word, and revealing the most obscure, hilarious, and wonderful gems he discovers along the way.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The best recorded book I never finished

    • By William on 03-24-09

    Regular price: $21.67