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    • A Grammar of the English Tongue

    • By: Samuel Johnson
    • Narrated by: Matt Montanez
    • Length: 2 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    This audiobook contains grammar points with examples for learners. With many chapters on various grammatical theories, A Grammar of the English Tongue is the complete guide to the correct usage of English. A Grammar of the English Tongue can help you get the basic skills you need for a career and for further educational pursuits.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Truly awful narration of a useful classic

    • By David R. Scott on 04-21-18

    Regular price: $4.19

    • Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

    • By: Samuel Johnson
    • Narrated by: Neville Jason
    • Length: 22 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This is an essay from the Favorite Essays collection.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Master of the English Language

    • By K. Wiens on 10-10-16

    Regular price: $0.95

    • The History of Rasselas, Prince of Abissinia

    • By: Samuel Johnson
    • Narrated by: Steven Crossley
    • Length: 4 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Rasselas and his companions escape the pleasures of the "happy valley" in order to make their "choice of life". By witnessing the misfortunes and miseries of others they come to understand the nature of happiness and value it more highly. Their travels and enquiries raise important practical and philosophical questions concerning many aspects of the human condition, including the business of a poet, the stability of reason, the immortality of the soul, and how to find contentment.

    Regular price: $17.49

    • A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland

    • By: Samuel Johnson, James Boswell
    • Narrated by: Patrick Tull, Alexander Spencer
    • Length: 4 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In 1773, 63-year-old literary giant Samuel Johnson joined James Boswell, a 32-year-old Scottish lawyer, on an historic horseback expedition across the Scottish Highlands to the Western Islands. The unlikely duo's travelogue records their fascinating conversations and encounters with great wit and incredible detail. Johnson, one of the 18th century's most celebrated writers, provided an elegant and stately account of everything from Loch Ness's medicinal waters to Scotland's puzzling lack of trees.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Tasty, but abridged

    • By Tad Davis on 08-22-13

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Favorite Essays

    • By: Michel de Montaigne, Jonathan Swift, Thomas Carlyle, and others
    • Narrated by: Neville Jason
    • Length: 4 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Here, in this unusual collection, are some of the greatest essays in Western literature. Witty, informative and imaginative, the topics vary from starvation in Ireland, fine China, the extension of railways in the Lake District, and the tombs in Westminster Abbey. A little like after-dinner monologues, they are passing thoughts expressed as journalism. Neville Jason reads with urbane clarity.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Place yourself in an 18th century brain

    • By Clair Sheehan on 03-26-12

    Regular price: $20.29

    • Rasselas

    • Prince of Abyssinia
    • By: Samuel Johnson
    • Narrated by: Walter Zimmerman
    • Length: 4 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A literary giant of the eighteenth century, Samuel Johnson made lasting contributions to English literature as an essayist, moralist, poet, biographer, literary critic and editor. His philosophical novella Rasselas became so popular that it was translated into five languages. A new English edition was published every year and even today there are multiple print editions available.

    Regular price: $12.49

    • The Vanity of Human Wishes

    • The Tenth Satire of Juvenal Imitated
    • By: Samuel Johnson
    • Narrated by: Denis Daly
    • Length: 23 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The subject and argument of the poem are clear from the title. However, unlike Juvenal, Johnson espoused the view that Christian values are an essential aspect of a life well lived. While Johnson passes harsh judgement on the foolishness of greed and social pretensions, his scorn is much tempered by that natural compassion that has made him one of the most lovable figures in English literature.

    Regular price: $7.13

    • Love Your Sister

    • A Searingly Honest and Inspiring Memoir of Family, Love and Unicycles
    • By: Connie Johnson, Samuel Johnson
    • Narrated by: Connie Johnson, Samuel Johnson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
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    How far would you go for someone you love...on a unicycle? Brothers and sisters often dare each other to do things – it's what siblings do. However, when Connie Johnson dared her brother, Samuel, to embark on a one-wheeled odyssey around Australia, she knew it was a big ask. But Connie knew exactly what she was doing and was sure he wouldn't say no. Not this time. Born a year apart, Connie and Samuel Johnson have always been close.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Absolutely amazing

    • By v. Gourgouras on 02-13-18

    Regular price: $25.09

    • Dr. Samuel Johnson

    • In His Own Words
    • By: Samuel Johnson
    • Narrated by: Deaver Brown
    • Length: 27 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Dr. Johnson was the great wit of his age and all ages. He is as widely quoted today as in his time. He had the most pity and appropriate comments of any man of any age. All contained herein.

    Regular price: $4.89

    • It's Not My Thing': A History of Trump's Shifting Relationship With the LGBT Community

    • By: Robert Samuels, Jenna Johnson
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 10 mins
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    For decades leading up to President Trump’s Wednesday tweets announcing a ban on transgender people in the military, the businessman-turned-politician has approached the LGBT community on nonideological terms.

    "It's Not My Thing': A History of Trump's Shifting Relationship With the LGBT Community" is from the July 26, 2017 Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by Robert Samuels and Jenna Johnson and narrated by Sam Scholl.

    Regular price: $0.95