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    • You Say Potato: A Book About Accents

    • By: Ben Crystal, David Crystal
    • Narrated by: David Crystal, Ben Crystal, Jane Savage, and others
    • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46

    Some people say 'sconn' while others say 'schown'. He says 'bath' while she says 'bahth'. You say 'potayto'. I say 'potahto'. And - wait a second, no one says 'potahto'. No one's ever said 'potahto'. Have they? From reconstructing Shakespeare's accent to the rise and fall of received pronunciation, actor Ben Crystal and his linguist father, David, travel the world in search of the stories of spoken English.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Wish there were more native recordings.

    • By Matt Dobler on 07-01-16

    Regular price: $18.11

    • The Story of English in 100 Words

    • By: David Crystal
    • Narrated by: David Crystal
    • Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 27

    In this unique new history of the world's most ubiquitous language, linguistics expert David Crystal draws on words that best illustrate the huge variety of sources, influences, and events that have helped to shape our vernacular since the first definitively English word was written down in the fifth century ("roe", in case you are wondering). Featuring Latinate and Celtic words, weasel words and nonce-words, ancient words ("loaf") to cutting edge ("twittersphere") and spanning the indispensable words that shape our tongue ("and", "what") to the more fanciful ("fopdoodle"), Crystal takes us along the winding byways of language.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Random but entertaining

    • By Sean on 04-01-13

    Regular price: $15.36

    • Tyndale's Bible: Saint Matthew's Gospel

    • Read in the Original Pronunciation by David Crystal
    • By: William Tyndale
    • Narrated by: David Crystal
    • Length: 2 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 15

    What was so special about the Tyndale Bible? How does it sound to us today? The first text of the Bible to be printed in English was the New Testament of William Tyndale, published in 1525-6. Its repercussions lasted for almost a century, stimulated by the religious intolerances of the age, and Tyndale's influence can be seen in most of the Bible translations over the next 100 years, not least in the language of the King James Bible of 1611 - as this recording of Saint Matthew’s Gospel in the pronunciation of Tyndale’s own time makes vividly clear.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I only wish it was the full Bible

    • By e.good on 01-17-17

    Regular price: $14.83

    • Making Sense

    • By: David Crystal
    • Narrated by: David Crystal
    • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    In Making Sense, David Crystal confronts the foe of many: grammar. Once taught relentlessly to all students in the English-speaking world, grammar disappeared from most school curricula, so that terms such as preposition and conjunction now often confound children and adults alike.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another delight from David Crystal

    • By Emily on 10-23-17

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The Story of English in 100 Words

    • By: David Crystal
    • Narrated by: David Crystal
    • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    In this unique new history of the world’s most ubiquitous language, linguistics expert David Crystal draws on words that best illustrate the huge variety of sources, influences and events that have helped to shape our vernacular since the first definitively English word was written down in the fifth century (‘roe’, in case you are wondering).

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Stepping Stones

    • By Barbara Dennis on 03-13-17

    Regular price: $17.45