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Audio Books

in English

  • Arabic Primer

    Arabic Primer

    Genre: Language Instruction,English
    Author: Sir Arthur Cotton
    Duration: 04:25:18

    Languages, Sir Arthur Cotton writes, are usually learnt as if it took a long time to learn the grammar &c., but that to speak with a good pronunciation and expression, and freely, and to catch the words from a speaker by the ear were easily and quickly acquired, but this is exactly contrary to fact. ... [ more ]

  • Stops, or How to Punctuate

    Stops, or How to Punctuate

    Genre: Language Instruction,English
    Author: Paul Allardyce
    Duration: 02:00:44

    Throughout the ages, languages continue to adapt and change. English, being a relatively new language, is a nice example of that. Though the English vocabulary is continually evolving, the system of punctuation has remained constant for the most part. This means that grammar books from 1895 are stil ... [ more ]

  • Upsize Your Word Power

    Upsize Your Word Power

    Genre: Language,Non Fiction,Language Instruction,English
    Author: Peter Funk
    Duration: 01:01:44

    Now from Peter Funk, the Reader's Digest word columnist and the bestselling author of Word Power, comesUpsize Your Word Power, teaching you the fastest and easiest way to expand your vocabulary: the use of synonyms. Synonyms are a sound and often overlooked way to build vocabulary. With synony ... [ more ]

  • Literary Theory: The Pocket Essential Guide

    Literary Theory: The Pocket Essential Guide

    Genre: Biographies,Language,Literary,Non Fiction,Language Instruction,English
    Author: David Carter
    Duration: 03:34:00

    It sounds daunting: all those '-isms', long technical words, weird French thinkers and incomprehensible Germans. You can't read a book now a days, it seems, without being required to refer to them. From university students to the average intelligent reader, everyone is expected to justify their 'the ... [ more ]

  • Draft Your Book in a Day

    Draft Your Book in a Day

    Genre: Language Instruction,English
    Author: Liv Montgomery
    Duration: 00:44:00

    There's a book inside you, just begging to be written. But if you're like most people, the task of writing it gets pushed aside day by day until the weeks become years. So what's stopping you? Odds are, it's the enormous time commitment that's typically involved in writing that all-important high qu ... [ more ]

  • Perfect Punctuation for Practical People

    Perfect Punctuation for Practical People

    Genre: Language Instruction,English
    Author: Liv Montgomery
    Duration: 00:30:00

    Perfect punctuation: it's not just for professors, publishers and pencil pushers! Whether you are writing the next New York Times best-selling novel or an email to coworkers and customers, you need to know how to skillfully use punctuation in your writing. Whatever issues may be challenging you toda ... [ more ]

  • Writing Tools: 50 Essential Strategies for Every Writer

    Writing Tools: 50 Essential Strategies for Every Writer

    Genre: Language Instruction,English
    Author: Roy Peter Clark
    Duration: 07:02:00

    One of America 's most influential writing teachers offers a toolbox from which writers of all kinds can draw practical inspiration. Writing is a craft you can learn, says Roy Peter Clark. You need tools, not rules. His book distills decades of experience into 50 tools that will help any writer beco ... [ more ]

  • Princeton Review Word Smart: Building a More Educated Vocabulary

    Princeton Review Word Smart: Building a More Educated Vocabulary

    Genre: Language,Language Instruction,English,Language,Language Instruction,English,Language,Language Instruction,English,Language,Language Instruction,English
    Author: Julian Fleisher, Adam Robinson
    Duration: 04:38:00

    The fun way to improve English grammar and vocabulary and to improve standardized test scores! The humorous, irreverent style makes these programs perfect for getting students back into the swing of school. Laugh-out-loud examples, reviews, monologues, and short quizzes make the information easy to ... [ more ]

  • Bad English: A History of Linguistic Aggravation

    Bad English: A History of Linguistic Aggravation

    Genre: History,World,Language Instruction,English
    Author: Ammon Shea
    Duration: 07:23:00

    English is a glorious mess of a language, cobbled together from a wide variety of sources and syntaxes, and changing over time with popular usage. Many of the words and usages we embrace as standard and correct today were at first considered slang, impolite, or just plain wrong. Whether you con ... [ more ]

  • Elements of Style

    Elements of Style

    Genre: Language Instruction,English
    Author: William Strunk
    Duration: 01:14:00

    The Elements of Style by William Strunk is the best selling writing book of all time. Strunk wrote what has been called the little book when as a Professor at Cornell he found his students did not have rudimentary writing and grammar training. Strunk dealt with the basics of writing starting with el ... [ more ]

  • Philosophy of Style

    Philosophy of Style

    Genre: Language Instruction,English
    Author: Herbert Spencer
    Duration: 01:27:07

    The Philosophy of Style, explored a growing trend of formalist approaches to writing. Highly focused on the proper placement and ordering of the parts of an English sentence, [Spencer] created a guide for effective composition. Spencer's aim was to free prose writing from as much friction and inerti ... [ more ]

  • Speed Reading for Success: How to Find, Absorb and Retain the Information You Need for Success

    Speed Reading for Success: How to Find, Absorb and Retain the Information You Need for Success

    Genre: Language Instruction,English
    Author: Jane Smith
    Duration: 01:13:00

    To achieve success today, you have to be able to read fast, filter what's important and then remember it. But in this age of information overload, many people suffer immense stress as they struggle with a tidal wave of reports, journals, magazines, books, research papers or emails. The problem is th ... [ more ]

  • Introduction to the Greek of the New Testament

    Introduction to the Greek of the New Testament

    Genre: Language Instruction,English
    Author: George Lovell Cary
    Duration: 05:08:00

    A collection of lessons (primarily in grammar) for New Testament Greek (also known as Koine) collected by a professor at Meadville Theological School of Pennsylvania. There are over 80 short lessons, each covering an aspect of verbs, nouns, etc. (Summary by IWYLLPA) ... [ more ]

  • Verbalicious Vocabulary System: Speak with Confidence with 750 English Language Vocabulary Words

    Verbalicious Vocabulary System: Speak with Confidence with 750 English Language Vocabulary Words

    Genre: Language,Language Instruction,Language Instruction,English
    Author: Liv Montgomery
    Duration: 02:57:00

    Effective communication is the key to success. But you can't influence anyone unless you have the ability to say exactly what you mean. Imagine if you could build your vocabulary and have fun at the same time. Now you can! Verbalicious takes a fun, entertaining approach to language. With Liv Montgom ... [ more ]

  • Getting Published: Dirty Little Secrets Publishers Don't Want Book Authors to Know

    Getting Published: Dirty Little Secrets Publishers Don't Want Book Authors to Know

    Genre: Language Instruction,English
    Author: Bryan Heathman
    Duration: 00:32:00

    As a Publisher, Bryan Heathman speaks with authors daily who ask intelligent questions about getting books into the hands of as many readers as possible. As an author and a speaker, Bryan has investigated the exact same questions himself. This program is an in-depth exploration into the extremely ... [ more ]

  • Verbalicious Vocabulary System: Have Fun Learning 750 Vocabulary Words

    Verbalicious Vocabulary System: Have Fun Learning 750 Vocabulary Words

    Genre: Language,Language Instruction,Non Fiction,Language Instruction,English
    Author: Liv Montgomery
    Duration: 02:33:00

    Effective communication is the key to success. But you can't influence anyone unless you have the ability to say exactly what you mean. Imagine if you could build your vocabulary and have fun at the same time. Now you can! Verbalicious takes a fun, entertaining approach to language. With Liv Montgom ... [ more ]

  • Sense of Style: The Thinking Person?s Guide to Writing in the 21st Century

    Sense of Style: The Thinking Person?s Guide to Writing in the 21st Century

    Genre: Business,Personal Development,Language Instruction,English
    Author: Steven Pinker
    Duration: 12:29:00

    A short and entertaining book on the modern art of writing well by New York Times bestselling author Steven Pinker. Why is so much writing so bad, and how can we make it better? Is the English language being corrupted by texting and social media? Do the kids today even care about good writing? ... [ more ]

  • Wnw Power Vocabulary

    Wnw Power Vocabulary

    Genre: Language,Language Instruction,Non Fiction,Language Instruction,English,Language,Language Instruction,Non Fiction,Language Instruction,English
    Author: Elizabeth Morse-cluley
    Duration: 00:58:00

    Carefully designed by leading experts in the field, here is a vocabulary building program that provides the inside edge on learning new words, understanding word usage and pronunciation and making a powerful vocabulary part of your everyday life. This program, Volume One of a four-part vocabulary bu ... [ more ]

  • 100 Words to Sound Smarter & Be More Respected

    100 Words to Sound Smarter & Be More Respected

    Genre: Language,Language Instruction,Language Instruction,English
    Author: Deaver Brown, Harvard AB & MBA
    Duration: 00:36:00

    This title is laser focused on making you sound smarter become more respected by using them. Simply systematically eliminated words that did meet this model that are perfectly good words for other purposes. First excluded were slang & popular culture words such as angst, avant-garde, Catch 22, kits ... [ more ]

  • Princeton Review Word Smart Genius Edition: Building a Phenomenal Vocabulary

    Princeton Review Word Smart Genius Edition: Building a Phenomenal Vocabulary

    Genre: Language,Language Instruction,English,Language,Language Instruction,English,Language,Language Instruction,English,Language,Language Instruction,English
    Author: Julian Fleisher, Michael Freedman
    Duration: 04:45:00

    The fun way to improve English grammar and vocabulary and to improve standardized test scores! The humorous, irreverent style makes these programs perfect for getting students back into the swing of school. Laugh-out-loud examples, reviews, monologues, and short quizzes make the information easy to ... [ more ]