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    Because Internet

    Understanding how language is changing

    Narrated by Gretchen McCulloch ...

    Unabridged

    8 hours

    Brought to you by Penguin.THE ACCLAIMED NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER.Because Internet is for anyone who's ever puzzled over how to punctuate a text message or wondered where memes come from. It's the perfect book for understanding how the internet is changing the English language, why that's a good thing, and what our online interactions reveal about who we are.Language is humanity's most spectacular ... Read more

    $24.61 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    First You Write a Sentence.

    The Elements of Reading, Writing … and Life.

    by Joe Moran ...
    Narrated by Roy McMillan ...

    Unabridged

    8 hours 13 min

    Penguin presents the audiobook edition if First You Write a Sentence by Joe Moran, read by Roy McMillan.The sentence is the common ground where every writer walks. A poet writes in sentences, but so does the unsung author who came up with Items trapped in doors cause delays. A good sentence can be written (and read) by anyone if we simply give it the gift of our time, and it is as close as most of ... Read more

    $18.93 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Cultural Amnesia

    Notes in the margin of my time

    by Clive James ...
    Narrated by Clive James ...

    Abridged

    6 hours 17 min

    In this book can be heard the merest edge of an enormous conversation. As they never were in life, we can imagine the speakers all gathered in some vast room, wearing name tags in case they don’t recognize each other (although some recognize each other all too well, and avoid contact). My heroes and heroines are here.An almanac combining a comprehensive survey of modern culture with an annotated ... Read more

    $18.91 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Cultish

    The Language of Fanaticism

    Narrated by Ann Marie Gideon ...

    Unabridged

    8 hours 21 min

    The author of the widely praised Wordslut analyzes the social science of cult influence: how cultish groups from Jonestown and Scientology to SoulCycle and social media gurus use language as the ultimate form of power.What makes “cults” so intriguing and frightening? What makes them powerful? The reason why so many of us binge Manson documentaries by the dozen and fall down rabbit holes ... Read more

    $31.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    How to Argue with a Cat

    A Human's Guide to the Art of Persuasion

    by Jay Heinrichs ...
    Narrated by Jay Heinrichs ...

    Unabridged

    2 hours 25 min

    Penguin presents the audiobook edition of How to Argue with a Cat written and read by Jay Heinrichs.If you can persuade a cat ... you can persuade anyone. This is the essential guide to getting your way.Jay Heinrichs, award-winning author of Thank You for Arguing and advisor to the Pentagon, NASA and Fortune 500 companies, distils a lifetime of negotiating and rhetoric to show you how to win over ... Read more

    $17.04 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Word Perfect

    Etymological Entertainment For Every Day of the Year

    by Susie Dent ...
    Narrated by Susie Dent ...

    Unabridged

    10 hours 59 min

    'Susie Dent is a one-off. She breathes life and fun into words and language' Pam AyresLexicographer and all-round word expert, queen of Countdown's Dictionary Corner for over twenty years; regular columnist for the *Independent,*Radio Times and The Week, Susie Dent is a national treasure. Her warm witty tweets reintroducing us to the words that we all need more in our lives from scurryfunge ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Promise That Changes Everything

    I Won’t Interrupt You

    by Nancy Kline ...
    Narrated by Nancy Kline ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 25 min

    Brought to you by Penguin.How often do you interrupt? How often do people interrupt you? Can you remember the last time someone listened to you all the way through your thinking?In her new book, Nancy Kline, bestselling author of Time To Think, makes this radical proposal: 'I won't Interrupt you' is a promise that changes everything. It deepens relationships, spawns dignity, raises the ... Read more

    $24.61 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    What Kind of Creatures Are We?

    by Noam Chomsky ...
    Narrated by John Pruden ...

    Unabridged

    4 hours 10 min

    Noam Chomsky is widely known and deeply admired for being the founder of modern linguistics, one of the founders of the field of cognitive science, and perhaps the most avidly read political theorist and commentator of our time. In these lectures, he presents a lifetime of philosophical reflection on all three of these areas of research to which he has contributed for over half a century. In clear ... Read more

    $29.94 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Have You Eaten Grandma?

    Narrated by Gyles Brandreth ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 15 min

    Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Have You Eaten Grandma? written and read by Gyles Brandreth.'Best thing ever, laugh-a-lot, spanning everything. Great book, I'm loving this' Chris Evans, BBC Radio 2It can be much harder than it seems; commas, colons, semi-colons and even apostrophes can drive us all mad at times, but it riles no one more than the longest-serving resident of Countdown's ... Read more

    $18.93 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    A Maori Phrase a Day

    by Hemi Kelly ...
    Narrated by Kelly Hemi ...

    Unabridged

    2 hours 28 min

    A Maori Phrase a Day offers a fun and easy entry into the Maori language. Through its 365 phrases, you will learn the following: - Everyday uses - English translations - Factoids - Handy word lists Presenting the most common, relevant and useful phrases today, A Maori Phrase a Day is the perfect way to kickstart your te reo journey! ... Read more

    $25.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Confessions of a Book-Lover (UNABRIDGED)

    Narrated by David Roland ...

    Unabridged

    2 hours 1 min

    I am of the company of book men who read simply for the love of it, confesses E. Walter Walters, in this gently written tome. Walters documents his habit of "book fishing--" seeking and finding quality volumes in the discount binds at his booksellers, and as a connoisseur of wine might match varieties with courses, he matches his books with the contexts in which he reads them--in the garden, in ... Read more

    $7.18 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Rapid Russian, Vol. 2

    Unabridged

    1 hour 8 min

    Earworms MBT is arevolutionary accelerated technique that takes the hard work out of learning anew language. By repeatedly listening to melodies specially composed withrhythmic repetitions of Russian, you will pick up essential words andphrases that will not only be on the tip of your tongue but burned deeply intoyour long-term memory in next to no time.If you like music and want to make rapid ... Read more

    $22.39 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Written in Stone

    A Journey Through the Stone Age and the Origins of Modern Language

    Narrated by Michael Healy ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 22 min

    Half the world's population speaks a language that has evolved from a single, prehistoric mother tongue. First spoken in Stone Age times, on the steppes of central Eurasia 6,500 years ago, this mother tongue spread from the shores of the Black Sea across almost all of Europe and much of Asia. It is the genetic basis of everything we speak and write today-the DNA of language. Written in Stone ... Read more

    $25.44 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Rapid Polish, Vol. 1

    Unabridged

    1 hour 8 min

    Earworms MBT is a revolutionary accelerated technique that takes the hardwork out of learning a new language. By repeatedly listening to melodiesspecially composed with rhythmic repetitions of Polish and English, youwill pick up essential words and phrases that will not only be on the tip ofyour tongue but burned deeply into your long-term memory in next to notime.If you like musicand want to make ... Read more

    $22.39 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Bagels, Bumf, and Buses

    A Day in the Life of the English Language

    by Simon Horobin ...
    Narrated by Shaun Grindell ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 1 min

    Where do our everyday words come from? The bagel you eat for breakfast, the bumf you have to wade through at the office, and the bus that takes you home again: we use these words without thinking about their origins or how their meanings have changed over time. Simon Horobin takes the listener on a journey through a typical day, showing how the words we use to describe routine activities-getting ... Read more

    $29.94 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    How Yiddish Changed America and How America Changed Yiddish

    Narrated by Steven Jay Cohen ...

    Unabridged

    15 hours 41 min

    Is it possible to conceive of the American diet without bagels? Or Star Trek without Mr. Spock? Are the creatures in Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are based on Holocaust survivors? And how has Yiddish, a language without a country, influenced Hollywood? These and other questions are explored in this stunning and rich anthology of the interplay of Yiddish and American culture, edited by ... Read more

    $37.43 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Die Sprachen der Welt

    Ernst Kausen erzählt

    Narrated by Ernst Kausen ...

    Unabridged

    4 hours 27 min

    01 Das Zählen von Sprachen 8:30 02 Sprecherzahlen 4:14 03 Große und kleine Sprachen 6:13 04 Typologische Klassifikation 7:48 05 Genetische Verwandtschaft 7:02 06 Protosprachen 4:21 07 Evolution von Sprachen 6:36 08 Sprachvergleich 5:50 09 Die indogermanische Sprachfamilie 19:50 10 Exkurs: Grimmsche Lautverschiebung 4:12 11 Urheimat und Ausbreitung der Indogermanen 16:10 12 Sonderfall Baskisch 11 ... Read more

    $45.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Around the World in 80 Words

    A Journey through the English Language

    Narrated by Matthew Lloyd Davies ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 22 min

    What makes a place so memorable that it survives forever in a word? In this captivating round-the-world tour, Paul Anthony Jones acts as your guide through the intriguing stories of how eighty places became immortalized in the English language. You'll discover why the origins of turkeys, limericks, Brazil nuts, and Panama hats aren't quite as straightforward as you might presume. If you've never ... Read more

    $29.94 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Musical Aspects Of The Ancient Egyptian Vocalic Language

    Narrated by Susie Hennessy ...

    Unabridged

    2 hours 31 min

    SHORT DESCRIPTIONThis book will show that the fundamentals, structure, formations, grammar, and syntax are exactly the same in music and in the Egyptian alphabetical language. The book will show the musical/tonal/tonic Egyptian alphabetical letters as being derived from the three primary tonal sounds/vowels; the fundamentals of generative phonology; and the nature of the four sound variations of ... Read more

    $9.00 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Don't Believe A Word

    The Surprising Truth About Language

    Narrated by Damian Lynch ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours

    ***'Wonderful. You finish the book more alive than ever to the enduring mystery and miracle of that thing that makes us most human' STEPHEN FRY'Most popular books on language dumb down; Shariatmadari's smartens things up, and is all the more entertaining for it' THE SUNDAY TIMES, a Book of the Year'A meaty, rewarding and necessary read' GUARDIAN'Fascinating and thought-provoking . . . cramme... ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    A Way With Words

    Writing, Rhetoric, and the Art of Persuasion

    by Michael Drout ...
    Narrated by Henry Strozier ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 50 min

    In A Way with Words: Writing, Rhetoric, and the Art of Persuasion, esteemed professor Michael D.C. Drout brings his expertise in literary studies to the subject of rhetoric. From history-altering political speeches to friendly debates at cocktail parties, rhetoric holds the power to change opinions, spark new thoughts, and ultimately change the world. Professor Drout examines the types of rhetoric ... Read more

    $29.94 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    History of English, The

    The Biography of a Language

    Narrated by Christopher R. Fee ...

    Unabridged

    10 hours 16 min

    Named one of America’s best professors by the Princeton Review, Christopher R. Fee invites you to explore your heritage from an unconventional angle: through the origin and development of the English language.Professor Fee is an award-winning professor and medievalist whose expertise spans Old English, Old Norse, and historical linguistics. With flair and gusto, he draws from this well of ... Read more

    $23.95 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Semicolon: How a misunderstood punctuation mark can improve your writing, enrich your reading and even change your life

    Narrated by Pam Ward ...

    Unabridged

    3 hours 47 min

    ‘Fascinating… I loved this book; I really did’ David Crystal, SpectatorA biography of a much misunderstood punctuation mark and a call to arms in favour of clear expression and against stifling grammar rules.Cecelia Watson used to be obsessive about grammar rules. But then she began teaching. And that was when she realized that strict rules aren’t always the best way of teaching people how to make ... Read more

    $22.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Una lengua muy muy larga (A Very Long Tongue)

    Narrated by Ana Laura Santana ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 49 min

    ¿De dónde diablos salió la ñ? ¿Hablaba Lope de Vega japonés? ¿‘Yerno’ viene de ‘infierno’? ¿Qué tienen en común el maestro Yoda y el Marqués de Santillana? ¿Sabías que en la Edad Media se abreviaba mucho + q hoy? Una lengua muy muy larga contiene más de cien historias para leer de un tirón o poco a poco, en orden o en desorden, que constituyen la forma más divertida de acercarse al pasado y ... Read more

    $29.94 AUD or free with audiobook trial