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4.07 out of 54.07 out of 54.07 out of 54.07 out of 54.07 out of 5 4.07 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Melvyn Bragg Narrator: Robert Powell Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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This is the remarkable story of the English language; from its beginnings as a minor guttural Germanic dialect to its position today as a truly established global language. The Adventure of English is not only an enthralling story of power, religion, and trade, but also the story of people, and how their lives continue to change the extraordinary language that is English. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Annie | 5/4/2011

    " This was a great read! I'm very glad that I listened to this in audio book format, as I'm certain that hearing the words pronounced by the very skilled narrator enhanced my enjoyment! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Danita | 3/27/2011

    " Enjoyed it! Recommend for anyone interested in knowing what English is all about. You'll be surprised. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Dallas | 3/12/2011

    " This review refers to the Audible edition. The early part of this book moves quickly and the reader's ability to pronounce the early examples makes it fascinating. The book is interesting,but drags during the seemingly endless lists of words used in the last few chapters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Robin | 3/3/2011

    " A fascinating read. So much history in our mutt of a language. Its capacity to acquire from and influence other languages. "

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