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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Paul Doiron, Charles Harrington Elster Narrator: John Bedford Lloyd, Charles Harrington Elster Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged edition Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2014 ISBN: 9781427258281
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Word Workout is a practical book for building vocabulary—a graduated program featuring thousands of words that begins with those known by most college graduates and ascends to words known only by the most educated, intelligent, and well-read adults. This workout is a comprehensive program, chock-full of information about synonyms, antonyms, and word origins, and replete with advice on proper usage and pronunciation. There are also creative review quizzes at each step of the way to measure your progress and reinforce learning. Unlike other vocabulary books, Word Workout provides a complete learning experience with clear explanations and surefire methods to retain new knowledge. Far more than a cram session for a standardized test, this book is designed as a lifetime vocabulary builder, featuring words used by the top tier of literate Americans, laid out in ten accessible chapters designed for anyone who is looking for some serious verbal exercise.

From “avowal” to “proselytize,” from “demagogue” to “mendicant,” Charles Harrington Elster has carefully picked the words you need to know, and given you an easy, fast, and fail-safe way to learn and remember them.

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About the Author
Author Paul DoironA native of Maine, bestselling author PAUL DOIRON attended Yale University, where he graduated with a degree in English, and he holds an MFA in creative writing from Emerson College. The Poacher's Son won the Barry award, the Strand award for best first novel and has been nominated for the Edgar, Anthony and Macavity awards in the same category. He lives on a trout stream in coastal Maine with his wife, Kristen Lindquist.
About the Narrators

John Bedford Lloyd, a graduate of the Yale School of Drama, has appeared in many major motion pictures, including The Bourne Supremacy, Crossing Delancey, The Abyss, The Manchurian Candidate, and Philadelphia. His television credits include Suits, Pan Am, Law & Order, Spin City, and The West Wing. A critically acclaimed audiobook narrator and winner of the Edgar Allen Poe Award, his voice work includes reading for such authors as Michael Crichton, Nicholas Sparks, Paul Doiron, and Atul Gawande, among others.

Charles Harrington Elster is a writer, broadcaster, and logophile—a lover of words. He is the author and narrator of the audio vocabulary-building program Verbal Advantage and the book by the same name. His other books include Tooth and Nail and Test of Time, vocabulary-building novels for high school students preparing to take the college entrance exams; There’s a Word for It, a lighthearted look at unusual—and unusually useful—words; and The Big Book of Beastly Mispronunciations, among others. Charlie was born in New York City in 1957 and earned his BA cum laude from Yale in 1981. He lives in San Diego with his wife and two daughters.