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  • Building Great Sentences: Exploring the Writer's Craft

  • By: Brooks Landon, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Brooks Landon
  • Length: 12 hrs and 25 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
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    5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17

Why do some lengthy sentences flow effortlessly while others stumble along? Why are you captivated by the writing of particular authors? How can you craft sentences that reflect your unique outlook on the world? This lively, 24-lecture course introduces you to the myriad ways in which we think about, talk about, and write sentences. Reviving the sentence-oriented approach to studying writing, Professor Landon provides a greater context for what makes sentences great - and how you can apply these methods to your own writing.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • learnt a lot

  • By Anonymous User on 15-09-2018

learnt a lot

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Reviewed: 15-09-2018

as a primary school teacher it was very informative. it was quite high level, but I found some key takeaway points I can use to improve my teaching.

  • The Art of Public Speaking: Lessons from the Greatest Speeches in History

  • By: John R. Hale, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: John R. Hale
  • Length: 6 hrs and 15 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24

Being a great public speaker can put you on the pathway to success, whether you're looking to teach, inform, persuade, or defend an idea. Yet many of us live in fear of public speaking. As you'll learn in these 12 invaluable lectures, all it takes is confidence, practice, and the knowledge of techniques and strategies used by history's greatest public speakers. Whether you want to finally become the confident public speaker you've always wanted to be or are just looking for fresh advice on how to strengthen your skills, this inspiring course is packed with practical advice.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent speech training

  • By Bradley on 06-11-2018

good, nice and easy to listen to.

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Reviewed: 16-06-2018

i will listen to it again. he sets a good example of how to speak.

  • Treasure Island

  • By: Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Narrated by: Timothy West
  • Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 12
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    5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12

First conceived during a rainy summer holiday in the Highlands of Scotland in an attempt to amuse his stepson, Treasure Island began with the map. Young Lloyd Osbourne had drawn a crude version of an island, and Stevenson, looking over the boy's shoulder, began to elaborate, christening various curves and smudges the famed names of Skeleton Island and Spyglass Hill and finally adding the three red crosses marking the buried treasure.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best Narration

  • By Haidyn on 30-08-2018

fantastic

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Reviewed: 30-11-2017

Timothy West is an excellent speaker and it's a great story for the whole class.