English Language History

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    • By: Bill Bryson
    • Narrated by: William Roberts
    • Length: 18 hrs and 10 mins
    • Release date: 16-01-2006
    • Language: English
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 219 ratings
    • In Made in America, Bryson de-mythologizes his native land....

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    • The Untold Story of English
    • By: John McWhorter
    • Narrated by: John McWhorter
    • Length: 5 hrs and 22 mins
    • Release date: 03-11-2009
    • Language: English
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 37 ratings
    • A survey of the quirks and quandaries of the English language, focusing on our strange and wonderful grammar....

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    • How Bronze-Age Riders from the Eurasian Steppes Shaped the Modern World
    • By: David W. Anthony
    • Narrated by: Tom Perkins
    • Length: 18 hrs and 25 mins
    • Release date: 11-09-2018
    • Language: English
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 24 ratings
    • Roughly half the world's population speaks languages derived from a shared linguistic source known as Proto-Indo-European. But who were the early speakers of this ancient mother tongue, and how did they manage to spread it around the globe? Learn more in this audiobook....

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    • The Story and Science of the Reading Brain
    • By: Maryanne Wolf
    • Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
    • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
    • Release date: 26-08-2008
    • Language: English
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 29 ratings
    • This ambitious and provocative new book offers an impassioned look at reading....

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    • The Story of Humanity's Greatest Invention
    • By: Daniel L. Everett
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
    • Length: 13 hrs and 10 mins
    • Release date: 20-03-2018
    • Language: English
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 7 ratings
    • Mankind has a distinct advantage over other terrestrial species: we talk to one another. But how did we acquire the most advanced form of communication on Earth? Find out more....

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    • A Journey Through the English Language
    • By: Paul Anthony Jones
    • Narrated by: Matthew Lloyd Davies
    • Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
    • Release date: 01-09-2020
    • Language: English
    • 4 out of 5 stars 1 rating
    • Surprising, entertaining, and illuminating, this is a must-listen for armchair travelers and word nerds. Our dictionaries are full of hidden histories, tales, and adventures from all over the world - if you know where to look....

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    • How the Mind Creates Language
    • By: Steven Pinker
    • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
    • Length: 18 hrs and 55 mins
    • Release date: 06-12-2011
    • Language: English
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 61 ratings
    • In this classic, the world’s expert on language and mind lucidly explains everything you always wanted to know about language....

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    • How Humans Evolved Through Fire, Language, Beauty, and Time
    • By: Gaia Vince
    • Narrated by: Gaia Vince
    • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
    • Release date: 21-01-2020
    • Language: English
    • 5 out of 5 stars 2 ratings
    • What enabled us to go from simple stone tools to smartphones? Listeners of Sapiens will say a cognitive revolution caused a cultural explosion. In Transcendence, Gaia Vince argues that we are the product of a nuanced coevolution of our genes, environment, and culture....

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    • By: A. C. Grayling
    • Narrated by: Neil Gardner
    • Length: 28 hrs and 6 mins
    • Release date: 20-06-2019
    • Language: English
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 41 ratings
    • The story of philosophy is an epic tale: an exploration of the ideas, views and teachings of some of the most creative minds known to humanity....

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    • Modern Adventures in Nineteenth-Century Culture, Cooking, Fashion, and Technology
    • By: Sarah A. Chrisman
    • Narrated by: Laural Merlington
    • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
    • Release date: 24-11-2015
    • Language: English
    • 3 out of 5 stars 5 ratings
    • We all know that the best way to study a foreign language is to go to a country where it's spoken, but can the same immersion method be applied to history? Find out....

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    • The Siege of Dien Bien Phu
    • By: Kevin Boylan, Luc Olivier
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
    • Release date: 12-02-2019
    • Language: English
    • 4 out of 5 stars 2 ratings
    • Struggling to reassert control over their Indochinese colonies after WW II, the French established a huge air-land base in Dien Bien Phu. But when the opposing VPA began massing its forces against the base in 1953, French commanders seized the chance to draw their enemy into a battle....

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    • Palestine, Israel, and the Search for Justice
    • By: Raja Shehadeh
    • Narrated by: Peter Ganim
    • Length: 3 hrs and 56 mins
    • Release date: 18-12-2015
    • Language: English
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    • When conflicts become entrenched over generations, the language of war infiltrates everyday life, concealing destruction and hardening positions. Nowhere is this truer than in the Middle East....

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    • By: Scotty Morrison
    • Narrated by: Scotty Morrison
    • Length: 5 hrs and 9 mins
    • Release date: 17-04-2024
    • Language: English
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    • This audiobook is your guide to using te reo Māori in everyday situations, from introductions to conversations, online and in person.

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    • What You Need to Know to Be Smarter, Safer, Wealthier, and Wiser
    • By: Guy P. Harrison
    • Narrated by: Walter Dixon
    • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
    • Release date: 18-02-2016
    • Language: English
    • 3 out of 5 stars 1 rating
    • By explaining how the human brain works and outing its most irrational processes, this book provides the thinking tools that will help you make better decisions....

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    • The True Adventures of Henry Opukahaia, the Hawaiian Boy Who Changed History
    • By: Susan C. Riford
    • Narrated by: Suzanne Ford
    • Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
    • Release date: 09-03-2021
    • Language: English
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    • High on a cliff in Hawaii in 1807, an irrepressibly curious native boy dives into the sea and swims to an American merchant ship anchored offshore, embarking on an extraordinary adventure that will change history....

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    • The Rise and Fall of the World's First Empire
    • By: Eckart Frahm
    • Narrated by: Matthew Lloyd Davies
    • Length: 15 hrs and 3 mins
    • Release date: 20-07-2023
    • Language: English
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    • At its height in 660 BCE, the kingdom of Assyria stretched from the Mediterranean Sea to the Persian Gulf. It was the first empire the world had ever seen. Here, historian Eckart Frahm tells the epic story of Assyria and its formative role in global history....

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    • Bill W.'s Grapevine Writings
    • By: Bill W.
    • Narrated by: AA Grapevine
    • Length: 17 hrs and 40 mins
    • Release date: 24-06-2023
    • Language: English
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    • Listeners will find Bill’s initial inspirations for what became the Twelve Traditions, his battles with chronic depression and spiritual pride, memories of an all-night drinking spree, and a vivid description of how he came to organize the Twelve Steps....

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    • Mary, Queen of Scots and the Language of Power
    • By: Clare Hunter
    • Narrated by: Siobhan Redmond
    • Length: 14 hrs and 9 mins
    • Release date: 17-03-2022
    • Language: English
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    • At her execution Mary, Queen of Scots wore red. Widely known as the colour of strength and passion, it was in fact worn by Mary as the Catholic symbol of martyrdom....

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