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The Elements of Style: 60 Minutes to Better Writing & Grammar Audiobook

The Elements of Style: 60 Minutes to Better Writing & Grammar

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Publisher's Summary

What you need to know about grammar and writing as taught widely in colleges, high schools, and grammar schools wherever American English is spoken!

William Strunk, Professor at Cornell, wrote his famous Little Book on good grammar and writing to simplify the subject for students far and wide. His famous motto was, "Omit needless words." This unabridged version follows this motto and can be listened to in just 60 minutes!

Minor edits have been made to conform to modern usage such as using gender neutral words as opposed to just "he" or "him," adapting to modern spelling usage, and similar small things which might be a distraction for a modern listener.

Sharpen your writing, clarify your thoughts, improve your grades, and get promoted with the help of The Elements of Style.

© & (P)2008 Simply Magazine Inc.

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    Gary Bristol, United Kingdom 06/03/2013
    Gary Bristol, United Kingdom 06/03/2013 Member Since 2016

    Lives in Bristol, works in Reading; Product Manager by day, keen cyclist at all other times. Season ticket holder at Bristol RFC.

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    "Short, Sharp and to the Point"

    At just over an hour, I've thought to made this a regular read every quarter. Think I got to this later than most, wish I'd picked this up years ago.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Mohammed 31/03/2016
    Mohammed 31/03/2016 Member Since 2015

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Excellent"

    I listened to it once, and I want to listen to it many more times! It is a joy to reflect, to learn, and to improve your style. I recommend it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • CaseyLClark
    United States
    16/05/12
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    "A must have for writers."

    If you're a writer, and you want a no nonsense brush up on the bare bones of the tools you need, get this book.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Loki Liesmith
    Elmwood Park, IL, United States
    19/03/12
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    "Great book, bad narration"
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    The material here is great - a must for anyone who wants to write well.

    The narrator, though, is far too dry, he mispronounces words, and he entirely fails to make the language engaging.

    A book this fundamental to modern English prose deserves better narration.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Lazaro
    cutler bay, FL, United States
    25/10/11
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    "Great help!"

    Listened to it in preparation for college English. Liked it very much. Deaver Brown does an excellent job of narrating.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Oliver
    Copenhagen
    07/07/15
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    "Valuble? Perhaps"

    Will recommend getting the written version instead. The narrator, while his voice is good, reads it way too fast. No pauses to make it clear when he is shifting from reading an example passage, etc. It's impossible for me to follow.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Erica Smith
    South Carolina
    26/08/13
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    "Clear Instruction and Good Narrator"
    If you could sum up The Elements of Style: 60 Minutes to Better Writing & Grammar in three words, what would they be?

    The narrator is very professional and clear. He keeps the lecture at a good pace but it is somewhat difficult to listen to without a book. I suggest listening to this audio to brush up on your grammar only if you are already familiar with and are a fan of the original Strunk and White.


    Any additional comments?

    This audio is worth the price. I'm glad I bought it although it takes a lot of concentration if you are behind on your grammar skills. This is not for the novice. I would not suggest it to my students.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Midwest Andy
    21/04/16
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    "Terrible Narration, good material"
    What disappointed you about The Elements of Style: 60 Minutes to Better Writing & Grammar?

    The narration is beyond bad


    Would you be willing to try another book from William Strunk? Why or why not?

    Yes, the content is valuable


    Would you be willing to try another one of uncredited’s performances?

    No No NO


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    disappointment


    Any additional comments?

    The narrator had little understanding of grammar, mispronounced terms, halted as if unclear what the sentence he just read meant, it was just terrible.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    18/02/16
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    "Better to read the book"
    Would you try another book from William Strunk and/or uncredited?

    I bought this book wanting to improve my writing skills. I quickly realized that for me it's better to read the book than listening to the audio version. I'm a visual learner, so in this case, audio doesn't work.


    Has The Elements of Style: 60 Minutes to Better Writing & Grammar turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Not completely...I think I'd learn more from the physical book as opposed to the audio


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    The content of the book was good. Wish I could have purchased the kindle version.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ernest Kiwele
    Midrand, South Africa
    30/10/15
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    "A well written and well narrated concise book"
    What did you love best about The Elements of Style: 60 Minutes to Better Writing & Grammar?

    The book is concise and the author focused on what matters most.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The narrator


    What about uncredited’s performance did you like?

    In spite of a few, sparse hiccups, the performance is next to perfect.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    The author had a clear idea and plan before starting to write; the book is consequently terse and free of extraneous sections.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jay Quintana
    24/10/15
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    "Better to read than to listen to, especially..."

    ... when the narration's not smooth. The reader's words don't always come out smoothly. I got the sense the production couldn't be bothered to do more than one take. The information's good, though. I think anyone who applies the lessons here will write with greater economy, clarity, and persuasiveness.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Virginia
    California
    17/06/15
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    "Oh, gawd, so horribly boring"
    Would you try another book from William Strunk and/or uncredited?

    I would rather die than have to listen to any more of this book. There are so many other better books on the same subject that make it interesting.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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