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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.

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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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    joel 05/04/2017
    joel 05/04/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "setting the standard"

    This is a good starting point on the road to better written English, but some knowledge of gramatic terminology is required.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Bapir 31/03/2016
    Bapir 31/03/2016 Member Since 2017

    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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  • Loki Liesmith
    Elmwood Park, IL, United States
    19/03/12
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    "Great book, bad narration"
    Any additional comments?

    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.

    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • 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
  • 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 Nielsen
    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
  • Joshua
    26/07/17
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    "Helpful book"

    The book was helped me strengthen my understanding of grammar. The narrators voice is a bit dry, but it's still worth the listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Anonymous
    09/07/17
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    "Go to Manual for Writers"

    This audio book is concise and informative, the go to manual for writers wanting to improve their craft. My only concern is the narrator speaks too fast, at times, which makes the information difficult to conceptualize and retain. More simply, the narrator should have focused on clarity and sound explanations, rather than adhere to a time constraint. Overall, this audio book is still a solid listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Nadav
    01/01/17
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    "Good set of rules in book, impossible to listen to"

    Some things that are written, just impossible to understand when listen to. I have read the book several times, and use it as a reference book to write better English. But listen to it is very difficult, it is like listening to a dictionary on double speed. I do not manage to catch much. I would recommend to buy the hardcopy book but listen to something else.

    0 of 0 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

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