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    • Every Word Is a Bird We Teach to Sing

    • Encounters with the Mysteries & Meanings of Language
    • By: Daniel Tammet
    • Narrated by: Daniel Tammet
    • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    A mind-expanding, deeply humane tour of language(s) - and those who speak, study and invent them - by the best-selling author of Born on a Blue Day and Thinking in Numbers. Is vocabulary destiny? Why do clocks 'talk' to the Nahua people of Mexico? Will AI researchers ever produce true human-machine dialogue? In this mesmerizing collection of essays, Daniel Tammet answers these and many other questions about the intricacy and profound power of language.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I had to read it twice.

    • By Mr. James Emmans on 18-08-18

    Regular price: £24.99

    • Born on a Blue Day

    • A Memoir of Asperger's and an Extraordinary Mind
    • By: Daniel Tammet
    • Narrated by: Daniel Tammet
    • Length: 2 hrs and 57 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20

    Daniel Tammet can perform extraordinary maths in his head, sees numbers as shapes, colours, textures, and motions, and can learn to speak a language fluently from scratch in three days. He also has a compulsive need for order and routine. He eats exactly 45 grams of porridge for breakfast and cannot leave the house without counting the number of items of clothing he's wearing. If he gets stressed or unhappy, he closes his eyes and counts. But in some ways, Daniel is not all like the Rain Man.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I am diagnosed with Aspergers too

    • By Mark on 12-01-16

    Regular price: £10.49

    • Thinking in Numbers

    • By: Daniel Tammet
    • Narrated by: Daniel Tammet
    • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    This is the book that Daniel Tammet, best-selling author and mathematical savant, was born to write. In Tammet's world, numbers are beautiful and mathematics illuminates our lives and minds. Using anecdotes and everyday examples, Tammet allows us to share his unique insights and delight in the way numbers, fractions and equations underpin all our lives.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting, mind-broadening

    • By Amazon Customer on 07-04-13

    Regular price: £18.99