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  • The Speakeasy Guide to Prohibition Era Slang – Extended Edition
  • By: Kevin C. Fitzpatrick
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Release date: 08-03-10
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Audible Studios
  • 3.5 out of 5 stars 3.6 (896 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

After a long night in Atlantic City performing “research” for Boardwalk Empire: The Birth, High Times, and Corruption of Atlantic City, a group of Audible staffers slunk out of a casino thinking they were completely busted. That’s when they hit the jackpot – behind a dusty, old, cobweb-covered moonshine barrel, they discovered a few pages of genuine Prohibition-Era slang, a true relic of one of history’s most storied periods. They turned to Kevin C. Fitzpatrick, President of the Dorothy Parker Society, to authenticate and restore the find. Now, we present to you a treasure trove of flapper secrets, including the origins of words and phrases still used today, if not fondly remembered, like cat’s pajamas, lollygagger, blind date, home wrecker, gadget, and behind the eight ball.
Oliver Wyman reads The Speakeasy Guide and captures the rich atmosphere and enduring cultural influence of the roaring ‘20s. While the anecdote about Audible staffers stumbling out of an anonymous casino might be in doubt, one thing’s for sure – this fun listen is the bee’s knees.
If you watched the video version of this guide on our homepage, note that this is the extended version, with approximately 10 additional minutes of words and phrases to enjoy.
©2010 Kevin C. Fitzpatrick (P)2010 Audible, Inc.
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2 out of 5 stars
By Slim on 04-19-16


it was a okay book to listen to. I wouldn't listen to it again though. not really into interview or whatever type of audio book this is .

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4 out of 5 stars
By Marie on 08-28-12

Short and not bad

Is this worth 1 credit? No. But if you get it for a deal give it a listen because it is only a few minutes long and quite informative as well as entertaining. You'll learn about expressions that are still in use and other forms of slang that aren't used as much.

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