Word Smart, Genius Edition

  • by Julian Fleisher, Michael Freedman
  • Narrated by Julian Fleisher, Michael Freedman
  • 4 hrs and 46 mins
  • Original recording Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Do you have a proclivity for using sesquipedalian words? Has your prose become ossified because you haven't augmented your vocabulary lately? Here's the perfect, pedagogical solution. Word Smart, Genius Edition teaches more than 150 of the most captivating and challenging words in the English language.Perfect for professionals, college students, wordmongers, crossword puzzle devotees, and just plain show-offs, Word Smart, Genius Edition informs and instructs in a uniquely entertaining way. And because this is an audio program, you won't have to wonder about correct pronunciation or embarrass yourself when you try to impress others with your growing linguistic mastery.This program features concise, accurate definitions; great examples and stories that teach words in context; and mnemonics to make it all stick.

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What the Critics Say

"An engaging, supportive means of instruction...this lively production has broad appeal. The Princeton Review's overall approach is refreshing." (Publishers Weekly)

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Great way to increase vocabulary

Although many of these words won't be used in daily conversation, the definitions of these words has been helpful in listening to or reading books, as I have come across many of these words in various books. (Did the authors of those books listen to this book?) The conversational style is just superfluous at times but overall the readers do a great job at reinforcing the definitions. I was able to remember definitions upon hearing the words months after listening to this book.
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- Diana

Entertaining way to build your vocabulary.

The system they've got for stamping the words on your brain is effective- I learned more than a couple five dollar words that I'm sure I'll never forget. The banter between the hosts is funny, albeit sometimes a bit tiring. One glaring problem, I think, is that they never spell the words they're imparting. On some of the words, it's unclear exactly what the words looks like- "be" or "de", for example- and just a quick spelling would have been extremely helpful. Overall, though, a fun way to learn a thing or two.
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- Jason R.

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-05-2002
  • Publisher: The Princeton Review