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Reading the OED - One Man, One Year, 21,730 Pages

Ammon Shea

"I'm reading the OED so you don't have to. If you are interested in vocabulary that is both spectacularly useful and beautifully useless, read on..." So reports Ammon Shea, the tireless, word-obsessed, and more than slightly masochistic author of Reading the OED. The word lover's Mount Everest, the OED has enthralled logophiles since its initial publication 80 years ago. Weighing in at 137 pounds, it is the dictionary to end all dictionaries. In 26 chapters filled with sharp wit, sheer delight, and a documentarian's keen eye, Shea shares his year inside the OED, delivering a hair-pulling, eye-crossing account of reading every word, and revealing the most obscure, hilarious, and wonderful gems he discovers along the way.

"I'm reading the OED so you don't have to. If you are interested in vocabulary that is both spectacularly useful and beautifully useless, read on..." So reports Ammon Shea, the tireless, word-obsessed, and more than slightly masochistic author of Reading the OED. The word lover's Mount Everest, the OED has enthralled logophiles since its initial publication 80 years ago. Weighing in at 137 pounds, it is the dictionary to end all dictionaries. In 26 chapters filled with sharp wit, sheer delight, and a documentarian's keen eye, Shea shares his year inside the OED, delivering a hair-pulling, eye-crossing account of reading every word, and revealing the most obscure, hilarious, and wonderful gems he discovers along the way.
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"I'm reading the OED so you don't have to. If you are interested in vocabulary that is both spectacularly useful and beautifully useless, read on..." So reports Ammon Shea, the tireless, word-obsessed, and more than slightly masochistic author of Reading the OED. The word lover's Mount Everest, the OED has enthralled logophiles since its initial publication 80 years ago. Weighing in at 137 pounds, it is the dictionary to end all dictionaries. In 26 chapters filled with sharp wit, sheer delight, and a documentarian's keen eye, Shea shares his year inside the OED, delivering a hair-pulling, eye-crossing account of reading every word, and revealing the most obscure, hilarious, and wonderful gems he discovers along the way.

Language:

English

Narrators:

William Dufris

Length:

5h 10m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

10:37


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

07:22


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

06:00


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:01


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:16


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:11


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:28


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:56


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

08:08


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:35


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:46


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

08:12


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:40


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:42


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:56


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:27


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:14


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:32


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:12


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:14


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

08:49


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:08


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:48


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

08:05


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:47


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

08:33


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

09:42


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

09:06


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:10


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:29


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

09:21


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:36


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:28


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:47


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

10:17


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

08:01


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:43


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:46


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:52


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:20


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

03:01


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:42


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

09:10