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What members say
- john johnson
the best out there
What did you love best about Verbal Advantage Advanced Edition, Sections 6-10?
What other book might you compare Verbal Advantage Advanced Edition, Sections 6-10 to and why?
My first audiobook purchase on Audible was 1500 Words for a Complete Vocabulary: Core Words #3. That audiobook is atrocious. On the other hand, Verbal Advantage is the best vocabulary product out there, bar none.
Which scene was your favorite?
What did you learn from Verbal Advantage Advanced Edition, Sections 6-10 that you would use in your daily life?
words, words, words
Any additional comments?
These are the same comments from my review of section one.
I first came across Verbal Advantage in 2003 or 2004, at a Borders bookstore. Prior to that, I owned two vocabulary building books: Get Wise Mastering Vocabulary Skills, a humorous take, and Word Power Made Easy, a gift from a high school teacher (it was used as a part of our SAT preparation course). Get Wise opened my mind, Word Power expanded it, and Verbal Advantage filled it up. I knew that the book was based on the audio program because it said so on the cover.
But back in 2003 or 2004 I was a high school senior with no money, so I could not afford the audio version. And when I came across this audio program here on Audible, I knew had to have it. As an Audible member I only had to use 2 credits to purchase both sections. The complete program of Verbal Advantage on the website of self-same name with dotcom suffix costs $164.95. Buying from Audible is a wise decision, member or not.
And if you buy Verbal Advantage, you may as well get Word Workout: Building a Muscular Vocabulary in 10 Easy Steps, from the same author. And Word Workout is not split in half.
If you are of two minds, and are vacillating between buying or not, I have two words for you: Buy it! If you are reading this review: Buy it! Verbal Advantage is the best vocabulary building program out there. And Word Workout is a perfect complement. These two programs will help you build a strong foundation of vocabulary upon which you can build a mansion of word knowledge. You know you want to build a mansion! Or at least I do. Maybe you want a bungalow or a beach house or a humble cottage in the woods. I for one want a mansion. Because a mansion of words is the only mansion most of us will ever be able to build.
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- Tom Dolan
EDUCATIONAL, ENTERTAINING, ENGROSSING, ETC.
Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
Yes. Fun, time-efficient way to get a better grip on important words.
What was one of the most memorable moments of Verbal Advantage Advanced Edition, Sections 6-10?
Humorous instructions and pontifications were salted and peppered with recently-reviewed vocabulary words. An effective mnemonic device! See?
Have you listened to any of Charles Harrington Elster’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
Yes. All his performances are excellent. Perfectly clear.
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
Five stars all the way around, except re: usage. Mr. Elster's elitist, schoolmarmish refusal to allow the English language to lead its own life, in its own way, on the tongues of its speakers, is snooty, snobby, constrictive, constipated, and contrary to the realities of experience. Listening to Mr. Elster nay-saying the free speech of a free people is nauseating. Reminds me of Xerxes punishing the ocean by going down to the beach and whipping the waves into submission. Better to let the waves come in and the words come out.
1 person found this helpful
- Anya Lundeberg
Sexist but otherwise great way to learn words
Sexist! Great series, but in Chapter 222 Elster goes off on his assistant's "pulchritude" (what does it matter what she looks like) "melodic voice" and "cheeky" delivery of her suggestion (as always) to review if you missed more than eight words. Can you imagine if Elster had said this about a man (male voice)? He would have come across as gay. There's no discussion of Elster's physical appearance. Stuck to the script, the assistant cannot fight back. Please be aware of implicit sexism when you're listening to this or other seemingly benign, educational audiobooks. Nevertheless, I give this series five stars, although unless you're getting it for free, it's probably overpriced.