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Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
Yes, definitely. This is an audio product, and learning is effortless: just listen.
What other book might you compare Verbal Advantage Success Edition, Sections 1-5 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.
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Any additional comments?
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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Great vocabulary learning material with tons of useful references to synonyms and antonyms delivered with a pleasant touch of humor.
Though the author / speaker puts in quite a bit of his opinions about many different things, it's not preachy at all, and you can tell the author's love of language from his tone and care he takes in selecting words put in the material.
Listening to this is both pleasure and edification at the same time. And considering the amount of information contained, it's a great value in my book.
The same applies to the following Sections 6-10.
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