Trade Ed. Tantor Media 2007
CD ISBN 978-1-4001-0524-3 $24.99 Five CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 978-1-4001-5524-8 $19.99 One MP3-CDs
DD ISBN $13.99
Library Ed. Tantor Media 2007
CD ISBN 978-1-4001-3524-0 $49.99 Five CDs
Anyone who thinks Latin is a dead language hasn't heard this audiobook about the contemporary uses of the language. The text runs the gamut from why the Super Bowl uses Roman numerals each year to the meanings of the Latin tattoos on Brad Pitt's body. Stephen Hoye maximizes the author's sense of humor with just the right timing in his delivery and just the right nuance in his voice, especially when the author is kidding. Although we'll never know if he's pronouncing the Latin correctly, Hoye's convincing renditions make the phrases sound fluent. The author mixes painful grammar lessons with examples of the remnants the Romans left in our lives to create a comical primer. One can hardly tell the clever narrator has his tongue in cheek the whole time. J.A.H. © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine [Published: FEB/ MAR 08]
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