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ALPHABET JUICE The Energies, Gists, and Spirits of Letters, Words, and Combinations Thereof; Their Roots, Bones, Innards, Piths, Pips, and Secret Parts, Tinctures, Tonics, and Essences; with Examples of Their Usage Foul and Savory

by | Read by Roy Blount, Jr.

Contemporary Culture • 5 hrs. • Abridged • © 2008

Roy Blount, Jr., may lament that he's never been cited in a dictionary, but that doesn't mean he doesn't know a lot about words. As he shares that knowledge, Blount, who's on the American Heritage Dictionary Usage Panel, revels in wordplay and alliteration as he demonstrates his joy at the sounds of language. His Georgia roots still present in his voice, Blount reads his book with a quick drawl as he jumps from topic to topic. It may be in alphabetical order, but there's willful disorder to Blount's collection of news items, anecdotes, explanations of origins of words, and opinions. Listeners are sure to be entertained and could even learn something while having a chuckle. J.A.S. © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine [Published: OCTOBER 2008]

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Trade Ed. • Macmillan Audio • 2008

CD ISBN 978-1-4272-0493-6 $24.95 • Four CDs

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