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THE ART OF LANGUAGE INVENTION From Horse-Lords to Dark Elves, the Words Behind World-Building

by | Read by David J. Peterson

Contemporary Culture • 9.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2015

The author offers that rare audiobook that is ideally devoured alongside its printed counterpart. Peterson is a creator of constructed languages, or "conlangs," most famously for the TV series "Game of Thrones" and "Defiance." These invented tongues (not to mention many of the natural languages references) would be unreadable on the printed page, but Peterson's remarkable fluency brings them alive in the audio format as he describes his craft. That said, the frequent references to the accompanying PDF make it impossible to enjoy the audio without this document nearby. Your best bet is to pick up the paperback or ebook, pop in your earbuds, and immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of this unique manual. D.B. © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine [Published: FEBRUARY 2016]

Trade Ed. • Penguin Audio • 2015

DD ISBN 9780698411333 $20.00


Library Ed. • Books on Tape • 2015

DD ISBN 9781101925119 $76.00

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