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THE GIFT OF THE GAB How Eloquence Works

by | Read by Derek Perkins

Contemporary Culture • 6.25 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2017

Narrator Derek Perkins is a wonderful choice for this work on the art of eloquence by renowned language expert David Crystal. Crystal defines the core elements of eloquence, and Perkins employs his steady British-accented delivery to great effect in demonstrating the various components of this art, such as pacing, pitch, and patterns of word distribution. As models of eloquence, the author includes speeches by Barack Obama as well as Martin Luther King, Jr., read commendably by Perkins. In a work about eloquence, a skilled narrator is of the utmost importance, and Perkins excels in modeling the qualities of eloquence set forth by Crystal. S.E.G. © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine [Published: MAY 2018]

Trade Ed. • Tantor Media • 2018

CD ISBN 9781541419919 $34.99 • Six CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 9781541469914 $24.99 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN $15.99

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