This book is very good in learning new words and improving vocabulary. It is exactly the book I was looking to listen while driving in my car. The book would have been excellent if the narrator spelled the words before defining them. Some words I couldn't find the difference in the pronunciation. For instance, obtuse and abstruse. I am able to identify the words from the document provided in the CD. So, 4 stars....
Included so many words that you would never have the opportunity to use in a day to day environment. You would be better searching for related words that you use ever day than trying to work these crazy words into your vocabulary.
Not fun, but definatly serves it's purpose. Excellent for expanding vocabulary if you have the attention span.
I've used books on tape for learning vocabulary before and I thought Dynamic Vocabulary was pretty good. Sure there were many words I already knew, but there seemed to be just as many that I wasn't sure about or didn't know at all. I wasn't crazy about the CHEESE-Y acting job from all three narrators, but that didn't affect the learning process for me. I recommend this book to anyone. If you're trying to learn vocabulary for your SATS, I'd recommend buying this so that you can keep it indefinately. Otherwise, it's an easy way to brush up on new words.
I would describe this audio book as "at best boring" and "at worst completely annoying." Admittedly, I did not get an 800 on the verbal portion of the SAT, nor do I consider myself a genius, but the "dynamic" words in this book are known and used by the average tenth grader. Don't waste your time and if you do . . . remember I told you so.
I guess this may do what it is supposed to, but not great for long car rides. I would prefer to read the dictionary.
Not good for driving. Probably would have given it a better rating if I had listened to it sitting at desk and was able to write the words down and try to use them possibly one section at a time..
An average book. Nothing spectacular. Gets boring at times.
If you have a real pitiful vocabulary ... ok, maybe ... but I sent it back w.o listening to the entire book. Mary
Peter Funk is a world-renowned linguist of Funk & Wagnall's fame and author of the popular Reader's Digest feature, "It Pays to Enrich Your Word Power."
"From the Cassette edition."