The Glamour of Grammar: A Guide to the Magic and Mystery of Practical English

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Roy Peter Clark

Narrated By: Roy Peter Clark

Publisher: Gildan Media

Date: September 2010

Duration: 8 hours 53 minutes


Roy Peter Clark is one of the most influential writing teachers in the U.S. His book, Writing Tools, has 65,000 copies in print and his podcasts have been downloaded from iTunes over 1 million times. Now he's returning to the roots of the English language with THE GLAMOUR OF GRAMMAR. This is an enchanting and entertaining approach to essential grammar. Early in the history of English, the words "grammar" and "glamour" meant the same thing: the power to charm. Roy Peter Clark, author of Writing Tools, aims to put the glamour back in grammar with this fun, engaging alternative to stuffy instructionals. In this practical guide, listeners will learn everything from the different parts of speech to why effective writers prefer concrete nouns and active verbs. THE GLAMOUR OF GRAMMAR gives listeners all the tools they need to "live inside the language"--to take advantage of grammar to perfect their use of English, to instill meaning, and to charm through their writing. With this indispensable audio book, listeners will come to see just how glamorous grammar can be.


  • Quinn K.

    I found this book to be very creative and for the niche audience a gem. That being said, I feel this would be a better book to read than listen to because it’s dealing with grammar and there were times where I wanted to review passages, sentence and see punctuation on a page to garner the effect (especially during parts where the author gave tips about usuage).