The Story of Human Language - John H. McWhorter I love linguistics and I like John McWhorter (highly recommended: The Power of Babel: A Natural History of Language) so this audio-book series from one of those "teaching courses" fitted my needs exactly - to wit, something to listen to on the way to and from work.

The first 12 lectures (the first volume) cover familiar ground but McWhorter is engaging and it's endlessly fascinating stuff. I have yet to listen to the 2nd and 3rd volumes but I look forward to it.