Yes - I bought these CDs from Amazon and have been extremely happy with this purchase. Use it in my car and listen while driving. Am now more comfortable talking in Spanish or ordering in restaurants than I have ever been. I'd been trying to learn from books and Rosetta Stone, but none gave me the confidence to speak in Spanish like these tapes have.
Mark Frobose and the native speakers are all favorite characters of mine. They do a great job of keeping the tempo upbeat and me motivated. The "listen and repeat" exercises are simple and practical – they are not only helping me speak and pronounce correctly but have also increased my response time to answer in Spanish tremendously. There is a nice pace throughout and repetitive nature of the exercises makes it easy to recall and improve.
I have not listed to any of Mark Frobose's other tapes ..but now that I have listened to Part 1, I am looking forward to Part II of the series
I guess the biggest "aha" moment for me when I Mark broke up Spanish into simple usable high frequency phrases that I could begin to use immediately. This happened from the first CD itself.
If I had known these CD’s would help me so much, I'd have bought the set sooner. Thank you Mark - you are a great teacher and hopefully you will make more such audio books..as you are doing a great service helping adults like me learn new languages.
I honestly did not know what to expect when I bought this book. We have a Spanish speaking maid (from Guatemala) and two kids and I was having a really hard time giving her instructions or understanding what she was saying.
I searched for a Spanish book for homemakers on Amazon and stumbled upon this book. It's offered both as kindle and as audio book and I thought audio made more sense for me, as I can listen to it while working in the kitchen.
So I thought I'd buy this book and give it try.
Frankly, I'm blown away!! I never thought learning Spanish could be so easy!
After just one half hour into the course, I was already talking in Spanish and the maid seemed to understand everything I was saying.
It took longer for me to understand what the maid was saying, because she obviously uses a larger vocabulary, but as I progress more thru the course, I'm starting to understand more and more.
The course does not put too much emphasis on sounding like a native, only as far as is needed to be understood.
The best part is how each word is introduced in a way that makes it easy to remember.