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A. Hawley

A. Hawley PORTLAND, OR USA Member Since 2008
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  • "Worth the price but don't expect ac..."

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    Paul Meier riffs on Received Pronunciation or Standard British English, up and down the scales from Cockney to the King, and demonstrates nuances of class, profession, and fictional style. There are some good tips here about using different variations for historical and fantasy characters.

    It's a fun listen, well worth the low price, and I think frequent re-listening might instill a bit of the rhythm and character of the dialect in an American speaker. But there are no exercises here, nothing to actually guide an actor or storyteller in developing this dialect. Don't mistake this for language training or coaching. It's not. That, you have to pay a lot more for.

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    Accent Your Character - Standard British English: Dialect Training

    • UNABRIDGED (30 mins)
    • By Paul Meier
    • Narrated By Paul Meier
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    Add some kick to your characters with some quick and simple dialect training. Paul Meier has been training actors for over 25 years and now offers his experience to the casual pretender in these entertaining presentations. You will find accent tips, colloquialisms, and charismatic character concepts that will add to your storytelling, roleplaying, or cosplay.

    A. Hawley says: "Worth the price but don't expect actual training"
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  • Easy Pronunciation

    "Great for English students"

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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend this audiobook to anyone who needs to improve their listening and articulation in American English.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Easy Pronunciation?

    As a foreigner, it was very instructive to know how the function words are almost neglected and have no stress in spoken American English. It gave me a different perspective on the rhythm of the language.


    Have you listened to any of the narrator’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    I don't think this question applies here.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a book for intermediate to advanced English students or fluent speakers. They don't provide the corresponding textbook, although they refer to it. I didn't need it, but many students probably would.

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