No, because for almost one hour and forty-five minutes I heard the Introduction etc.. The introduction is on the FREE Unit 1 as well. So why waste our money and time by putting it on the paid version. Why would we listen to it again, After (trying) to listen to the Free version?? In other words, it being on there was a waste of time, when they could have given us more newer words to learn. Another thing is in the Free Unit 1 version, they teach you simple sentences. About 5. Then in the paid version they teach the same 5 sentences & introduction for the 1st one hour and forty-five minutes. When they know probably most people would have listened to the Free version 1st. So in the beginning of Lesson 2, they start with reviewing those 5 sentences again for awhile! Don't they think that after teaching and us memorizing 5 sentences for One Hour, that we would know the sentences by now?? The magic of Audio is we can Rewind and Forward the audio to rehearse on our own. So the authors could have moved on and taught us some more words. So in reality, if I remember correctly I have only 1 hour left to listen to them teaching me other words. If they teach you about 5 sentences in 1 hour, then how many more words are they going to you in the next One hour.
I was learning a Language.
Please read the 1st question.
Not likely it would be made into a movie.
It has a very good concept but you learn too few words in the time they give you. With Rewind and Forward buttons we could go over the words in our own time.
In several years as a listener, I've never taken time to review a book, but this one deserves to be recommended. I've studied Italian for several years as a hobby, and this is the best resource I've seen to get you to actually practice. The rhythm motivates you to speak along with the teacher. I don't know if it would be as useful to someone with no basic knowledge of the language, but it is excellent for practical usage once you've got the basics. Most audios do not motivate you to speak out loud back to them, which is really the only way to get good at it. I've listened to it over and over, as well as Volume 2 which is also excellent.