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Andy

Andy Westport, CT, United States Member Since 2002
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  • "delightfully entertaining"

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    A high energy narration combined with interesting factoids about provenance and usage of letters and words, made for a very entertaining listening experience.

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    Alphabetical: How Every Letter Tells a Story

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Michael Rosen
    • Narrated By Michael Rosen
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    From minding your Ps and Qs to wondering why X should mark the spot, Alphabetical is a book for everyone who loves words and language. Whether it's how letters are arranged on keyboards or Viking runes, textspeak or zip codes, this book will change the way you think about letters forever. How on earth did we fix upon our 26 letters? What do they really mean? And how did we come to write them down in the first place? Michael Rosen takes you on an unforgettable adventure through the history of the alphabet in 26 vivid chapters, fizzing with personal anecdotes and fascinating facts.

    Andy says: "delightfully entertaining"
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  • Bite-Sized Mandarin Chinese in Ten Minutes a Day

    "Very useful and impressive learning experience!"

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    Would you listen to Bite-Sized Mandarin Chinese in Ten Minutes a Day again? Why?

    Yes of-course, I would listen to bite-sized mandarin Chinese because, It helped me a lot to learn and improve my long term desire of learning a mandarin Chinese.

    I got a lot of business requirements, where I need to understand and speak Chinese. I had to leave major opportunities before learning Chinese through bite-sized mandarin Chinese, but now it will not happen in future because I am very confident about speaking and understanding Chinese.


    What did you like best about this story?

    In beginning, It teaches very basic words like, please, thank you, and hello etc.. with very clear pronunciation. It helped me to identifying difference between similar pronunciation of different words. Now I can pronounce words exactly as natives.


    What does Mark Frobose bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Different levels of lessons and repetition of words with clear pronunciation make it different which I won't be able to enjoy in book. Because in book you can only read words but you can not understand how are they pronounced. Encouraging words and tips given in beginning by Mark Frobose, motivated me to practice as much as I can.


Jonathan

Jonathan San Francisco, CA, United States 10-27-11 Member Since 2007

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  • "Starts off good, then gets hard"

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    The idea of the Pimsleur courses is that you do 1 30-minute lesson each day. In general, you should be able to do each lesson once, though sometimes you might need a repeat. For this Croatian course, the first lesson was great and I didn't have to repeat it. For the second and third units, I had to repeat them a couple times each. The fourth unit I had to repeat about 4 times, and it took me about 8 times (!!) to do the fifth unit. The fifth unit really has way too much material, especially since part of it requires some really weird sounds that are not in the English language. They could have easily made the fifth lesson 3 separate lessons. So this was my only gripe, and I'm hoping it doesn't get worse in units 6-10 (which I haven't gotten to yet). If it wasn't for how hard the last unit was, I would have given these first 5 units 5 stars.

    Otherwise, I really like the Pimsleur method. My friend is Croatian, and after I used a few expressions on him that I learned from this course, he said my accent was really good. That is the biggest compliment you can give a language course. I feel like this course forces me to say things the correct way, especially since the learning is purely aural and you are completely detached from how the words look. That being said, it might be nice to have some accompanying guide with the phrases written down since, if you are serious about learning Croatian, you are eventually going to have to read and write it. And sometimes you see patterns more easily when reading words rather than listening to them.

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    Croatian Phase 1, Unit 01-05: Learn to Speak and Understand Croatian with Pimsleur Language Programs

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Pimsleur
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    Each lesson in Croatian Phase 1, Units 1-5 provides 30 minutes of spoken language practice, with an introductory conversation, and new vocabulary and structures. Detailed instructions enable you to understand and participate in the conversation. Each lesson contains practice for vocabulary introduced in previous lessons.

    Jonathan says: "Starts off good, then gets hard"

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    Chinese (Man) Phase 1, Units 1-30: Learn to Speak and Understand Mandarin Chinese with Pimsleur Language Programs

    • ORIGINAL (16 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Pimsleur
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    Mandarin Chinese Phase 1, Lessons 1-30 includes 15 hours of spoken language practice and one hour of culture notes in thirty, 30-minute lessons. In the first 10 lessons, you’ll cover the basics: saying hello, asking for or giving information or preferences, scheduling a meal or a meeting, asking for or giving basic directions, and much more.

    Bruce says: "Well thought out but beware of the shortcomings"
  • 4.4 (25 ratings)

    Rapid Arabic (Modern Standard Arabic): Volume 1

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 5 mins)
    • By earworms Learning
    • Narrated By Marlon Lodge
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    Earworms mbt© is a revolutionary accelerated learning technique that takes the hard work out of learning. Modern Standard Arabic is the first port of call for any newcomer to Arabic. It is universally understood,it is the official written language and is the language of news broadcasts throughout the Arabic speaking world.

    Robert says: "EXCELLENT OVERALL TEACHING TECHNIQUE"
  • 4.3 (19 ratings)

    Hebrew Phase 1, Unit 01-05: Learn to Speak and Understand Hebrew with Pimsleur Language Programs

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Pimsleur
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    Each lesson in Hebrew Phase 1, Units 1-5 provides 30 minutes of spoken language practice, with an introductory conversation, and new vocabulary and structures. Detailed instructions enable you to understand and participate in the conversation. Each lesson contains practice for vocabulary introduced in previous lessons.

    Elaine Bridges says: "A good program for conversation"
  • 4.6 (14 ratings)

    Rapid Russian, Volume 2

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 9 mins)
    • By earworms Learning
    • Narrated By Marlon Lodge, Tatyana Komova
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    Earworms mbt© is a revolutionary accelerated learning technique that takes the hard work out of learning. By listening to these specially composed melodies, with their rhythmic repetitions of French and English a few times, you will pick up over 200 essential words and phrases that will not just be on the tip of your tongue, but burned deeply into your long-term memory in next to no time.

    melecona says: "Looking forward to listening the 3rd!!!"
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  • 4.5 (13 ratings)

    Chinese (Man) Phase 2, Units 1-30: Learn to Speak and Understand Mandarin Chinese with Pimsleur Language Programs

    • ORIGINAL (16 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Pimsleur
    • Narrated By uncredited
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    Phase 2 includes 15 hours of spoken language practice and one additional hour of culture notes, and is designed to be used after completing Phase 1. In the first 10 lessons of Phase 2, you begin to use the past tense. Structures become more complex and informal speech is introduced.

    taylor storey says: "I Can't Recommend Pimsleur Highly Enough"
  • 4.5 (12 ratings)

    Michel Thomas Method: Dutch Introductory Course

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Cobie Adkins-de Jong, Els Van Geyte
    • Narrated By Cobie Adkins-de Jong
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    Learn another language the way you learnt your own. You learnt your own language naturally and enjoyably: now you can learn Dutch in the same way.

    Matthew says: "Excellent Introductory Course"
  • 4.5 (11 ratings)

    Greek (Modern) Phase 1, Unit 01-05: Learn to Speak and Understand Modern Greek with Pimsleur Language Programs

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Pimsleur
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    Greek Phase 1, Units 1-5 build on material taught in prior units. Each lesson provides 30 minutes of spoken language practice, with an introductory conversation, and new vocabulary and structures. Detailed instructions enable you to understand and participate in the conversation.

    ROBERT says: "Excellent"
  • 4.4 (11 ratings)

    Arabic (East) Phase 1, Unit 01-05: Learn to Speak and Understand Eastern Arabic with Pimsleur Language Programs

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Pimsleur
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    Each lesson of Eastern Arabic Phase 1, Units 1-5 provides 30 minutes of spoken language practice, with an introductory conversation, and new vocabulary and structures. Detailed instructions enable you to understand and participate in the conversation.

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  • 4.3 (10 ratings)

    Danish Phase 1, Units 1-10: Learn to Speak and Understand Danish with Pimsleur Language Programs

    • ORIGINAL (5 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Pimsleur
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    This Compact course provides an introduction to the Danish language with ten thirty-minute lessons of spoken language practice and Reading Lessons. With this product you start from zero, learning first survival phrases and vocabulary, then progressing to speaking and understanding at a functional level. Every lesson contains an introductory conversation, and isolated vocabulary and structures, as well as full practice for all vocabulary introduced.

    jonathan Clark says: "Quite a bit Sticks! Where's Phase 2!!!"
  • 4.7 (10 ratings)

    Chinese (Man) Phase 3, Units 1-30: Learn to Speak and Understand Mandarin Chinese with Pimsleur Language Programs

    • ORIGINAL (16 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Pimsleur
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    Speak and understand Mandarin Chinese in just thirty minutes a day. Phase 3 includes another 15 hours of spoken language practice and one additional hour of culture notes, and is designed is designed to be used after completion of Phases 1 and 2. The beginning of Phase 3 offers you the chance to further expand your vocabulary and increase your fluency to an even higher level.

    Bruce says: "Good but there are drawbacks"
  • Chinese (Man) Phase 1, Unit 01-05: Learn to Speak and Understand Mandarin Chinese with Pimsleur Language Programs

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Pimsleur
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    Each lesson in Units 1 to 5 provides 30 minutes of spoken language practice, with an introductory conversation, and new vocabulary and structures. Detailed instructions enable you to understand and participate in the conversation. Each lesson contains practice for vocabulary introduced in previous lessons.

    Sandy says: "Very useful!"
  • How to Learn and Memorize Russian Vocabulary: Using a Memory Palace Specifically Designed for the Russian Language, Magnetic Memory Series

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Anthony Metivier
    • Narrated By Elliott Bales
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    How to Learn and Memorize Russian Vocabulary ... Using a Memory Palace Specifically Designed for the Russian Language (and adaptable to many other languages too). If you'd like to improve your ability to learn Russian vocabulary by as much as 100%, 200%, even 300% (or more) ... using simple memory techniques that you can learn in 15-20 minutes (or less), then this may be the most important book that you will ever read.

    Lisa Martin says: "Cant Say enough Good Things about this Book"
  • Chinese (Man) Phase 1, Unit 11-15: Learn to Speak and Understand Mandarin Chinese with Pimsleur Language Programs

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Pimsleur
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    Mandarin Chinese Phase 1, Units 11-15 build on material taught in prior units. Each lesson provides 30 minutes of spoken language practice, with an introductory conversation, and new vocabulary and structures. Detailed instructions enable you to understand and participate in the conversation.

    Brian says: "HEY Pimsleur! Try Editing this better."
  • EuroTalk Rythme le birman

    • UNABRIDGED (56 mins)
    • By EuroTalk Ltd
    • Narrated By Sara Ginac
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    Il est naturellement plus facile d'apprendre au son d'une musique rythmée, et c'est ce que nous avons mis en pratique. Vous n'arrivez pas à rester concentré plus de cinq minutes? L'association de phrases et de mots simples à une variété de rythmes et de musiques spécialement conçues pour vous aider dans votre apprentissage contribuera à retenir votre attention. C'est le moyen le plus simple pour commencer à apprendre une toute nouvelle langue.

  • EuroTalk Rythme le maori

    • UNABRIDGED (56 mins)
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    • Narrated By Sara Ginac
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    Il est naturellement plus facile d'apprendre au son d'une musique rythmée, et c'est ce que nous avons mis en pratique. Vous n'arrivez pas à rester concentré plus de cinq minutes? L'association de phrases et de mots simples à une variété de rythmes et de musiques spécialement conçues pour vous aider dans votre apprentissage contribuera à retenir votre attention. C'est le moyen le plus simple pour commencer à apprendre une toute nouvelle langue.

  • EuroTalk Rythme le géorgien

    • UNABRIDGED (58 mins)
    • By EuroTalk Ltd
    • Narrated By Sara Ginac
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    Il est naturellement plus facile d'apprendre au son d'une musique rythmée, et c'est ce que nous avons mis en pratique. Vous n'arrivez pas à rester concentré plus de cinq minutes? L'association de phrases et de mots simples à une variété de rythmes et de musiques spécialement conçues pour vous aider dans votre apprentissage contribuera à retenir votre attention. C'est le moyen le plus simple pour commencer à apprendre une toute nouvelle langue.

  • EuroTalk Rythme le yiddish

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    Il est naturellement plus facile d'apprendre au son d'une musique rythmée, et c'est ce que nous avons mis en pratique. Vous n'arrivez pas à rester concentré plus de cinq minutes? L'association de phrases et de mots simples à une variété de rythmes et de musiques spécialement conçues pour vous aider dans votre apprentissage contribuera à retenir votre attention. C'est le moyen le plus simple pour commencer à apprendre une toute nouvelle langue.

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  • EuroTalk Rythme le quechua

    • UNABRIDGED (59 mins)
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    • Narrated By Sara Ginac
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    Il est naturellement plus facile d'apprendre au son d'une musique rythmée, et c'est ce que nous avons mis en pratique. Vous n'arrivez pas à rester concentré plus de cinq minutes? L'association de phrases et de mots simples à une variété de rythmes et de musiques spécialement conçues pour vous aider dans votre apprentissage contribuera à retenir votre attention. C'est le moyen le plus simple pour commencer à apprendre une toute nouvelle langue.

  • EuroTalk Rythme le mongol

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    Il est naturellement plus facile d'apprendre au son d'une musique rythmée, et c'est ce que nous avons mis en pratique. Vous n'arrivez pas à rester concentré plus de cinq minutes? L'association de phrases et de mots simples à une variété de rythmes et de musiques spécialement conçues pour vous aider dans votre apprentissage contribuera à retenir votre attention. C'est le moyen le plus simple pour commencer à apprendre une toute nouvelle langue.

  • EuroTalk Rythme le berbère

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    Il est naturellement plus facile d'apprendre au son d'une musique rythmée, et c'est ce que nous avons mis en pratique. Vous n'arrivez pas à rester concentré plus de cinq minutes? L'association de phrases et de mots simples à une variété de rythmes et de musiques spécialement conçues pour vous aider dans votre apprentissage contribuera à retenir votre attention. C'est le moyen le plus simple pour commencer à apprendre une toute nouvelle langue.

  • EuroTalk Rythme le jèrriais

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    Il est naturellement plus facile d'apprendre au son d'une musique rythmée, et c'est ce que nous avons mis en pratique. Vous n'arrivez pas à rester concentré plus de cinq minutes? L'association de phrases et de mots simples à une variété de rythmes et de musiques spécialement conçues pour vous aider dans votre apprentissage contribuera à retenir votre attention. C'est le moyen le plus simple pour commencer à apprendre une toute nouvelle langue.

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  • EuroTalk Rythme le pachto

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    Il est naturellement plus facile d'apprendre au son d'une musique rythmée, et c'est ce que nous avons mis en pratique. Vous n'arrivez pas à rester concentré plus de cinq minutes? L'association de phrases et de mots simples à une variété de rythmes et de musiques spécialement conçues pour vous aider dans votre apprentissage contribuera à retenir votre attention. C'est le moyen le plus simple pour commencer à apprendre une toute nouvelle langue.

  • EuroTalk Rythme le macédonien

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    Il est naturellement plus facile d'apprendre au son d'une musique rythmée, et c'est ce que nous avons mis en pratique. Vous n'arrivez pas à rester concentré plus de cinq minutes? L'association de phrases et de mots simples à une variété de rythmes et de musiques spécialement conçues pour vous aider dans votre apprentissage contribuera à retenir votre attention. C'est le moyen le plus simple pour commencer à apprendre une toute nouvelle langue.

  • EuroTalk Rythme le navajo

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    Il est naturellement plus facile d'apprendre au son d'une musique rythmée, et c'est ce que nous avons mis en pratique. Vous n'arrivez pas à rester concentré plus de cinq minutes? L'association de phrases et de mots simples à une variété de rythmes et de musiques spécialement conçues pour vous aider dans votre apprentissage contribuera à retenir votre attention. C'est le moyen le plus simple pour commencer à apprendre une toute nouvelle langue.

  • EuroTalk Rythme l'arabe

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    Il est naturellement plus facile d'apprendre au son d'une musique rythmée, et c'est ce que nous avons mis en pratique. Vous n'arrivez pas à rester concentré plus de cinq minutes? L'association de phrases et de mots simples à une variété de rythmes et de musiques spécialement conçues pour vous aider dans votre apprentissage contribuera à retenir votre attention. C'est le moyen le plus simple pour commencer à apprendre une toute nouvelle langue.

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