Funny and pretty educational for anyone who wants a behind the scenes look at the retail pharmacy. It's a must-read for anyone considering a career in pharmacy.
My girlfriend who is a native speaker told me that the pronunciation of several words is way off, and some others are just incorrect. There is no written transcript for Pimsleur Korean Phase 1 as there is for every other Pimsleur product, so the only way to know you've learned to speak partially nonsense Korean is the confounded looks on the faces of those you try to talk to. Probably best to spend your credit elsewhere.
This is easily my favorite series on audible.com. Of all the books I've listened to, this is the only series that keeps bringing me back again. The author and reader pull you in instantly and make you care about the characters involved. Aside from the incredible world-building, riveting, horrifying, hilarious story, and often beautiful writing style, the man who reads the book is a bloody genius. Every character has their own inflection, accent, etc. and is done so flawlessly that you already know who's talking when the first syllable is uttered. My only complaint is that the last of the trilogy isn't out yet. If you enjoy fantasy novels, this one's for you.
The stories and characters are a lot of fun, and the reader did and excellent job throughout. The only drawback is that the stories are given in the order in which they were written, not chronologically with respect to Conan's life. In one story Conan is a young barbarian roaming the countryside, in the next story he could be an old man, and then a middle-aged general years before the last story took place. As a collection of short stand-alone stories they're great, but I feel they would've been even better arranged as a sort of biography, charting the man's travels through the world and personal development from start to finish.
This is a story of a boy raised to be a tool, who learns to be a man, then CHOOSES to be a tool for three consecutive books.
The story is compelling, and the reading is done perfectly. You will whiz through this book, then the next, and the final one of the trilogy as you come to love the characters, become emotionally invested in them, and ultimately experience incredible frustration and disappointment with almost every one of them.
All the hopes you develop for the main character, his prospects of reaching some sort of peace with himself and those around him - let alone happiness - fail miserably. If 80 hours or so of listening only to arrive at a sad/bittersweet/frustrating conclusion is what you're after...this is the series for you.
For me, I truly, deeply wish I had not spent the time or money on this. Life can be depressing enough without it flooding into fantasy, however well written or read.
What happened to everyone's voices? Daenerys used to have a softer lilting way of speaking, Melisandre had a deep slow mystical tone, and so many of the other characters which Mr. Dotrice had developed individual sounds for are gone. Now half of the population seem to have become raspy old Scottish women.
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