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Mandy

PleanUnited Kingdom | Member Since 2012

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  • Teach Yourself Gaelic Conversation

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Boyd Robertson, Gordon Wells
    • Narrated By James Graham, Maeve MacKinnon, Stacey MacLean, and others
    Overall
    (12)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (5)

    This stand-alone, all-audio course can be used by those who have little or no knowledge of the language, by those who want to learn or brush up basic conversation skills, and by more advanced learners who require extra audio material to complement their current courses. The ten units or 'conversations' cover the situations you are most likely to find yourself in. They are divided into two parts, with a dialogue in each part.

    Mandy says: "No breaks, no repeats"
    "No breaks, no repeats"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What did you like best about Teach Yourself Gaelic Conversation? What did you like least?

    They book. Was promoted as good to use in the car. You cannot pause and rewind while driving. The chapter breaks did not correspond to the sections. And they assumed you have understood what you are hearing first time. Not enough clear repetition with English to Gaelic.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    Needs to broken into sections which like to the real lessons. Needs to repeat and now rely on listener rewinding. Then it would be good.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Life of Pi

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Yann Martel
    • Narrated By Jeff Woodman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (11428)
    Performance
    (6557)
    Story
    (6613)

    Pi Patel has been raised in a zoo in India. When his father decides to move the family to Canada and sell the animals to American zoos, everyone boards a Japanese cargo ship. The ship sinks, and 16-year-old Pi finds himself alone on a lifeboat with a hyena, an orangutan, a zebra with a broken leg, and a 450-pound Bengal tiger. Soon it's just Pi, the tiger, and the vast Pacific Ocean - for 227 days. Pi's fear, knowledge, and cunning keep him alive until they reach the coast of Mexico, where the tiger disappears into the jungle.

    Theresa says: "Best audio of the year for me"
    "Fantastic fantasy"
    Overall

    I loved it. The far-fetches story had me hooked and I've listened to it twice so far. Total escapism.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Alice in Jeopardy

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Ed McBain
    • Narrated By Garrick Hagen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    Alice Glendenning thought that she had lost everything when her husband's empty yacht was found drifting on the Gulf of Mexico. He slipped out in the night to sail under the stars, but never came back. That was a year ago, and Alice and her two children are still struggling to come to terms with their new life. But what she doesn't realize is that her troubles are just beginning.

    Mandy says: "Whining female voice"
    "Whining female voice"
    Overall

    Ok I enjoyed the book even though you could see what was coming. It reminded me of the double jeopardy movie. The narrator's voice however was fine when representing men, however when he was speaking as a woman, it was a total whine. Now I know some men out there would say this is an accurate representation but I would beg to differ. So I enjoyed the book although the twists were, I thought, quite obvious.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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