The book is great, I guess everyone knows that already. The narration is very good, the lady seems to be enjoying reading the book, which is important when children are the main listeners.
Full of Cold War, Cuba/Red China's/Russia Commie CIA Backdrop, a somehow almost believable lady in her 60s volunteers to be a spy. How cool is that?
This narrator is the best one I've had in the last ten books I've heard.
This has turned out to be the best audio-only language instruction I've found so far, and I've wasted some money in the process. The whole course is over 9 hours, and covers everything from a-b-c to verb forms to idiomatic cliches. Expect to spend a lot of review time, because practice, practice, practice is the basis for any language learning. Don't believe the "learn a language in 30 minutes" people. If it were that easy everyone would speak many languages. This course is set out systematically, and the speakers go slowly enough that I could usually follow the first time. I reviewed every unit at least twice, some of the harder ones I did on both the morning and night commute for a full week. At the end I find I can assist my teenager in her second year high school Spanish!
Whatever I choose for my next course will include some printed material. There were a few times I could have either heard a word spelled or been able to see it in print. But for a course for an absolute beginner, this one lays a firm foundation and a great value.
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