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  • Behind the Wheel - Spanish 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Behind the Wheel, Mark Frobose
    Overall
    (47)
    Performance
    (15)
    Story
    (12)

    Behind the Wheel Spanish Level 1 covers beginner to intermediate level Spanish, providing a flexible, solid, and universal foundation in speaking, understanding, and creatively expressing yourself in Spanish. The program features an English-speaking instructor to guide you through the lessons and two native Latin American Spanish-speakers to aid with your pronunciation.

    Bharat says: "One of the good language audiobook makers"
    "South Western US Spanish - Finally"
    Overall

    If you began your Spanish quest with Rapid Spanish, by Ear Worms, you will be disappointed because it is more Castilian, or continental Spanish, like spoken in Spain. Compared to Mexico or Latin America it is like talking Spanish with a lisp.

    This program may not provide all the tools you will need to become fluent in Spanish, but combine with other lexical Spanish programs like Michel Thomas's program you will be headed in the right direction. (Hopefully Audible will add more than just the introduction of his great program.)

    Words learned orally will be much more likely to be correctly pronounced. So, starting with this program and supplementing it with another should allow you to be understood, and sound less like a gringo.

    This is more like learning to play music by ear, starting with imitation, not music theory.

    12 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • Solomon's Song: The Australian Trilogy, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Bryce Courtenay
    • Narrated By Humphrey Bower
    Overall
    (1515)
    Performance
    (1001)
    Story
    (997)

    Here is the story of two families, branches of the Solomons, transported to an alien land. Both branches eventually grow rich and powerful. But through three generations, the families never, for one moment, relinquish their hatred for each other. This novel is also the story of Australia, from its beginnings to its coming of age as a nation.

    Anne says: "Breathtaking!"
    "Australia history Great Gallipoli section!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you listen to Solomon's Song again? Why?

    I just finished the three books in the Australia Triology, for a second listen.The characters are great. At times great, other times a little melocholy.I love Humphrey Bower's narration.


    What did you like best about this story?

    My most insightful is part is the Gippoli section.


    Have you listened to any of Humphrey Bower’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have listened to more than a dozend Humphrey Bower narrations. This one is equal to his best.
    I think my favorite Humphry Bower narration is a section of Shantaram, the section with Provaka.


    Who was the most memorable character of Solomon's Song and why?

    Hawk is my favorite.


    Any additional comments?

    I recommend you listen in order, The Potato Factory, Tommo and Hawk, and Solomon's Song. But one could read this one alone.My other favorite author about Australia is Nevel Shute. A Town like Alice is great.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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