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.
My most insightful is part is the Gippoli section.
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.
Hawk is my favorite.
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.
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.
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