I used Pimsleur to learn Italian. When I decided to learn Spanish I decided I wanted to try something different. I spent two years trying multiple different methods and got no where. I finally went back to Pimsleur. I have learned and retained so much more with this first level than all of the other methods over two years. With this you have to make the commitment to study Spanish 30 minutes every day. If you do it this way, not only will you learn and retain vocabulary, but you will learn how to formulate your own sentences with appropriate grammar.
I wasn't sure what to expect from this book. I've had it for sometime now and kept passing it over in favor of other titles. I'm so happy I decided to go ahead and finally give it a try. The story is not only a cleaver reimagining of a classic, well known fairytale, it is very well written and well paced. I highly recommend this to everyone who enjoys SciFi, fantasy, and YA novels.
If you want or need to learn Spanish, I highly recommend this audiobook. If you dedicate yourself to listening to this 30 minutes a day you will learn Spanish. I am very busy and always on the go. I don't have time to sit in front of a computer every day to learn a language. I do have 30 minutes in the car. I also listen and practice while I'm cleaning my house or doing yard work. Before using Pimsleur I could say basic words that nearly every English speaker knows. Now that I'm done with level 2 I can carry out basic conversations. pimsleur is not just about memorizing long lists of words like other audiobooks I've tried. It helps you understand how to use the language to say what you want to say; not just pointless phrases like "Where is the library?"
I recommend this to anyone wanting to learn a foreign language.
I can't even begin to explain how good this book is without giving away details that may spoil it. I will simply say that you need to read/listen to this book. Paula Hawkins us of words is masterful. I was drawn into this world of unreliable witnesses from the start. I ended up buying the print version of this book while listening to it just so I could go back again and read the words myself. On the second read through the book, you can see how everything was laid out right in front of you from the beginning.
I will be on the look out for future novels by Paula Hawkins.
I enjoyed this book, but not as much as The Rosie Project. It was still a lot of fun imagining all of Don's crazy adventures but I missed the interaction between him and Rosie. She is just a side character in this book. Hopefully if he makes the series into a trilogy, we will get to see a lot more of Rosie and Don's interactions in that book.
The narrator does a perfect job with the material.
Over all I really enjoyed this book. The writing and structure improved greatly from the first book in the series. Threads that were Kaye's out throughout the series were picked up and woven together to give a fitting ending. These book definitely won't be for everyone but I found them very enjoyable.
The first two stories were really good. Based on this book, I will read the series by Nalini Singh. I found it very interesting. It was nicde having a Sookie book without Sookie.
I did not enjoy the second stories as well. They were well written and Johanna did a great job with the naration, they just were not what I enjoy.
Ms Parker is such an excellent narrator. I first loved her with the Sookie Stackhouse series. She will always be the voice of Sookie for me. It was nice hearing her do other stories as well.
It would be hard to be made into a movie or TV series because it contains four short stories from established series. They could make a one-off True Blood movie off the Non-Sookie story.
I have recommended this book to several friends. I completely enjoyed the book. It's a nice lighthearted novel. It was amusing and cleverly written.
I loved the interactions between Rosie and Don.
Dan O'Grady does an excellent job narrating the story. It is easy to tell who is speaking by his clear changes in his voice.
You cannot read the Divergent trilogy without being reminded of the Hunger Games. They are both Dystopian Series full of teenage angst.
The ending of the novel was incredible. I loved how she finished the series. With other similar series they try to wrap everything up in a nice complete ending. This one is left incomplete but you understand why the series is finished.
Poignant Love Story
The overall story was beautiful. I'm glad that it ended the way that it did. I think any other ending would have been forced.
I have not, but I would love to hear her perform other books.
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