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Marjorie

Mosier, OR, United States | Member Since 2009

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  • Rapid Spanish (Latin American): Volumes 1 & 2

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By earworms Learning
    • Narrated By Marlon Lodge
    Overall
    (4)
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    (3)
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    (4)

    Earworms mbt(c) is a revolutionary accelerated technique that takes the hard work out of learning. By listening a few times to these specially composed melodies, with their rhythmic repetitions of Spanish (Latin American) and English, you will pick up essential words and phrases that will not just be on the tip of your tongue but burnt deeply into your long-term memory in next to no time. If you like music, and want to make rapid progress without any formal knowledge of language learning, Earworms mbt(c) Rapid Spanish (Latin American) is the course for you.

    Marjorie says: "Fantastico!"
    "Fantastico!"
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    My Amazon review may show up here as well...

    I am astonished by how much Spanish I'm learning with so little effort. You'll find both the music and voices very pleasant (listen to the sample).

    Volume 3 on Audible has a link in the product description to a pdf phrase booklet. To get the pdf booklets for volumes 1 and 2, I went to the Earworms website and signed up for the newsletter thereby gaining access to the downloads. Audible needs to fix that omission.

    I'm completely delighted to add this to my learning repertoire and hope that Earworms continues to add to theirs!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Power Spanish Conversation Intensive: 4 Hours of Accelerated Spanish Conversation Training (English and Spanish Edition)

    • ORIGINAL (4 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Mark Frobose
    • Narrated By Mark Frobose
    Overall
    (9)
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    (9)
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    (9)

    Build and hone your Spanish conversation skills by using this accelerated program will both challenge and amuse you as you actively converse with live educated native Spanish speakers. High Frequency Topics and Vocabulary - Only the most useful topics and vocabulary are used so that you gain a maximum conversational ability in a minimum of time. Educated and Degreed Native Spanish speakers from Colombia and Mexico - This effective team converses together so you get both educated Spanish accents at the same time and in the same program!

    Leonard says: "This Course Makes It Easy To 'Enjoy The Process'"
    "rip-off .... DON'T BUY!!!!!!!!"
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    This is a complete scam. It is NOT "4 hours of accelerated Spanish". It is literally 4 hours of listening to the same 20 sentences over and over and over. I'd sooner have a root canal than listen to this again. I do not exaggerate.

    In case you forget, each chapter begins with credits and copyright information. During the lesson they literally reuse a previous recording many times over. Most of us by now know how to rewind on our own.

    Shame on you, Mark Frobose!

    I'm angry enough about this to send a formal complaint to Audible.

    2 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Rapid Spanish (Latin American): Volume 3

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 15 mins)
    • By earworms Learning
    • Narrated By Marlon Lodge, Vivian Atienza
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    (4)
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    (3)
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    (3)

    Earworms Rapid Spanish (for latin America) Volume3. As well as another lexically rich, immediately useful set of words and phrases, this volume will give you an insight into many of the core structures of the language, allowing you more scope to mix and match the vocabulary you already know. Effortless, enjoyable, fast and effective language learning through music. Essential phrases for your trip abroad. Words anchored deeply into your memory by gentle repetition to music.

    Marjorie says: "Hope to see more in this series!"
    "Hope to see more in this series!"
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    This is just one of several tools I'm using to learn a little Spanish. The music and voices are very pleasant. It's a somewhat passive, yet effective way to pick up new phrases and accustom one's self to accents and proper pronunciation.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • War and Remembrance

    • UNABRIDGED (56 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Herman Wouk
    • Narrated By Kevin Pariseau
    Overall
    (1923)
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    (1630)
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    (1616)

    Herman Wouk's sweeping epic of World War II, which begins with The Winds of War and continues here in War and Remembrance, stands as the crowning achievement of one of America's most celebrated storytellers. Like no other books about the war, Wouk's spellbinding narrative captures the tide of global events - and all the drama, romance, heroism, and tragedy of World War II - as it immerses us in the lives of a single American family drawn into the very center of the war's maelstrom.

    aaron says: "What can I say that hasn't already been said??"
    "The Saga Continues..."
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    I loved this two part series. I found the characters, story, and narration to be a perfectly fulfilling. Don't miss this!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Winds of War

    • UNABRIDGED (45 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Herman Wouk
    • Narrated By Kevin Pariseau
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2748)
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    (2324)
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    (2328)

    Herman Wouk's sweeping epic of World War II stands as the crowning achievement of one of America's most celebrated storytellers. Like no other books about the war, Wouk's spellbinding narrative captures the tide of global events - and all the drama, romance, heroism, and tragedy of World War II - as it immerses us in the lives of a single American family drawn into the very center of the war's maelstrom.

    Robert says: "A Masterpiece"
    "Ate it Up!"
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    What took me so long? When I wasn't listening to this, I was thinking or talking about it. Don't miss this great family wartime saga!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle

    • UNABRIDGED (47 mins)
    • By Arthur Conan Doyle
    • Narrated By Alan Cumming
    Overall
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    (4838)
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    The season of gift-giving is here, and this year we've got something special for our members: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Yuletide whodunit "The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle". In this holiday-themed short story, Sherlock Holmes and his trusty sidekick, Dr. Watson, follow the trail of a lost hat and a Christmas goose through the streets of London and into a rapidly expanding mystery.

    Katheryne says: "Superb! Love Alan Cumming"
    "classic fun"
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    We so enjoyed having a little listen during the busy holiday season. Thank you Audible!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Alan Bradley
    • Narrated By Jayne Entwistle
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1591)
    Performance
    (1051)
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    (1054)

    It is the summer of 1950 and a series of inexplicable events has struck Buckshaw, the decaying English mansion that Flavia's family calls home. A dead bird is found on the doorstep, a postage stamp bizarrely pinned to its beak. Hours later, Flavia finds a man lying in the cucumber patch and watches him as he takes his dying breath. For Flavia, who is both appalled and delighted, life begins in earnest when murder comes to Buckshaw.

    Midi says: "Terrific story...spot-on narration"
    "cute"
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    This is easy listening with wit and charm. I'll likely listen to more from this series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Madame Tussaud: A Novel of the French Revolution

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Michelle Moran
    • Narrated By Rosalyn Landor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (289)
    Performance
    (229)
    Story
    (223)

    Marie Tussaud has learned the secrets of wax sculpting by working alongside her uncle in their celebrated wax museum, the Salon de Cire. From her popular model of the American ambassador Thomas Jefferson to her tableau of the royal family at dinner, Marie's museum provides Parisians with the very latest news on fashion, gossip, even politics. Her customers hail from every walk of life, and word even arrives that the royals themselves are coming to see their likenesses....

    Tim says: "Tales from a turbulent time"
    "Surprised"
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    I love it when I find a new author. After a string of books I couldn't finish, I found this one especially delightful.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • A Dirty Job

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Christopher Moore
    • Narrated By Fisher Stevens
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4297)
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    (1574)
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    (1586)

    People start dropping dead around Charlie, giant ravens perch on his building, and it seems that everywhere he goes, a dark presence whispers to him from under the streets. Strange names start appearing on his nightstand notepad, and before he knows it, those people end up dead, too. Yup, it seems that Charlie Asher has been recruited for a new job, an unpleasant but utterly necessary one: Death.

    colleen says: "I loved it!"
    "Gave up with one hour to go."
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    I don't know how this gets so many great reviews. My husband and I agree this book was rather stupid. After a strong beginning, the story quickly became tedious and annoying. You might like it if you're a fan of slapstick and can tolerate an excess of supernatural creatures.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Broken Harbor: Dublin Murder Squad, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Tana French
    • Narrated By Stephen Hogan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2463)
    Performance
    (2106)
    Story
    (2094)

    In Broken Harbor, all but one member of the Spain family lies dead, and it’s up to Mick “Scorcher” Kennedy to find out why. Mick must piece together why their house is full of cameras pointed at holes in the walls and how a nighttime intruder bypassed all the locks. Meanwhile, the town of Broken Harbor holds something else for Mick: disturbing memories of a childhood summer gone terribly wrong.

    Amazon Customer says: "Best in the Series"
    "Something's in the water"
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    Seriously, I thought the author would eventually reveal that this family (and all of Broken Harbor for that matter) was poisoned by lead plumbing, what with all the mental health issues and shoddy construction.

    As I listened to the first two-thirds of the book I kept telling my husband this was one he shouldn't miss. I found the story and setting fascinating. I laughed at the bursts of levity that popped through. I loved the sidekick.

    Alas, in the end I was just getting through a tedious resolution. In summary: a great story with an excess of psychiatric patients.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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