By eliminating the Ms. Craden's use of ridiculous British & French accents throughout the book.
Definitely anger! I was hoping to learn the author's view of cultural differences of raising children (I am an American living in France, like her). Instead, the person reading the text, Ms. Craden, felt compelled to demonstrate her incompetent pronunciation of both British and French accents. This made it impossible to concentrate on WHAT was being said, and forced me to suffer through HOW it was being said! When I reached chapter 3, I called it quits and stopped listening -- and promised myself never to buy another audiobook where the reader wants to show off his/her poor acting talents. Tell the readers, especially Ms. Craden, to just read the texts in a normal, native American accent, and stop showing off.
Definitely! The book is not only well written, it is well narrated, too!
All of the chapters were interesting, but perhaps Stonewall Jackson was the most exciting of the characters.
No, I never have -- but his voice and inflection was perfect for the task.
Yes -- and will do so again!
My title says it all: it's one of the best books I've ever owned, and the fact that it is in audible form is perhaps the icing on the cake!
This story is interesting enough, although it certainly resembles the 1985 television series NORTH & SOUTH in many places -- and the filmed story is much better performed. The narrator of this audiobook apparently felt the need to immitate each character's voice, whether male or female, and all of these voices & accents sound so similar that it's very difficult to determine who is speaking. He should have just read it in his own voice! I'll give two stars to the author, but the narrator gets zero.
What a great walk down memory lane... Mr. Molina puts just the right amount of tone and emphasis in his voice as he tells this fascinating story. And a wonderful story it is, made all the better by the fact that I lived this period with their music in my ears. If you want to go back and re-live the 60's, this is a good way to do it.
Like so many others, I thought there was something mysterious about investing, something I would never fully understand. After listening to "Rule #1" and learning the techniques, I'm now able to analyze and calculate a stock's intrinsic value with no sweat! I now watch CNBC News and other business programs with great interest & understanding. I'm now in the market, and so far so good... the best part is that I'm ENJOYING this new way of making money! Many thanks, Phil Town!
I always try to learn not just a few set phrases in a foreign language, but the elementary building blocks upon which I can attempt to create my own sentences. I've done this with Pimsleur courses in Greek, Arabic, and English (for French speakers). So, when the time came to learn Italian (I travel a lot), I knew Pimsleur would not let me down! Sure enough, Pimsleur has done it again... what a marvelous method for learning languages.
I bought volumes 1, 2 and 3 in 2004 and listen to portions of them frequently, usually once a week. Having grown up in a church which deformed religion beyond any recognition, I was hungry to find an author who asked hard questions and demanded straight answers. I got more than I expected with these 3 volumes, and the male-female voices added just the right touch. There are a lot of things to analyze in the topics covered, but there's always a touch of humor present. The volumes changed my steadily hardening negative views towards organized religion and enabled me to see God as a one-to-one relationship to be cherished and nourished regularly. I recommend these 3 volumes to anyone who wants to give up on believing in God -- regardless of whatever your definition of "God" might be.
I bought this audiobook 4 years ago, and still enjoy listening to it regularly. I consider books to be friends -- I chose them, they didn't choose me -- and I continue to interact with these "friends" even after upgrading my listening tools. This book is an old friend who tells me the same story every time, true, but I never tire of hearing it because it's told so well...
This is not the best course for beginning a language, as they only give you the word or expression once, and spoken at normal speed! The Pimsleur course is better for learning pronunciation and constructing basic phrases. However, the 18 In-flight lessons are an excellent follow-up course to Pimsleur, and give you all the survival tools you'll need. Buy both courses, you won't regret it.
As a foreign language teacher, I can usually tell when a learning tool is a good one -- and Pimsleur's Modern Greek is EXCELLENT. After listening to and repeating the whole 4-hour course, regularly, chapter by chapter, there is no reason to be uncomfortable with this language. I bought it for an upcoming trip to Crete, and certainly do not regret my choice. The basics are there to progress into more grammar and vocabulary -- I can only hope Pimsleur will come out with Modern Greek II -- I'll be the first to buy it!
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