This is a fabulous way to learn Mandarin. The instructor makes it so easy! I REALLY hope audiobooks will get the rest of the series.
Waste of money and time. Both the writer and the narrator failed to bring this event or the people involved to life. I enjoy nonfiction and documentaries but I could not finish this book, it was so boring. That about says it all because a book has to be really poorly done for me to drop it part way through, especially when I pay for it.
I'm writing this review on the beginning units so it will be of use to anybody contemplating trying these lessons. I have all three phases and have been in China and I would highly recommend this course. For me, these have been very useful tools for laying the ground work for speaking Mandarin. With only these lessons I have been able to get around in China and generally convey what I need.
A good book. I have listened to it more than once. The personal notes on public events in China provided at different look at China during the Mao years and since. I enjoyed reading remembering the events and then seeing them from a different angle. Nicely done. You can't help but wish Ji Chaozhu all the best.
I love the story and have read it a couple of times so I was highly motivated to get the audiobook. I listened to the sample and thought the narrattion was poor but not insuperable. I was wrong! The narration is extremely flat and becomes increasing grating the more you listen. Don't get this audiobook. Wait for it to be redone.
An excellent story. I enjoy the Brother Cadfael books very much. However, you can hear the different cuts in this recording. It changes in volume and quality, usually at the end of a chapter. I also suspect there is the occasional place where a bit is chopped out. I'd really like to hear it re-recorded. I resent spending money for such poor quality.
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