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.
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.
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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