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Power Italian I Accelerated - 8 One Hour Audio Lessons - 144 Study Units: English and Italian Edition | [Mark Frobose]

Power Italian I Accelerated - 8 One Hour Audio Lessons - 144 Study Units: English and Italian Edition

Expert language teacher Mark Frobose talks you through the program in English while a trained native Italian speaker teaches you to speak Italian the way it is really spoken. This highly acclaimed method is so easy and so fast that you'll be speaking Italian within minutes of receiving your program and enjoying the process!
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Publisher's Summary

Power Italian I Accelerated is where you will learn to speak and understand more Italian from our audiobook than from other more expensive and boring programs. Want to learn to speak authentic Italian quickly and easily and have fun in the process?

Designed to quickly teach you to speak Italian while on the go, Power Italian I Accelerated is a refreshingly intense, upbeat and positive audiobook language program whose 144 Study Units establish a challenging pace and friendly tone that are designed to keep you constantly motivated and learning to speak and understand real authentic Italian at optimal speed.

Expert language teacher Mark Frobose talks you through the program in English while a trained native Italian speaker teaches you to speak Italian the way it is really spoken. This highly acclaimed method is so easy and so fast that you'll be speaking Italian within minutes of receiving your program and enjoying the process!

©2012, 2013 Mark Frobose (P)2013 Mark Frobose

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    Ex Patriot Phoenix, AZ 05-22-14
    Ex Patriot Phoenix, AZ 05-22-14
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    "Rosetta Stone is nothing compared to this book!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Rosetta Stone takes a lot of guess work and to me that is a waste of time. This audiobook makes so much sense and I was making sentences that I can retain after the first two chapters. I speak English and Spanish and working on Italian and Portuguese through this same author. I wish I knew about this audiobook when I was learning Spanish.
    You will not be disappointed with this audiobook. Rosetta Stone uses a lot of marketing hype, but looking at pictures and trying to guess exactly what the picture is supposed to say is ridiculous.


    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Language Dreamer 11-22-13

    I only review language programs that are easy, fast, effective, portable, inexpensive & teach you to really speak and understand languages.

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    "Listen, Repeat, Recall, and Don't Worry About It"

    Power Italian 1 Accelerated – Listen, Repeat, Recall, and Don’t Worry About It.

    I am so impressed with myself (and, oh yeah, with the Power Italian Accelerated audio program, too) that I feel compelled to write a review. I like stuff that works and this Power Italian Accelerated audio program really works. The material may seem a little overwhelming at first because there are a whole lot of words and phrases that are thrown at you right off the bat. But there’s a reason for that.

    The narrator uses what he calls ‘audio snapshots’ to introduce new material. These are sections where the listener is instructed to simply listen without repeating. The first audio snapshot comes right after the program begins and lasts for several minutes. My first reaction was that this is way too much material and I’m never going to remember all of it. And that’s true. I didn’t remember hardly any of it at first. But I kept listening. It wasn’t until I was a couple of hours into the program that I realized that remembering all of it is not the point; at least not in the beginning. I, and probably most people, have always assumed that learning a new language was about memorizing words and sentences. And it is. But what I have come to realize, my own personal epiphany, is that listening is just as important and I think even more important than intentionally memorizing. I’m not saying that you don’t have to remember anything; of course you do. But one of the keys to remembering is just simply listening. You have to ‘tune in’ to a language, that is, to the peculiar sounds of a language, in order to be able to speak it and to understand it.

    The relatively short time that I have spent listening to Power Italian has given me a new perspective on learning languages and I have some advice that I’d like to pass along: Just do what the program narrator says to do and just keep listening and repeating. The words and phrases get easier and easier to remember as you go along and the correct pronunciation gets easier and easier the more you repeat the words and phrases. If you just follow along and don’t worry about what you know and what you don’t know you’ll soon be surprised at what you know - and equally surprised that you came to know it without a lot of mental or emotional sweating. Power Italian really works for me. No worries!

    35 of 38 people found this review helpful
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    Jo 07-24-14
    Jo 07-24-14
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    "Great Italian Instruction Aimed at Fluency"
    What did you love best about Power Italian I Accelerated - 8 One Hour Audio Lessons - 144 Study Units?

    I went from being a complete novice to actually conversing in Italian with natives with this little $19.00 program. It's amazing effective if you use it every day.
    I loved the fresh and intense approach which forced me to recall and really learn how to speak Italian. I have read reviews that state the contrary, but I have listened and relistened to this program and the material is always new, fresh, and then it is all strategically reviewed so you get strong at speaking, responding, creating original sentences.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The teaching approach and technique used in Power Italian is the best I have yet experienced. No guessing. Everything is explained clearly in English by the American instructor and then spoken slowly then quickly by the native Italian speaker. Then the best part. You get repeated chances to get the questions right, to remember correctly. You literally fail your way to fluency with this program just like a little child is allowed to stumble, fall, get up and try to walk until he or she finally makes it.


    Have you listened to any of Mark Frobose’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes. I have tried a number of Mark's programs and they are all fantastic. I just have to repeat that it's an unbelievable value to get this kind of effective instruction for so little money, and then have so much fun learning it. The best part is showing off in front of your friends.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I had an extremely happy response to Power Italian Accelerated. The first time you listen you learn enough to say "Where is the bathroom" and "I would like to order now please".


    Any additional comments?

    Don't waste your money on all of the bizarre language programs out there. Language Audiobooks really makes great programs and I highly recommend you try Power Italian.
    You'll be speaking Italian fast and enjoying that process they use!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Price 12-04-14
    Price 12-04-14
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    "Converse and Speak Fluent Italian!"
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    I feel so obliged to write my experience with Power Italian! It was great even more than that, an awesome program. Before trying this program, I had tried various other marketing gimmicks programs, they are just popular by the hypes but in real they are just waste of time. Try this program. I'm sure it will work for you like it did for me.

    Within hours, I learned to converse in Italian, but it’s not a magic, you are ought to make mistakes, may not be able to learn in the starting, but just keep following the instructions given by the narrator and you will soon realize that you are actually getting it in real. The narration in this program is excellent!!!

    Mark Frobose has did a great job as the narrator of this audio book, he completely makes you clear with the program, explain the meanings in English, his voice is too friendly and enjoyable and you will find yourself engross in this great program. Latin Italian speakers are also very good, fast in starting to make you just listen, then slow and repeat, pauses to make you review and with such an ease make you converse in Italian. With this program, it’s easy to learn to speak fluently in Italian but you need a lot of practice. It’s completely worth the money you spend on this program. It is the best program I have ever used, highly recommended.

    But, to start with this awesome program, you should first try Marc Frobose simpler Italian programs, as it’s an accelerated way to learn Italian. I learned to speak a lot of Italian words and can even make sentences to converse in Italian from this program. I visited Italy after this program and I was surprised that I was able to converse and understand most of what was being said by the Latin Italian speakers.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Robert Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada 03-28-15
    Robert Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada 03-28-15 Member Since 2012

    I am a "Life is Awesome! Strive to be Worthy of it." student of life kind of guy. Feeding on Chaos and Empowering the Good. Group Hug!

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    "Awesome Accept!!!"

    Ok you pay 5 credits or over $100 bucks for this audible, which after investigating is pretty average. The one thing that makes the Audible version kind of a "Rip Off"... There is companion materials needed starting around lesson 25 ish, it starts working with you on... Audible apologizes for not being able to include these materials, but they are going to charge you full price for less than half a product. I say less because of 144 study units, you can do less then the first 1/3rd of them without the materials. (Ok maybe not entirely true... Google Translate and YouTube Helps a LOT)

    At first I thought it wouldn't be so bad, but it quickly becomes aggressive and more then challenging. I did some research on google :) and if you don't have the materials with the later lessons, you miss key information needed in order to keep up with following lessons.

    Up to and maybe a little passed where the materials are needed, this is awesome. I love being able to drive back and forth to work 30+ minutes each way and be productive. All the challenging lessons... I just listen over and over again until I get it down. But shortly after the materials are needed they skip explanations of words and rules that were fully explained in the materials NOT INCLUDED IN AUDIBLES VERSION.

    I just went back to the store page and I do NOT see anywhere on that page, a notification that extra reading material is needed but not included and the price certainly does NOT reflect that. ARG! :( . In my Library however I see they have a column that apologizes for not being able to include the reading materials "Why??". That is not really acceptable. I bought this audible for the sole purpose of being able to listen to it exclusively in the car, and even though I was upset about having to download extra materials to do the lessons, I genuinely want to learn Italian. I was going to download the materials today, leave a complaint saying that the initial store page should advertise that there is required reading materials that work along with the lessons. I would have still given 5 stars and after my tantrum I would have read the materials so I could keep up with the lessons.

    This product is worth over five stars.

    This is a text book :) example of false advertising. And if I was in the USA I would sue audible and win. The thing is I don't want my money back I want the materials dang it!

    Now I will go to the book store and see if they have this in a media format if so, I may try to get a refund for this book. Very depressing.

    It just like a few book series "Anita Blake" for example, 22ish books in the series and they are missing one in the middle. I think they should advertise that on all of the book pages in the series. I have almost 200 books in my audible library, you would think I would have learned this lesson already.

    Lessons:
    1) Any books series check to see if Audible has all the books. If you are ok with buying one book in the middle of a series (that you can't even give away, except to Value Village) then you are at least aware.
    2) Don't buy books if you are not going to listen to them RIGHT AWAY, I bought two professor read papers by the same professor under different title on the same subject. I didn't get to the second one for a few weeks, but when I did, it was the same as the first. Verbatim, it was an argument to get my credit back because I had the book so long. Although I don't think Audible could have known it was the same book, it was still frustrating.
    3) Before you buy books like this, look online to see if they have any required reading material and how it affects the lessons. Then make a decisions. I think this book the materials are pivotal for progress about 1/3 into the book.

    ...Robert

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Fred Crone San Diego, CA 11-20-14
    Fred Crone San Diego, CA 11-20-14 Member Since 2013

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    "This Program Made Me Conversational In Italian"
    Would you listen to Power Italian I Accelerated - 8 One Hour Audio Lessons - 144 Study Units again? Why?

    I would rather eat dog food rather than be separated from Power Italian Accelerated. I listen, practice and repeat with it daily. As a result of the program's intelligent design, where a small fund of highly common words, verbs, phrases are put together to show you how the Italian language is basically constructed, you go on to speak like the natives do in short order. (basic stuff at first, but native Italian speakers are still impressed).


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Power Italian I Accelerated - 8 One Hour Audio Lessons - 144 Study Units?

    After using this program minimally for under two weeks I went on a 10 day tour of Italia.
    I was amazed at how much Italian I could speak compared to the other tourists in my group who only had used Rosetta Stone, Rick Steves, etc ...
    My functional fluency (Note that I am not totally fluent in Italian, but I function at a fluent level in basic situations, and not just tourist related situations but REAL situations, because I Power Italian gave me a foundation that gives me flexibility.
    Once again ... Power Italian Accelerated is not simply a tourist type language program. Far from it. It teaches you the foundation of the Italian language, how to create original sentences, to express likes and dislikes, to converse using different topics, to express oneself in the past, present, future (in later lessons, of course).


    What does Mark Frobose bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Mark's personality, clear voice, excellent explanations, interpreting what Hilaria (the native Italian speaker) is saying, explaining in clear English what the heck is going on so you always understand while you're learning is really a comfort and a great help.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Yes. Many. Every time I was able to form and speak an original sentence in Italian expressed my likes or dislikes, what I wanted to do, what I was going to do. or every time I managed to speak directly to a native Italian in their language, see their smile, have them understand me, and then have me understand them thanks to this program, brought tears to my eyes.


    Any additional comments?

    Buy the program, use it wherever you go, and enjoy it.
    I tried every Italian program on the market and spent a lot of money doing it.
    I would begin with Power Italian 1 Accelerated. For the money, it's a real bargain and it might be the only program you'll ever need to buy.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Chicago, IL USA 12-17-14
    Amazon Customer Chicago, IL USA 12-17-14 Member Since 2014

    BioCheezIt

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    "Overall good but left me wanting"
    What did you love best about Power Italian I Accelerated - 8 One Hour Audio Lessons - 144 Study Units?

    I liked the book, and followed along well. I've taken Italian classes before and wanted a review session before traveling. As any language primer, this is incredibly repetitive. I wish it were a bit less so. Many portions of the chapters felt like a direct copy/paste from the previous chapter(s). There is very little travel-oriented dialog. A bit about hotel, room, key, but that's it. It does very well in giving you the pieces to be able to shop and order/pay for food. Wish there was more about say "Which train do I take from x to y," or potentially more of the "we" conjugations of verbs as opposed to I/you. A good primer overall. You'll need this and some other supportive books/tapes as well.


    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Robert Garden City, NY, United States 08-01-14
    Robert Garden City, NY, United States 08-01-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Repetitive, annoying, robotic narration"
    What would have made Power Italian I Accelerated - 8 One Hour Audio Lessons - 144 Study Units better?

    If Mark Frobose didn't tell me to "ALWAYS BE SURE TO LISTEN AND REPEAT" 500 times


    What could Mark Frobose have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Every time he said "IF YOU WANT TO LEARN HOW TO SPEAK ITALIAN MORE QUICKLY ALWAYS BE SURE TO LISTEN AND REPEAT" I wanted to shut it off


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    He sounded like a robot. Also he kept repeating the copyright info. WHO CARES?


    What character would you cut from Power Italian I Accelerated - 8 One Hour Audio Lessons - 144 Study Units?

    Mark Frobose.


    Any additional comments?

    They also taught me how to say "early morning breakfast" in 5 separate sections. NOT THAT IMPORTANT!!!

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    caroline 07-09-14
    caroline 07-09-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Great for tourists..."

    You have to learn somewhere I guess... BUT the 8 lessons are just repetitions of the same lessons within the audiobook. So it's basically just 4 new lessons. Repetition is a must for language learners but no one informed the makers of this audiobook that if the listener wanted to repeat a lesson they can just press rewind. Also, they just teach you the "basics" if you're a tourist, not conversation basics.

    0 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    "A struggle to finish"

    The content is fine but Mark Frobose is very irritating. I personally found it difficult to finish due to my growing dislike of the narrator. If you don't mind BS American patter this might just be for you.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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