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  • How to Learn and Memorize Spanish Vocabulary

  • Using Memory Palaces Specifically Designed for the Spanish Language
  • By: Anthony Metivier
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 8

If you've ever wanted to improve your ability to learn and memorize Spanish vocabulary by 100%... 200%... 300% (or more) using simple skills you can learn in under an hour (or less), then this may be the most important book you will ever read.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • How to talk for hours in English

  • By Hersheyma on 10-10-15

Such a useful technique

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-02-15

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes - I have learned many languages in the past and wished I had had some method for better remembering noun genders or less frequent words. This book really helps with that.

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

It is a first time listen for me. I had read reviews from previous versions that his spanish pronunciation was not perfect - it didn't bother me at all though as I live in new york and I am used to hearing non-perfect spanish pronunciation. It was not terrible at all.

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

n/a

Any additional comments?

I really like the passion of the author - I had emailed regarding a question on the web site (info was provided for pdf version of the book and worksheets on the recording) and the author responded personally asap. He is also so passionate about spreading this knowledge that he encourages the listener to talk about it with friends and show them how it works so it can help them. That tells me that although I am sure he is making some money from this whole endeavour, he is doing it because he loves it and because it works. I really like that aspect too. So long story short it works! Don't be put off by the first chapter which sounds a little "info-mercially" - once it gets in to the meat of the subject it is very enlightening.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Temples, Tombs, and Hieroglyphs

  • A Popular History of Ancient Egypt
  • By: Barbara Mertz
  • Narrated by: Lorna Raver
  • Length: 12 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 458
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 281
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 281

In this updated version of the classic of popular Egyptology, Barbara Mertz combines her doctorate in Egyptology at the famed Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago with a life-long enthusiasm for ancient Egypt. Her love of the subject is contagious and makes her the perfect guide to ancient Egypt for the student, the layman, and those who plan to visit or have visited the Nile Valley.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Should History be this much fun?

  • By Euryleia on 07-07-08

Love it

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-12-13

If you could sum up Temples, Tombs, and Hieroglyphs in three words, what would they be?

You would think the narrator had written the material herself for she is so lively and in tune with the text. She did such a good job of telling the story I kept falling asleep before the chapter ended (I listen in bed before sleeping) and I mean that glowingly. It is like being told secrets by an eccentric aunt who loves her field and who has a firm foundation in what is fact and what is guess-work and is always on point to differentiate between the two. I love reading about ancient Greece and Rome but never yet ventured into Egyptian territory and I am glad I listened to the other reviewers. I just downloaded another book by this author/narrator pairing which I can not wait to start!

What about Lorna Raver’s performance did you like?

Ecitement, understanding and pace. This could have all been read so dryly. Fantastic job. Best yet I've heard in the history genre.

Any additional comments?

Get it - you won't regret it!