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  • Arabic (Modern Standard) Level 1 Lessons 1-5

  • Learn to Speak and Understand Modern Standard Arabic with Pimsleur Language Programs
  • By: Pimsleur
  • Narrated by: Pimsleur
  • Length: 2 hrs and 46 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 142
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 118
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 105

Completely portable, easily downloadable, and lots of fun. You’ll be speaking and understanding in no time flat! Each lesson of Modern Standard Arabic Phase 1, Unit 01-05 provides 30 minutes of spoken language practice, with an introductory conversation and new vocabulary and structures. Detailed instructions enable you to understand and participate in the conversation. Each lesson contains practice for vocabulary introduced in previous lessons.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Effective way to learn Arabic

  • By Vic on 03-13-15

annoying

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1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-02-17

uses a great deal of time adding and repeating relatively useless information such as gender and titles instead of focusing on the relevant information to be conveyed.
also, mixing in three or more drastically different voice actors in an educational setting serves only to confuse the listener and obscure the nuances of the target language for an untrained ear.

but then again, i expect this could be common practice for these kinds of books. adding roleplay in an attempt to make it entertaining instead of educational.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Darwin's Watch

  • The Science of Discworld III: A Novel
  • By: Terry Pratchett, Ian Stewart, Jack Cohen
  • Narrated by: Michael Fenton Stevens, Stephen Briggs
  • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 161
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 143
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 143

Roundworld is in trouble again, and this time it looks fatal. Having created it in the first place, the wizards of Unseen University feel vaguely responsible for its safety. They know the creatures that lived there escaped the impending Big Freeze by inventing the space elevator - they even intervened to rid the planet of a plague of elves, who attempted to divert humanity onto a different time track. But now it's all gone wrong - Victorian England has stagnated, and the pace of progress would embarrass a limping snail.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good

  • By Lenore Pemberton on 02-20-17

not your typical discworld

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4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-04-16

I must admit i had trouble with this book.
it had me snickering at times but it's not a comedy in line with the actual discworld series. I havent yet finished it but suppose I will at some point.
the book still gets top marks from me as its well written and performed and the fault lies with me not fully understanding the book I bought expecting the traditional discworld hillarity.

  • Soul Music

  • Discworld, Book 16
  • By: Terry Pratchett
  • Narrated by: Nigel Planer
  • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 214
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 167
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 171

On the planet of Discworld, phrases like "there's a Death in the family" take on a whole new meaning. Young Susan has always suspected that her Grandfather was different, as though all the time he spent riding a white horse and wielding a scythe weren't enough of a giveaway.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Old audio

  • By Amazon Customer on 02-24-16

very poor audio quality

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1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-02-16

the very poor audio quality of this book makes it annoying to listen to. save your money.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Fear the Sky

  • The Fear Saga, Book 1
  • By: Stephen Moss
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 20 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,395
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,400
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,362

From the Audie-nominated narrator of The Martian. In eleven years' time, a million members of an alien race will arrive at Earth. Years before they enter orbit, their approach will be announced by the flare of a thousand flames in the sky, their ships' huge engines burning hard to slow them from the vast speeds needed to cross interstellar space. These foreboding lights will shine in our night sky like new stars, getting ever brighter until they outshine even the sun, casting ominous shadows and banishing the night until they suddenly blink out.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Caught me by surprise, and held me till the end.

  • By Brian Perry on 07-21-15

a new favourite

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

Reviewed: 01-25-16

excellent writing.
great story.
fast pace action.

a new clear favourite series of mine as I immediately gets the next book in the series.

a must read for sci fi fans!

  • Mech Zero: The Dominant

  • By: B. V. Larson
  • Narrated by: Mirron Willis
  • Length: 1 hr and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 454
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 421
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 423

Death awaits the curious! Out along the rim of the galaxy hangs a loose configuration of some 60 stars known as the Faustian Chain. This whorl of sparkling suns is rich in planets and occupies an irregular volume of space some 20 light years in diameter. From an external viewpoint, the Chain presents a colorful display of plasma-streams, luminous nebulae and sparkling pinpoints of light.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Nice Pre to the Mech saga

  • By Dennis on 11-20-12

excellent!

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

Reviewed: 01-22-16

A great book that'll keep you listening wherever you go.
the story is fast pace and action filled and the narrator does the content justice.

B.V Larsons sci fi is my absolute favourite listening material and I simply love his take on the monsters.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Demon Star

  • Star Force, Book 12
  • By: B. V. Larson, David VanDyke
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,641
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,547
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,536

Three stars, three worlds, three civilizations...one massive war. In a triple star system, not all planets are equal. When the Demon Star swings closest in her orbit, the Insectoids always invade. They raid the inner worlds with grim regularity, riding hordes of stealth ships in ever-growing waves. Their mission is to destroy all opposition - alien, human or otherwise. Cody Riggs, lost among an endless chain of interstellar rings, flies his task force of starships into the middle of an eternal struggle for survival.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Riggs 2.0 comes full circle

  • By Don Gilbert on 04-06-16

Keeps getting better

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

Reviewed: 01-22-16

A great book that'll keep you listening wherever you go.
the story is fast pace and action filled and the narrator does the content justice.

B.V Larsons sci fi is my absolute favourite listening material.

  • Outcast

  • Star Force, Book 10
  • By: B. V. Larson, David VanDyke
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 13 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,184
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,028
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,022

Star Force is called to arms again! Outcast is a new beginning, the first book in a new spin-off series. Many peaceful years have passed since the Macro Wars ended. Most of those who fought against the heartless machines have aged - but not the ingenious artificial construct known as Marvin. His insatiable curiosity is as strong as ever, and he’s brought home fresh perils to humanity’s doorstep.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Captain Marvin Takes Command

  • By shalte on 07-22-14

superb

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

Reviewed: 01-22-16

A great book that'll keep you listening wherever you go.
the story is fast pace and action filled and the narrator does the content justice.

B.V Larsons sci fi is my absolute favourite listening material.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Three-Body Problem

  • By: Cixin Liu
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 13 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,600
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,842
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,847

Set against the backdrop of China’s Cultural Revolution, a secret military project sends signals into space to establish contact with aliens. An alien civilization on the brink of destruction captures the signal and plans to invade Earth. Meanwhile, on Earth, different camps start forming, planning to either welcome the superior beings and help them take over a world seen as corrupt, or to fight against the invasion.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Hard science fiction

  • By DarthVal on 03-11-16

Slow paced

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-22-16

I enjoyed the main plot and I think it could have been an absolutely amazing experience as there were some really good ideas and twists to the story.

unfortunately I found it so slow paced I had trouble engaging and maintaining interest in the book. After finishing the book I felt most of the content was almost irrelevant.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful