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  • How to Learn and Memorize Spanish Vocabulary

  • By: Anthony Metivier
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 2 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 9

If you want to improve your ability to learn Spanish by as much as 100%, 200%, even 300% (or more) ... then you're only one book away from learning and retaining hundreds of Spanish Vocabulary Words by spending just 15-30 minutes a day. Don't worry! None of these techniques are rocket science. These techniques have been used by real language learners, most of whom previously considered themselves owners of "bad memory" to make real strides in acquiring Spanish.

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  • Please, if at all possible.. just read the book!!!

  • By Rahlan on 11-19-13

Please, if at all possible.. just read the book!!!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-19-13

What did you like best about How to Learn and Memorize Spanish Vocabulary? What did you like least?

The information was very useful for someone either not familiar with memory techniques, or those who have never used the Memory Palace method. The book was encouraging and led the listener through the 'story' of why and how Anthony decided he needed to learn the language... what didn't work for him and what he finally did about it. I own the Kindle version of this, but decided to get the Audible version to listen to on the way to work. One can't really do all of the work required while behind the wheel, but can get an idea of what's needed.

What could Anthony Metivier have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

The one question I was left with after finishing was.. How do I deal with the limitation of placing only one word, phrase or idea at each location in the Memory Palace. If my Palace for the letter 'A' has only 12 locations, using the book's method, I can only place 12 words here. I'm sure there has to be a way to really STUFF each location full of words.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Kevin Pierce?

Here's my big issue. I'm SURE that Mr. Pierce is a very nice gentleman, and I'd never say an unkind word about him... but I would NEVER have accepted the job of narrating a book about Spanish, if I could not pronounce Spanish. His attempts at Spanish pronunciation were PAINFUL to listen to.True, he does warn us near the beginning that he is no Spanish speaker... but I'd at least have familiarized myself with Spanish pronunciation before agreeing to do such narration. Spanish has a fairly straightforward pronunciation... only 5 vowel sounds (that are consistent), and ten minutes of study would help someone figure out which syllables get accented. I really felt sorry for Mr. Pierce by the end of the narration. PLEASE don't do this to Mr. Pierce again!!

Do you think How to Learn and Memorize Spanish Vocabulary needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

I DO think the book deserves a follow-up which details how to expand the system to include more words per location.

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