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Keke LaFleur

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  • GRE Vocabulary AudioLearn: AudioLearn Test Prep Series

  • A Complete Review of the 500 Most Commonly Tested GRE Vocabulary Words!
  • By: AudioLearn English Team
  • Narrated by: AudioLearn Voice Over Team
  • Length: 5 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 58

From spelling and syntax to sentence usage and pronunciation, AudioLearn is your complete audio study guide to vocabulary for the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) - with more than 500 words that commonly appear on the GRE, you can be sure to increase your knowledge of GRE Vocabulary!

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Misspelt words&wrong definitions. Great narrator.

  • By Caramelslice on 01-01-14

Poor audio quality; Poor narration; No PDF

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

Reviewed: 03-02-15

While the dictionary is useful, the recording quality is so poor that at times you cannot decipher what the narrator is saying. The audio has a constant buzz accompanied by random loud clicks, often during the pronunciation of a word. Additionally, the narrator mispronounces about 25-30% of the words! She pauses at inappropriate times, and then heavily sighs back into the microphone as she begins speaking again. Despite her spelling each word, an accompanying pdf would greatly help in learning these ~700 words, especially because the tone of the entire program is so soporific that it's hard to stay tuned in. Lastly, more than a few times, the numbering skips around. For example, "Number 257a: (word); Number 301: (word)" or repeats words altogether! I'm guessing this is also due to poor editing. Overall, this audiobook has left me more annoyed than educated. I had to purchase another study guide from a different publisher to supplement this one. Oddly enough, that one did not come with a pdf either, although the narrators repeatedly say, "Be sure to check the included pdf for spellings."

  • The Overcoat

  • A Nikolai Gogol Story
  • By: Nikolai Gogol
  • Narrated by: Deaver Brown
  • Length: 1 hr and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    2.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12

The story centers on an impoverished clerk who is dedicated to his job as a routine copyist but not recognized for his hard work. Younger clerks mock him for his dedication. His threadbare overcoat is mocked as well. He saves up to buy a new one and wears it for one glorious evening, only to have it stolen that night. He dies soon after from his great loss. Thereafter, his ghost is reported to haunt that part of St. Petersburg where the coat was stolen.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • A Classic Story Turned Snooze-Machine

  • By Keke LaFleur on 05-03-12

A Classic Story Turned Snooze-Machine

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

Reviewed: 05-03-12

The wonderful classic would have been more captivating if read by the computer using Text-to-Speech. Whoever elected this narrator should seriously reconsider their idea of entertainment. It should come with a warning saying "Do not listen to this recording while operating heavy machinery." Terrible. Obviously, I didn't finish it, and would be ELATED to get a refund!!!!!!!!! I'm going to email Audible and request one. BLECH! BOO! BORING!!!!!!!

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  • Muses

  • Revealing the Nature of Inspiration
  • By: Julia Forster
  • Narrated by: Peter Sandon
  • Length: 3 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 7

Muses have fascinated for millennia yet seldom receive as much exposure as the artistic geniuses they inspire. Of any age, descent or gender, muses enchant simply by being themselves; this innate capacity to inspire has been commonplace for many years yet these catalysing forces are little understood.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • entertaining and educational

  • By Keke LaFleur on 04-25-12

entertaining and educational

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

Reviewed: 04-25-12

i've recommended this book to several friends, and each has agreed that it is a good buy

1 of 1 people found this review helpful