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  • Chinese (Mandarin) Level 1 Lessons 6-10

  • Learn to Speak and Understand Mandarin Chinese with Pimsleur Language Programs
  • By: Pimsleur
  • Narrated by: Pimsleur
  • Length: 2 hrs and 30 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 120
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67

Chinese (Mandarin) Level 1 Lessons 6-10 builds on material taught in prior units. Each lesson 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. The emphasis is on pronunciation and comprehension and on learning to speak Mandarin Chinese.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I love Pimsleur!

  • By Miracle on 03-18-16

Effortless!

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

Reviewed: 08-12-15

I never thought learning a new language could be so easy! Even something as seemingly complicated as Mandarin Chinese.
I'm now a firm believer of the Pimsleur system; it really works!
Simply repeat what you hear (aloud!) and answer the questions and before you know it you're able to carry on small conversations!
I am always looking forward to the next time I and pop in this book and learn more Chinese!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Destiny Disrupted

  • A History of the World through Islamic Eyes
  • By: Tamim Ansary
  • Narrated by: Tamim Ansary
  • Length: 17 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,435
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,192
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,184

Until about 1800, the West and the Islamic realm were like two adjacent, parallel universes, each assuming itself to be the center of the world while ignoring the other. As Europeans colonized the globe, the two world histories intersected and the Western narrative drove the other one under. The West hardly noticed, but the Islamic world found the encounter profoundly disrupting.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Explains the clash between Islam and the West

  • By Blake on 03-26-10

Very informative

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

Reviewed: 07-17-15

A very informative history of the world - the whole world. Thorough and educating. Well red by author.

  • The Chaperone

  • By: Laura Moriarty
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth McGovern
  • Length: 13 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,215
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,824
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,819

> The Chaperone is a captivating novel about the woman who chaperoned an irreverent Louise Brooks to New York City in 1922, and the summer that would change them both. Only a few years before becoming a famous actress and an icon for her generation, a 15-year-old Louise Brooks leaves Wichita to make it big in New York. Much to her annoyance, she is accompanied by a thirty-six-year-old chaperone who is neither mother nor friend. Cora Carlisle is a complicated but traditional woman with her own reasons for making the trip.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfection.

  • By Amanda on 06-07-12

Both interesting and wonderful

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

Reviewed: 03-29-15

I enjoyed listening to the narrator's soothing voice reading to me this excellent story.
Interesting from the beginning, it still contained many juicy revelations to keep my interest and making it so I would look forward to my next opportunity to listen to more.
It even had a satisfying ending. Very well worth the read.

  • Stiff

  • The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers
  • By: Mary Roach
  • Narrated by: Shelly Frasier
  • Length: 8 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,128
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,372
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,376

For two thousand years, cadavers have been involved in science's boldest strides and weirdest undertakings. They've tested France's first guillotines, ridden the NASA Space Shuttle, been crucified in a Parisian laboratory to test the authenticity of the Shroud of Turin, and helped solve the mystery of TWA Flight 800. For every new surgical procedure, from heart transplants to gender reassignment surgery, cadavers have been there alongside surgeons, making history in their quiet way.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful and En'gross'ing

  • By Joel on 05-28-05

Unexpected detail

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

Reviewed: 10-03-12

Where does Stiff rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

The narrator was very good and made me feel she was the author herself telling me her story. I enjoyed listening to her. The book was very thorough. This was one of my top 15% favorites.

Who was your favorite character and why?

There wasn't really a main character except the author who, through her own curiosity, asked questions about and discovered things we didn't expect to come up.

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

Shelly's intonation was natural and as though she wrote the book herself. She was easy on the ears and enjoyable to listen to. It was always clear who was speaking, the author, or one of her interviewees.

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

No extreme reactions, but at points I wondered how much is there to write about corpses!? But then we either had an interesting anecdote or some interesting fact that she had researched.

  • Brave New World

  • By: Aldous Huxley
  • Narrated by: Michael York
  • Length: 8 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 13,910
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 12,140
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12,194

When Lenina and Bernard visit a savage reservation, we experience how Utopia can destroy humanity.

Cloning, feel-good drugs, anti-aging programs, and total social control through politics, programming, and media: has Aldous Huxley accurately predicted our future? With a storyteller's genius, he weaves these ethical controversies in a compelling narrative that dawns in the year 632 A.F. (After Ford, the deity). When Lenina and Bernard visit a savage reservation, we experience how Utopia can destroy humanity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • “Oh, Ford, Ford Ford, I Wish I Had My Soma!”

  • By Jefferson on 10-03-11

Way ahead of his time.

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

Reviewed: 07-02-12

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

It's an interesting story, both in the mystery at hand to be solved and at how well Huxley describes the everyday things of the future. We can easy visualize what Huxley refers to because we now have many similar technologies... but how was it even conceivable to a person in 1931 is what is truly remarkable. He describes on more than on occasion touch screens, or touch activation switches, even wall murals that change.

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

Michael York came up with several different and distinctive voices for the various characters, and effortlessly switches between them. We can virtually SEE the conversations as though watching a movie.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I looked forward to when I could find time to listen to this book, either while at the gym, or when I had reason to take on a long drive to a nearby city. Even rush hour traffic is not only made better but almost looked forward to so that I had more time to listen to my audio book.

  • Alice in Wonderland

  • By: Lewis Carroll
  • Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
  • Length: 2 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,983
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,710
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,727

Alice begins her fantastic journey by following an unprecedented White Rabbit with a pocket watch. While in the topsy turvy world of Wonderland, Alice takes advice from a caterpillar and attends a mad tea party. She meets the Mock Turtle and the Gryphon, and participates in a ludicrous courtroom scene. Each character has its own charming voice, as B. J. Harrison delivers one of his most whimsical performances.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Such a good narrator!!!

  • By Amazon Customer on 04-11-13

Excellent narration

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

Reviewed: 12-14-11

What did you love best about Alice in Wonderland?

Although I feel the story of Alice in Wonderland is a bit too

Would you ever listen to anything by Lewis Carroll again?

Yes, I like most of Mr. Carroll's stories, particularly Chronicles of Narnia.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No, it's not possible to listen to something this long all in one sitting... but I do have a :30 commute to-and-fro daily, where I looked forward to listening to the next installment.

2 of 12 people found this review helpful