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  • Dr. Blair's French in No Time

  • By: Robert Blair
  • Narrated by: Robert Blair
  • Length: 3 hrs and 44 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 19

You're on vacation in the Caribbean when you find yourself caught up in a web of intrigue and adventure. Suddenly, it's up to you to save the island from an eccentric local industrialist, and success will depend on your ability to learn enough French to complete your mission....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well Worth It

  • By Paula on 07-23-06

Very worthwhile!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-02-08

Dr. Blair is charming, and the scenario makes things more fun, but this is just an outstanding introductory French audio course. The structure and content are very well thought out, and Dr. Blair clearly knows how to teach French in a manner that helps with retention, while keeping you engaged and amused.

I haven't purchased any of the other French audio courses on Audible (I sampled a couple of others), but I have found that I still like working through Dr. Blair after purchasing the Rocket French computer/audio program. Rocket French is fabulous, including its audio courses, but Dr. Blair is still an excellent complement, obviously not as comprehensive, but still covering conversational French with surprising depth and breadth.

The only helpful addition would be a writen transcript of the material, partly because I'm more of a visual learner, but also because I wish to make the connection with the written word.

I was a complete beginner to French when I started with Dr. Blair (and Rocket French), and I am trying to get "functional" for an upcoming vacation in France. I'm not quite finished with Dr. Blair, but it has been extraordinarily helpful (I've worked with it more than Rocket French, thus far), and I'm pretty comfortable that I will be able to get by (in the company of others with more French training).

Very Highly Recommended.

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