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  • Pimsleur German Level 1 Lessons 6-10

  • Learn to Speak and Understand German with Pimsleur Language Programs
  • By: Pimsleur
  • Narrated by: Pimsleur
  • Length: 2 hrs and 25 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 232
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 181
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 167

German 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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • German Expanded

  • By Connie S. on 07-30-12

Making Great Progress

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-08-19

This learning method is very effective. I am really progressing well in my vocabulary, grammar, and comprehension. Despite how expensive these units are, I’m going to keep going.

  • Pimsleur German Level 1 Lessons 11-15

  • Learn to Speak and Understand German with Pimsleur Language Programs
  • By: Pimsleur
  • Narrated by: Pimsleur
  • Length: 2 hrs and 24 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 163
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 118
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 105

German Level 1 Lessons 11-15 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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Yes it works. And how !!

  • By J. Bevan on 11-12-14

Structured and Effective

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-04-19

This is a solid course. It is structured and it pushes you. The vocabulary building in context is very effective. I like that it is confidence building. I started Pimsleur after I completed Paul Noble‘s first course, which I absolutely loved, but his second course won’t be available for two more months. So I am going with Pimsleur until then. My main complaint with Pimsleur is that you only get 2 1/12 hours for a full credit, so it is VERY expensive - 6 X times other audible books. Pimsleur needs to sort this out.

  • Learn German with Paul Noble: Complete Course: German Made Easy with Your Personal Language Coach

  • By: Paul Noble
  • Narrated by: Paul Noble
  • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 179
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 147
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 141

An exciting approach to learning German with the easy, relaxed appeal of an audio-only product. Over 12 hours of easy-listening. No books. No rote memorisation. No chance of failure. This download contains the entire course. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • If only schools taught like this

  • By Mr Stanley Agius on 03-30-17

OUTSTANDING. IT REALLY WORKS!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-26-19

Paul Noble‘s audible course is unique and highly effective. He is s genius. There is no forced memorisation with this course, no technical descriptions of grammar. His technique teaches you to UNDERSTAND the language, not memorise it. By the end, I was able to respond at a native speaker‘s pace, and accurately. I couldn’t stop smiling st how effective this is. I had never studied German before, and now I can confidently carry a basic conversation, get what I want, and feel confident about it. I can’t rate this high enough to do it credit. Danke Paul Noble!

  • German: A Complete Guide for German Language Learning Including German Phrases, German Grammar and German Short Stories for Beginners

  • By: Dave Smith
  • Narrated by: Mike Nelson
  • Length: 5 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29

The complete package for German language learning.... Three audiobooks in one - Learn German, German Phrases, and German Short Stories

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • From Zero to One Hundred!

  • By Jody on 12-23-18

From Zero to One Hundred!

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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-23-18

I liked the first book, and felt I was really on track to progressing into the second book, the collection of Short Stories. Talk about a disconnect. It’s like teaching a child how to ride a tricycle, then putting them in the cockpit of a NASA space shuttle for a solo flight. Why not pace the reader by transitioning into something understandable? Frustrating, and confidence crushing. I will probably be ready for these short stories after about another year of studies. Oh well.

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  • Rebel Yell

  • The Violence, Passion, and Redemption of Stonewall Jackson
  • By: S. C. Gwynne
  • Narrated by: Cotter Smith
  • Length: 24 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,756
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,594
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,594

General Stonewall Jackson was like no one anyone had ever seen. In April of 1862 he was merely another Confederate general with only a single battle credential in an army fighting in what seemed to be a losing cause. By middle June he had engineered perhaps the greatest military campaign in American history and was one of the most famous men in the Western World. He had given the Confederate cause what it had recently lacked: hope.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A very good read

  • By rhl60 on 11-05-14

Outstanding

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-20-18

What a remarkably well written and well read book. Clear prose, well constructed, and with a pace that makes it hard to remember its non-fiction. Cotter Smith is a subtly wonderful narrator who breathes life into every word. An outstanding work that gives the reader very good insight into the man behind the legend. Highly recommend.

  • Son of the Morning Star

  • By: Evan S. Connell
  • Narrated by: Adrian Cronauer
  • Length: 20 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 72
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 71

This national best-seller vividly reconstructs one of the most unbelievable and controversial battles in American military history—General Custer’s Last Stand in 1876. Why would a seasoned leader like Custer lead 200 U.S. Army soldiers into battle against 2,000 Native American warriors? The answer lies in this book, which captures in stunning detail the heroism, foolishness, and brutality that led to this legendary battle.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting, but...

  • By Arthur Everett on 08-01-12

Wonderful Narration and Prose

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-27-18

I loved this book. The narrator is marvellous, the writing is superb, and the story is compelling. The detail in this work about both Custer and the many people involved is rare, interesting and important. I learned a lot and highly recommend it.

  • The Wounded Knee Massacre and the Sand Creek Massacre

  • The History and Legacy of the Two Most Notorious Indian Massacres
  • By: Charles River Editors
  • Narrated by: Scott Larson
  • Length: 3 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

On the morning of November 29, 1864, Colonel John Chivington led 700 militiamen in a surprise attack against Cheyenne leader Black Kettle's camp at Sand Creek. Chivington was a fire and brimstone Methodist minister who had publicly advocated indiscriminately killing Native American children because "nits makes lice."

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Horrible Narration Ruins It

  • By Jody on 08-27-18

Horrible Narration Ruins It

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3 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-27-18

This is an important work, but unfortunately the narration is ridiculously bad. The narrator overacts so severely it’s hard to not turn it off. On top of that he mispronounces words, tribal names, character names, and puts emphasis on the wrong syllables of even the most common words. I think he was drunk or high for this recording, particularly the last two chapters where he is noticeably slurring. Given how short this work is, the combination of the narration and the full price I paid for it would make me not recommend it if it weren’t for the importance of the stories. Take your chances.

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  • Bust Hell Wide Open

  • The Life of Nathan Bedford Forrest
  • By: Samuel W. Mitcham Jr.
  • Narrated by: Dan John Miller
  • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 119
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 108
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 108

The legacy of General Nathan Bedford Forrest is deeply divisive. Best known for being accused of war crimes at the Battle of Fort Pillow and for his role as first grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan - an organization he later denounced - Forrest has often been studied as a military figure, but never before studied as a fascinating individual who wrestled with the complex issues of his violent times. Bust Hell Wide Open is a comprehensive portrait of Nathan Bedford Forrest as a man: his achievements, failings, reflections, and regrets.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding

  • By B. Wood on 02-23-17

Outstanding!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-09-18

Very surprised by this book. The writing, the subject and the narration hooked me. Fast-paced, interesting, and revealing. I learned a lot. This book changed my perspective on Nathan Bedford Forest for the better. What a genius! Highly recommended!

  • The Wife Between Us

  • By: Greer Hendricks, Sarah Pekkanen
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,174
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 19,404
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 19,374

When you listen to this audiobook, you will make many assumptions. You will assume you are listening to a story about a jealous ex-wife. You will assume she is obsessed with her replacement - a beautiful, younger woman who is about to marry the man they both love. You will assume you know the anatomy of this tangled love triangle. Assume nothing. Twisted and deliciously chilling, The Wife Between Us exposes the secret complexities of an enviable marriage - and the dangerous truths we ignore in the name of love.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • NOT that confusing! Gone Girl + Last Mrs. Parrish

  • By Jenn on 01-11-18

Liked it, not as Clever as I Thought it would be

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-04-18

After reading many reviews, I was ready to have my mind blown and my socks blown off. Didn’t quite go that far for me. The dangers of reading too many rave reviews! However, it is still a great book. Whelan’s female voices are great, her male voices are creepy. Overall, a good book. Recommended.

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  • Quantrill's War

  • The Life and Times of William Clarke Quantrill, 1837-1865
  • By: Duane Schultz
  • Narrated by: Richard Davidson
  • Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23

Award-winning novelist and historian, Duane Schultz, dramatically recreates the treachery of Civil War "Colonel" William Clarke Quantrill's life and the riveting climax of his infamous raid on Lawrence, Kansas. From letters and diaries, Schultz skillfully weaves together this exciting, dark side of Quantrill - a man who was part warrior, part villain.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Overall a Great Book

  • By Jody on 04-04-18

Overall a Great Book

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-04-18

I liked this book, especially the narration. It was a good audio read. My only knock against it was the many chapters that really had nothing to do with Quantrill, just general history. Informative, but not completely relevant. Overall, though, I was left with the feeling I knew more about the odd and terrifying man that was William Quantrill. I would recommend this book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful