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  • Learn German: By Reading Fantasy (German Edition)

  • By: Mozaika Educational, Dima Zales
  • Narrated by: Lidia Buonfino, Emily Durante
  • Length: 17 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 49

Do you want to master German? Do you like fantasy novels? Are you tired of reading boring textbooks in order to learn German? If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, this is a book you should consider.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A creative approach to language acquisition

  • By Kim Luechtefeld on 05-02-15

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 08-14-15

What did you love best about Learn German: By Reading Fantasy (German Edition)?

It served both as an excellent learning tool and an interesting story.

Any additional comments?

I bought this as a tool to work on my listening comprehension for German. When I first discovered that each chapter is followed by the English translation, I was at first a bit disappointed as I originally thought this would be a full 17 hours of just German. However, since my German is only good enough to get the gist of the story, I figured I'd listen to the English translations as well to keep everything in context and to see if I was right in my understanding.

By the third chapter I found myself totally captivated by the story (and I'm not really into fantasy type stories). Certain characters grew on me while I started to really dislike others. It was a real treat to be able to work on my German comprehension while also being able to enjoy the story in detail with the English translation after each chapter. I should also note that both the German and English narrators were excellent.

The story had a pretty wide open ending so I'm really hoping that the author will make a sequel to this (it may already exist, I haven't checked).

It was well worth the money, great story and excellent tool for German learners in the B1+ intermediate-advanced area to challenge their comprehension skills.

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