It's naturally easier to learn something when it's set to rhythmic music, so that is exactly what we've done. Simple words and phrases are set to a varied pattern of rhythms and music designed to help you learn and to keep you engaged so you won't just switch off after five minutes. It will give you an easy road into starting to learn a completely new language.
If you just want a few simple words and phrases before going abroad, Rhythms is all you need. It covers absolute essentials such as how to greet people, basic directions, getting around, food, and drink. You'll hear everything spoken by both a male and a female native speaker, and there will be plenty of opportunity for you to test how well you're doing with the review stages built in at key points in each track.
Rhythms can be used anytime, anywhere: listen in the car or on the train, while walking the dog, while doing housework ,or while exercising at the gym. Absorbing a language couldn't be easier, and EuroTalk Rhythms has more than 120 different languages from which to choose.
Would you try another book written by EuroTalk or narrated by Jamie Stuart?
Na na min.
How did the narrator detract from the book?
I couldn't hear the narrator because of the background music. I mean come on. In the name of the wee man. What was that music about? The daddy or chips decision was do I struggle with the words because I sure as anything did want to listen to music. The production demanded we do one or other. And the music went on and on and on and on. It was dire. And the narration was nothing to write home about. And was not inspiring. I didn't last very long. I checked to see if the music ever stopped or the narration got any better. Neither occurrence happened. IMO the greater sin by a wide wide wide margin was the music.
You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?
No no no no. If it is was reissued WITHOUT music and with a more engaging narrator or narration I might tempered to take it again once more from the top. Music and sound effects in audiobooks just don't do it for me.
Any additional comments?
All Audible titles should have a sound effects/music warning. There are some here out in audio land who only like the spoken word and resent music or sound effects destroying the effects of the spoken word. So like a Government Health Warning I feel we should be warned about the presence of music and sound effects. And so save our money. In the title under discussion music clarted the whole run of the narration. Unbelievable.