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Publisher's Summary

Listeners learn pronunciation, vocabulary, & grammar of Mandarin Chinese without the need of a textbook:

  • Level 1: Key words and phrases, basic grammar skills, emphasizes travel needs
  • Level 2: Expands vocabulary, new grammar concepts, more day-to-day activities
  • Level 3: Broadens vocabulary base, more advanced grammar skills, enriches conversational ability
©2006 Penton Overseas, Inc. (P)2006 Penton Overseas, Inc.

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'Ge Xibanya haizi

Good for it's purpose, listened while driving and enjoyed listening and repeating some of the phrases and vocabulary. Found the speech to be well layed out, enough for it to not be distracting or intrusive while on the wheel. Recommended for the active people who want to be productive and learn a language simultaneously while driving or doing some other activities.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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The place to start learning Mandarin

If you could sum up Learn in Your Car: Mandarin Chinese, Complete in three words, what would they be?

Practical, clear, useful

What was one of the most memorable moments of Learn in Your Car: Mandarin Chinese, Complete?

I can listen and learn without the PDF download, but the manual is excellent and makes the material clear, helping with pronunciation and Chinese characters.

Which scene was your favorite?

My favorite part of this program is having the concrete manual available.

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

I find a half hour is good time, and I repeat the lessons over and over.

Any additional comments?

Without this program I would not be able to grasp what the more touted Pimsler program was trying to teach. I use the Pimsler to supplement what I am learning in the Learn in Your Car program, and in fact, find the Pimsler easier to use in the car, since I want to have the PDF manual to refer to when I am listening to the Learn in Your Car Chinese.

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Excellent

What did you love best about Learn in Your Car: Mandarin Chinese, Complete?

Great way to get right to work without all of the non Chinese dialogue.

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no good

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

It is not an effective way to learn a language. I'm not a fan of memorizing vocab, word after word, without any sentence structure. I fluently speak 3 languages. I won't have the patience to learn my 4th through this book. Presenting the words in context would be more helpful

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All clumped together in one big file!

Would you try another book from Henry N. Raymond and/or the narrator?

90 lessons all clumped up into one massive 10 hour file. Worthless. Do not buy from audible.

What was most disappointing about Henry N. Raymond’s story?

90 lessons all clumped up into one massive 10 hour file. Worthless. Do not buy from audible.

What didn’t you like about the narrator’s performance?

90 lessons all clumped up into one massive 10 hour file. Worthless. Do not buy from audible.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Learn in Your Car: Mandarin Chinese, Complete?

90 lessons all clumped up into one massive 10 hour file. Worthless. Do not buy from audible.

Any additional comments?

90 lessons all clumped up into one massive 10 hour file. Worthless. Do not buy from audible.

3 of 40 people found this review helpful

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  • S. Malvik
  • 06-02-17

Not suitable for use in a car

The course asks you to stop the course to pronounce words and to repeat lessons several times before moving on. I can't do this while I drive!!!! Maybe someone can, but I can't both be driving AND navigating around in an audio book.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • Thomas
  • 12-08-14

Very good for reviewing your vocabulary

Would you listen to Learn in Your Car: Mandarin Chinese, Complete again? Why?

Yes,

What was most disappointing about Henry N. Raymond’s story?

No story. This is an educational book

Which scene did you most enjoy?

No scene. This is an educational book

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

No. This is an educational book

Any additional comments?

Really good.

7 of 12 people found this review helpful

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  • MartynK
  • 10-10-17

Learn in Your Car You Cannot

I have been learning Chinese for a few months using a mobile app and wanted to continue learning on my 90 minute drive to and from work everyday.
This eBook provide a lots of content for a reasonable price and was designed for use while driving as per the title.
After the first chapter it became clear the author had never tried his audio book out in the car for appropriateness. While driving and listening to an audio book, your attention is split between the two tasks. For this reason what your memory can recall is less. The audio book will say a word or phrase in Chinese, then you must repeat it. A sentence of 5 or 6 words is OK and can be recalled and repeated. A sentence of 12 words or more is near impossible to recall while driving - especially when it is in a different language.

This seems to be widespread throughout the audio book which is very disappointing. I have used other language audio books designed for the car which keeps things simple and more appropriate and shows it can be done.

Use at home - not in the car.