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Publisher's Summary

With SkyRocket Your Conversational Spanish you will not only get a well-rounded Spanish vocabulary and fluency in a quick, easy and fun way while listening to relevant stories and articles, but you will also learn interesting facts that you can put to use in your daily life!

Each chapter is designed to give you sufficient vocabulary practice so you feel empowered when talking with someone in Spanish about that subject.

SkyRocket your Conversational Spanish is a book designed for those of you who have some previous knowledge of Spanish either because you studied it in school, or on your own, or your interest in the language has been revived but do not desire to start again from the beginning. This is a fun interactive way to review what you have already studied, learn new vocabulary, or to help you keep improving your Spanish communication skills! It's a great way to jump from beginner conversational Spanish to intermediate or advanced conversational Spanish. If you have never studied Spanish but languages come easily to you, you are welcome to give it a try!

©2016 Claudia Retif Barrett (P)2016 Claudia Retif Barrett

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Tedious

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This is a grammar and vocabulary book read out loud. Far too tedious for my taste. I gave the performance 3 stars because the readers are satisfactory; it's just the material that's unbearable.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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What a fun way to learn Spanish

If you could sum up SkyRocket Your Conversational Spanish, Volume 1 in three words, what would they be?

Entertaining, engaging, and educational

What did you like best about this story?

I like that the vocabulary was presented before the reading of the story to help me understand better what words to listen for when the story was read. The testing and repetition helps with the retention of new words and application.

What about Claudia Retif Barrett and Rebecca María ’s performance did you like?

The voices are very clear and using different voices helps you focus.

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

This is great for ongoing learning and to help stay fresh with Spanish skills. It's real confidence builder.

Any additional comments?

Looking forward to more Spanish books from this author.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Outstanding Audiobook on Learning Spanish!

This is an ideal audiobook for anyone who has some experience with the Spanish language. It has taken me from a frustrating less than basic level of Spanish to a flowing conversation level. I feel comfortable in most everyday conversations now. It’s motivated me to continue learning to one day reaching fluency in the language.

But accomplishing anything worthwhile takes some work; this audiobook is no exception. The work in this audiobook are the lessons. Just complete them as the author has presented and you will have the same success I have had! Ms. Barrett has the gift of teaching. She presents her lessons in an easy and simple to understand style. After 18 years of schooling, I can recall only a handful of my teachers having that kind of talent.

One last thought, I purchase audiobooks regularly and a key factor for me is the narration. The contents of an audiobook might be fantastic, but if listening to the audio is unpleasant I will reject it; just not bother with it. In this audiobook the content is excellent and so are Claudia Barrett and Rebecca Maria performing the narration; very professional, motivating and pleasant voices that bring the lessons to life!. If you’re serious about boosting your Spanish proficiency to an amazing conversation level, this audiobook will help you get there. I highly recommend it.

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Perfect for Intermediate and Advanced Learners

What made the experience of listening to SkyRocket Your Conversational Spanish, Volume 1 the most enjoyable?

The book is packed with useful vocabulary that is presented at a reasonable pace. While the pace if reasonable, the number of vocabulary words per chapter is high. I haven't counted the number of words and phrases but I need to repeat chapters to retain the information (four exposures is typical for storage in memory). I completed all the beginning books I could find and I really needed to expand my vocabulary in a serious way to be able to communicate with native Spanish speakers. This book is definitely helping me achieve my goal and I plan to look for other books in the series.

What was one of the most memorable moments of SkyRocket Your Conversational Spanish, Volume 1?

Rather than memorable I would say the information is highly useful. So many things I try to say appear in the book and I can use this vocabulary in my daily life as well as job as a bilingual teacher.

Which character – as performed by Claudia Retif Barrett and Rebecca María – was your favorite?

I really couldn't say. The native Spanish speaker (male) was slightly harder to understand than the native Spanish speaker (female) but it was good to have exposure to two voice pitches.

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

No, it is almost nine hours and I will repeat each chapter multiple times to master all the vocabulary.

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Not wonderful for a Brit trying to learn Castillian

The pronunciation and vocabulary appear to be Hispanic rather than Castilian. The choice of vocab is at times bizarre and the translations are not really clear - especially for the idiomatic phrases. The explanation of the pronunciation is inconsistent and at times inaccurate - English approximations are certainly not from British English!