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Publisher's Summary

If you are ready to move out of the elementary level and build your intermediate Spanish comprehension, then this audiobook is the perfect stepping stone. Download to get started today.

Benefits of using this book:

  • Discover over 680 new essential words through listening to engaging but accessible articles on everyday topics
  • Start thinking in Spanish. This book is 100% in Spanish but is written in a way that will help you build up your language skills in a structured way
  • Move past basic "textbook" vocabulary. Master the vocabulary essential for speaking about real life topics and situations

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2016 Isaac Perrotta Hays (P)2016 Isaac Perrotta Hays

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I would give it 4.5 starts if I could.

I've gained a lot of confidence and learned many new words and phrases. The only problem that I have is that occasionally they use the word they are defining to define the word. However, I'll listen again and have recommended it to others. I'm hooked.

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Good book when you are ready for this level

Would you listen to The Complete Spanish Master again? Why?

Yes I will but I wasn't ready for this level yet. I will revisit this when I get a little better.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Lol, when I realized I was lost trying to listen to it...

Any additional comments?

I have taken some Spanish and know a little bit but I am not quite up to following along with a lot of full sentences yet. If you are at that level, this will be a good book to listen to. It has been several years for me so I will have to take some time to do a little more learning before I reach the level to follow along with this. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

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Easy To Use & Rather Interesting Content

Where does The Complete Spanish Master rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This is my first audiobook, and I find it very helpful and easy to use.

Who was your favorite character and why?

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

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

No, 5 hours is too long for one sitting, especially for a learning book. I prefer listening in smaller sittings to make sure I understand and retain everything.

Any additional comments?

I'll be searching for more language-learning audio books from this publisher.

***I was provided this audio book for free in exchange for an honest review.

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  • Mary
  • TACOMA, WA, US
  • 04-11-17

Very useful tool

This was a very well written and thought out language book. The narrator was very easy to understand and follow. This book is great for students of the language who are a bit beyond the beginning phase and need a bit more to add to their education. I will definitely read/ listen from this author again.

This audio book was graciously provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review

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Good Spanish Vocab Guide with Superior PDF Handout

This review is for the audiobook version of The Complete Spanish Master.: Discover over 680 new intermediate words and phrases. I was pleasantly surprised at the quality of this text. It was very conversational in tone and provided excellent, real-world vocabularly--not just what you get from Google Translate. The slang and "dichos" were spot on.

I'm a fluent Spanish-speaker and this book exceeded my expectations. I would recommend it for intermediate-to-advanced level speakers.

The narrators, Claudia R. Barret and Rebecca Maria did a fine job reading the material. I loved the European pronunciation/accent which works very well for an educational text such as this.

One of the best things about this collection is the companion PDF. The exercises are easy to follow and reinforce the text.

***Full Disclosure: I received this book for free in exchange for my honest and unbiased review

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Great supplement to Spanish study!

I use this as a daily dose of spanish, and start my mornings listening on my way to Spanish class. As a native english speaker, this book is a great way to reset my mind to Spanish when I wake up in the morning.

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very good

The stories and vocabulary are good. The Spanish explanations of the vocabulary is understandable and useful. The challenge is progressive from book to book.

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Best Learning experience possible

This book was exactly what I needed. I’m an intermediate Spanish speaker but needed a lot of work on understanding the spoken language. After listening to the chapters with the transcription open, I’d re-listen again without it and was really able to understand it like never before. I will definitely listen to the whole book again, as it adds such traction on a skill I still lack.

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I'm much more confident in my Spanish listening!

Would you listen to The Complete Spanish Master again? Why?

Yes: I always need more practice with listening comprehension.

What other book might you compare The Complete Spanish Master to and why?

Teach Yourself Complete Spanish, but much more advanced.

Which scene was your favorite?

I really liked the part with common idiomatic expressions. These can be hard to get a hang of if you don't practice.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Not suitable for a film, maybe a video series.

Any additional comments?

Thanks to this audio title, I'm able to understand most, if not all, of what I hear in Spanish conversation. I now practice with real native speakers with confidence. What you hear is real phrases used by real native speakers.

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  • JulieM
  • Louisiana, United States
  • 03-21-17

Great learning tool

As an intermediate Spanish speaker, I jumped at the chance to listen and review this audiobook. There are 36 different audio lessons, and the format contains a short article, some key phrases and vocabulary and comprehension questions during the first half of the audiobook.

I highly recommend this book because it does what it does very well. This really does work for intermediate students, perhaps advanced beginners as well. I have my default listening setting to play my audios faster than regular speed. Even when listening faster, everything was still easy to hear and comprehend.

The narrator of the Spanish section has a clear and non-distinct voice. She sounds professional like a news reader, but with a happy/light tone. The narrator on a book like this would make or break it, but I had no complaints at all.

My favorite part of the book was the keywords and phrases. They are Spanish defined with Spanish, and the listener is given example sentences in context. This is a HUGE thing to grow vocabulary. When I first got to intermediate level, I had difficulty with circumlocution, and now after listening to this audiobook, I feel much more confident in these topic areas.

I do recommend that the listener work through these stories at a slow and regular pace to avoid mental fatigue. When I tried listening to long sections all at once, I found that I wasn’t retaining as much as I’d hoped.

I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

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  • Mary Gomez
  • 02-04-17

Practical and Enjoyable

I have used many aids to learning Spanish this has definately been one of the best.It's a quality piece of work put together in bite size pieces introducing new words and topics to extend spanish vocabulary.More please.!!!

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  • Alomgir. A
  • 02-27-18

Perfect for Intermediate Spanish Learners

What made the experience of listening to The Complete Spanish Master the most enjoyable?

The chapters are very well structured - a paragraph or two of prose (a mixture of information, stories and reviews), followed by Keywords, where certain words are highlighted and defined. The beauty is that it is all in Spanish, even the definitions. This is a great way to learn, as you're remembering the words, but also having to figure out what they mean using your comprehension of the Spanish language.

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

No, however I believe 25-30 minutes a day, or an hour every so often is the perfect amount. It makes my 2-3 hour drives feel very short, and a walk into town is enough for a chapter or so.

Any additional comments?

You may need to slow it down (can be done in the app) - i found 0.7x speed allowed me to understand most of what was said.

My only negative is that it is south american - like a lot of other materials on audible. This means that certain words are pronounced differently to Spanish from Spain, which may get confusing/you may pick up habits of the south american language

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  • juhani sipola
  • 04-13-18

A lot

I begin with this book about 2 month agou. I heard it twice. This helped my Spanis much. Thanks.

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  • Aaron S.
  • 05-30-17

Easily the best product of this type I've found.

Everything is spoken in Spanish. Even the vocabulary sections describe new words with easy Spanish, the stories are simple but not too simple. The narration is pleasant unlike all the other 'Spanish stories' products I've listened to on Audible.