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If you want to learn how to speak real, conversational Italian with complete confidence - without having to relocate to Italy for months or even years - then keep reading....

Perhaps you've already purchased another learning-Italian program or two. Or maybe you've purchased several and still feel you're unable to speak Italian with complete confidence. Or maybe you're an absolute beginner. In any case, you may be thinking that you'll have to spend hundreds or even thousands of dollars on learning Italian programs and/or private Italian classes to learn how to speak Italian with complete confidence.  

Fortunately, there's no need to spend a ton of money and move at a snail's pace in order to learn to speak conversational Italian with complete confidence. 

Learning Italian Like Crazy will empower you to step on the gas and peel rubber, taking you from beginner level - or even absolute beginner level - all the way to a level where you speak real, conversational Italian - and with complete confidence. 

Take a peek at what I have in store for you in this audiobook: 

  • Almost 13 hours of authentic Italian audio lessons  
  • Core program consists of 30 audio lessons - each lasting about 30 minutes 
  • System that will allow you to master conjugating Italian verbs 
  • PDF transcripts to all lessons 
  • Only native Italian-speaking voice actors to make sure you develop an authentic Italian accent and the pronunciation of a native  

And most importantly, a fun and engaging teaching method that will have you looking forward to practicing with this program - and the more you practice, the more you learn. 

To learn how to speak Italian with complete confidence, this is what you need to do now. 

Buy this audiobook now to get started today!

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

©2018 Learning Like Crazy (P)2018 Learning Like Crazy

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There should be a WARNING message on this

This is the third or fourth learn-a-foreign language product that I bought from this same author in the last few weeks. I obviously find them to be very effective otherwise I would not keep buying them. But they should have a warning message stating that the use of these language learning products cannot only be effective but also addictive. LOL.

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Excellent way to learn Italian

Italian is an absolutely beautiful language, and relatively easy to learn if you're already familiar with another Latin language. This bundle of Italian lessons are well-structured and a great way to learn the basic verb structure and vocabulary of beginner Italian. Definitely recommended.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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I started with the PDF and then stopped


I started using the downloadable PDF transcript that is included with the program and found in my AUDIBLE LIBRARY along with the audiobook. But I later stopped using the PDF and used the audio only (after two or three lessons) after discovering that the program is a lot more interactive when I only use the audio. And from what I've read about learning a foreign language, a true native-like accent and pronunciation as well as listening comprehension evolves from hearing and speaking and less from reading.

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Why I decided to give it 4 stars and not 5

Although I have purchased dozens of learning-Spanish programs, this is one of my first learning Italian programs. And the reason why I chose this program is because it is made by the same author that made Learn Beginner Spanish bundle. And I found that Spanish program to be very effective at helping me learn how to speak real, down-to-earth conversational Spanish. By the way, I also recently purchased the learning Portuguese program by the same author.

First, I will talk about what I liked most about this program. One thing that really pleases me is that there is so much content for what I paid. The program has 30 audio lessons and nearly 13 hours of recorded audio.

The teaching method is another thing that I really liked. The method is so engaging and interactive. The lessons are about 30 minutes long and I don’t think there was ever a moment when I was bored while listening to any of these lessons.

These lessons only feature native Italian speakers – which really helped to improve my pronunciation in Italian. And it definitely gave me the confidence to speak Italian and hold a conversation with an Italian speaker. Hopefully, I’ll have the chance to travel to Italy soon and give my Italian-speaking skills a real test drive.

I believe I gave this author’s learning Spanish program 5 stars. But I am only giving the Italian program 4 stars overall. And that’s because my reason for wanting to learn Italian is completely different from my reason for wanting to learn Spanish.

I live in a city with a lot of Spanish speakers. And I have several Spanish speaking friends. So my reason for wanting to learn Spanish is for developing friendships and relationships with Spanish speakers. And the author’s Spanish program does an excellent job at that. But my reason for wanting to learn Italian is only for tourism or travel. So I am most interested in learning very basic Italian vocabulary for dining, staying at a hotel, what to say at an airport, etc.

And a lot of the vocabulary in this Italian program seems to be for people who have a long term goal of achieving fluency in Italian or developing friendships and relationships with Italian speakers or for someone who has plans to relocate and actually live in Italy - which is not why I would like to learn Italian.

I still think it’s a great program. Not only will it really help to improve your pronunciation, it does a great job at helping the student understand Italian grammar without the lessons sounding overly academic. But it doesn’t address my personal needs for learning Italian. I’d prefer a crash course in “Italian For Travelers” as opposed to a program that guides me towards achieving fluency in Italian.

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At first it was great. The lesson on proverbs early on was intense but I felt good understanding it. Then in the last 6 or 7 lessons, it became exponentially hard and I could not follow. Specifically, there is no direction on the grammar or how to conjugate verbs, for example, past tense. It just repeats a few verbs for you in the past tense, and you have to repeat after, and thats it. Its not bad, but if youre paying for something, you might as well get something better.

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Choose something else

If you are planning on spending time in Italy and want a basic vocabulary, then choose something else. There is nothing to help with ordering at a restaurant, asking directions, making a hotel reservation, etc. But if you want to know how to correctly say that you write letters to your mother, or go to the discotheque, or you got to class late, then this is for you . There is nothing about the internet, emailing, texting, etc. I liked hearing correct Italian pronunciation, but even here the speakers often pronounced things differently. Updating is needed.

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Magnificent way to learn authentic Italian

I was somewhat hesitant to buy this program when I noticed that the author's name did not sound Italian. But from buying a Spanish program of his, his teaching method had earned my trust. To my surprise the narrator or the actual instructor in the audio course is a native Italian speaker along with all the voice actors and voice actresses. Why does ths matter? Listening to native Italian speakers makes the program more effective and enjoyable. And it also helps me develop a real authentic sounding Italian accent. For anyone who is hesitant about getting this program to learn Italian, I highly recommend it!

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  • 01-16-19

Skeptial about the medium

Skeptial about the medium

I’m always skeptical how these books would translate in to audible format. With regular books you can always turn the page back. It seems like it would be a hassle but the book does it really well. It goes slowly enough that can learn at a good pace.

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Social Italian for beginners

I got this audible for free with another Italian audio program that is centered around short stories. I got them both free in exchange for an honest review. I can sincerely say that I enjoyed Learning Italian Like Crazy and would have even paid for it if I had known it was going to deliver so much value. One thing that I like about this audible is that it teaches social Italian. This is probably one of very few audiobooks that teach social Italian instead of the Italian you would learn as a tourist. If or when an intermediate level of Learning Italian Like Crazy is released they can count on me to be one of the first customers.

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I found the PDF to be very useful

The creators of this program recommend that you do not use the PDF in order to force the learner to think in the target language. Since I tend to be a very visual learner the PDF was quite useful for me for learning how to actually say the words.

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  • Curtis
  • 05-14-19

Poor

Not a bad book, but there’s some poor translations at times. It’s obviously written by Americans who don’t speak Italian or live in Europe

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  • Louise
  • 06-14-19

Enjoyed this Course

Good introduction to learning Italian. Would like to see an Intermediate follow up in this series. Having to look somewhere else now to continue☹

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  • Inishowen Cailin
  • 11-29-18

An excellent resource.

There is a lot of learning in these 30 lessons. It is well planned out and easy to follow and understand.
The pdf copy of the transcript was a welcome bonus as I need to read the content as well as listen in order to learn. Very few people are aural learners so having the transcript on hand as I listened reinforced my understanding of the lessons.
The Italian speakers in the book were excellent.
This is a very good set of lessons for beginner learners and I know that I will be dipping in and out of them a lot.

I voluntarily reviewed a review copy.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-20-21

fantastic book! definitely recommend!!

this audio really helped me with my Italian. it shows you how to do very useful conversations in Italian and really gets them stuck in your head so you don't forget them. best purchase!

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  • Isabella Deiana
  • 01-03-21

missing audio

can't hear the begining of the Italian. misses the first word or syllable of every Italian part.

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  • A Stoic
  • 04-28-20

Very useful

Thank you to Patrick Jackson and the speakers on this audio series. Over the last 6 months I have worked through these 30 lessons. I did not know one word of Italian when I started. I now feel a lot more confident about speaking the language (albeit still basically). I only used audio, no reading which helps with memory although it does come with a pdf. I will now review the series with the pdf. I will also now get the next 30 lessons in this series. I recommend this beginner bundle.

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  • Margaret
  • 02-15-20

not good

not good unfortunately very irritating sounds. not pleasing to the ears. I much prefer Paul Noble

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  • Looshbaby
  • 07-30-19

A bit advanced for a beginner

Depending how you like to learn this might be a little to advanced as it only lightly touches on the rules. Having said that, I have done some previous study and found this to be a fantastic refresher course.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-17-21

Great but not for real beginners

I really enjoyed this and found it very helpful with my Italian speaking. HOWEVER I feel absolute beginners would struggle and not understand WHY they are saying what they’re repeating. I’ve been learning Italian slowly for 2 years so found this great for revision but it’s too fast and technical for a beginner.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-10-21

Not for complete beginners.

They start the very first lesson with a difficult verb that has 2 rolled r's in it, parlare. Not how i would do it.. Rolling the r sound comes eventually but not for the very first lesson.

There is a presumption that you already know some italian.