LISTENER

Kayleigh

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The Italian accent

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Reviewed: 27-10-19

There is just something about the Italian accent, or any foreign accent really. As comes with the mastery of a language, accent is a key factor. I think this book is a great way to improve a beginner's proficiency in the Italian accent, as the listener only needs to pause the lesson and rewind (if needed). The narrator speaks in a native tongue and a mild tone, and this is also good for listening.

German stories are surprisingly nice.

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Reviewed: 14-10-19

What better way to learn a language than through stories? The passion, context and culture embedded in this book conveys exactly that point. It is a great concept to teaching the German language, especially to beginners. Also, the narrator is a native German speaker with a nice voice and accent. Listening to the narration helps the learner to properly practice the words they have learnt from the story or some other supplementary German learning material. Learning a word is important, but so is accent and pronunciation; this book offers all.

The authors of this book gifted me a free copy of this audiobook for my reference, and I have left this review as a result. This is unbiased review is meant to introduce potential listeners to the book and its relevance.

A simpler way to learn a language.

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Reviewed: 14-10-19

It's surprising, but this brute-force approach to learning Spanish actually works. There are around 2000 words covered in this book (who counts this anyway? That is a lot of words), and the plan is to allow the listener expand their current Spanish vocabulary. While this book is targeted at beginners, intermediate learners/speakers of Spanish can also gain a lot from using this book. The words covered are relevant to regular conversations in Spanish, which range from ordering for food, to asking for directions. In all, this is a simple yet effective approach to learning the language.

I received a free copy of this book from the author, and this is my unbiased opinion about it.

Detailed stories.

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Reviewed: 11-09-19

The details in these stories are everything. It goes to show how much work was put into making this book. It is a dark book, however, but a complete delight reading for a true crime fan like me.

I received a free copy of this audionook at my own request, and in exchange for this unbiased review.

German made fun!

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Reviewed: 02-06-19

This book has done the extreme: making German fun to learn! The stories are not only good, but carefully selected to expand the listener's vocabulary, a few at a time. This way, the learning process is broken down and becomes completely meaningful in the end. The quizzes are especially useful for testing one's learning progress, and also forces the listener to practice the newly introduced vocabulary.
This is a great help for beginners in learning the German language, especially in a fun way.

P.S: This free review copy was given to me at my own request, and I have left a voluntary review based on my assessment.

Great resource for Spanish learning

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Reviewed: 02-06-19

A good way to learn any language is to hear people speak it. I think this is the idea behind this audiobook, and it is brilliant. There are very interesting conversations and stories in this book. and they are also translated in English to ensure the listener gets all the information. It is also engaging and the conversations/narration is well paced. I completely enjoyed it.

This audiobook was freely given to me at my request, and I have willingly left this review.

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A great help for French learners!

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Reviewed: 12-05-19

This book is really useful for improving comprehension of the French language, especially in a conversational context. Various common daily dialogues are illustrated e.g. ordering a pizza, and the illustrations are well paced to allow for understanding. The French dialogues are given, and then the English translation is done. This helps the listener to follow the dialogues with proper translations in context. The short stories are also relatable and interesting. It is however more effective for people with some competence with speaking French and English, and not necessarily for absolute beginners.
Good book!

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Everything about Ohio!

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Reviewed: 12-05-19

This is a good trivia book. The state of Ohio is mostly known for producing U.S presidents (8 presidents so far); however, there is more to the Buckeye state that that. So many fun facts are presented, and each is as interesting as the next.
Another cool thing about this book is the clarity of the narration. The tone, pace and delivery is also well suited to a great listening experience.
A truly great book.