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long winded

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1 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-01-17

I found it too long and convoluted rather than intriguing or engaging. For over 30 chapters the author is setting the scene with two unrelated stories. Filled with unnecessary boring information and anecdotes. I could not see the reasoning for the division of chapters, it was arbitrary. if it had been condensed in half it would have made an interesting story. I'm not looking forward to listening the second one that I bought in the promotion of two for one!

Engaging and fabulously read

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4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-11-16

the story has a slow pace and describes an important time in the history of Mexico through the journey of a priest. Fantastically well read which brings it alive as sometimes the pace is too slow.

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Totally enjoyable

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-09-16

It's a great idea to have the combination of the concert and the explanation. It brings the piece of music and the composer closer to you. The performance is fantastic, I have listened to it again and again.

very little progress in this chapter

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2 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-06-16

the model student's lack of progress becomes a handicap. the teacher talks too much of irrelevant stuff. Mt should hire a native speaker to say at least once the sentence that is being taught. There's no clarity of the correct answer too much speaking over eachother and MT looses his patience. unpleasant as a whole

Useful and clever system

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-05-16

I found it very useful but one of the students in the audio confuses the listener and the teacher tells her off constantly, it can get on the way.
The first15 minutes are wasted. Needs more practice time to develop dialogues but provides the learner with good tools to build on.
The teacher doesn't teach to use est que in the questions and i have been told that is a huge grammatical mistake. However, I like the system and I recommend it.

Good story failed by reading

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3 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-03-16

is an engaging story with interesting characters and a surprising ending. The almost comical reading spoils it. A mixture of speedy González and Cantinflas with poor representation of the accent by using Spanish from Spain when pronouncing "cion" like Nación. Very annoying.

surprising ending

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4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-03-16

I found the story engaging most of the time but in the middle becomes a little tedious and repetitive. However, it has an unexpected turn and recovers the pace making it impossible to give up. It has an unexpected end mixed of warmth for the characters and understanding of the human debate about the existence of God.

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surprisingly good

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-02-16

I was looking for a history of music but got much more than that; history, musical appreciation, indeph explanation of the composition and the times etc. very clear, the lecturer is so passionate it's contagios. loved every bit of it. I will listen to some units again. It also has a website.

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Slow and unexpected.

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4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-12-15

The story becomes engaging but the pace is too slow. It works better as audio book due to the pace. Very well read. The ending is unexpected.

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engaging

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 31-08-15

it's a good story, engaging and unpredictable. The characters are credible and the events accessible in a contemporary setting. Surprising ending.