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Nicholas Smith

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  • Complete NIV Audio Bible, Volume 2: Prophets, Gospels, Acts and Letters

  • By: New International Version
  • Narrated by: David Suchet
  • Length: 37 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 173
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 152
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 147

Ever since he became a Christian at the age of forty, it has been Poirot actor David Suchet's dream to make an audio recording of the whole Bible. In between filming the final episodes of Poirot, David Suchet spent over 200 hours in the recording studio to create the very first full-length audio version of the NIV Bible spoken by a single British actor. Volume 2 of the NIV Audio Bible includes the Prophets, Gospels, Acts and Letters, covering the books of Isaiah to Revelation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great reading - and an index!

  • By Alan on 20-11-14

A wonderful, powerful performance

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Reviewed: 01-12-17

Much of the Bible was meant to be heard rather than read and this audio version brings to life much which is almost impenetrable in the written word. I have listened to this many times and would highly recommend.

  • Learn Romanian - Level 2: Absolute Beginner Romanian: Volume 1: Lessons 1-25

  • By: Innovative Language Learning LLC
  • Narrated by: RomanianPod101.com
  • Length: 3 hrs
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2
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    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

Start speaking Romanian in minutes and grasp the language, culture, and customs in just minutes more with Absolute Beginner Romanian, a completely new way to learn Romanian with ease!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well thought through introduction

  • By Nicholas Smith on 21-09-17

Well thought through introduction

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Reviewed: 21-09-17

Nice introduction to spoken Romanian with lots of practical examples from native speakers. The lessons build up your knowledge at a steady pace and the revision track is useful. Recommended.

  • Lifelong Health: Achieving Optimum Well-Being at Any Age

  • By: Anthony A. Goodman, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Anthony A. Goodman
  • Length: 18 hrs and 16 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 78
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69

We all want to discover the secret to a long and healthy life. But how do you incorporate the secrets of personal wellness into the unique demands of your own schedule? What information would a knowledgeable and compassionate family physician offer someone looking for a reference guide to healthy living? These 36 comprehensive lectures offer you practical and expert advice that allows you to make your own personalized choices about healthy living, as well as ways to apply that knowledge to your lifestyle.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Some useful info but too long and too US specific

  • By gill on 02-08-17

Solid, scientific basis for good health

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Reviewed: 07-09-17

I found this an extremely interesting run through the current evidence on what works and what doesn't in terms of achieving good health. There were few surprises but what is here is a demonstration of the science that underpins a common sense approach. Recommended.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • Techniques for Retraining Your Brain
  • By: Jason M. Satterfield, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Jason M. Satterfield
  • Length: 12 hrs and 35 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,310
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,106
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,086

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a well-tested collection of practical techniques for managing moods and modifying undesirable behaviors through self-awareness, critical analysis, and goal-oriented change. CBT illuminates the links between thoughts, emotions, behaviors, and physical health and uses those connections to develop concrete plans for self-improvement. In 24 engaging half-hour lectures, you'll build a robust and effective self-improvement toolkit with the expert guidance of Professor Satterfield of the University of California, San Francisco.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good but I struggled a bit

  • By Amazon Customer on 19-09-17

One of the best

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Reviewed: 08-07-17

I found this to be a particularly effective outline of CBT and its practice. The use of real life sessions made it clear where the practice is helpful and where there are limitations. I enjoy the Great Courses in general but this is one of the best. Highly recommended.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Learn Romanian - Romanian Survival Phrases, Volume 2

  • Lessons 26-50
  • By: Innovative Language Learning
  • Narrated by: RomanianPod101.com
  • Length: 3 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
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    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

Preparing for a trip to Romania? The Survival Phrases series is designed to provide world travelers with essential phrases in multiple languages and cultural insight you will not find in a textbook. Our experienced teachers possess the linguistic expertise to help you comprehend the fundamentals of the language and the experience to help you navigate the pitfalls and pleasantries of their respective countries. We pride ourselves on providing you with the tools and know-how to make your trip, vacation, or journey the most memorable yet!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great way to practice Romanian

  • By Nicholas Smith on 10-05-17

Great way to practice Romanian

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Reviewed: 10-05-17

This is a great way to learn and practice Romanian. The subjects are all pertinent and the speakers are clear and interesting. Would reccommend to any fellow learners.

  • Learn Romanian - Level 1: Introduction to Romanian, Volume 1: Lessons 1-25

  • By: Innovative Language Learning LLC
  • Narrated by: RomanianPod101.com
  • Length: 3 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2
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    5 out of 5 stars 2
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    5 out of 5 stars 2

Absolutely new to Romanian? Don't know where to start? Welcome to Learn Romanian - Level 1. Before you take that trip to Romania, get a solid foundation of Romanian first! Master the basics of Romanian conversation the fun, fast, and easy way!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great introduction with a mix of lessons and topic

  • By Nicholas Smith on 27-04-17

Great introduction with a mix of lessons and topic

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Reviewed: 27-04-17

What made the experience of listening to Learn Romanian - Level 1: Introduction to Romanian, Volume 1: Lessons 1-25 the most enjoyable?

The mix of speakers is excellent and the pacing is very good

What did you like best about this story?

The chance to hear native speakers and repeat is very useful

Which scene did you most enjoy?

The grammar sections are very good

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Not relevant to a language learning course

Any additional comments?

This series of lessons is a mix of the absolute beginner audio from the romanianpod101 site and although the site has lots of nice additional features, this collection is handy for learning on the go as the lessons follow one after another. The teaching is excellent but would be improved by having less of the cultural background and more active practice of the language. This however is a minor quibble as it is extremely interesting. I would recommend both this audio book and membership to the site.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Romanian Phase 1, Unit 26-30

  • Learn to Speak and Understand Romanian with Pimsleur Language Programs
  • By: Pimsleur
  • Narrated by: Pimsleur
  • Length: 3 hrs and 47 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2
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    5 out of 5 stars 1
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    5 out of 5 stars 1

Romanian Phase 1, Units 26-30 build on material taught in prior units. Each lesson provides 30 minutes of spoken language practice, with an introductory conversation, and new vocabulary and structures. Detailed instructions enable you to understand and participate in the conversation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The best way to learn Romanian

  • By Nicholas Smith on 20-03-17

The best way to learn Romanian

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Reviewed: 20-03-17

I have tried pretty much all the mainstream Romanian language courses and without doubt this is the one that improved my skills in the shortest time. Although there is much of the complex, tricky parts of the language that isn't covered what it does is get you speaking and understanding quickly and provides a firm basis from which you can develop. I really wish Pimsleur would consider doing a vol 2 as I can not recommend this highly enough. If anyone has any suggestions for a follow up, I would be very interested.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Romanian Phase 1, Unit 16-20

  • Learn to Speak and Understand Romanian with Pimsleur Language Programs
  • By: Pimsleur
  • Narrated by: Pimsleur
  • Length: 2 hrs and 33 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5
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    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5

Romanian Phase 1, Units 16-20 build on material taught in prior units. Each lesson provides 30 minutes of spoken language practice, with an introductory conversation, and new vocabulary and structures. Detailed instructions enable you to understand and participate in the conversation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The best way to learn Romanian

  • By Nicholas Smith on 20-02-17

The best way to learn Romanian

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Reviewed: 20-02-17

I am not a natural when it comes to learning languages, so anything that helps is very well received by me. Pimsleur, for me at least, is the best and easiest way to get started and has meant that I have been able to have conversations with my in-laws, order meals in restaurants and generally get by in a touristy kind of way. Highly recommended.