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JaspMasqueline

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  • Coed y Brenin [King's Wood]

  • A Novel for Welsh Learners
  • By: Colin Jones
  • Narrated by: Colin Jones
  • Length: 1 hr and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5

Welcome to Aberarthur, a small sleepy village in the South. Lots of people live here, and each has a story. Believe you me. Apparently Aberarthur is a fictional village, in that it exists only in my mind. The funny thing is that as you listen to this book it will exist in your mind too, but entirely through the medium of Welsh.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very good learners’ resource

  • By JaspMasqueline on 14-08-18

Very good learners’ resource

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-08-18

The vocabulary and grammar are well chosen, and the narration is measured and carefully enunciated. The story isn’t Graham Greene but it’s much better than the contrived scenarios in Welsh textbooks (“my laundry is in the post...”). As a lone learner it was also a big help for my pronunciation.

  • Cwm Gwrachod [Witches' Valley]

  • A Novel for Welsh Learners [Welsh Edition]
  • By: Colin Jones
  • Narrated by: Colin Jones
  • Length: 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2

Written by the author of the best-selling Welsh learners' novel Coed y Brenin, this book should help you expand and improve your Welsh, while being both interesting and entertaining. It should be suitable for those who've done a year or more of evening classes, although we'd hope that more advanced learners would also get a lot out of it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent resource for learners

  • By JaspMasqueline on 01-08-18

Excellent resource for learners

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-08-18

The narration is very measured and precise, taking the listener through some useful vocabulary and basic grammar. The story is also quite engaging- not Harry Potter, but a welcome change from the contrived scenarios typical of a Welsh textbook.

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