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Summary

Memory is the greatest challenge to learning a foreign language; there are just too many words and too many rules. For every new word we learn, we seem to forget two old ones, making fluency seem out of reach.

Fluent Forever tackles this challenge head-on. Starting with pronunciation, you'll learn how to rewire your ears and turn foreign sounds into familiar sounds. And with the help of sophisticated spaced-repetition techniques, you'll be able to memorize hundreds of words a month in minutes every day. This is brain hacking at its most exciting, taking what we know about neuroscience and linguistics and using it to create the most efficient and enjoyable way to learn a foreign language in the spare minutes of your day.

©2014 Gabriel Wyner (P)2017 Dreamscape Media, LLC

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Innovative

This book has completely changed my efforts to learn German, a language I wanted to learn since the age of 8. I was fascinated by the book since the beginning. Sometimes I was begging for more traffic (listening while commuting...)! I was never expecting to get stuck with a book. I love the author's passion about languages. I went to his website and I spent time searching around and watching his YouTube videos . I never thought that pronunciation is so important. I admire the quality of work invested for this book. I imagine that the author is very happy because he has discovered the reason of his existence, the purpose of his life! He is on a mission and there many who want to follow him and try to find out their own mission!

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Great method

I enjoyed every minute of this book. I think it makes a lot of sense, and I hope that a year from now I'll finally be fluent in the languages I've been trying to learn for almost two decades.

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Best used in conjunction with book

I really like the method presented and the audio book is very good though reliance on internet resources and imagery can make it a tough listen.
Great overall an I recommend it wholeheartedly.

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Good method

I highly recommend it ; easy to follow and good explained; if you want to learn a new language this method is a must

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Really useful tips

I'm glad I found this book because it had some really good tips for language learning. I found it a bit long-winded though and it could have got its points across a lot more quickly.

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Actuall chapters?!

A great resource that really actually tries to be helpful 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾
You mean i get to find whatever I actually look for easily with written out chapters?! not cryptic numbers.
F I N A L L Y!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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introduced me to Anki

good resource, introduced me to Anki which is a great tool if you want to start memorizing words in your target language

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If you are struggling learning a foreign language, LISTEN to this

Definitely a very insightful book from the perspective of a writer who is well-versed in linguistics and the struggles of learning (multiple) languages.

As a learner or several languages myself, there were things mentioned in the book I was already familiar with (the efficiency of flashcards for example), but it was still very interesting and educational to get to see what another person’s take and approach is on the matter.

A very nice read indeed.

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Loved the audio version of the book. Lots of tips help along my journey.

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Brilliant

The amount of work that's been put into this book is phenomenal, everything is explained.

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  • 21-06-17

i love it

i have the readable version of this book and it's vital in order to get the full benefit of the audio version .. long story short: get the PDF first if you wanna enjoy the audio book.

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  • 24-03-17

Don't get the audiobook.

If you are interested in this book, do not get the audio version. There is no way to access the graphics- they are not available on the authors website- at least not without paying, and these are vital for understanding the material. The author keeps referring to the appendices which are unavailable in this format. Save your money

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  • 30-03-17

Great info

Great information. Hard to follow occasionally without the visual illustrations available in the hardcopy though.

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  • Lee S.
  • 29-03-17

It REALLY works.... IF you do!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Absolutely!The techniques really work, and work for more than just languages.I now use the SRS system to create guides to study nearly everything...

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

It helped me find a key to unlock a language I could not speak, NOW I am truly speaking coherently, writing clearly, and learning every day.It does take a lot of preparation work, but its the preparation work that opens the door to the language, the SRS methodology is what makes it STICK...

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If you want fast, permanent fluency in any language, are willing to work to get it, and love exploring the magic of languages, this is the method you are looking for....

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  • jordon Lard
  • 26-09-18

This book will change the world...

I can’t begin to explain how incredible this method for language learning. My abilities to learn, retain and recall information has drastically increased. I’m currently learning German and started out with a native German speaking friend giving me tips and answering questions as well as using apps like Memrise and Doulingo but I did not become serious about learning until reading this book. My German friend is on her way to becoming a Polyglot (she speaks 3 fluently and is learning 2 more at the same time) and she almost feels robbed of her time spent in classes and doing boring translations now that she is using the Fluent-Forever method.

She’s actually a bit jealous that I’m starting out with such an effective tool that she wasn’t unaware of and now she’s learning faster than ever. Gabe did a f******** fantastic job with putting together all of these techniques as well as an excellent narration, colorfully and writing writing and staring forward and easy to understand examples.
This man deserves some kind of trophy for his efforts. I bought this audio book as well as 2 paperbacks and have gifted e-cards for friends to get the audio book themselves.

If you want to learn a new language quickly and have lot of fun while doing it, buy this book and tell everyone you know about it.

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  • 04-02-18

Not worth the money.

Buy the book. The author’s performance is great but the audio book isn’t worth the price. Not even a free credit with audible.

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  • Louis Macareo
  • 05-12-17

Ger audio and haedcover

Passionate about his cause and methods and no doubt they work. Well resourced. Certainly requires the hardcover version, but audio keeps up interest. Good narrarator for an author.

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  • Esma
  • 03-02-21

Nothing I didn't know

I am not a native English speaker . The book is useful for people who didn't know how to learn a language but as you can listen on the book , you need to work for being fluent in any language. Good listening for people who are serious about learning a language correctly not just to get by

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  • R. Lahat
  • 06-11-17

This audiobook is excellent

As a book it is a very intelligent, insightful and easy to follow reading. I got a lot of practical tips and correct ways to study a language, as well as the reasoning behind everything.

The audiobook reading is superb. The accents for foreign languages are on point, the reading moods conveying, and I didn't need any chart or visual aid (although it has a mobile friendly website for footnotes of these kind). I like to listen to it for its insights and humor.

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  • Don
  • 06-10-17

The first learning system I have stuck with

I have tried more learning German systems than I can remember. From Rosetta Stone to intensive classes. This is the first method that has kept my interest and gives me the instant gratification that I am actually getting somewhere with my German. It does take a lot of work but I know it is working and I really appreciate the methods, tips, and results.

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