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Rapid German

Volume 1
Narrated by: Marlon Lodge
Length: 1 hr and 14 mins
4 out of 5 stars (121 ratings)

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Summary

Earworms mbt© is a revolutionary accelerated learning technique that takes the hard work out of learning.

By listening to these specially composed melodies with their rhythmic repetitions of German and English a few times, you pick up over 200 essential words and phrases that will not just be on the tip of your tongue, but will be burned deeply into your long-term memory in next to no time.

If you like music, and want to make rapid progress without any formal knowledge of language learning, earworms mbt© Rapid German is the course for you.

Volume 1 is your survival kit of essential words and phrases to get you by on your trip abroad.

You will feel you are learning within minutes and might just be amazed by how easy acquiring a language can be!

This audiobook also comes with a free booklet to accompany the course which you can download by clicking on this link Free booklet
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  • Lynne
  • Bradford, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
  • 20-04-06

Relax and forget that your're learning!

I never did German at school, but I intend to live out there eventually, so needed to learn the language from scratch. I feel so fortunate to have found this, as it does everything it promises to do. It has really tuned my ear in to the language, and by playing it in the background as I do household chores or whilst driving, with vrtually no effort, I have begun to understand and say some very useful sentences and phrases. My German speaking friends have commented that my pronunciation is very authentic, too. A real find! I can't wait for Volume 2.

14 of 15 people found this review helpful

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  • A
  • 30-09-12

Great way to learn!

I started learning German with this audiobook and after just a few days I've picked up enough of the language to have a passable chat with friends. Great for learning on the commute to work - just put it on and listen. My only criticism is of Amazon/Audible - the DRM means that I can't put this onto my phone to listen :(

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Useful idea

Some useful phrases and the ability to here the same phrase repeated several times is invaluable. I’ve actually got vol.2 of this as well, and the pronunciation on that is clearer than on parts of volume 1. Given that “ihn”, “ihm” and “ihnen” mean different things, it’s vital that the ends of words are enunciated clearly.

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  • Adam
  • Congresbury, United Kingdom
  • 30-06-13

Strange but effective

Any additional comments?

Effective to quickly learn certain words and phrases with little effort. However, it is odd to listen to and it can feel abit hollow using a credit (or worse £10-£12) for just over 1 hours worth of german and a bit of music. Having said that worth every penny by how quickly i have learnt several phrases and words from a couple of repreats. 5 stars if it was longer.

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  • Kyne
  • HsinChu City, Taiwan
  • 24-12-12

Learning German

Like any of the language courses, you get out what you put in. This course uses a music background with a native and English speaker going over German phrases and words. The course tends to provide a sentence, in English, and then in German and then breaks down all the words in the sentence, and the pronunciations for the words. The course is similar to the other earworms courses, and if you liked one of the others I imagine you'll ; like this one.



It's not a bad idea, although the tunes are not that great, I find that I can recall some of the sentences. A good supplement for learning, or for a quick fix before heading on holiday but it is not a good standalone course.

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Used skills learnt in Germany and was successful

Have tried several CD language systems to varying degrees of success but this is the best i have every used. Whilst it will not turn you into a fluent German speaker, it does give the confidence to use the language when with Germanic speakers.

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Winfried - Why English don't learn languages?

I find the previous poster Winfried's assessment most amusing and so typically German.

If a German is speaking to me and says "your name is?", I simply, politely, reply "Andrew".

Winfired would no doubt say "No, it's what is your name!!!"

Why do Germans get so hung up on things like pronunciation yet the British are happy to just accept that our visitors are making an effort and we answer accordingly. This is exactly why so many British simply don't bother, and Germans have us down as rude.

This is a great audiobook. So you're not going to end up speaking exactly how Winfried wishes you to, but you know what, you'lll get by and be appreciated, by most.

So Wilfried, whilst I am dishing out advice - try watching this, and see how you fools make us feel, despite us making an effort - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TbobnfaBhcg

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  • Peter
  • Richmond, Surrey, United Kingdom
  • 12-09-06

Most impressive

A most impressive and effective teaching technique. I can't wait for level 2!

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okay

this is ok for an easy listen but Paul Noble is miles better and much better value for money i am somewhat disappointed in this

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Too high background music

The background music is so strong that i cannot hear the words well. Its distracting