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Leslie Brown

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Not good.

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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-06-2018

Too fast, phrases only repeated once. I returned it as I was not satisfied with it.

It's okay. But very short.

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

Reviewed: 06-06-2018

It would have been nice to get one hour's worth, but alas, no. I will listen to it twice.

Very good basic intro to the language.

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

Reviewed: 06-06-2018

Very good basic intro to the language.
It's a short course, which consists of useful travel phrases. I mainly bought this to see if I wanted to start learning the language. That way, I don't have to spend too much on an 8 hour programme...

Good.

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

Reviewed: 06-06-2018

Not as good as "behind the wheel Russian" by the same author. That one covers much more. I'd just get both anyway. It loses a star because there seems to be a slight static noise apparent when the people speak. With headphones, I find it a little distracting. In the car, not so much...

A good, short intro.

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

Reviewed: 03-06-2018

The good news is that it covers key phrases. The bad news is that you will probably need to study at least another 499 to 749 or more hours to be able to understand spoken Japanese.

I listen to these in a bunch of different languages to see if I'm passionate enough at the end of them to conitinue on my language learning journey with saud language...

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This should have been lesson one

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-06-2018

Why do we only get to look at the alphabet pronounciation after 7 full hours of lessons? Strange way of teaching. Students were list right up until the very end. Not great.

Frustrating to listen to.

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2 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-06-2018

I learned a few things, that's why I'm not giving it one star. Sorry, I just found the whole thing very tedious to listen to. Very.

In Spanish we would say "¡qué coñazo!"

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2 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-06-2018

It could have been better if not for the teacher and students. Oh wait, that's everyone. I prefer listening to native speakers. Never again.

You will get sick of Natasha saying "say it again please!"

Excellent!

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

Reviewed: 01-06-2018

I have listened to this about 4 or 5 times. And I can finally remember the most difficult words and phrases. I am extremely happy with my purchase!

It's very straightforward and you will be constructing your own sentences in no time. I also learned Spanish mainly using this method (with books to supplement). The speakers are ALWAYS native and speak at just the right pace. (for example with lingo jump parallel audio they speak too slowly and almost sound retarded in some languages like Russian and Portuguese).

I find the author/host, Mark Frobose, pleasing to listen to, unlike several other audio programmes that I've tried. Compare this with Russian pod 101 innovative language learning where the author sounds depressed and it feels unnaturally fake, scripted & forced.

It's way better than either Pimsleur or Michel Thomas too! Better vocab than the former, more useful than the latter. I can't imagine listening to another program more than once... stick with this program and you will get some results. The best value for money out there IMHO.

I would like to see a more advanced or intermediate version to follow up with...

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Great value for money.

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

Reviewed: 31-05-2018

A very good intro to Italian! Pleasing voices to listen to... I will buy more in the same series.