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Learn Spanish with Paul Noble – Part 1

Spanish Made Easy with Your Personal Language Coach
Narrated by: Paul Noble
Length: 4 hrs and 41 mins
5 out of 5 stars (186 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

Learn Spanish with Paul Noble combines an exciting, new non-traditional approach to language learning with the easy, relaxed appeal of an audio-only product.

No books. No rote memorisation. No chance of failure.    

©2010 HarperCollins Publishers Ltd (P)2010 HarperCollins Publishers Ltd

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Absolutely Brilliant!

I've been listening to this volume for about 3 1/2 weeks and I'm really blown away by hpw quickly I'm picking it up. Between this and Duolingo I've been able to watch simple educational Spanish TV shows and pick up a huge chunk of the vocabulary and grammar structure. $7 is a bloody bargain!

Will be buying every volume!

Gracias Paul Noble. Su libro es mucho gusto.

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Fantastic!

I am pretty bad with languages, tried several times to study Spanish, French and other ones with no success. Here there is a strong belief that this time I will succeed. The study works well with commuting to work and back.

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  • Cam
  • New Zealand
  • 04-04-2019

I feel robbed... full collection available

Not sure why this is offered separately in parts 1, 2, and 3 and then also offered as a complete collection for just 1 credit?

I will return and exchange for the full collection.

Nonetheless so far (I'm just a couple of hours in) it seems like a good course, well delivered, quite repetitive but that's necessary and new words and phrases are introduced organically with simple explanation. I appreciate having a Latin American pronunciation as well as a European Spanish pronunciation. So far I have no issue with the content just baffled that the full collection can be bought complete for 1 credit or separately for 3 credits

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So easy!

I can’t believe how quick and easy I have picked up Spanish after listening to this book. After many failed attempts trying different methods I have finally found one that works! Thank you Paul Noble!

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Fastest way to learn Spanish

And hit the ground running.

I love the Paul Noble method. My husband was the one who got me onto it. Raved about him for years. I have never been a natural at languages - blame a bad Japanese teacher back in high school, but Paul Noble makes the process easy, enjoyable and best of all easy to remember.

I have visited 2 Spanish speaking countries in the last year, and each time I have visited, I have listened to the Paul Noble method and have been successfully able to navigate my way around the airport, tell the taxi where I want to go and competently order food in a restaurant.

Which was far more useful than the online language course I was taking with a Spanish speaker, who was teaching me the names of pencil cases, pens, etc, the names of the month. None of that is very handy when when you land in foreign city late at night and they are asking you in Spanish if you have a fever.

Paul Noble has got me inspired to learn Spanish properly. I am looking forward to taking on the Next Steps which has just been launched.

Cannot recommend his method more highly.



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  • Stu Loxton
  • Cape Town, Western province
  • 10-10-2018

Brilliant

I've never found learning a language so easy. This makes the process pretty much effortless and you'll find yourself picking up a large vocabulary and decent sentence construction very quickly. Would highly recommend this audiobook

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  • Jason B
  • Newcastle Australia
  • 01-09-2018

Amazingly intuitive teaching and fun style

I never thought it would be this easy to learn a new language. Love the teaching style and its useful and fun.

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Fantastico!<br />

Great easy format which made learning very enjoyable. Far from being able to speak fluet Spanish yet, but will definitely get more of this series.

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Remarkably this works

Very easy to follow the instructions. And everything eventually gets repeated so even if you struggle with some phrases (inevitable really) you get a chance later to cover it all again. Really impressed with this audiobook!

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Brilliant!

This is such a good way to learn a language. Words introduced and repeated. Brilliant.

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  • John S. Horvatinovich
  • 17-07-2018

No Bueno

Just not a fan of the delivery or the style of learning in this audible.

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  • elizabeth
  • 28-06-2018

so slow, learned nothing

so slow, I learned very little. very repetative. I would instead recommend you listen to the podcast called "light speed spanish" particularly the "light speed Spanish vocabulary" series. a MILLION time better. and free!

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  • Bryan Smith
  • 26-03-2018

Wtf

Why is it so that when you have your two speakers saying the different pronojnciations for Latin American and Castilian.... they are all different. The guy will say something like “reservacion” and then the girl will say “rese” and that’s it. Sounds to me like the recordings aren’t correct and parts have been clipped out. This happens about every 2 or 3 words you’re trying to teach us. Pretty hard to learn when you can’t hear what they are saying

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  • Jen Howard
  • 24-02-2016

Just didn't care for it.

What would have made Collins Spanish with Paul Noble - Learn Spanish the Natural Way, Part 1 better?

I don't mean to be a jerk, but trying to learn Spanish from someone with a British accent made me have to do double duty deciphering and I just didn't like that.

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

Nothing.

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

Would prefer listening to someone that spoke American English or English with a Spanish accent

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Collins Spanish with Paul Noble - Learn Spanish the Natural Way, Part 1?

None

Any additional comments?

couldn't hold my attention

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 25-02-2017

Nerd Spanish

Boring, dry, and weird ways of saying things. I'm pretty sure this guy doesn't speak the language he's attempting to teach. The format is weird and the phrases are weird. First part spent a lit of time asking if stuff was romantic...it isn't now...it isn't now.

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  • Judith
  • 19-03-2016

Not so good: Difficult to revise.

What would have made Collins Spanish with Paul Noble - Learn Spanish the Natural Way, Part 1 better?

The tape was divided only into 4 parts making it impossible to go back a short way and revise.(as with the German one). Have to go back to the beginning of first section and listen to all the blurb. Boring.

What was most disappointing about Paul Noble’s story?

As above

How could the performance have been better?

Dividing the whole performance into many chapters instead of just 4.

Any additional comments?

The two Spanish speakers were fine with speaking Spanish as in Spain and the other South American Spanish.

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  • James
  • 20-04-2016

Good But Not Excellent! – Lacks Personality & Memo

Any additional comments?

Clearly, Paul Noble has done a great service to those of us who need high quality Spanish instruction from a good English speaking instructor. He is gifted, intelligent, and structured.
Learn Spanish the Natural Way is a must buy.
However good, it is not the best out there. Many other programs like Pimsleur have a much better memory technique.
The overall best programs in any language that I have tried are by Language Audiobooks and a fellow named Mark Frobose who also created Behind the Wheel Spanish for Macmillan Audio. His best programs are the Power Spanish series in my opinion.
Buy Paul Noble, he is very good. But supplement with Frobose and Pimsleur for a well-rounded approach.

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  • stacey kohler
  • 16-06-2018

Have you prepared the paella?

Be prepared to spend the entire first lesson learning this phrase. Not useful! Buy Pimsleur.

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  • Adam Lucas
  • 17-07-2017

Very slow

Good start if you are traveling to Spanish speaking country. Not for everyday natural conversations.

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  • AnB
  • 10-12-2015

Get Part 1-3 books, WARNING - do not buy part 4

Would you consider the audio edition of Collins Spanish with Paul Noble - Learn Spanish the Natural Way, Part 1 to be better than the print version?

This is part 1 which has a good chunk of material although he drones on a bit in the intro.

Bought all 4 books in the series, 1-3 were good and have 3-4 hours worth of material. Part 4 shocked me when it was only 19minutes and as such was a pure rippoff.

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  • David
  • 09-04-2013

So Far So Good

Learning a new language has always been a new years resolution but one I have never been able to grasp hold of mainly due to not having enough time. This audio book has really been the answer for me. Whilst actively encouraged throughout the narrative not to make notes its great to listen to in the car and full of easy to understand hints and tips for grasping the language. The street cred I may have lost sat at traffic lights talking to myself (in spanish) I hope to redress once on my hols with my new found language skills. Highly reccomend and if like me not an academic person by nature an enjoyable way of learning. Gratias!

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  • Heidi
  • 16-03-2013

Makes it all so easy

Paul really has found an all new way of teaching a foreign language to novices like myself. Both myself and my daughter are enjoiying learning Spanish and with ease too. Thank you.

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  • Annavini
  • 23-12-2012

Well structured and easy to learn

I prefer to learn languages with face-to-face contact however I found Paul Noble's audio course is really helpful and easy to understand. It is well structured and clearly explained. It contains description of language peculiarities which helps to learn the language faster and acquire deeper understanding of it.

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  • Tony
  • 07-02-2012

You will not believe this course

I honestly believed that I just did not have what it takes to learn a second language properly. Having tried several methods over the years - All I have ever picked up are a few useful phrases (Parrot fashion). After completing just part one of "Spanish with Paul Noble" I really feel that I am begining to understand the structure on the language as I have never been able to before - I am able to construct meaningful sentences as in a normal, everyday, conversation. My confidence that I shall actually learn another language has never been higher, Thank you so much

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  • Chris
  • 11-04-2013

Absolutely amazing

Amazing.

I didn't know any Spanish.

I did all parts of the course (parts 1-3 and the course review), and now I'm very confident with where I am.

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

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  • E. J. Hever
  • 26-12-2012

Renewed interest in Spanish

Tried many audio courses in the past but this is the best I have found.

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  • ChloetheMum
  • 17-07-2012

Quite effective for learning a language

Having learned other languages the conventional way at school, I was interested to see how I would fare with this method. I'm happy to say that it works. Of course, there's only time for the very basics on this book, but it gives you a starting point, and gives you a bit of confidence. You'd probably enjoy practising what you've learned while on holiday, or chatting with your (bemused) family around the house . . . .

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  • Gwyneth Smith
  • 20-04-2011

Excellent method, fast and confidence building

I selected this method of learning Spanish as traditional methods haven't worked for me, It's brilliant, I listen whilst walking my dog and so am able to invest plenty of time, really enjoyable, I started using my new language immedately.

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  • Oliver
  • 07-12-2015

Genius

I've tried listening to podcasts, using apps, and even Rosetta stones Spanish course, but none of them have come close to this in getting me to actually be able to speak Spanish in a functional way.

Paul noble is so good at teaching, he knows and predicts where you might go wrong and corrects your mistakes, almost like having a 1 on 1 session.

It will have you forming full sentences in just minutes, and explain how Spanish words have come into English and visa versa to give you a huge vocabulary instantly. To become fluent you have to purchase the other parts, but this is definitely the best place to start.

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  • vintage
  • 20-11-2015

excellent

good place to start but don't count on being able to understand people when they talk to you.

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