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Publisher Description

Please note that Audible Listeners are unable to use their audio credit on this purchase as this download comprises two audiobooks.
Earworms mbt© is a revolutionary accelerated technique that takes the hard work out of learning.

By listening a few times to these specially composed melodies, with their rhythmic repetitions of Chinese and English, you will pick up essential words and phrases that will not just be on the tip of your tongue but burnt 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 Mandarin Chinese is the course for you.

Now you can buy Volume 1 and Volume 2 together and save money.

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!

Volume 2 will have you talking about yourself (past, present, and future), chatting, and even flirting!

GENRE
Languages
NARRATOR
ML
Marlon Lodge
LENGTH
03:33
hr min
RELEASED
2008
May 27
PUBLISHER
Earworms (mbt) Ltd
PRESENTED BY
Audible.com
LANGUAGE
SV
Swedish
SIZE
106.2
MB

Customer Reviews

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Earworm's Rapid Mandarin Chinese Vol. 1 & 2

These audio lessons are great! But the Audible version is not so good. Try to buy the actual CDs. Let me explain.

The good part -- This is the only audio program I can listen to over and over in the car. Of all the audio programs I have listened to while working on learning Chinese, they either follow the format of saying one thing after the other following the content of the textbook without giving you a chance to repeat and say to yourself and it moves on far too quickly. Or they follow the podcast model which is good, but after you here the cultural notes or chit chat 3 times, you are ready to give up on that lesson without having practiced it enough.

This CD is almost like listening to music. It is easy to follow along and repeat while you are driving, over and over again (if you are like me and need lots of repetition). By hearing and saying so many times, I think this has really helped my pronunciation greatly.

The bad part -- I give the part that Audible is responsible for a 1 star. As I mentioned, this is pretty much a music program, but it is sampled at only 30 kbps, no where near the now standard 256 kbps. I have borrowed the vol. 1 CD from the library and this download sounds much much flatter. Usable, just a lot flatter and maybe not so clear. The difference is pretty noticeable. More importantly though, it does not come with the booklet that has the vocabulary and dialog that the CD does. For vol. 1 I found it very helpful to read the pinyin in the booklet to verify what I thought I heard on the CD.

Overall, this has been a great supplement to my Chinese learning. I use it almost exclusively in my car. Despite the lower audio quality and lack of a book it is still very much worth the $15 I paid.

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