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This has been the best of the 4 Andre Klein books on Dino's progress.
I am a beginner and found the books, and this book in particular, to be of the right standard. The stories are of interest and there is plenty of grammar points if you look.
All Andres audiobooks are excellent for the beginner to intermediate student of German and this one is no exception.Price friendly.I just wish Andre would not take so long completing the relative audiobooks after the original ebooks are available ( sometimes it seems approx a 2 year wait for these audios ).
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Part four of the German adventures of the lovable Dino. He finally gets a job, experiences Oktoberfest, and of course meets a girl. The pace of the reading for this one accelerates noticeably compared to the first three, drawing much closer to a realistic reading speed.
This series works best (at least at my level of German knowledge) when used in combination with the print or Kindle books. I like to read the stories first, then listen to the audio while following along in the Kindle version, then read and listen a few more times until I feel I've "got it" and more or less mastered the vocabulary.
Assuming at least some knowledge of German, this is a fun, pain-free way of moving to the next step. I sometimes get annoyed that these stories introduce specialized vocabulary that I'll likely never use again (such as, in this one, samples of Bavarian dialect), but I have to admit, it does give you a bit of a feel for the culture of various German cities.
As with the series as a whole, there is a slightly humorous undercurrent that makes these stories pleasant to read. It's a subtle thing, but unlike some made-up language-learning stories, with these you find yourself wanting to move on to the next one.