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What would have made Power Italian I Accelerated - 8 One Hour Audio Lessons - 144 Study Units better?
This program offers much, but delivers very little.
It is very poorly edited, and badly structured, with whole segments completed repeated. In 3 different chapters we are told EXACTLY the same thing about early breakfast, late breakfast, midday meal, and late dinner, and in the last chapter we are taught 'useful' words about freezing and defrosting foods, and the Italian for different types of cooking pots.
I've wasted 8 hours of my life..don't waste 8 hours of yours!
Has Power Italian I Accelerated - 8 One Hour Audio Lessons - 144 Study Units put you off other books in this genre?
I will not be trying any of this author's other audio books.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
The content is fine but Mark Frobose is very irritating. I personally found it difficult to finish due to my growing dislike of the narrator. If you don't mind BS American patter this might just be for you.
4 of 7 people found this review helpful
Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
Rosetta Stone takes a lot of guess work and to me that is a waste of time. This audiobook makes so much sense and I was making sentences that I can retain after the first two chapters. I speak English and Spanish and working on Italian and Portuguese through this same author. I wish I knew about this audiobook when I was learning Spanish.
You will not be disappointed with this audiobook. Rosetta Stone uses a lot of marketing hype, but looking at pictures and trying to guess exactly what the picture is supposed to say is ridiculous.
22 of 22 people found this review helpful
What did you love best about Power Italian I Accelerated - 8 One Hour Audio Lessons - 144 Study Units?
I went from being a complete novice to actually conversing in Italian with natives with this little $19.00 program. It's amazing effective if you use it every day.
I loved the fresh and intense approach which forced me to recall and really learn how to speak Italian. I have read reviews that state the contrary, but I have listened and relistened to this program and the material is always new, fresh, and then it is all strategically reviewed so you get strong at speaking, responding, creating original sentences.
What did you like best about this story?
The teaching approach and technique used in Power Italian is the best I have yet experienced. No guessing. Everything is explained clearly in English by the American instructor and then spoken slowly then quickly by the native Italian speaker. Then the best part. You get repeated chances to get the questions right, to remember correctly. You literally fail your way to fluency with this program just like a little child is allowed to stumble, fall, get up and try to walk until he or she finally makes it.
Have you listened to any of Mark Frobose’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
Yes. I have tried a number of Mark's programs and they are all fantastic. I just have to repeat that it's an unbelievable value to get this kind of effective instruction for so little money, and then have so much fun learning it. The best part is showing off in front of your friends.
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
I had an extremely happy response to Power Italian Accelerated. The first time you listen you learn enough to say "Where is the bathroom" and "I would like to order now please".
Any additional comments?
Don't waste your money on all of the bizarre language programs out there. Language Audiobooks really makes great programs and I highly recommend you try Power Italian.
You'll be speaking Italian fast and enjoying that process they use!
10 of 10 people found this review helpful