Power Spanish 2 Accelerated/Complete Written Listening Guide/8 One-Hour Audio Lessons

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3 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 04-03-14

Good content, let down by poor sound quality

Would you try another book written by Mark Frobose or narrated by Mark Frobose?

Yes, the content is good and quickly paced. Ideal for a quick few weeks cramming before a trip to Spain.

However on this level 2 program, the male Spanish speaker is predominant, and to be honest, he mumbles terribly. There are some words and phrases, that no matter how many times I listen to it, I can't make out what he's saying or repeat it clearly.

Would you recommend Power Spanish 2 Accelerated to your friends? Why or why not?

yes, with the caveat that the mumbling will annoy them

What didn’t you like about Mark Frobose’s performance?

There is a lot of Spanish in this course and the basics are really drilled in, in a similar way that FSI courses do. No pretence at magic leaarning like the picture-based courses

Could you see Power Spanish 2 Accelerated being made into a movie or a TV series? Who would the stars be?

Don't understand question

Any additional comments?

This course is a usual addition to other courses, sits well with Michel Thomas & Pimsleur, and covers much more vocabulary that those two put together. The drills can be quite fast-paced, so really do drill the words in. I think most learners would have to go through this twice, because so much is crammed into the 8 hours

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3 out of 5 stars
By S.P.Spinks on 01-02-17

could be better

The native speaker speaks as he would normally but there is not always a break down of the words used.
There should be a word for word breakdown and the sentences should sometimes be spoken slower as well as normally as I found some sentences difficult to understand some of the wording

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2 out of 5 stars
By Anonymous User on 07-04-18

Disappointing

I found the first Power Spanish to be very helpful and a good addition to evening classes but this second volume was quite disappointing. Almost two chapters were repeated from the first, while another focused on Spanish idioms which I doubt I will ever need (I would rather know how to understand directions rather than how to say "crazy love doesn't last"). It also repeated how to ask for and tell the time and counting to ten. The copy-and-paste expressions which I found almost endearingly cheesy on the first volume also irritated with the repetition ("Fantastic! Fantastico!" "Great job understanding all that!" etc etc) and jarred with Mark's otherwise relaxed tones.

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