Simple Welsh in an Hour of Your Time

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5 out of 5 stars
By Lee Calver on 12-08-17


Would you consider the audio edition of Simple Welsh in an Hour of Your Time to be better than the print version?

Think each has their strengths: go for both

What was one of the most memorable moments of Simple Welsh in an Hour of Your Time?

The author/narrator has such a dry sense of humour. He takes the sting out of some of the surprising things about Welsh for a non-Welsh speaker.

What about Colin Jones’s performance did you like?

Clear, well-paced, and very good delivery, especially dead pan humour.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I don't know about being moved, but I learned a lot in a very short space of time.

Any additional comments?

Anyone new to Welsh should start with this book. It is brilliant.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 06-14-18

beautifully spoken, and useful with the book<br />

enjoyable and helpful. easy to listen to and v encouraging
...Brings the language alive. recommended

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1 out of 5 stars
By Kindle Customer on 05-20-18

NOT Audible friendly

This is sadly a direct reading of the book, which I neither have, nor intended to have to purchase.

I was hoping to learn Welsh, not listen to a reading of a TEXT book. I only made it to the end of the first chapter before getting so frustrated I had to give up.

For Example: Whilst reading, having a section summing up what's going to be covered in the following chapter is very useful for revision purposes, but in an audio, it's just repeating what you heard less than ten seconds ago, it's pointless.

Then there's commenting on the obvious lack of capitalisation of an 'i', that would be useful I'm sure if I had been informed that the word had an i in in the first place, only listening rather than reading, this just threw me completely.

IF it had been slightly tailored to be aware of its new medium I could have been content with the disparity.

Readers of a text book can read over something multiple times - you get one shot here to listen and get your 'ear tuned in' before it's gone - you'd have to keep on stopping and starting it to get anything from it. A process that would stretch this format out longer than the planned hour.

Just cut the irrelevant and take time with the listening / pronunciation.

As to the 'vocabulary' section thrown in at the end of the chapter - it's so rushed, making sense of anything feels impossible.

This Is only useful as an accompaniment to the written book - a shame, because I'm sure that the author IS a competent teacher, it's just that it's text book format doesn't suit Audibles format for those who want to learn via audio books.

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