Behind the Wheel

  • by Macmillan Audio, Mark Frobose
  • 8 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Behind the Wheel: French Level 1 covers beginner to intermediate level French, providing a flexible, solid and universal foundation in speaking, understanding, and creatively expressing yourself in French. The program features an English speaking instructor to guide you through the lessons and a native French speaker to aid with your pronunciation. Includes a companion book to reinforce and enhance the audio experience.


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Customer Reviews

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Good for beginners who have a slight base

Where does Behind the Wheel rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It is an average book. I like the length of the book (over 8 hours) because it allowed me to feel I was slowly improving over time.

What other book might you compare Behind the Wheel to and why?

I have also listened to most of the beginner Michel Thomas french. I think if I'm honest I prefer that book, I found it more interactive as you practiced with the other 'students' in the audio. I also thought that it gave longer pauses so I could really test myself before hearing the correct response, but I don't want to put you off this book because I did think it did a good job of organizing the material into manageable chunks.

What about the narrator’s performance did you like?

The main narrator's voice sounds almost computer generated. It took some getting used to because it would put me to sleep if I wasn't paying attention. The other narrator is a native french speaker and I found her performance good.

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

Nothing particularly moved me, but I will seriously consider purchasing the second one in the series.

Any additional comments?

I listened to the book while walking to walk and would repeat each lesson at least once before moving on to the next. I thought it went at a nice pace, and the later chapters would review the material learned in the beginning. I enjoyed this because it really felt like a good test of my memory.

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- Nikki

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-28-2008
  • Publisher: Macmillan Audio