Power Mandarin Accelerated

  • by Mark Frobose
  • Narrated by Mark Frobose
  • 8 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Power Mandarin Accelerated is where you will learn to speak and understand more Mandarin Chinese from one lesson than from 16 lessons from other, more expensive and boring programs. Want to learn to speak Mandarin quickly and easily, and have fun in the process?
Designed to teach you to speak authentic Mandarin Chinese while on the go, Power Mandarin Accelerated is a refreshingly intense, upbeat, and positive audio language program whose 144 Study Units establish a challenging pace and friendly tone that are designed to keep you constantly motivated and learning to speak and understand Mandarin Chinese at optimal speed. Nothing to look up and no guessing!
Expert language teacher Mark Frobose talks you through the program in English while a trained and educated native Mandarin speaker teaches you Mandarin the way it is really spoken. This highly acclaimed method is so easy and so fast that you'll begin speaking Mandarin within minutes of receiving your program!


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Customer Reviews

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Amazing. This Course Makes Speaking Mandarin Easy

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would definitely recommend Power Mandarin Accelerated because it's fast, it's amazingly easy, it's enjoyable and really effective.
My boyfriend's family is from China and I have struggled with Pimsleur (too few words to really communicate) Rosetta Stone (cost a fortune and makes me guess) and other methods.
None of them gave me the portable audio, the English speaking instructor and the native Mandarin speaker who taught me how to create my own sentences - I mean - speak my own thoughts in basic Mandarin in a way that Chinese people understand and without one bit of confusion.

What did you like best about this story?

What I like best about Power Mandarin is the speed, the simplicity of it all, the creative way the program is laid out, the memory review, the Audio Snapshot previews, the opportunity to hear the language spoken at different speeds, adding one word here and one word there to avoid overwhelm. Love it!

Which scene was your favorite?

My favorite scene is where I get to say I want to eat. I love Chinese food. I noticed that this program uses real Mandarin Chinese, because they usually say the word for "eat" followed by the word for "food" or "noodles". This made me sound really fluent even when I wasn't.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No way would I recommend using Power Mandarin all in one sitting. This program is meant to be used whenever you have time and wherever you happen to be at the moment. The extreme portability of Power Mandarin is one reason I wanted to try it out, and for $19.00 bucks, it's a real gem.

Any additional comments?

Real instruction, real practice, real results. There's no BS here people. This program is the real deal and you'll thank me for recommending it to you.

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- Penny

Pretty Awful and Annoying way to learn Chinese

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

A robot. The speaker is incredibly monotonous and hard to listen to. The material is definitely 'Accelerated' - to the point where a new sentence is gone over once, quickly, and then you are expected to know and remember it. To make things worse, there are repeated breaks where he congratulates you: "Wow, you're really learning a lot!"

Would you ever listen to anything by Mark Frobose again?


Would you be willing to try another one of Mark Frobose’s performances?

Absolutely not.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

The "Native Speaker" (Can you just give her a name and call her that?) had

Any additional comments?

I've bought a lot of books from audible and this is by far one of the hardest to get through, which is unfortunate because learning a new language really requires effective instruction. There are no chapters in the audio file, or even bookend chapters in the book. It's one long conversation making it difficult to rewind, fast forward to go back over certain parts after they breeze through them too fast. I really wish I could return this and try something else, but no go.

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- Billy

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-09-2014