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I like to listen to books in other languages for language practice.
This works best if it is a book that I have already listened to/read in English,
as then the material is more familiar.
For new languages, I will often try to listen to a book in parallel:
say, 15 minutes of English, then 15 minutes of the other languages, etc.
As of yet, there is a fairly limited selection of foreign language audiobooks available in the U.S. store, and an even smaller selection that are available in both English and a variety of other languages.
(And, for some reason, the Spanish ones seem often to be abridged, which makes them much less useful for this type of "rosetta stone" parallel listening practice.)
But it is slowly getting better.
Congratulations to Audible for slowly increasing its foreign language material,
and here is hoping that it will continue to do so.
And perhaps some books in Mandarin and Arabic also?
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
I really enjoyed this trilogy. I gave only 4 stars because sometimes the author was too wordy with Gurney's internal thoughts, and mundane daily living activities. My mind wandered a bit during those sections. I still definitely recommend these books. I was sorry reach the end of this journey. This narrator was great!
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