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What disappointed you about Botany and Zoology for 7th Grade?
It is in Russian and I can't understand a word of it.
Has Botany and Zoology for 7th Grade turned you off from other books in this genre?
Yes. I am turned off by all untranslated Russian books. I don't understand why it is even listed. It ought to be in a special Russian section.
Would you be willing to try another one of Victoria Serebryanskaya’s performances?
No. She speaks Russian and I can't understand a word she says.
What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?
Anger, sadness, disappointment and a feeling that I am a sucker who did not see the special note that this book is in Russian. I think this is a little joke played by Audible that is not very funny to me. Maybe my review will be a warning to all Audible subscribers that sometimes the books, depicted with titles in English, are actually read in Russian.
Any additional comments?
You cheated me. Even though you put that note in that it was read in Russian. You ought to have shown the cover with the title and all writing in Russian so only Russian speaking people will buy it. And why don't you have an important scientific book in English? You don't have much at all. Is it because only 7th grade Russians are interested in botany and zoology? Are you making a statement about the stupidity of our own English (sort of) speaking 7th graders? Or are you saying that a book like this should be read in Russian because they are the only ones who will listen to it? What are you trying to say? Huh?
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What made the experience of listening to Botany and Zoology for 7th Grade the most enjoyable?
This book fulfills my dream I had back in 1999 - to find an introductory audio book on Botany and Zoology in Russian that I can listen while hiking on the hills of California.
Who was your favorite character and why?
Everything in this book is just so right and perfect. Russia is well known for its high quality of school education and long lasting biological tradition.
What does Victoria Serebryanskaya bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
Her beautiful voice. It is more sensual than a voice of a typical American.
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
Yes. I feel a sort of ecstasy. This is the kind of book that pulls people out of clinical depressions, prevents suicides and directs toward life of meaning.
Any additional comments?
I would like more of such books covering not just high school level, but junior college / university. Plant anatomy, morphology, physiology, taxonomy, evolution, genetics, ecology - I would buy them all!