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Power Spanish Conversation Intensive: 4 Hours of Accelerated Spanish Conversation Training (English and Spanish Edition)
Power Spanish Conversation Intensive: 4 Hours of Accelerated Spanish Conversation Training (English and Spanish Edition)
Offered by Audible Ltd

1.0 out of 5 stars Avoid. Seriously., 28 July 2015
I liked the idea for this course. 4 hours of conversation, building on what you already know.

Now for the reality. The first conversation has about 7-9 sentences in it. You are introduced to them, in English and Spanish. And then again, so you can repeat them. And again. And again. And again. And again. And again. And again.

There are mild variants of the narration - for instance, one sentence may be skipped. But that's it. And all of that takes 15 minutes.

Great - onto the next conversation. But what happens next? "Let's practice this all again." It's as if you don't have a rewind button on your CD player - it starts from the beginning and does it all again.

And then a third time.

And then a fourth time. Phrases such as "Don't be disappointed if you don't get it right the first time" are irritating the fourth time you hear it, especially given we have done this boring repetition in its complete form now for around 24 times.

After an hour, there is then a second conversation. And exactly the same thing happens.

The third conversation is a bit longer a least.

Then, for the final hour: "Let's revisit these conversations".

Please! All of this could have been put onto 1 CD. Very disappointed. Avoid.


The C# Programming Yellow Book
The C# Programming Yellow Book
Price: £0.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant, 17 Jun. 2015
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As a Basic programmer, this has helped me learn the different syntax of C#. A great primer at a great price.


Ardently: A Pride and Prejudice Variation
Ardently: A Pride and Prejudice Variation
Price: £3.49

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Very derivative, 10 Jun. 2015
A good concept, but a bit long in places, and ruined by constant references to Persuasion. To have Captain Wentworth's words in Darcy's mouth is not good. They are completely different characters - don't amalgamate them. There were other similarities - the rain outside of a shop leading someone to get a carriage for Elizabeth is taken out of Persuasion, as are other things. The original writing was good, but overshadowed, sadly.


Much Ado About Darcy: A Pride and Prejudice Variation Short Story
Much Ado About Darcy: A Pride and Prejudice Variation Short Story
Price: £1.99

3.0 out of 5 stars A slight story, 10 Jun. 2015
Elizabeth and Darcy need a push to fall in love with each other. This story has nothing complicated, but is nice and light.


Anne's Adversity: A Pride & Prejudice Variation (The Cousins Book 2)
Anne's Adversity: A Pride & Prejudice Variation (The Cousins Book 2)
Price: £2.58

4.0 out of 5 stars Different, 10 Jun. 2015
Quite a different type of book. As you can read from the preview, it centres around Anne and her journey of self-discovery. Not an essential read, but an interesting story.


Love's Fool: The Taming of Lydia Bennet: What Happened After Mr. Darcy's Persistent Pursuit
Love's Fool: The Taming of Lydia Bennet: What Happened After Mr. Darcy's Persistent Pursuit
Price: £2.26

5.0 out of 5 stars Unexpectedly good, 8 Jun. 2015
In the previous variation, Lydia was forced to marry a gentlemen called Fret. This book could have been only how she calmed down, but there are two interesting side-stories: why did Fret marry her, and who is Amy? If you enjoy Lydia's company, then his book is recommended.


Mr. Darcy's Persistent Pursuit: A Pride and Prejudice Variation
Mr. Darcy's Persistent Pursuit: A Pride and Prejudice Variation
Price: £2.26

4.0 out of 5 stars A good book, 5 Jun. 2015
This story is one in which Mr Darcy is able to court Elizabeth gradually, and allow her to fall in love with him over time. However, Miss Bingley and Lady Catherine may have something to say about that. A good read.


Pride and Persistence
Pride and Persistence
Price: £5.28

5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant, 2 Jun. 2015
I wasn't expecting much from this book. "Darcy loses his memory" can be quite boring. However, the wit and plot in this book, the cunning of the some of the characters, makes this book unmissable. The start of the book, which you can preview, is probably the worst of it, as it has to draw heavily on the original - but once the story starts in earnest, it is very good. I don't want to say much more, as it might spoil the plot. A must get if you like P&P variations.


Mr Darcy's Struggle: A Pride & Prejudice Variation
Mr Darcy's Struggle: A Pride & Prejudice Variation
Price: £3.95

4.0 out of 5 stars A bit verbose, 31 May 2015
An interesting story of Lizzy being forced to marry Mr Darcy, but rather liking the idea. There were some strands that were not developed as I would have liked - Darcy apparently never knew of Lady De Borough's visit to Lizzy - but a lot of the book could have been curtailed without harming it. So, a good book, but too many pages can be easily skipped over.


One Love - Two Hearts - Three Stories: A Pride & Prejudice Anthology: The Library, Married!, Ramsgate
One Love - Two Hearts - Three Stories: A Pride & Prejudice Anthology: The Library, Married!, Ramsgate
Price: £3.27

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Mixed bag, but good, 30 May 2015
Two short stories and one double-length story. In Library, Darcy accidentally says he admires Lizzy, and she is forced to reevaluate him. It all happens a bit too quickly for my liking.

In Marriage, Lizzy rescues Georgiana while she is eloping, but is compromised to Darcy in the process. This long story explores their feelings, and Darcy's family's actions in response. Good.

In Ramgate, Lizzy summons Darcy to Ramsgate because Wickham is there. Darcy and Lizzy meet for the first time, and fall in love - quickly. A good story.

Overall, a good compilation.


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