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Good book, be careful as audio only plays on certain devices and not PC or Android Kindle Apps
on 4 June 2016
This is a review for the Kindle Edition with enhanced audio. Unfortunately enhanced audio only plays on certain devices and this doesn't appear to include the Kindle App for Android or PC, only Kindle HD, Fire and I-devices. It does state this under the title, but as this is the first enhanced audio book I have purchased it didn't occur to me that it wouldn't work on one of the apps (like a lot of customers I had just looked at the title, description, reviews and price with an Amazon purchase). This is obviously disappointing as the audio would really lift what is a really good book. Refunds do not appear to be available as it is an ebook that I have opened.
I used the original book over 20 years ago so it was my first point of call when I returned to the violin this week (this time seeing how far I can get before introducing myself to an unsuspecting victim - sorry, I mean tutor!). The layout and content appears very similar with step by step ways of reading music, holding the bow and violin and making a noise that doesn't sound like my cats needing fed A lot of the lessons rely on you playing along with your tutor (or the embedded music / CD) to get the full effect, but usable without them - hence why the embedded audio would have really lifted the book.
It is still very early days of course, but if you are interested in this book I would recommend the paper version with CD. I just wanted to write a very quick review to guide people away from the ebook if you don't have the appropriate devices, however if you do, great stuff!
I hope this was helpful and good luck!