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Publisher's Summary

Memory is the greatest challenge to learning a foreign language; there are just too many words and too many rules. For every new word we learn, we seem to forget two old ones, making fluency seem out of reach.

Fluent Forever tackles this challenge head-on. Starting with pronunciation, you'll learn how to rewire your ears and turn foreign sounds into familiar sounds. And with the help of sophisticated spaced-repetition techniques, you'll be able to memorize hundreds of words a month in minutes every day. This is brain hacking at its most exciting, taking what we know about neuroscience and linguistics and using it to create the most efficient and enjoyable way to learn a foreign language in the spare minutes of your day.

©2014 Gabriel Wyner (P)2017 Dreamscape Media, LLC

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Buy hard copy, skip audible version

A lot of good resources listed. Even sped up, I found it a bit dry, and difficult to finish. Some of the websites listed didn’t seem to have the content as advertised by the author.

Wouldn’t listen to it again. Probably better as a hard copy to highlight resources and strategies that you’d find useful to you, and what language YOUR studying.

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Half way through and it’s already a top ten for this year so far.

This book is a memory book disguised as a language book but that shouldn’t dissuade anyone from reading.. hands down one of the best books I’ve read on memory (I’ve read a lot) which will greatly aid in language learning.

This book has already made its way into my top ten for this year (100 or so books so far this year so far).

This book is founded in science, definitely a reread

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simply amazing

language learning simplified. references to linguistics, memory techniques, and word games, all with real language examples. worth every penny and more

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it's not a great audio purchase

you need to pay for extra things after purchase and more books. I'm sure it may be worth is but I bought it to listen and learn, just not what I expected

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Very Good Information If A Bit Disorganized

I was blown away by the first hour and a half of this book. Unfortunately the rest of the information is not as great. It frequently retreads the same information and appears self contradictory at times. Plus it just doesn't go into enough depth on what exactly to do. Still a really great resource full of various resources. The author is clearly very talented. I just couldn't help but wonder if it could have been better.

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*Reading this book could prevent Alzheimer's!*

This book is fast and concise, the audio is clear.

Not only has this book increased the probability of me learning multiple languages, it's improved the effectiveness and understanding of how I can leverage my brain to store and retrieve memories more efficiently.

I'm currently learning Mandarin, frequency dictionaries seem to be sparse, but plane tickets...

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Already got Anki. Now I am ready to learn.

This process is very insightful and makes a lot sense when it comes to learning a languages. Now for me to go forth and prosper.

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Painfully cringeworthy jokes but useful advice

I tried to force my way though the book and there is pretty good advice for language retention and learning. However some of the jokes are so bad it derails my train of though and willingness to continue to listen.

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Excellent!

This is the best book about how to study a language correctly and efficiently. I've already got the paper version.

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Impressive book

Great source of information. I picked it up and haven't been able to put it down. It's a great book on memory that also teaches you language. I will definitely be implementing the flash card techniques in my every day life thanks to this gem of a book.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2017-06-21

i love it

i have the readable version of this book and it's vital in order to get the full benefit of the audio version .. long story short: get the PDF first if you wanna enjoy the audio book.

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  • msb
  • 2017-03-24

Don't get the audiobook.

If you are interested in this book, do not get the audio version. There is no way to access the graphics- they are not available on the authors website- at least not without paying, and these are vital for understanding the material. The author keeps referring to the appendices which are unavailable in this format. Save your money

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2017-03-30

Great info

Great information. Hard to follow occasionally without the visual illustrations available in the hardcopy though.

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  • jordon Lard
  • 2018-09-26

This book will change the world...

I can’t begin to explain how incredible this method for language learning. My abilities to learn, retain and recall information has drastically increased. I’m currently learning German and started out with a native German speaking friend giving me tips and answering questions as well as using apps like Memrise and Doulingo but I did not become serious about learning until reading this book. My German friend is on her way to becoming a Polyglot (she speaks 3 fluently and is learning 2 more at the same time) and she almost feels robbed of her time spent in classes and doing boring translations now that she is using the Fluent-Forever method.

She’s actually a bit jealous that I’m starting out with such an effective tool that she wasn’t unaware of and now she’s learning faster than ever. Gabe did a f******** fantastic job with putting together all of these techniques as well as an excellent narration, colorfully and writing writing and staring forward and easy to understand examples.
This man deserves some kind of trophy for his efforts. I bought this audio book as well as 2 paperbacks and have gifted e-cards for friends to get the audio book themselves.

If you want to learn a new language quickly and have lot of fun while doing it, buy this book and tell everyone you know about it.

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  • Lee S.
  • 2017-03-29

It REALLY works.... IF you do!

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

Absolutely!The techniques really work, and work for more than just languages.I now use the SRS system to create guides to study nearly everything...

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Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It helped me find a key to unlock a language I could not speak, NOW I am truly speaking coherently, writing clearly, and learning every day.It does take a lot of preparation work, but its the preparation work that opens the door to the language, the SRS methodology is what makes it STICK...

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If you want fast, permanent fluency in any language, are willing to work to get it, and love exploring the magic of languages, this is the method you are looking for....

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  • 2018-02-04

Not worth the money.

Buy the book. The author’s performance is great but the audio book isn’t worth the price. Not even a free credit with audible.

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  • Don
  • 2017-10-06

The first learning system I have stuck with

I have tried more learning German systems than I can remember. From Rosetta Stone to intensive classes. This is the first method that has kept my interest and gives me the instant gratification that I am actually getting somewhere with my German. It does take a lot of work but I know it is working and I really appreciate the methods, tips, and results.

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  • Louis Macareo
  • 2017-12-05

Ger audio and haedcover

Passionate about his cause and methods and no doubt they work. Well resourced. Certainly requires the hardcover version, but audio keeps up interest. Good narrarator for an author.

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  • R. Lahat
  • 2017-11-06

This audiobook is excellent

As a book it is a very intelligent, insightful and easy to follow reading. I got a lot of practical tips and correct ways to study a language, as well as the reasoning behind everything.

The audiobook reading is superb. The accents for foreign languages are on point, the reading moods conveying, and I didn't need any chart or visual aid (although it has a mobile friendly website for footnotes of these kind). I like to listen to it for its insights and humor.

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  • Esma
  • 2021-02-03

Nothing I didn't know

I am not a native English speaker . The book is useful for people who didn't know how to learn a language but as you can listen on the book , you need to work for being fluent in any language. Good listening for people who are serious about learning a language correctly not just to get by

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