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Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Curly Haired Company: Mandarin Companion Graded Readers: Level 1, Simplified Chinese Edition

Narrated by: Zhang Xiuye
Length: 59 mins
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Mr. Xie was recently hired by the Curly Haired Company. For a significant weekly allowance, he was required to sit in an office and copy articles from a book, while in the meantime his assistant looked after his shop. He had answered an advertisement in the paper and although hundreds of people applied, he was the only one selected because of his very curly hair. When the company unexpectedly closes, Mr. Xie visits Gao Ming (Sherlock Holmes) with his strange story. Gao Ming is certain something is not right, but will he solve the mystery in time?

Mandarin Companion is a series of easy-to-read novels in Chinese that are fun to read and proven to accelerate language learning. Every book in the Mandarin Companion series is carefully written to use characters, words, and grammar that a learner is likely to know.

Level 1 is written using approximately 300 unique Chinese characters and intended for Chinese learners at an upper-elementary level. Most learners will be able to approach this book after one to two years of formal study, depending on the learner and program. This series is designed to combine simplicity of characters with an easy-to-understand story line that helps beginners grow their vocabulary and language comprehension abilities.

Please note: This audiobook is in Mandarin Chinese.

©2013 Mind Spark Press (P)2013 Mind Spark Press

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  • J. G.
  • 2019-06-10

Overall very good; but chapter numbering confusion

I liked this a lot, but wanted to point out that there is a chapter numbering discrepancy. What is displayed as Chapter 1 is just a short intro about the book and series. When that is completed then Chapter 2 is displayed and a narrator announces "Chapter 1", and this mismatch continues through to end of the book. Not a major issue once you understand, but if you are trying to match the audio to the Kindle e-book you might be confused.

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  • Warren B. Lammert
  • 2019-06-09

Great Tool for Chinese listening skills

Really helpful to have audio versions of the Mandarin Companion book series. Sherlock Holmes is entertaining and a good sustained but digestible story.