4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Book great, cassettes okay...,
By A Customer
This review is from: Colloquial Hindi, 2e: The Complete Course for Beginners (Colloquial Series) (Audio Cassette)
This book is clear and comprehensive, yet simple enough for a complete beginner. The reader can choose to learn just spoken Hindi or to also learn to read and write since all of the dialogs are written in romanized Hindi as well as in the Devanagari syllabary. The cassettes are necessary, but poor compared to the cassettes from other courses. The dialogs are read only once, very quickly, with almost no opportunity to practice repeating what you hear. The leftover space on the tapes are filled with discussion in English of questionable utility.