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LauraW's comments from the Contemporary German Writers group.

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May 08, 2012 03:20PM

44151 I actually like the German version. There is at least one joke in the German version that works better in German than in English. But I am not a native German speaker. I disliked the French version (audiobook) so much that I actually gave it away.
May 07, 2012 04:37PM

44151 And another, from a different point of view: I love the Harry Potter books and I find that, since I am so familiar with the story, I can make quite a bit of headway with them in other languages. German isn't too hard for me, but Spanish and French were more of a challenge.
May 02, 2012 07:34AM

44151 I looked at the blurb for the second book and I decided I wasn't going to read it. I enjoyed the first book, but felt like the second would either end too happily or end the same as the first - and I wasn't up to either.

I have way too many TBR books, anyway. LOL.
May 02, 2012 06:54AM

44151 Are you talking about the second part of the first book or the second book?
Aug 06, 2011 07:17PM

44151 I am finished with the audiobook. If anyone wants it, send me your snailmail address. First one gets it.

So far, no one wants it. It's free - I'll even pay postage. I just like to see it get used.
Aug 05, 2011 11:07AM

44151 I got the audiobook and, at first, had a bit of difficulty understanding the German. I guess I am a bit rustier than I thought. The woman who reads Emmi speaks a bit faster than I can understand - the man who reads Leo is easier for me. So I listened to most of the first CD twice. So far, it has been a fun "read". I am in the middle of the second CD now.
Jul 04, 2011 08:20AM

44151 Mine is on the way -- I think.
May 20, 2011 03:43PM

44151 I have all of the Harry Potter books in German, both the print versions and the audiobooks. [I am currently trying to read the first book in Spanish.] I enjoy Rufus Beck's version of the books.
May 20, 2011 07:54AM

44151 I am Laura. About 45 years ago, I spent a year in Germany as a foreign student. I have tried to keep up with my German since then, but it is difficult, as I don't have anyone to talk to locally. I like to read children's books, as I am also an elementary school teacher (right now unemployed). I especially like audiobooks, since keeping up my listening comprehension is important to me.

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