I figured the best way to learn french through audio was to find a french audio book.
And where's the first person anyone looks when it comes to learning a new language?
Of course, the bookstore.
So I found myself in the foreign language section of my favorite librairies.
And I came across this book in my search: Just Listen and Learn French.
The title, by itself, made it seem so easy. It was an audiobook.
Price was reasonable: $20-$25 (depending on where you find it).
I liked that the creators of this product chose record real French men and women. I was glad because knew I was hearing what real french sounds like. If I were walking down the streets of France, this is what I would hear. So it was very true-to-life.
In terms of quality and ease of use, I would rank this on the lower end. It's not exactly what I was looking for, but the title definitely is tempting.
It was very difficult to understand the voices. So a lot of repeating of lessons was needed, because the voices went so fast and somewhat garbled accents. For a beginner, this would be very tough to get a grasp of the language. I believe this would be a better product, if they had BOTH a rehearsed actor slowly stating the phrases and then a true Parisian or French-Canadian saying the same thing.
It was a CD, so it was Mac compatible.
Because it's an audiobook, clearly there's no customer support available.
Overall, my rating for this french learning program is: