Welcome to LME’s 12/9/16 Freebie Friday! Today I’ve got two audiobook titles from Audible, and as of this writing they’re free for both US and UK Amazon customers.
Exclusively written for Audible, only available in audio.
Sleep is central to every part of our lives, and a good night’s sleep begins by putting aside the day’s worries. But in today’s technology-saturated world, saying goodnight to the day is harder than ever. Allow author Arianna Huffington (Thrive, The Sleep Revolution) to guide you to a peaceful night’s slumber as she performs Goodnight Smartphone: a classic tale reborn for the modern age, when the hardest thing to say goodnight to is not the moon, but our phones, our email, our social media, our always-on digital selves.
During a visit to Audible to speak about the benefits of sleep, Arianna joked about what a wonderful book Goodnight Moon is and asked why there isn’t a version for adults: “Goodnight cares of the day, goodnight worries about tomorrow, goodnight laptop!” she exclaimed. Soon after, Goodnight Smartphone was born. Listen as Arianna adapts one of the most notable bedtime stories for the modern age, and learn more about her daily sleep regimen in her introduction. Exclusively written for Audible, only available in audio. Free until April 16, 2017.
Inspired by the classic children’s story, this audiobook is a playful and relaxing guide to help you transition from the worries of a stressful day to a peaceful slumber.
Today’s second pick is for those looking ahead to New Year’s resolutions, and considering learning a new language. Right now you can get the first lesson, Phase 1, Unit 01 in Pimsleur’s Mandarin Chinese language learning program (UK visitors click here), for free:
The Pimsleur® Method has worked for millions all over the world. Totally portable; simple to use; Pimsleur works so you don’t have to. Mandarin Chinese Phase 1, Unit 1 contains 30 minutes of spoken language practice, with an introductory conversation, and isolated vocabulary and structures. Detailed instructions enable you to understand and participate in the conversation. The lesson contains full practice for all vocabulary introduced in this unit. The emphasis is on pronunciation and comprehension, and on learning to speak Mandarin Chinese.
Reviewers on Audible’s US site are saying things like:
“First lesson is pretty good actually. I thought it was just an intro, but it has a few chapters”
“Step by step process that is easy to follow. I have tried other ways, but this is the best way by far.”
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