I got this book for free in exchange for an honest review.
I rate it 2.5 (rounding on 2) mainly because there is nothing really new on the advice it provides. But it’s not a bad book.
Let’s put it this way: If you’ve never before read a “How to learn any language in *insert time frame* easily”, this book will be great and closer to 4 stars because to someone with no background on language learning it’ll provide helpful tips.
If you’ve ever before opened a book of the style, it’ll be a 2 stars. I’ve already read books like this before and this one provides nothing new as far as tips go.
Initially I had liked that, for once, the book admitted traveling was not necessary in order to learn a language (sure, it helps, but most advice books seem to assume you have the means and manners to travel at a whim to some exotic country, which the average person doesn’t). Unfortunately, although it first said it wouldn’t talk about traveling even if it did help, it still ended up tossing the idea of travelling at you every chapter. It wasn’t as annoying about it as other books, but it still ended up being there, and the cruel part was that it led me to think with the initial statement that it wouldn’t come into play.
Still, travel is sound advise, if you can afford it.
Other than that there was nothing particular nor remarkable about this book except that it was short, concise, and easy. Not a bad little advice guide, but hardly awesome.