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Patrick T. Baggett

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  • French Short Stories for Beginners

  • 8 Unconventional Short Stories to Grow Your Vocabulary and Learn French the Fun Way!
  • By: Olly Richards, Richard Simcott
  • Narrated by: Damien Guillaume, Susana Larraz
  • Length: 3 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10

Improve your comprehension, grow your vocabulary and ignite your imagination with these eight unconventional French short stories!

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Beware - its required that you read along

  • By Gordon on 03-09-17

Clear and helpful for learning.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-26-17

While the point of the stories is ostensibly to get better at French, they are still somewhat interesting, although usually fairly predictable. The narrator is pleasant enough to listen to and speaks in a clear, natural voice. At three hours for eight stories, the length is about right to listen to one, maybe two, stories per sitting. Overall, very useful.

  • Harry Potter à l'École des Sorciers (Harry Potter 1)

  • By: J.K. Rowling
  • Narrated by: Bernard Giraudeau
  • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 50
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 51

Orphelin, Harry Potter est élevé par un oncle et une tante qui ne l'aiment pas. Le jour de ses 11 ans, son existence bascule : un géant l'emmène à Poudlard, l'école de sorcellerie ! Voilà son incroyable destin : être sorcier. Jeter des sorts, utiliser des pouvoirs, ensorceler les trolls... À la maison Gryffondor, il rencontre Ron et Hermione, s'initie au Quidditch, un sport pratiqué sur un balai. La vie est excitante, mais Voldemort, Celui-Dont-On-Ne-Doit-Pas-Prononcer-Le-Nom, refait surface.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Very Difficult To Understand

  • By Scott Reads on 11-02-17

Overall good, but a bit mumbly

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-26-17

The audio and the e-book differ every so slightly, which is annoying to follow a second language learner of French. The speed of narration is fast for me as a non-native speaker, but that's fine.

Overall, the acting is pretty good, but some of the characters he reads with a mumbled. bored, nasal voice which is unbelievably hard to understand. Ron and Neville come to mind, maybe Malfoy. I didn't feel like that added anything to the story.

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