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Publisher's Summary

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

In this book you will find:

  • Short stories from a variety of compelling genres, from science fiction and crime to history and thriller, so you'll have great fun listening while learning a wide range of new vocabulary!
  • Stories broken down into manageable chapters, so you always make progress with the story and feel a sense of achievement without great difficulty listening!
  • Realistic amounts of new vocabulary, so you're not overwhelmed by complex words. Instead of pausing to look up every word, you'll absorb new vocabulary from the context of the story and have the satisfaction of that moment when you say, "I totally understood that sentence!"
  • Carefully written Spanish using straightforward grammar that is comprehensible for beginner and intermediate-level learners. You'll enjoy listening and learn new grammatical structures without feeling overwhelmed or frustrated.
  • Plenty of natural dialogue in each story, so you can learn conversational Spanish while you listen and improve your speaking ability at the same time!
  • Regular plot summaries, comprehension questions, and word reference lists, so help is always on hand when you need it. You'll be able to focus on enjoying listening and having fun rather than fumbling around with dictionaries and struggling through dense text with no support.
  • A five-step plan for hearing the stories in this book the smart way. These step-by-step instructions show you exactly how to make the most out of the book and maximize your learning!

Spanish Short Stories for Beginners has been written especially for students from beginner to intermediate level. The eight captivating stories are designed to give you a sense of fun while listening, so you can enjoy Spanish again!

©2015 Olly Richards (P)2016 Olly Richards

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Not Really for Beginners

Some interesting stories here. I like how chapters are short and digestible. These are not really for beginners. More like high intermediate.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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Its not a "Portuguese thing!!!"

This is not a "Portuguese thing" as a previous revised said. I believe she nwvar heard Castilian Spanish. The c in Castilian Spanish sounds just like the narrator' accent. I find it lovely but being a Portuguese speaker, that c is hard for me to emulate.
The stories are great for learners and lovers of the Spanish language. The narrator's pronunciation is very clear and precise.

13 of 15 people found this review helpful

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Very Helpful!

I'm an intermediate Spanish learner and found this VERY helpful in improving my listening comprehension and learning new vocabulary. It was right on the edge of my ability, and challenged me, while giving me a confidence boost. The stories are pretty weird with crazy twist endings. I do agree with other reviews that notes this is more suited for an intermediate learner. In written form, it would probably be great for beginner-intermediate level. But for listening comprehension, there is a lot of vocab and it is narrated fairly quickly.

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didn't finish

narrator was unable pronounce cinqo and many other words with ci in the word. Portuguese lisp thing going on....

0 of 16 people found this review helpful

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  • Clarenzeno
  • 06-29-16

Am a new beginner and is pleased

The program is very well presented because you can understand each and every word spoken. This is of outmost importance when you are learning a new language. I have tried other free programs and some paid for low priced ones but non has been half as clear as this one.
I will try to look into further study with this program. I recommend it to anyone who are new and those who just need to continue progress smoothly. Very well do to the producers.

9 of 10 people found this review helpful

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  • Mr. M. J. Dodd
  • 09-19-17

very good

As an intermediate learner I found the content, pacing and grammar in these stories just right

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • MR
  • 01-08-17

Only Spanish. No translations

If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

Someone who already know Spanish might find it interesting

Would you ever listen to anything by Olly Richards again?

No

What didn’t you like about Susana Larraz’s performance?

No English

Any additional comments?

Should of course contain English meaning as well.
I want my money back!

0 of 13 people found this review helpful