• German Short Stories

  • 8 Easy to Follow Stories with English Translation for Effective German Learning Experience
  • By: Dave Smith
  • Narrated by: Mike Nelson
  • Length: 1 hr and 46 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 10-16-18
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Dave Smith
  • 5 out of 5 stars (26 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The simple way to learn German....

If you are curious about the German language, eager to know interesting things about Germany’s culture and its people, or are just an ambitious learner looking for new short stories to add to your digital library, then this audiobook would be a great fit for you!

This audiobook features several short stories in the Germanic tongue along with their English translations. There are also sections dedicated to some grammatical and critical notes on the texts. The purpose of this audiobook is not only to inform the listener about the German language, but also to entertain, and this short story collection does just that with ease. The topics these stories cover range from private-detective work to war, and from fairy-tale pancakes running from their evil captors to simple house tours. You won’t want to miss out on any of it.

This audiobook is intended for use by beginner- to intermediate-level German language learners, so the listener need not be intimidated. Here, he or she will not find any technical jargon fit for a professional linguist or any esoteric German fit for a native German speaker. As was mentioned before, the purpose of this audiobook is to inform and entertain, not to prepare the listener for a doctoral dissertation on German literature. 

The stories included in this audiobook were written by a number of contemporary authors in a number of genres and styles. They are as follows:

  • "Daisy Macbeth" by Crystal Jones
  • "Die Andernacher Bäckersjungen" by H.A. Guerber
  • "Einkaufen im Supermarkt" (Anonymous)
  • "Unser Haus" (Anonymous)
  • "Die Suche Nach Lorna" by Crystal Jones
  • "Der Hausvater" by H.A. Guerber
  • "Das Reiterbild in Düsseldorf" by H.A. Guerber
  • "Der Pfannkuchen" by H.A. Guerber

As mentioned before, these stories are not only featured in both English and German, they are also supplemented with additional notes exploring the storytelling elements of each story along with grammatical notes, tips, and such.

Don’t wait another moment to learn from this information - get your copy of German Short Stories right away!

©2018 Dave Smith (P)2018 Dave Smith

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For beginning to intermediate learners of German.

For beginning to intermediate learners of German. The author writes in a way that is easy to follow, and prevents the German learner from getting frustrated while still enjoying the story. Definitely recommended for anyone looking to expand their German.

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quick start!!

This book is a great tool to use to help learn German. I am nowhere near holding a conversation but at least I can understand some of the context of the stories. I think the way that this book teaches me to learn German is a great way.

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Excellent learning material.

Excellent learning material. The stories were unusual. Had various moods and that helps to remember and learn new expressions and grammar.

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Helpful! Particularly the Audio Version

for the beginner that I am. Even if the plot sometimes goes wry the point is to learn as much vocabulary and grammar as possible in a short piece of text. An d here the authors have done a good job.

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It's really an awesome book.

Excellent way to improve vocabulary and pronunciation in an interesting way, without rote memorization.i really recommend you all to got this book. hope you learn a lot and be motivated. It's really an awesome book.

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Great vocabulary builder

This is a great learning tool for those with a minimal language skill. Stories are good enough to keep the listeners engaged.

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GREAT IDEAS!

I had to use my German-English quite a bit. It would have been nice to have a translation of the stories at the back of the book to check my interpretation skills. Great, easy understand that has help me a lot.

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Nice Book!!

This is excellent information that you need to listen to over and over. Would buy again if read by someone else. Best narration I've ever heard!!!

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ultimate book!

These short stories, presented as they are, were exactly what I needed. I fit the profile to a "T". I had tried listening the German language news and even purchased a novel written in German. I found both too difficult to enjoy.

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Really enjoyed this

Not too easy, not too hard, they provide a distinct thrill when you’re able to listen to at a time without looking in the dictionary for help. Just perfect for the beginner German student, or any lover of languages.

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  • saji
  • 10-27-18

Really enjoyed this

Not too easy, not too hard, they provide a distinct thrill when you’re able to listen to at a time without looking in the dictionary for help. Just perfect for the beginner German student, or any lover of languages.

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  • shireen
  • 10-27-18

ultimate book!

These short stories, presented as they are, were exactly what I needed. I fit the profile to a "T". I had tried listening the German language news and even purchased a novel written in German. I found both too difficult to enjoy.

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  • catherine
  • 10-27-18

Nice Book!!

This is excellent information that you need to listen to over and over. Would buy again if read by someone else. Best narration I've ever heard!!!

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  • ROSY
  • 10-27-18

GREAT IDEAS!

I had to use my German-English quite a bit. It would have been nice to have a translation of the stories at the back of the book to check my interpretation skills. Great, easy understand that has help me a lot.

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  • reema
  • 10-27-18

Great vocabulary builder

This is a great learning tool for those with a minimal language skill. Stories are good enough to keep the listeners engaged.

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  • rabhia
  • 10-27-18

It's really an awesome book.

Excellent way to improve vocabulary and pronunciation in an interesting way, without rote memorization.i really recommend you all to got this book. hope you learn a lot and be motivated. It's really an awesome book.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • brittany
  • 10-27-18

Helpful! Particularly the Audio Version

for the beginner that I am. Even if the plot sometimes goes wry the point is to learn as much vocabulary and grammar as possible in a short piece of text. An d here the authors have done a good job.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • parvesh
  • 10-27-18

Excellent learning material.

Excellent learning material. The stories were unusual. Had various moods and that helps to remember and learn new expressions and grammar.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Mthujan
  • 10-27-18

quick start!!

This book is a great tool to use to help learn German. I am nowhere near holding a conversation but at least I can understand some of the context of the stories. I think the way that this book teaches me to learn German is a great way.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • meenachi
  • 10-27-18

For beginning to intermediate learners of German.

For beginning to intermediate learners of German. The author writes in a way that is easy to follow, and prevents the German learner from getting frustrated while still enjoying the story. Definitely recommended for anyone looking to expand their German.