• Intermediate Spanish Short Stories

  • 10 Captivating Short Stories to Learn Spanish & Grow Your Vocabulary the Fun Way!
  • By: Lingo Mastery
  • Narrated by: Mariela Arredondo
  • Length: 5 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 07-25-18
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Lingo Mastery
  • 5 out of 5 stars (9 ratings)

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Improve your Spanish skills and grow your vocabulary with these 10 entertaining Spanish short stories! 

The best part of learning a new language is experiencing the culture and diving into activities that will enrich your life and vocabulary. You will find yourself unable to stop listening as you hear each captivating story that will engage your mind and help improve your Spanish. 

In this audiobook, you will find: 

  • Ten captivating short stories that develop in circumstances such as traveling and personal relationships, among other topics to which you will find easy to relate. 
  • The stories are broken down into manageable chapters so you always make progress with the story. 
  • Carefully written stories with you as an intermediate-level learner in mind, using straightforward grammar and commonly used words so you can enjoy listening while learning new grammatical structures without being overwhelmed. 
  • Plenty of natural dialogues in each story that you would actually use in an everyday conversation, which will drastically improve your speaking and comprehension ability at the same time! 
  • At the end of each chapter, there will be a comprehensive guide specially designed for intermediate-level listeners. It will take you through a summary of each story followed by a vocabulary of some of the words from the story to make sure you understand the story fully.  

Please note: This audiobook is in Spanish.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

©2018 Lingo Mastery (P)2018 Lingo Mastery

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  • JudiM
  • Shell Beach, CA United States
  • 09-16-18

Another Great Offer from Lingo Mastery

I now rely on Lingo Mastery to provide fun and interesting ways to improve my Spanish. I have the book (a PDF is provided with purchase) and reading while listening is a perfect combination to learn new vocabulary and improve my listening skills. I appreciate the book's completeness since it includes vocabulary, comprehension questions and a summary in both Spanish and English. I hope there will be more stories soon.

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Excellent way to learn Spanish!

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

I've been trying to learn Spanish, and being able to put the language into context has been invaluable. These stories are a great way to set context, identify structure, and parse the language as a natural means of communication rather than just random words.

The narrator has a strong, clear voice and excellent pronunciation. I found it easy to follow the stories.

I'm very happy with this audiobook.

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Good Supplemental Study Tool

I enjoyed listening to the stories and learned that I have a lot to learn (or rather remember) after a year plus of no practice and decades of being removed from academia. Recall came easily though, especially through the second listen. The well written stories, solid narration, and the fact that I’m finally actively engaged with learning Spanish again makes multiple listens easy and enjoyable. In that light, Lingo Mastery is a useful supplement to other learning tools— especially person-to-person practice. I have the same concern as Audible subscriber Rebecca Azizov stated in her review of Lingo Mastery’s *Conversational Spanish Dialogues: Over 100 Spanish Conversations and Short Stories*, Lingo Mastery needs to place more emphasis on dialects and regional word usage.

I was gifted with a free copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Spoiler alert: this method works

This is the most hassle-free way I've found to effectively refresh my Spanish skills. I listened to this book while doing housework, just as I would with any other audiobook, and with my attention partly on chores I was still able to both follow the story and gain exposure to a lot of helpful new vocabulary.

The title describes this book as "10 short stories," but it's actually one continuous story divided into ten chapters. That's good, because the continuity helps keep you listening. Each chapter concludes with a supplemental section that summarizes what's just happened, both in Spanish and English, then drills several dozen vocabulary words from the story, and finally asks a few multiple-choice reading comprehension questions. This is a solid formula for strengthening your skills, and it helps that the story, which is about an American student traveling for the first time in Latin America, is cute and easy to listen to.

What makes this book a standout though is the narrator. Mariela Arredondo is seriously A+, both as a language teacher and storyteller. Right from the introduction, a section that tends to be filler in most language-learning recordings, Mariela's warmth and energetic delivery is a welcome surprise that didn't even once tempt me to use the skip button. Her advice and encouragement will, I daresay, actually leave you feeling well-advised and encouraged. Even better, she's a great performer. Her expressive voice makes it easy to tell apart the different characters and their emotions, which both aids comprehension and breathes no small amount of life into the material.

The clarity of Mariela's delivery also means you can get the most bang for your buck by increasing the speed of the audio on repeat listens. The crystal clear pronunciation won't get muddled if you raise the tempo, and that makes this book a great practice tool for learning how to follow speedy Spanish speakers. It also makes the vocabulary sections doubly valuable. I found these sections to be way less boring than the drills in other language learning tapes, because they reinforce words you already have memorable context for from the story. The vocab sections also give you time to focus on Mariela's model pronunciation, and fine-tune your own.

I took Spanish in grade school for years, and since then I've made countless earnest, but short-lived, attempts to improve. If you've tried to read novels in Spanish, get through language-learning tapes, watch telenovelas for more than the unintentional comedy and so on - first of all, high five, and second, consider giving this book a try. With minimal commitment, it gets you back into the swing of learning; and, just as importantly, it paves the way toward being able to confidently read or listen to your own choice of material in Spanish.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request, and have voluntarily left this review.

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Lingo Master Intermediate Spanish Short Stories

I love this Book. I have the paperback version as well and I am using them together. I listen to the audio first and the listen again as I follow along with the book. It is a great way to hear and learn the correct pronunciation and build vocabulary al at the same time . Great learning tool!!

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Challenging but efficient for learning Spanish.

I loved it - while it may slightly tough, you get what you paid for: a challenging material that will help you learn the tongue.

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I totally loved it!

This book is a brilliant choice to learn Spanish at an intermediate level and it's stories are really good as well!