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Publisher's Summary

Improve your comprehension, grow your vocabulary and ignite your imagination with these eight unconventional German 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!

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 German using straightforward grammar that is comprehensible for beginner and intermediate level learners. You'll enjoy listening and learn new grammatical structures without any feelings of frustration.

Plenty of natural dialogues in each story, so that you can learn conversational German while you listen, and improve your speaking ability at the same time!

Regular plot summaries, comprehension questions and word reference lists, so that 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.

German 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 German again!

©2016 Olly Richards Publishing (P)2016 Olly Richards Publishing

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Great for brushing up on your German!

I purchased this book because I was once fluent in German and have become quite rusty while having no one to speak with. This book was exactly what I was looking for! It provides multiple stories with beginner to intermediate vocabulary difficulty levels. The first story wa a great choice as it gave me quite a big confidence boost. The vocab and grammar were very easy to follow along with and I was happy that I understood the whole story. Furthermore, the performances by Susana Larraz and Ellen Goldmund were PERFECT! They spoke clearly and slow enough to follow along, but not so slow that the story dragged on. This is a great book to listen to over and over to either improve your German skills, or brush up when you have become rusty.

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Perfect for beginners!

This stories improved my language skills a lot.
I recomand buying the pdf version also. It really helps.

Have fun!

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  • jg
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  • 04-25-18

nice book!

Nice resource! However, the voice is very (too) soft, and the intro is way too long; also, too expensive for such short content.

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The last chaper is missing!

I like this type of language learning.Thouse audible texts are necessary step from total beginer to real user of language.
Sorry, but this book should be fixed, the last storry do not has last chapter!

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I tried not sleeping. It was hard to understand a woman voice for a male caracter, this confused me.

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  • Feolfkahn
  • 05-23-17

Great narration! Great for learning German.

Would you listen to German Short Stories for Beginners again? Why?

This is a great audiobook for learning German. I think the narrators have great voices!

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

There seem to be some storyline flaws. But the main purpose of buying this is to learn German.

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