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Improve your comprehension, grow your vocabulary and ignite your imagination with these unconventional Italian 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, whilst 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 that 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 Italian, using straightforward grammar that is comprehensible for beginner and intermediate level learners. You'll enjoy listening and learning new grammatical structures without any feelings of overwhelm and frustration
  • Plenty of natural dialogues in each story, so that you can learn conversational Italian whilst you listen, and improve your speaking ability at the same time!
  • A five-step plan for listening the stories in this book the smart way. This detailed introductory chapter gives you specific, step-by-step instructions for effective listening in Italian, so that you know exactly how to make the most out of the book and maximize your learning!

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

©2015 Olly Richards (P)2016 Olly Richards

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Helpful, entertaining & easy to follow

The stories were interesting & easy to follow. I would recommend this audio to students who are at the intermediate level.

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Fantastico!!!

Makes it so easy to understand Italian speech. Be sure to buy the Kindle book. I was surprised to see how much I could understand without using a dictionary. A great purchase.

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Great stories. Very well narrated. Very usefull.

Great stories. Very well narrated. Very usefull and enjoyable. Highly recommended for learning Italian. I liked a lot.

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Fun and good practice

This is a smart and simple way to train your ear and improve your understanding. This is not academic level Italian but day to day language taught through stories, which is a more natural way to learn a language than classic discurse teaching.

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Wonderful way to increase knowledge

The is a wonderful and entertaining way to increase language vocabularies without the drudgery of text books.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-25-16

Fantastic - a book that progresses with you

Where does Italian Short Stories for Beginners rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This is a great book. I have it in both audio and printed formats. The stories get progressively difficult so you continue to learn as you progress through the book. Definitely recommended.

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  • Brian
  • 04-15-17

Good idea but you have to buy the book.

What would have made Italian Short Stories for Beginners better?

Would be useful if you had access to aleast a PDF. I thought I could purchase a PDF from Amazon but only got some on-line webviewer version you can't download to a Kindle.
Either this or spend an additional amount an buy anoher paper version.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 04-14-17

too fast and no book/pdf to read along

What would have made Italian Short Stories for Beginners better?

I am very disappointed with this purchase.. with no accompanying booklet to read along / beginner to the language i am only able to grab the occasional word.

This should not be advertised for beginners to then have the audible too fast and no supporting read along booklet!!!!

What was most disappointing about Olly Richards’s story?

the audible version;
Too fast and does not come with a booklet to which one could read in advance / along side the audible

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