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Italian Short Stories for Beginners Audiobook

Italian Short Stories for Beginners: 9 Captivating Short Stories to Learn Italian and Expand Your Vocabulary While Having Fun

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Publisher's Summary

Are you bored with the traditional methods people tell you to use to learn Italian? Are you bored with all those dusty grammar books that pile up making everything look so hard? What if we told you there's a better, more enjoyable way to learn Italian and grow your vocabulary exponentially? Well, guess what? There is!

The best way to learn Italian is by listening to short stories. The problem? You might feel like you don't know where to start. And that's exactly why we created this book. We know how difficult it may seem to learn a foreign language from scratch, let alone trying to put all that learning into practice. But what you might not realize is that it's fairly easy to fully incorporate the essentials of a language once you frame that learning in a certain context (for example, a short story).

Short stories allow you to put what you've learned so far into practice, allowing you to expand your vocabulary quickly, make sense of ideas, understand new concepts, and overall get a better grasp of the Italian language. Short stories work because they eliminate the stress of forcing yourself to learn. Instead, when you listen to the nine captivating short stories we've prepared for you, you will learn Italian without even realizing you're learning it! Your goal is to simply focus on a single story at a time (they only a take few minutes to listen to). The stories consist of multiple genres, including adventure, fantasy, mystery, and romance. We wanted these stories to be fun, interesting, and appealing, motivating you to keep on listening to find out what happens next. That's the very best way to learn, don't you think?

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    Arianne Connor 11-04-16
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    "Learning is fun."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Definitely yes, especially to my friend who will travel this December so that she could understand and interact with Italian people.


    Any additional comments?

    That was best way to learn Italian. It has short stories in Italian with questions and there were English summary to gauge better understanding. Plus, the short stories have different genres. Over all, it was great experience.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Shaira 11-14-16
    Shaira 11-14-16
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    "great!"
    If you could sum up Italian Short Stories for Beginners in three words, what would they be?

    I love it!


    What about Carmen Lov and Susana Larraz ’s performance did you like?

    the way they pronounce words. I can easily understand them. perfect for beginners. also their accent. It is easy to follow.


    Any additional comments?

    superb!

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Kyla R 11-28-16
    Kyla R 11-28-16
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    "well narrated Italian stories!"
    What did you love best about Italian Short Stories for Beginners?

    What I liked best from this audiobook is that the narrator narrates the stories slowly and clearly which makes it easy to understand for us who aren't very good yet in Italian language.


    Any additional comments?

    I highly recommend this audiobook if you are currently learning how to speak Italian. this is an effective way to learn!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Joyce 11-05-16
    Joyce 11-05-16
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    "learn more in Italian language with this book"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    yes. I have lots of friends who are into foreign language and they'll surely love these audiobooks by The Language Academy. Something they must have in their library :)


    What about Carmen Lov and Susana Larraz ’s performance did you like?

    Their overall performance in narrating the stories is the best!


    Any additional comments?

    superb!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Susan Miller 11-05-16
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    "it definitely increases my vocabulary."
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    I started learning Italian a few days ago, and I love it. I finally found this book that I think will cater to my beginner's needs for now, It has very basic, simple children's stories in Italian. When I play audio, I hear a lady reading the story very slowly in Italian, and after each paragraph there's an English translation. There are a lot of words I don't know, but they're easy to google, and it definitely increases my vocabulary.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Leah Noah 11-05-16
    Leah Noah 11-05-16
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    "fascinating short stories."
    If you could sum up Italian Short Stories for Beginners in three words, what would they be?

    I love it.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Italian Short Stories for Beginners?

    Can't help mimicked the narrator while appreciating the content of the short stories. It was so beautiful learning the right pronunciation of Italian words and phrases.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Definitely, yes.


    Any additional comments?

    I am about to travel in India and Philippines. Any audio book to listen to get some familiarization with the common phrase that are normally used by common people? Hope it would be very soon. I would also appreciate it if it has short stories cause it is easier to relate to it. Just like what you did in this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Anne 11-04-16
    Anne 11-04-16
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    "Love it! Will definitely share this to my friends!"
    What did you love best about Italian Short Stories for Beginners?

    What I liked about this audiobook is he idea of combining learning and fun! You'll surely enjoy these stories as well as getting eager to learn the languages for you to understand the stories! well done The Language Academy. It is very helpful to those who are studying foreign languages :)


    Any additional comments?

    a big help! 5 stars for this one!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Isabelle 11-04-16
    Isabelle 11-04-16
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    "perfect stars for this one too!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Italian Short Stories for Beginners to be better than the print version?

    yes a lot better because it is very effective if you can hear how these words and phrases are being pronounce. You'll learn it in no time unlike by just reading it.


    Any additional comments?

    good one! I enjoyed every story of it. It made me glad that I have studied this language before. :)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Solenn 11-04-16
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    "Enjoyed all four audiobooks by The Language Acadmy"
    Would you listen to Italian Short Stories for Beginners again? Why?

    yes! I am still on beginner's level on Italian which is why there are times I just have hard time understanding some parts of the narrated stories. I must listen to it again soon :)


    Any additional comments?

    I need more practice in Italian to enjoy this better. This audiobook actually motivates me to learn more for me to be able to understand it!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Georgina 11-04-16
    Georgina 11-04-16
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    "Superb Italian Stories here!"
    What did you love best about Italian Short Stories for Beginners?

    The Stories and the way it was narrated. Easy to understand that beginners in this language could enjoy :)


    Any additional comments?

    Looking forward to more language book by this publisher! I highly recommend their works!

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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  • Kayla
    7/24/17
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    "Perfect guide if you wish to travel Italy"

    This audiobook is for people who can understand Italian language or even just the basic. You will surely enjoy the stories being told here if you can understand Italian. Love the narrators voice too! That is a plus for me. The stories are fantastic, anyone of all ages would surely enjoy

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Regina
    7/24/17
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    "Superb story telling!"

    This audible is impressive! I enjoyed learning through listening to stories. I never thought that would be possible, this audiobook proves me wrong. The stories are interesting and I honestly got hooked on some of them. I am happy I bought this audiobook by language academy!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Joyce
    7/24/17
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    "A lot better than Print!"

    Been reading lots of language book and this one is a lot better because u get to hear it! You get to understand it a lot easier than just reading it. I am so amazed how the narrator delivered the stories in Italian and did the same in Engliash. Very Impressive!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Camille
    7/24/17
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    "I am in love with Italian language"

    It is very fascinating how the speaker speaks in Italian. There will be translation so I easily understood the stories. So to those who are not very good yet in Italian, this audiobook is still a good deal. I learned a lot too as I listened to the speaker. There are some words I never heard of yet. This is a helpful guide for beginners in Italian language!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Annakin
    3/26/17
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    "Awful"

    The person translating has such a terrible accent herself it was hard to understand much!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Cooktash
    8/20/17
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    "Not my idea of 'for beginners'"

    I feel duped. It's poor that the sample you're allowed to listen to is the 10minute English babble about the book rather than a sample of the Italian. Had I been able to listen to 10 minutes of Italian, I would have known that this book was too advanced for me. So, if you are a beginner, find a different audiobook!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Avery
    8/6/17
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    "Well done! I enjoyed listening!"
    Would you listen to Italian Short Stories for Beginners again? Why?

    Yes definitely. I never appreciated Italian language before. This audiobook made me understand why it is a good idea to learn this language. It is not that easy but it was worth it.


    Any additional comments?

    Pls male more stories on different language

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Michonne
    8/6/17
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    "Best audio version Italian language guide!"

    I tried books before but it doesn't compare to this audiobook. This is afaster way to memorize Italian wordsand phrases. The stories are good ones too and the narrator did an awesome performance. Totally worth it!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sasha
    8/6/17
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    "Learned a lot of Italian words from this audiobook"

    Italian can be tricky at times but as you keep on listening to this language, you eventually learn. I've been using this audiobook and it is really helpful. Looking forward to listening to more of their works!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Love
    8/5/17
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    "I've never enjoyed Italian this much before!"

    Thre are a lot of Italian language guide ut there butthis one is the most interesting for me. It kept me iterested through out the entire stories. I like this kind of leaning. Great idea!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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