• Italian Short Stories for Beginners, Volume 2 [Italian Edition]

  • 8 More Unconventional Short Stories to Grow Your Vocabulary and Learn Italian the Fun Way!
  • By: Olly Richards
  • Narrated by: Federico Borghi
  • Length: 3 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 08-12-16
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Olly Richards Publishing
  • 4 out of 5 stars (20 ratings)

Regular price: $14.95

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Publisher's Summary

Improve your comprehension, grow your vocabulary and ignite your imagination with these unconventional Italian short stories! This is Volume Two of the international best seller, featuring eight brand new stories!

In this book you will find:

  • Short stories from a variety of compelling genres, from science fiction and crime to history and thrillers, 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!
  • 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 experience that moment when you say: "I totally understood that sentence!"
  • Carefully-crafted 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 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!

Italian 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 Italian again!

©2016 Olly Richards (P)2016 Olly Richards

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Incomplete narration

What disappointed you about Italian Short Stories for Beginners, Volume 2 [Italian Edition]?

I was hoping that this would include the vocabulary lists and quizzes for maximum learning. Instead, the narrator chose to omit these important aspects of the book while also arbitrarily skipping over portions of the text. This makes this audio book pretty useless. Very disappointing.

Has Italian Short Stories for Beginners, Volume 2 [Italian Edition] turned you off from other books in this genre?

most likely

Would you be willing to try another one of Federico Borghi’s performances?

uncertain

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Italian Short Stories for Beginners, Volume 2 [Italian Edition]?

i would not have cut anymore scenes - - there was already too much omitted. I would have added the complete text.

Any additional comments?

it would be great if audible offered an updated edition of this to include all the lessons

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very helpful for developing your listening skills

This book very helpful for developing your listening skills in Italian. It' worth the investment and time.

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  • A. Finlay
  • 03-07-18

Useful listening practice but nearer intermediate

If you could sum up Italian Short Stories for Beginners, Volume 2 [Italian Edition] in three words, what would they be?

Boosts listening confidence

What other book might you compare Italian Short Stories for Beginners, Volume 2 [Italian Edition] to, and why?

This is unlike other listening resources: interesting and varied themes with some surprise endings, clear diction, measured pace and vocabulary/grammar level consistently around the lower-intermediate area.

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I liked the summaries after each chapter. A shame there was not a script, but it made me listen over again, which was beneficial. You need to be able to recognise several tenses (future, imperfect, perfect, past historic), occasional subjunctives, impersonal "si". Useful "bookmark" facility to enable revisiting sections of interest.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-07-17

Great resource

The stories are interesting and there is lots of useful and realistic vocabulary, however I would say they are for Advanced beginners to lower intermediate, rather than Beginners. The performances by the narrators are excellent , very clearly spoken.