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Spanish: Short Stories for Beginners Audiobook

Spanish: Short Stories for Beginners: 9 Captivating Short Stories to Learn Spanish & Expand Your Vocabulary While Having Fun

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Publisher's Summary

Introducing nine captivating short stories to learn Spanish.

Are you bored of the traditional methods people tell you to use to learn Spanish? Are you bored of 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 Spanish and grow your vocabulary exponentially? Well, guess what? There is! The best way to learn Spanish is by hearing short stories. The problem? You might feel like you don't know where to start, or you may feel lost trying to listen to whatever pops up on the Internet. And that's exactly why we created this book.

Short Stories + Foreign Language = Faster Learning

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 into 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 Spanish language.

Short stories work because they eliminate the stress of forcing yourself to learn. Instead, when you hear the nine captivating short stories we've prepared for you, you will learn Spanish 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, just to name a new. 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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    SRosz 10-30-16
    SRosz 10-30-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Pleasant presentation: ADVANCED beginner level"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    This is NOT for a person who knows no Spanish. I've got 17% Duolingo level and had to listen at least 10 times before understanding the words. (I'm an adult learner, I've never spoken a foreign language, but have PhD). After I bought the hard copy, to help me recognize the sounds, I thought I'd be able to listen and enjoy...but this book is work!! Interesting and worth the effort, though.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I wasn't reading for character analysis, though the teenage infatuation of Marta, as well as Alberto's relationships with his mother and Marta, made a cute story.


    What about Susana Larraz’s performance did you like?

    The performance was expressive, with a gentle way about it. However I had to listen at 1/2 speed to get the words.


    Did Spanish: Short Stories for Beginners inspire you to do anything?

    The book made me realize that, if this is beginning Spanish, I have a long way to go to achieve mastery!


    Any additional comments?

    Read this only AFTER you have basic Spanish skills.

    17 of 18 people found this review helpful
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    Ashley 06-01-17
    Ashley 06-01-17 Member Since 2013
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    "Learning Spanish as native English speaker"

    This would be more helpful if I had the accompanying written handbook. But I don't think Audible has figured out how to offer that download. I like the narrators voice.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Michonne 09-26-16
    Michonne 09-26-16
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    "No wonder why these audibles are best selling"
    What did you love best about Spanish: Short Stories for Beginners?

    I was able to learn in no time!


    Any additional comments?

    I highly recommend this audiobooks to those who are studying the Spanish language.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    silvermist 08-04-16
    silvermist 08-04-16
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    "I totally enjoyed the stories here!"
    What made the experience of listening to Spanish: Short Stories for Beginners the most enjoyable?

    I enjoyed listening to the stories. The narrator was so good in delivering these Spanish stories and I easily understand them!


    What did you like best about this story?

    They are 9 different stories and they are all interesting.


    Have you listened to any of Susana Larraz’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    not yet. This is the 1st one


    Any additional comments?

    I love it! This is an effective way to practice you skills in Spanish language

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Tink 08-04-16
    Tink 08-04-16
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    "awesome! really happy I got this language book."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    yes. it is betterto learn these languages using audible books than just ebooks.


    Have you listened to any of Susana Larraz’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    not yet, this was the first one


    Any additional comments?

    I love it! great work The Language Academy. looking forward to reading more of your language books.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Fawn 08-04-16
    Fawn 08-04-16
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    "I never knew that I can fully understand spanish!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Spanish: Short Stories for Beginners to be better than the print version?

    yes definitely! It is more fun and enjoyable when u listen to it.


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

    Yes! I actually finished it in one sitting and I didn't noticed the time passed by!


    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Vidia 08-04-16
    Vidia 08-04-16
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    "Spanish stories to enhance vocabulary!"
    What did you love best about Spanish: Short Stories for Beginners?

    I love the way they translate the difficult words used in the story. It made it more interesting to listen to listen to it. The stories were all fascinating! the narrator as well is so good as she delivers the short stories. 5stars!


    What does Susana Larraz bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    She is so calm and her voice fits perfectly as she explained and translate the spanish words to english


    Any additional comments?

    Please make an audiobook of your French Language too :)

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    David United States 06-15-17
    David United States 06-15-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Not really for beginners"
    What would have made Spanish: Short Stories for Beginners better?

    This book should be titled "Refresher Spanish for intermediate to advanced students". If you are a beginner, you will be truly lost and give up quickly.


    Has Spanish: Short Stories for Beginners turned you off from other books in this genre?

    I will continue to seek to improve my language skills, but will be more selective about choosing the right level.


    What three words best describe Susana Larraz’s voice?

    It's pleasant, native and warm.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    I was diappointed, because I thought I could just listen to it and improve my vocabulary. If you really want to learn something that stays with you from this book, you probably need to listen a number of times.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    gary 05-18-17
    gary 05-18-17
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    "Good concept but not organized for listeners!"

    The English and Spanish stories should start at the beginning of each chapters. Not fun fast forwarding trying to find beginning of story. Then the English and Spanish chapter minutes should be the same so you can find them quick and listen to them over and over again.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Meri 03-20-17
    Meri 03-20-17
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    "Well Narrated and easy to understand!"
    If you could sum up Spanish: Short Stories for Beginners in three words, what would they be?

    I enjoyed learning!


    What does Susana Larraz bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The Narrator was soo good! She narrated it in a way that even beginners in this language could understand but maintained the thrill of the stories :)


    Any additional comments?

    Glad I purchased this!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Eamonn
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    10/27/16
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    "Pointless"

    Absolutely pointless purchase. The point of the "book" is to have the audio and printed matter side by side so that you can follow the txt as you listen to it being read. However they don't provide the written txt, so its just like listening to a foreign radio station; pointless unless you have the written txt to follow and translate.

    4 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Maggie
    7/10/17
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    "A must try!"

    If you are practicing and trying to learn to speak and understand Spanish language. this audible is a must tryy

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sasha
    7/10/17
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    "Happy with this audible! My first try!"

    It is fun learning Spanish language and this audiobook made it a lot enjoyable to learn. Through listening to these nice stories, you are already enhancing your vocabulary in this language without even knowing it. Great idea! I am so happy I purchased this

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Love
    7/10/17
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    "Well done language academy!"

    I've listened to some of the stories here and it was totally worth my time. The stories were good and they do enhance your vocabulary in Spanish.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Michonne
    7/10/17
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    "Its relaxing to listen to these stories"

    I liked listening to stories. This on is on Spanish and I enjoyed it because it was pretty challenging to me since I am new to Spanish language. I highly recommend this audiobook to Spanish speakers beginners or not :)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Avery
    7/10/17
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    "Been studying Spanish language, this is helpful!"
    What did you like most about Spanish: Short Stories for Beginners?

    What I like most about it is that this audible shares 9 captivating stories that will surely enhance you comprehension and vocabulary in Spanish language while having fun :)


    What about Susana Larraz’s performance did you like?

    I liked her overall performance! She speaks Spanish very well and it is easily understoon by beginners like me.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Shaira
    7/10/17
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    "Glad I know basic Spanish"
    Would you listen to Spanish: Short Stories for Beginners again? Why?

    yes I would listen to it again because I had to keep learning Spanish until I can fluently speak and easily understand Spanish.


    Which character – as performed by Susana Larraz – was your favourite?

    Susana Larraz portrayed all characters very well!


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I learned and enjoy


    Any additional comments?

    highly recommended

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kayla
    7/10/17
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    "Great Spanish stories!"
    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I had fun listening because the stories are great! I though I would get bored easily because I am not really into Spanish language, but the narrator made me like this language because she was so good in narrating the story! I was able to understand!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Regina
    7/10/17
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    "listening to Spanish language's nver been this fun"
    What did you like most about Spanish: Short Stories for Beginners?

    I love the way the narrator narrates the stories! I was able to easily understand them because they were clearly narrated!


    Have you listened to any of Susana Larraz’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    This was my first time hearing her voice. She is definitely good!


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

    no because it is best that you keep listening on this audible again and again so you could learn Spanish easily


    Any additional comments?

    perfect stars for this!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Joyce
    7/9/17
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    "Finally got this audiobbok. This is helpful"
    Any additional comments?

    I am very happy that I tried this audibles. It is helpful if you wanna learn certain language bacause you can actually hear it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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