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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.

    19 of 20 people found this review helpful
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    David 06-15-17
    David 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.


    2 of 2 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.

    2 of 2 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 2 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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    Cliente Amazon 10-01-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Great narration, entertaining-simple stories"

    Not recommanded for complete beginners, you need some basic knowledge of Spanish to be able to follow the narration. As you progress, it will be easier to follow along. I enjoyed listening to the stories, and because they are separated into chapter, you can easily pause listening.

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    Anonymous 09-14-17
    09-14-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Too fast for beginners"

    Can't be read that fast if ment for beginners. Otherwise, the stories are nice. Why can't I write a review less than 15 words?

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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.

    6 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Regina
    9/1/17
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    "I enjoyed this!"
    Where does Spanish: Short Stories for Beginners rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is one of the best language audiobook I tried because of its different approach in teaching language


    What about Susana Larraz’s performance did you like?

    Very good performance!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Joyce
    9/1/17
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    "Well narrated and easy to understand"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Spanish: Short Stories for Beginners to be better than the print version?

    This audiobook is a lot better than print. It is entertaining to just listen to some stories in Spanish language.


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

    There are lots of memorable parts from those stories! you'll surely get hooked


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Camille
    8/31/17
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    "Learned more Spanish words because of this"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes I highly recommend this to anyone who wants to learn Spanish and at the same time enjoy some good stories to listen to.


    Any additional comments?

    I love it and no regrets of purchasing it!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Patricia
    8/31/17
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    "I haven't tried listening to Spanish stories"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Spanish: Short Stories for Beginners to be better than the print version?

    Yes! I enjoyed listening to this book than just reading them.


    What other book might you compare Spanish: Short Stories for Beginners to, and why?

    I haven't tried other Spanish short stories audiobook yet o I have nothing to compare


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    I loved all the stories from this audiobook!


    Any additional comments?

    perfect stars for this!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Abby
    8/21/17
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    "had fun listening to this"

    Glad I know basic Spanish, This book is much enjoyable if you can clearly and easily understand Spanish. Kudos to the tea, behind this audiobook! It deserves perfect stars!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Janice
    8/21/17
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    "Great work language academy!"
    Where does Spanish: Short Stories for Beginners rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is one of the best Spanish audiobook I've listen to.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I love that they're on different genre and the stories were good!


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

    this is my first time to hear her perform. kudos to her for doing great on this!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Marinelli
    8/21/17
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    "Thanks to this audiobook! I learned a lot!"

    I never thought I would enjoy listening to Spanish this much. I can understand but for some reason I do not like this language. This audiobook made me appreciate the beauty of Spanish and it is indeed a good one. It is easy and fun to learn.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mara
    8/20/17
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    "Finally got this audiobbok. This is helpful"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Spanish: Short Stories for Beginners to be better than the print version?

    I would choose audiobook than print especially for a language guide wherein you have to learn proper pronunciation. This is very useful!


    What did you like best about this story?

    What I like best about the stories is that they are on different genres!


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

    All thet she portrayed really suits her. She's so good in narrating stories in Spanish!


    Any additional comments?

    exactly what I needed. I enjoyed all the stories!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Marian
    8/20/17
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    "I love it! My first Spanish audiobook!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Spanish: Short Stories for Beginners to be better than the print version?

    Yes definitely . I enjoy it more when I listen to it. Especially when the narrator speaks good and has a relaxing voice like the one in here.


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

    There are lots of unforgettable moments from all thestories in here! I totally enjoyed each one of them


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

    I was carried away! It is like I was in the story.


    Any additional comments?

    Looking forward to listening to other audiobooks by language academy!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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