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Publisher's Summary

Improve your comprehension, grow your vocabulary, and ignite your imagination with these unconventional Spanish short stories! This is Volume 2 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 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 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-written Spanish using straightforward grammar that is comprehensible for beginner and intermediate level learners. You'll enjoy listening and learn new grammatical structures without any feelings of overwhelm or frustration.
  • Plenty of natural dialogues in each story, so that you can learn conversational Spanish whilst you read, and improve your speaking ability at the same time!
  • Regular plot summaries, comprehension questions, and word reference lists, so that help is always on hand when you need it. You'll be able to focus on enjoying listening and having fun, rather than fumbling around with dictionaries.

A five-step plan for listening to the stories in this book the smart way. These step-by-step instructions show you exactly how to make the most out of the book and maximize your learning!

Spanish 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 Spanish again!

©2016 Olly Richards (P)2016 Olly Richards

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Great, fun way to learn Spanish vocabulary!

Reading these short stories is an innovative and fun way to build my Spanish comprehension and vocabulary. Once I started reading, I did not want to stop. I have been improving comprehension and building my vocabulary and my confidence. I also purchased the audio version which has also improved my listening comprehension. Thank you Olly. Please keep writing new books in Spanish. These have been a great help.

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Excellent listening exercises

Would you listen to Spanish Short Stories for Beginners, Volume 2 again? Why?

Yes! I love the short stories with basic vocabulary.

Who was your favorite character and why?

the detective

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

No I havent but she's awesome

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Excellent and easy short stories in Spanish.

A fantastic narrator. super clear and good pace. interesring endings to stories.definitely will listen again.

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Liked this book

I liked this book, though it's not exactly for beginners. Short stories divided into even smaller parts, that makes listening and memorising new words easier.
Some plots are more interesting, others less, but make a fascinating story within limits of A-level book's vocabulary is almost impossible.

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This is not for beginners

What disappointed you about Spanish Short Stories for Beginners, Volume 2?

This is very difficult to follow and there is no help or references.

What could Olly Richards have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

It would be nice to have a written book to refer to and/or an english synopsis of the stories in case the listener was having difficulty understand. My spanish professor<br/> warned me and she was right.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Susana Larraz?

Narrator was fine.

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

I didn't understand enough to be able to comment on this.

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  • F. E. Main
  • 07-03-17

Very helpful

The stories are straightforward. In the version on kindle ther is a resume, vocabulary and questions. I listened to each chapter and then read it. This worked well.

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