• Spanish Short Stories for Beginners

  • Improve Your Reading and Listening Skills in Spanish
  • By: Claudia Orea
  • Narrated by: Lucia Bodas, Abel Franco
  • Length: 6 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 02-02-2017
  • Language: Spanish
  • Publisher: My Daily Spanish
  • 4 out of 5 stars 4.2 (6 ratings)

Publisher's Summary

Learn Spanish and improve your Spanish listening skills with these short stories.
Gain a greater vocabulary that you can use immediately, every day. You will add 1500+ Spanish words and expressions to your repertoire through the encounter of descriptive sentences and casual conversations woven throughout the stories.
Sharpen your comprehension of the spoken word by listening to the audio via two native Spanish speakers (male and female voice).
Learn how to pronounce Spanish words properly.
You receive audio in three formats:

Slow version of the stories in a male voice which helps beginners improve their pronunciation.
Normal speed of those stories in a female voice for intermediate and advanced learners. Train your ears to understand what is being said.
Only the vocabulary with enough time to repeat the words with their English translation: audio flash cards!

These stories are perfect for beginners as well as for those who want to brush up on their Spanish language skills.
PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.
©2016 Frederic Bibard (P)2017 Frederic Bibard
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4 out of 5 stars
By J on 24-03-2017

Great as a learning resource!!! I enjoyed it!

I got a lot of enjoyment out of listening to this audio book and found it great as a learning resource to learn Spanish, especially for a beginner like me. It comes with a printable ebook which I found beneficial especially for learning how to spell the words correctly. Although I feel as though I am still at a beginner's level, utilising resources such as one's like these will definitely help and increase my confidence in learning a new language like Spanish. The audio was very clear which made it a lot easier in learning the correct pronunciation.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Nicholas Tyral on 26-03-2017

Great spanish revision!

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I very much enjoyed this book. I have been learning spanish for 6 months and this was a fantastic way to revise what I had learnt. The spanish is very clear and describes many everyday situations. This is perfect because you can then take various phrases and sentences from the book and use them when you are speaking with others.

The chapters are about 10min long which makes them just the right duration to immerse you in the language while not taking hours and hours of your day. The later chapters also review some of the more difficult words and give you their translation in english. Overall I would highly recommend this book.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 04-02-2017

Enjoy while Learning.....

I enjoyed the male speaker as I find the manner of what he says in a slow, sure fashion with the correct enunciation and pronunciation of the words & phrases. It’s as if he is trying to spell out the words as he speak them. Also, he knows when to emphasize points and delivers them well. He is such a good storyteller so that a non-Spanish speaker can somehow get a bit of an idea of what he was talking about and can understand the whole story.

On the other hand, the first female speaker presented herself well as she speaks the language in a way it is done in a natural setting – very conversational, fluent and you can feel the emotions as it is spoken. I love the highs & lows of her voice as she speaks depending on the situation.

The second female speaker with the conventional method of giving out the Spanish words and phrases and subsequently providing their counterpart English words and phrases is the simplest and easiest to do. I like that the conjugation of the verb is also being explained so helps one to understand better the use of the verb tense. However, this method maybe is not as interesting and engaging as the first two stories above.

Overall, I find this a useful and worthy audiobook both for a beginner and someone who has already a grasp of the Spanish language but wants to learn more. Truly, one can enjoy while learning!

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59 of 59 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Madison Baker on 06-02-2017

Great Way to Learn the Basics!

As a pre-medicine student, Spanish is extremely helpful and useful to have on my resume. It is not required in college, but I possess some knowledge from high school. I desired the ability to brush up on my skills, and refresh my memory of the language, so I sought out an audiobook in order to be able to hear the words being spoken. I came across this audiobook and absolutely loved the presentation and the content. At the beginning of the book, the author provides an introduction and an email, which I found to be very helpful if having trouble accessing the PDF version. It was nice to be able to follow along with the PDF version while also hearing the story. This allowed me to recognize words and spell them correctly.

In regards to the speaker, he was very easy to follow. He spoke clearly and slowly so that the listener could take time to comprehend the story. The content of the book is perfect for beginners; it possesses everyday words that would be useful in common conversation. The story was interesting, yet provided knowledge that the listener could apply later.

Overall, I adored this audiobook; I would definitely recommend it to my friends and peers looking to learn the basics of Spanish.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 02-03-2017

Good Book!

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As a person who learned Spanish long ago It was quite refreshing to brush up my Spanish skills, even though my level is a beginner. For those who are looking to listen to Spanish language being spoken slowly look no more! I know that when you are just learning Spanish it is very hard to grasp Spanish people speaking, as they speak fast and with an accent. This book will help you to get used to listen and comprehend the Spanish language.

After the short story, there is a translation, which is amazing! As you don’t have to translate it yourself. Also, there is a vocabulary, which gives you the words and their translation.

The narration is slow, understandable and distinct. The recording is clear and of good quality, gives you pleasure listening to Spanish. Would recommend to somebody who wants to listen to Spanish language and learn some new words, as you can actually hear each one of them!

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5 out of 5 stars
By Ileana Mihali on 12-02-2017


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

I would definitely listen again, i do have a passion for the Spanish culture and i travel there a lot. This book really helps improving conversational skills

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

All the way through, this book was just perfect. Overall, i liked very much the narrator, his speech is clear and you can understand everything. Juan`s story about friends and living in London was really good.

Have you listened to any of Lucia Bodas and Abel Franco ’s other performances? How does this one compare?

This is my first book but will definitely browse for more.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

How to be... Spanish :-)

Any additional comments?

I am just preparing for a short holiday in Madrid and this book is of great help. Although I did study Spanish in university, I found myself unable to hold a decent conversation after all these years. Been listening to the short stories in the last couple of days and I can honestly say my Spanish is now as good as it was back then. It truly helps with the pronunciation given it is an audiobook. Not to mention the narrator is fantastic! It is all on my Iphone so I can listen to it at home, at work during my breaks and I am definitely planning to keep on listening to the stories on my flight out. Would recommend!

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