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If you want to learn German quickly and without getting bored, don't waste any more time and keep reading...

Learning a new language is not easy, and it can be quite boring and tiring if you don't have the right tools to do it. This is also why many people choose to travel and dive directly in the place, but it is not a simple solution for everyone. 

It will seem like a misplaced question, but do you know that we memorize and learn information more easily through stories? That's because, our brain likes it and it has been so used from an early age to the stories they told us, cartoons, etc. In this way, it is more inclined to learn. As a result, it is easier to learn and memorize a new language by listening to stories.

Now, I don't want to influence you by saying that mine is the best book in circulation - you will be the judge. As you surely know, there are several books similar to this one for learning, but they are not really optimal or suitable for beginners for different reasons: complicated terms are used, they have too long stories, lack of vocabulary, grammatical errors, lack of techniques and suggestions, and other carelessness that you will not find in this book.

The book is divided into two parts. Here is what you'll find:

Part one:

  • Tips and techniques about learning languages (and not just German)
  • The fundamentals of the German language
  • Some of the most complex issues of the German language
  • 25 lessons broken down into verb tenses
  • The present simple tense
  • The present simple tense with the verb "sein"

Part two:

  • Tips and techniques about learning languages (and not just German)
  • The fundamentals of the German language 
  • Some of the most complex issues of the German language 
  • 25 lessons broken down into verb tenses 
  • The present continuous tense 
  • The present simple tense with irregular verbs 
  • Five empowering lessons with all the tenses together 
  • And much more!

Even if you have never spoken or written in German, there is no need to worry because this book was designed specifically for people like you. In fact, each lesson contains questions to help you understand precisely each story. Also, there are suggested answers that can guide you to understand better.

To get the most out of this book, at the beginning of each lesson, there is a glossary that contains the words of the story that will follow. This will help you gain an advantage over each of them.

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  • E.B.
  • 25-09-2020

Beware of major grammatical mistakes!

There were some pretty blatant and some simply annoying mistakes in this book. The authors just took a French or Spanish language version and substituted German as a fill-in. This made the grammar chapter almost completely incorrect! Anyone who knows anything about very basic German grammar would have caught all of the mistakes immediately, but apparently the authors didn't think it was important to ask anyone.
The English narrator has a dead voice that I had to grit my teeth to listen to, but the German narrator was fine. The stories themselves were very poorly written. Again, I was there for the German and not to analyze the text, but it would have been so much easier to listen to if I could have respected the material.
More editing errors: In one chapter the English narrator went on and on about being obsessed with Spanish Then the German narrator changed that to German. It was clear in many places that the Spanish or French words were deleted and a clumsy edit inserted the German. Sometimes the edit didn't even happen.
Since I am a beginner in German, I can not verify the English to German translation. To my limited understanding, the main texts (save the editing errors) seemed correct.
If you would like to simply listen to some German, go ahead and have a listen. I did finish it but won't return to it again.

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  • Jaheim Mcclain
  • 12-04-2020

Love this!

I’m a high school German teachers and this is an amazing resource for me to help my students improve their listening skills!

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  • Amanah Barrow
  • 12-04-2020

Well done

The outer space stories were the most exciting for me. It was like I was a little kid again while learning without a care in the world. Some good life lessons mixed in with some German comprehension. Two thumbs up.

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  • Findlay Bean
  • 12-04-2020

Increased my German understanding

Although I wasn't able to understand every single word, I was stunned at how much I actually did pick up on. I credit the narrator for taking a seemingly boring educational task and making it fun!

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  • Michel
  • 12-04-2020

Great Format and Structure

Definitely tons of natural dialogues in each story I find myself using in everyday conversation. At times the narrator paused, especially in the vocabulary sections to reinforce the meaning. Quite helpful which will significantly improve your speaking and comprehension ability at the same time!

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  • Malaika fox
  • 12-04-2020

Sparked my love for German again

I forgot how much I love German. It's been a while since went over my German knowledge. I still remember a ton and this was a nice refresher that proved how beautiful the language is. Definitely helps when the narrator is calm and enthusiastic at just the right moments throughout the stories. Cool idea!

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  • Enrique
  • 12-04-2020

Encourages me to stay on the German learning jour

Love this! Although short, these tales do make for a great listen while I'm on the road and want to get some German in.

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  • Andaman
  • 12-04-2020

Unique approach

I'm a German instructor and I have used this to supplement some of my teachings. Overall quality audio and good for intermediate levels

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  • Jhon vonta
  • 12-04-2020

Thank you!

Who knew learning German could be fun? A delight to say the least. For years I have tried to find not so boring material and the quest has ended. Looking forward to more in the series. Thank you!

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  • Luka
  • 12-04-2020

A refeshing set of stories to learn German

The narrator was easy to follow and kept me engaged through every chapter. The speed and tone in my opinion was perfect, because it let me follow along in a real time speaking voice. Not too slow or too fast to follow, but just right.

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  • Rojario caprio
  • 12-04-2020

Good foundation to learn German

I am looking forward to more of their audio books. Double thumbs up! It was quite helpful I could actually listen to each vocabulary word and clearly understand what I was hearing. Improved my confidence to speak the language with my native German friend. I'd recommended this product tp those who are looking to learn the German language as well.

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  • Mark
  • 12-04-2020

Well narrated

First of all I have to say the narration was superb. Nothing is more helpful than being able to understand the material at a reasonable speed. I didn't feel rushed and the intermediate level was just hard enough. Goob job.

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