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Publisher's Summary

Do you know the biggest secret to learning Italian quickly?

To enjoy the material!

If you're struggling with Italian conjugations or finding helpful and engaging material you can actually understand…you're not alone.

This is exactly what inspired us to write another book in our highly-praised Italian learning series.

How is a student supposed to learn when language instructors love providing materials that are tough, expert-level literature with tons of grammar and rules? That style of book for new language learners can be overwhelming, and lead you to flip back and forth between a dictionary and your book constantly!

Not an effective use of your time nor the best way to learn.

Meet Italian Short Stories for Beginners Volume 2: 20 easy-to-read, engaging, and fun stories that will help you significantly grow your vocabulary, speed up your comprehension, and provide you the tools to improve your grasp of the Italian language.

All stories are written with beginner Italian learners in mind using vocabulary that you could easily use in your day-to-day conversations.

This program is excellent for those who want to get an introduction to the language or brush up on their Italian language skills.

Even if you have failed multiple times to learn Italian, we guarantee these exciting short stories will give you words and phrases you can start using with native Italian speakers immediately.

It’s time to add the rocket fuel you need to boost your confidence & finally grasp the language!

What are you waiting for? Act now and grab your copy of Italian Short Stories to start learning the fun way!

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2020 Touri Language Learning (P)2020 Touri Language Learning

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  • Bobby J.
  • 21-02-2021

Really helpful

I like these stories. It would help if the readers had an English speaking person helped them with the English pronunciation, however. Thank you for doing these.

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  • Stephen Green
  • 08-06-2020

Decent Italian Learning Tool

A wonderful idea to help with learning Italian. These stories are fun and simple to follow along. The narrator did an excellent job. Touri, keep coming out with great Italian learning materials. I have tried a number of Italian audiobooks and in my opinion this is one of the best ones to really start to train your ear.

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  • Ramon Avila
  • 08-06-2020

Great for tutoring beginners

This series of short stories has a unique twist and a fantastic way to pass time on my commute. Highly recommended. Great for fellow learners.

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  • Ashley Poole
  • 08-06-2020

Clear and precise pronunciation

Wonderful! This series of Italian short stories has been a great way for me to immerse myself in the language, hashing out not just how individual verbs are conjugated, but how Italian itself flows and structures itself. Such a great resource for foreign languages that give real world situations to learn from. The vocabulary is broken down into easy understandable parts for each story. The narration in both languages is easy to understand.

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  • Patrick Silva
  • 08-06-2020

Neat way to learn a language

Touri did a great job on these stories. Just what I was looking for. With a little more time on my hands I'm able to practice Italian more often, so this was very helpful.

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  • Ernest Beebe
  • 08-06-2020

Good Audiobook in Italian

Probably not the best for someone who doesn't know any Italian whatsoever...However, the companion doc can also help with that. I found that the stories increased in difficulty chapter by chapter, which allowed for me to expand my Italian comprehension much quicker. The recap and tricky questions for each story were a nice touch.

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  • Steven Hughes
  • 08-06-2020

Great for tutoring

I tutor Italian learners of all levels on a one-on-one basis and these stories are helpful my for my students. Teachers add this book to your collection.

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  • John Fox
  • 08-06-2020

Narrator's Pacing is "On Point"

I love the stories in this book. They are carefully selected to be engaging, yet informative. They are narrated with a warm and welcoming voice which I thought really helped for learning Italian. I've listened to the audiobook several times and enjoy it more every time. The whole point is to use common words in the Italian language within a fun context. Although, I had a little bit of Italian knowledge, this book served as a great resource for improving my comprehension, especially through the exercises.This is a very useful and interesting book.

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  • Scott Leonard
  • 07-06-2020

Delightful learning experience

Superb, high-quality audio and narration. If you're looking for a good way to learn Italian this is it! It's worth grabbing a copy simply from the entertainment aspect. There's a PDF document that comes with it too for those visual learners out there. Several helpful with phrases and stories that will have you master Italian like a native. The voice-over performer was quite fluent, clear and patient when she was going back and forth with the easy translations and what they mean. So when you get a chance pick up a copy and enjoy.

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  • Beverly Robles
  • 07-06-2020

I wish I'd read it earlier.

Listening to this book was ok but there is a lot of numerical information that is hard to follow without seeing it.

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  • marcel flaugnatti
  • 09-01-2021

very good, but not for beginners as book indicates

The stories are interesting, read very well, the attached PDF is great tool as well. But it is not for beginners really. The vocabulary used in the stories are for those who have studied already at least, at least few months. In other words expressions and vocabulary are more difficult, the same for using passato prosimo tens. So if you are not beginer, bu intermediate, its great book to grow your vocabulary with new words and expressions, while reading different stories than in other books.

after reading and listening to 20 lessons, I conclude that there are also mistakes and differences between listening version and written pdf, almost every lesson has moments when you hear the voice saying different words or skipping some words in comparison to written version. I highly recommend that Touri does much better job in checking this before launching any product like this. Its ridiculous.

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  • Muhammad Vaughan
  • 08-06-2020

Short stories with a lot of Italian

The narrator makes these stories very enjoyable. I was afraid that I wouldn't have anything to do during the pandemic. I was certainly wrong as the allowed me to work on my goal to learn Italian. 20 Engaging stories at an easy-to-follow pace. It helped having a list of vocab words at the end along with a summary both in English and Italian. Not to mention the clever comprehension questions ensured I grasped what I was hearing.

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  • Samuel Matthews
  • 08-06-2020

Thank you so much!

Give this Italian audiobook a shot. Listening to these stories made me appreciate the Italian langauge that much more. I used to become flustered when trying to learn Italian in a classroom setting, however this is a great no-pressure way of learning on my own pace. The narrator is delightful to listen to.

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  • Archie Lucas
  • 08-06-2020

How much do you want to learn Italian?

I stumbled across this audiobook and was thrilled with the purchase. Simply a great way to pick up some Italian. I listen to this audiobook on my daily commute - I find it's a very productive way to get some learning in and a good use of my time. Love the companion document as well.

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  • Danielle Clayton
  • 08-06-2020

20 Beautiful Italian Short Stories

I used to be decent at Italian many years ago, but have since forgotten most of it. So I decided to test my memory with this audiobook. Insdie you'll find it is filled with lots of vocabulary and phrases. I got bored of traditional learning so I looked for an alternative way to learn Italian.

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  • Amber Macdonald
  • 08-06-2020

Neat Italian stories

I can't stress enough how wonderful the narrator is! Very professionally done. Clear, concise Italian and great for beginners. Tons of vocab and easy to understand

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  • George Hooper
  • 08-06-2020

Italian learning with stories

Honestly, this is a great way to learn Italian! The narrator is excellent and full of energy. Looking forward to more materials from this narrator and Touri

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  • Olivia Black
  • 08-06-2020

Learning Italian During the Pandemic

Pretty decent material. I have to say the narrator was superb, she makes what otherwise is considered a dull experience very manageable. I was so wrapped up in the narrator's wonderful performance that learning Italian was surprisingly fun! Her variation of vocal tones and character interactions made it a great listen. The companion doc is a nice bonus.

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  • Tom Blackburn
  • 07-06-2020

Enjoyable

20 short stories with an extensive vocab list, summaries in both languages including comprehension questions made this a solid way to improve my Italian.

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  • Noah Reed
  • 07-06-2020

20 Great Italian Stories

Unique and creative Italian stories. There's a list of vocab, summaries, and comprehension questions in English and Italian. Lots of vocab and the narrator was great! The companion document allowed me to follow along as I listened.

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