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  • Learn Spanish for Beginners with Short Stories

  • An Easy Way to Improve Your Reading and Listening Skills in Spanish with the Correct Pronunciation. How to Grow Your Vocabulary in a Week in Your Car
  • By: Patrick Spain
  • Narrated by: Karen Danke
  • Length: 20 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: Education & Learning, Language Learning

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Publisher's Summary

Have you ever wanted to learn another language, but you just did not want to go through the hassle of signing up for a class? Do you have a new client who speaks Spanish, and you are not able to communicate properly? Perhaps you have a hard time learning new languages or ideas? Or maybe, you are taking a long-deserved vacation to a Spanish-speaking country, but you do not speak any of the language. Maybe you simply want to try something fun and different to exercise your brain?

Whatever the case, this book, Learn Spanish for Beginners with Short Stories: An Easy Way to Improve Your Reading and Listening Skills in Spanish with the Correct Pronunciation - How to Grow Your Vocabulary in a Week in Your Car, is the learning tool for you!

Inside, you are going to find useful information on:

  • How to learn Spanish more quickly and in a fun way. There are many tips you can use around your home, office, or while traveling to start learning Spanish in the best way without a teacher or an appointment to stick to on a daily basis. 
  • There is a chapter dedicated to verb conjugation in the Spanish language. This will not only come in handy while you learn the words in this book, but it will also continue to expand your vocabulary after you have mastered the words located within. There is also an overview of how the sentences are structured in the Spanish language so that you can understand the type of words without knowing the actual word.
  • There are seven funny and engaging stories inside, which will teach you a proven way to learn how to have conversations in Spanish quickly after learning through the use of this book. When you read the Spanish language within context, you are able to apply what you learn much more easily than if you learned basic words and definitions. You learn how to converse with people because you learn how to form sentences and learn the phrases included.
  • With over 700 defined words to learn in the book, you will know how to speak basic Spanish in no time! Each word has a pronunciation guide, along with English translations. There is also an English translation of the stories so that you can follow along if you get lost. To help you learn further, there is an English-Spanish dictionary as a bonus.
  • Each story you read has key phrases and words that you need to know when conversing in Spanish; they will continue to build your vocabulary. There is no other way to learn a language quickly and for such a low cost. The best way to learn a language is through practice, and this book helps you do just that.

There is no reason to delay learning the Spanish language, which is used throughout Mexico, Latin America, and Spain. Think of all the new people you will meet!

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  • Kelley Robison
  • 23-11-2020

Fun way to improve Spanish reading and listening

Overall, I agree with the comments provided in the other reviews that have been submitted here. This book of stories is very well done. As a rule, I am not a big fan of audio books as I am a very visual learner and struggle with the auditory learning practice. But with learning a new language, it is very important to hear the language spoken for the correct pronunciations, accenting of syllables, the cadence of the language, and general flow of the native speaker. For me, the best attack for this book was to read the pdf first, make sure I understood the story, then listen to the story being read aloud to get the spoken language and listening comprehension experience. When it was possible, following along while the story was being read was very helpful also. I appreciate that there was a vocabulary list at the end, but in some of the stories, I thought there was too much “new” vocabulary introduced at one time. This seems to be the same problem though in any of the similar books that I’ve read. I did appreciate how the stories had a grammatical or vocabulary focus, for example, pronouns or numbers, which helped somewhat. One thing I have not seen that I think would be very helpful is the option of a pdf of all vocabulary words in a format that could be printed and easily made into flashcards for more practice and review. Not everyone may want that, but that type of file was available it would be so very helpful for many learners. This is the fourth book I have read that was “designed” to teach Spanish through reading stories; two were single short story books with audio provided, the other was a collection of short stories without audio. I can honestly say that these stories are of better story-telling structure and content than any of the others I have read to this point. On the other hand, this book is not for true beginners but more for advanced beginners moving into intermediate who want to deepen their understanding of vocabulary, sentence structure, and comprehension in a manner that is more fun than grammar activity books. I highly recommend this book, and I will personally refer it to others, including my Spanish instructor. Although I was given a free review copy of this audiobook at my request, I have voluntarily left this review. This has not affected my review in any way.

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  • Robiyn
  • 23-11-2020

Useful tool for learning Spanish. A good value.

This is a very valuable tool for learning the Spanish language. However, I’m not sure about this being appropriate for people who have not been exposed to the language before. I recently got the audiobook to listen to while reading the Kindle version and love the combination. The narration of the book is clear and at a pace that is comfortable for me. I also appreciate being able to hear and pronounce the vocabulary words included in each chapter. After reading and listening several times, I listen without following along in the book and find that both my comprehension and listening skills are improving.


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  • Taniya Mage
  • 23-11-2020

Enjoying the learning process

When I originally decided to get this book I was excited but was then told that this book wasn't meant for absolute beginners. While I wouldn't consider myself an absolute beginner I also wouldn't say I am intermediate. I decided to dive in nonetheless expecting to be lost and confused but I was not (at least not totally). Thaw book does a great job of providing both Spanish and English translations. To get the most out of this, I would recommend going between both translations a few times before moving on to the next story. I found d the voice over was very clear and pleasant to listen to. I'm learning new words each time I listen. Looking forward to the remainder of the book as well as any other material Patrick Spain releases. This is definitely worth it. Highly recommended!

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  • Charlie P.
  • 28-05-2021

Pleasant to listen to stories

It's a great way to get started on the path to learning a new language! By listening to the words with the right pronunciation you are already off to a great start.
The narrator is pleasant to listen to.
I found the PDF of the book very helpful, so I can follow the story as the narrator speaks.
Then, after several times I no longer look at the PDF and just listen.
Really satisfied!

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  • Beck
  • 24-05-2021

TOP audiobook for learning Spanish

I enjoyed listening to the stories in Spanish.
The narration of the book is clear.
It is very important to hear the narrator and the correct pronunciation of words.
The accompanying PDF file is a very useful supplement to learn new vocabulary for those new words that I was not able to pick up while listening to it. The combination of the audio and the visual PDF make this a great audiobook.

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  • Omar
  • 24-05-2021

Great for improving comprehension skills

This audiobook is a great way to improve your listening and comprehension skills in the Spanish language.
You may not understand everything at first, but by listening to the story again and helping yourself with the PDF of the book as a gift, you will be able to follow along very well.
I'm glad I bought this audiobook and will be buying more by the same author.

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  • Lorenzo
  • 24-05-2021

Easy and fun way to learn Spanish

Listening to the stories in Spanish is a great way to get full immersion.
The narrator is pleasant to listen to. The narration of the book is clear and at a pace that is comfortable for me.
I learned so many new vocabulary words from listening to all these stories.
I highly recommend this audiobook.

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  • Jasper
  • 24-04-2021

A good book for learning Spanish

This audiobook deals with a new language in a very natural way. I like that I don't have to wade through instructions and tutorials, but get right into the 'real Spanish'.
I enjoyed being able to read the PDF text while listening to the audiobook narration. It was fun to learn Spanish vocabulary in the various stories. It's a great way to start on the path to a second language!

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  • Jax
  • 24-04-2021

Wonderful audiobook

I like this book so much because the narrator spoke clearly that I can take notes while listening. This book is a must-have for those who don't know where to start learning the said language. I give it 5 stars because this book provided a great and easy way to learn!
I will definitely refer this audiobook to my friends who are also interested in learning Spanish.

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  • Oliver
  • 24-04-2021

excellent to improve your Spanish!

This is an excellent resource to improve your listening skills. You'll learn each new vocabulary in the context of the story, which will help you remember it better. The readers speak at a natural pace, but enunciate very clearly and use great vocal expression to convey feelings. This audiobook sharpens your listening skills and gives you the opportunity to practice with the native speaker.
A really good buy!

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  • Robin Son
  • 01-12-2020

Highly recommend!!!!

This book was nice because the stories were short but contained a lot of vocabulary words, I like the fact that the glossary was placed within the stories and then at the end of the stories as well.

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  • D. Ragbe
  • 01-12-2020

Good one

It is always nice to have a basic knowledge of a foreign language, word dictionaries are helpful but they do not tell how to speak a particular word when it comes to a sentence, so , audio books like these are helpful in that case to understand how to speak a word properly in a sentence.

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  • Marten
  • 01-12-2020

This audio book is easy to listen

This audio book is easy to listen to and contain some stories that are fun to listen to and after the end of each story there is a vocabulary section which contains translation to some of the Italian words.

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  • Wille
  • 01-12-2020

nice

I think audio books are a better source for learning a new language as compared to the normal books because audio books helps in getting more grip over words and pronunciations and it is easy for a learner to understand how to pronounce a word.

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  • Rupa
  • 01-12-2020

This audio book is entertaining & educational

This audio book is entertaining & educational, plus the are really entertaining which I appreciate, the stories can be listened several times and listening to the stories several could be helpful in getting grip over more Spanish words.

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  • Satter tan
  • 28-11-2020

quick and concise audiobook

quick and concise audiobook with fun short stories, it was an awesome listen and very helpful with phrases and stories that will help listeners learn Spanish. This audio book is an excellent way to learn Spanish, there are interesting stories entirely in Italian with a vocabulary section, summary and questions to test your understanding after each chapter.



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  • Uttsa
  • 28-11-2020

Best one.🤩

Easy, fun stories that allow listener to expand knowledge of the language, this collection of short stories is a good way to improve listener Spanish if listener know the basics of the language.

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  • Jemee
  • 28-11-2020

Spanish

had Spanish in school but it was a long time ago, don't wanted any basic Spanish grammar books because they are way too basic, this audio book was fine for getting a idea of the conversational Spanish through the stories.

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  • Alex Andro
  • 28-11-2020

nice book

It is always good to learn a new language, Spanish is a beautiful language and the stories within this audio book makes Spanish even more beautiful.

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  • Jacque
  • 28-11-2020

easily accessible

This audio book is a good learning tool for the people who are looking to learn Spanish, this is an easy audio book which is easily accessible.

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