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Publisher's Summary

Improve your Italian pronunciation and listening skills. Make learning new vocabulary so much easier with 10 fun and engaging Italian stories.
Listening to short stories is an effective and enjoyable method to learning Italian.
For those of you who can't just slip away from life, travel to Italy, and immerse yourself in the language in order to learn it, this is your solution! Listening to native-spoken Italian stories is the next best thing.



Gain a greater vocabulary that you can use immediately, every day. You will add 1500+ Italian 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 a native Italian speaker.
Familiarize yourself with a wide range of grammar structures and put them to use today.
Avoid the monotonous task of memorizing grammar rules. How awesome is that?

Each story is recorded in two different ways.



A slow version helps beginners improve their pronunciation
A normal, natural speed for intermediate and advanced learners trains your ears to understand what is being said

©2017 Talk in Italian (P)2017 Talk in Italian
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By Katelyn Casey on 05-28-17

Fun and accessible way to learn Italian

This is a great tool for people who already have some knowledge of Italian language as well as beginners who would like to sharpen their listening and broaden their vocabulary in Italian. I have a background in language learning so it was convenient and easy for me to use through Audible while on the way to work or on a break at lunch. There is a very helpful PDF to follow along with that includes vocabulary, and made it really easy to go over what I didn't understand and then practice again. I loved that I could listen to the stories because that way I knew the correct pronunciation and tone to use. I really enjoyed learning in this way and found it to be pretty fun!

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By Kindle Customer on 05-25-17

one of the best learning tools yet

The audio was overall of good quality. The narrator was clear and precise in the enunciation of the words. Catching the titles of each story was easy to understand overall. (I.e. The old drunkard, find a billion on a cruise, etc.)

I would rather use a longer story with only a few of them, rather then more smaller ones. The book comes with questions to answer to further help you along with the learning process, which is a great bonus for anyone trying to learn a new language.

The stories are brilliant in learning phrasing since it helps to put the wordsin a more natural sentence then simple word learning.

Overall I like this idea to learn a language better since it don't just teach the simple words, but the phrasing and content as well, which is very important in a conversation.

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By monty on 06-29-17

Enjoyable and effective read

Where does Italian Short Stories for Beginners rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I really enjoyed these short stories. I found they were the perfect length and level for me, and really helped in consolidating my existing knowledge of Italian. I would rank it high in the audiobook department, especially having the option of downloading the PDF to read as a parallel. The audiobook helped me hugely with pronunciation issues I was having, and with my overall listening practice as well.

What did you like best about this story?

I like that they were easy to follow yet introduced a lot of new vocabulary, grammar and phrases.

What does Eddie Pez and Jessica Muraca bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

The readers voices were fluent and they spoke with clarity and energy. They made it interesting and captivating which makes it a much more enjoyable experience listening to it.

Any additional comments?

I have learned Spanish and dabbled with French and German, so I understand how time consuming and challenging learning a new language can be. I found this audiobook really useful in consolidating and enhancing my somewhat basic knowledge of Italian. It has taught me new phrases, colloquialisms, grammar, and helped greatly with the Italian pronunciation which I find very difficult.

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By Karen on 07-03-17

Improving your Italian listening skills

Where does Italian Short Stories for Beginners rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

For those wanting to improve their listening skills in Italian this is highly recommended. For beginners, listening while reading the text provided in the PDF is advised. The PDF contains the story together with translations of all the new vocabulary that is used. There is also a little multiple choice test at the end of each chapter which helps test your understanding. One of the diffulties in learning a new language is understanding native speakers. This is ideal in helping to become acquainted with the way real Italians speak. It also gives you the opportunity to expand your vocabulary and improve pronunciation. The topics of the stories are well chosen. They vary from applying for jobs to describing strange dreams.

What did you like best about this story?

As stated above, the topics of the stories are well chosen. They are preferable to children's stories that are very basic and do not stretch your vocabulary. My favourite story was about the strange dream.

Have you listened to any of Eddie Pez and Jessica Muraca ’s other performances? How does this one compare?

I haven't listened to any other of these audiobooks and so I cannot compare.

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

This is not applicable to this audiobook.

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By Amazon Customer on 07-22-17

Easy to listen to and well structured

I appreciated the large variety of vocabulary of this audio book and the clear pronunciation. I found the questions very useful to help me remembering specific words. The natural native speaking in the first part of the book is a pleasure to listen to!

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