• Learn French with Stories for Beginners

  • 15 French Stories for Beginners
  • By: Frederic Bibard
  • Narrated by: Frederic Bibard, Adam McVay
  • Length: 26 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 01-28-16
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Talk in French
  • 4 out of 5 stars 4.1 (78 ratings)

Regular price: $29.95

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Publisher's Summary

Brush up on your French, improve your reading and listening skills, and make learning new vocabulary so much easier with 15 fun and engaging French stories.
Reading and listening to short stories is an effective and enjoyable method to learning French.
For those of you who can't just slip away from life, travel to France and immerse yourself in the language in order to learn it, this is your solution! Reading and listening to native-spoken French stories is the next best thing.
You have at your fingertips the written word AND an its accompanying PDF that allows you to:


Gain a greater vocabulary that you can use immediately, every day. You will add 1,500+ French 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 French speaker.
Learn how to pronounce French words properly by comparing the written word to the audio recording.
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?!
How will this book improve your French language skills:
Each story is recorded in two different ways:
A slow version helps beginners improve their pronunciation and a normal, natural speed for intermediate and advanced learners that trains your ears to understand what is being said.
A vocabulary recap at the end of each chapter allows you to review what you have read and listened to so you don't forget the essential words and expressions taught throughout the lesson.
All stories are written using vocabulary that you could easily use in your day-to-day conversations.
With this audiobook and accompanying PDF you can start improving your French today!

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.

©2015 Frederic Bibard (P)2016 Frederic Bibard
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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful
5 out of 5 stars
By Amazonian on 01-17-17

Great book for starters

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, It helps learning French through daily life topics.

Which scene was your favorite?

Cooking section. I love food and cooking. Now I can speak a bit of French while doing it.

Any additional comments?

I always want to learn French but never have the time, being a mom and working, but I do have time during my commute and workouts (yes, half an hour a week counts for working out!). This book works for me because it is about daily life topics, like cooking, hobbies, weather etc. It has short paragraph followed by a vocabulary list. I would pay attention to the vocabulary part and try to repeat the words along with the narrator. Often later on in the day I would encounter things related to the book and try to remember the French word for it. It feels easier to learn new words this way. Highly recommended.

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35 of 35 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Ayobola on 01-19-17

Amazing and Flexible way to learn French quickly!!

What did you love best about Learn French with Stories for Beginners?

This is my first experience listening to an audio book in french language and i love it!! Learning french the traditional way of being in a class is not as effective as listening to it because, there is the problem of concentration and trying to keep up with the lesson of each class, but with this audio book- Learn French with Stories for beginners, i can go at my own pace, rewind, go between chapters.It allows great flexibility as i can learn french on the go, in the kitchen, in the car or anywhere because of the different listening options using phone, tablet, notepad or my personal computer.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Learn French with Stories for Beginners?

I love the fact that there is a pause when the vocabulary are been repeated because it allows me to repeat the words to my self. It is also amazing that i can hear the correct pronunciation of the words in phrases and sentences and ultimately i can speak like a french native.

What does Frederic Bibard and Adam McVay bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

The patience of pronunciation, repetition and variety of stories

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes!!! because i was learning and it was not boring.

Any additional comments?

This is also great for schoolchildren that have french subject in their coursework because it is easier to commit to memory, also it would be ideal for kids with reading disabilities like dyslexia or blindness.The stories are also educative and interesting.

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25 of 25 people found this review helpful

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful
5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 02-08-17

Innovative way of learning French

Would you consider the audio edition of Learn French with Stories for Beginners to be better than the print version?

Yes, I would highly recommend this audibook for anyone seeking to learn French. I found it a really innovative approach to learning French as I have never used an audiobook before but found the content really helpful in developing sentences and improving my pronunciation of words.

What did you like best about this story?

The short stories were fun and kept me engaged and the audibook was really easy to follow.

Any additional comments?

Really helpful for developing my conversational skills and easy to access via the mobile app which meant I could learn on the go.

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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Boozyboy90 on 02-22-17

Very helpful

I was really surprised with this book. As someone who studied French in school and gained only a basic knowledge of the language, I found through the use of stories that I understood them more than I first expected. The repetition of words allowed me to pick up on new words and build on my French. The best thing about this book is that it puts phrases into real dialogue and hearing it as an audio book is an added bonus and allowed me to hear correct pronunciations. I am so pleased with how much this is helping me to learn the French language.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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