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Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
Yes, I would recommend this audiobook to a friend because it is so easy to follow along and understand.
Who was your favorite character and why?
I didn't particularly have a favorite character because they all carried something interesting that I could relate to.
What does Abel Franco and Lucia Bodas bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
They bring so much authenticity, real life situations, and everyday language in these stories. The tone really helped how words should be pronounced and communicated. I wouldn't get this from just reading the book.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
No, I would break up the book by stories and really digest each book if you are a beginner to better understand the concept and story line.
Any additional comments?
A really great audiobook for beginner. No purchase regret at all!
29 of 29 people found this review helpful
Would you listen to Learn Spanish with Stories for Beginners again? Why?
Most definitely yes! The materials are great and the audio is easy to understand.
What did you like best about this story?
Everything about it. The simplicity and discourse.
Have you listened to any of Abel Franco and Lucia Bodas ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
This one is much better.
Any additional comments?
This is not the first Spanish learning material that I've tried. And I must say that this is probably one of the best if you wanted to learn faster. I love that the narration is slightly slower compared to a normal conversation which allowed me to get a better grasp of the pronunciation which is important for beginners like me. I was particularly interested in learning words that I can use in casual conversation which this book was clearly able to help me with. Not only do I know now how to speak casual Spanish but the audio recording has also helped me fix my accent and tone when speaking Spanish. Compared to other Spanish learning materials, the recording in this book has been well recorded and is a pleasure to listen to. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who wants to learn how to speak and write in Spanish whether you are a beginner or intermediate learner.
24 of 24 people found this review helpful
I have a few trips to Spain coming up, so I bought this book to remember my Spanish and to get used to the accent used in Spain, (as I learned my Spanish in Latin America). I like to listen to it on my morning commute, and after some experimentation, I found a method of using it that works for me.
There are ten stories, each about 12 minutes long, one per chapter. The next ten chapters go over the vocab of each story, stopping every few sentences to go over vocab. This is super helpful as I don't need to bother with looking things up in a dictionary.
The way I've found works best is to listen at 0.75x speed to the original story, then skip ten chapters ahead and listening to the version of the story that's interspersed with vocab definitions. Then I listen to the story again at a normal speed.
I like that the stories are about both usual situations and unusual ones (like about astronauts). Would recommend for an intermediate Spanish speaker. So far it feels like my listening skills have gotten better and vocab has improved. I'm glad I found this audiobook because by the time I'm in Spain, I'll be speaking enough to get by!
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
The quality is very good but didn't get the pdf versions of the stories although promised in descr
2 of 4 people found this review helpful