• Spanish Short Stories for Beginners

  • Improve Your Reading and Listening Skills in Spanish
  • By: Claudia Orea
  • Narrated by: Lucia Bodas, Abel Franco
  • Length: 6 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 02-02-17
  • Language: Spanish
  • Publisher: My Daily Spanish
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 (127 ratings)

Regular price: $19.95

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Publisher's Summary

Learn Spanish and improve your Spanish listening skills with these short stories.
Gain a greater vocabulary that you can use immediately, every day. You will add 1500+ Spanish 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 the audio via two native Spanish speakers (male and female voice).
Learn how to pronounce Spanish words properly.
You receive audio in three formats:



Slow version of the stories in a male voice which helps beginners improve their pronunciation.
Normal speed of those stories in a female voice for intermediate and advanced learners. Train your ears to understand what is being said.
Only the vocabulary with enough time to repeat the words with their English translation: audio flash cards!

These stories are perfect for beginners as well as for those who want to brush up on their Spanish language skills.

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

©2016 Frederic Bibard (P)2017 Frederic Bibard
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5 out of 5 stars
By Emmanuel on 02-07-17

Good foundation in learning the Spanish language

Any additional comments?

I studied Spanish language in College and continued learning it using alternative mobile applications but that was a long time ago and mostly just reading Spanish words and their translations. This audiobook is truly a refresher for a novice like me in Spanish language.

Listening to the stories allow me to enhance my comprehension and help me learn how to pronounce Spanish words the right way. The difficulty level will not stressed you out but rather help you learn the basics of the language while being entertained.


The stories involve words and phrases that can be used in a day to day conversation and the delivery of it is so clear and easy to understand. The pacing of the narrators voices both male and the female one allows me to comprehend the phrases effectively. Furthermore, the narrators enunciate the words fluently and in a conversational way. Grammatical structures were presented in a smart way that lets you grasp it easily and the vocabulary section at the last part was presented in a way that will stay in your memory. The audiobook is a really helpful tool to learn the Spanish language quickly and efficiently. It allows me to be more confident in learning the language. This medium is really an effective tool to brush up your Spanish and to let you have a good foundation of it.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 02-04-17

Enjoy while Learning.....


I enjoyed the male speaker as I find the manner of what he says in a slow, sure fashion with the correct enunciation and pronunciation of the words & phrases. It’s as if he is trying to spell out the words as he speak them. Also, he knows when to emphasize points and delivers them well. He is such a good storyteller so that a non-Spanish speaker can somehow get a bit of an idea of what he was talking about and can understand the whole story.

On the other hand, the first female speaker presented herself well as she speaks the language in a way it is done in a natural setting – very conversational, fluent and you can feel the emotions as it is spoken. I love the highs & lows of her voice as she speaks depending on the situation.

The second female speaker with the conventional method of giving out the Spanish words and phrases and subsequently providing their counterpart English words and phrases is the simplest and easiest to do. I like that the conjugation of the verb is also being explained so helps one to understand better the use of the verb tense. However, this method maybe is not as interesting and engaging as the first two stories above.

Overall, I find this a useful and worthy audiobook both for a beginner and someone who has already a grasp of the Spanish language but wants to learn more. Truly, one can enjoy while learning!

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5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 03-02-17

Good Book!

Any additional comments?

As a person who learned Spanish long ago It was quite refreshing to brush up my Spanish skills, even though my level is a beginner. For those who are looking to listen to Spanish language being spoken slowly look no more! I know that when you are just learning Spanish it is very hard to grasp Spanish people speaking, as they speak fast and with an accent. This book will help you to get used to listen and comprehend the Spanish language.

After the short story, there is a translation, which is amazing! As you don’t have to translate it yourself. Also, there is a vocabulary, which gives you the words and their translation.

The narration is slow, understandable and distinct. The recording is clear and of good quality, gives you pleasure listening to Spanish. Would recommend to somebody who wants to listen to Spanish language and learn some new words, as you can actually hear each one of them!

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5 out of 5 stars
By Ileana Mihali on 02-12-17

Brilliant!

Would you listen to Spanish Short Stories for Beginners again? Why?

I would definitely listen again, i do have a passion for the Spanish culture and i travel there a lot. This book really helps improving conversational skills

What was one of the most memorable moments of Spanish Short Stories for Beginners?

All the way through, this book was just perfect. Overall, i liked very much the narrator, his speech is clear and you can understand everything. Juan`s story about friends and living in London was really good.

Have you listened to any of Lucia Bodas and Abel Franco ’s other performances? How does this one compare?

This is my first book but will definitely browse for more.

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

How to be... Spanish :-)

Any additional comments?

I am just preparing for a short holiday in Madrid and this book is of great help. Although I did study Spanish in university, I found myself unable to hold a decent conversation after all these years. Been listening to the short stories in the last couple of days and I can honestly say my Spanish is now as good as it was back then. It truly helps with the pronunciation given it is an audiobook. Not to mention the narrator is fantastic! It is all on my Iphone so I can listen to it at home, at work during my breaks and I am definitely planning to keep on listening to the stories on my flight out. Would recommend!

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4 out of 5 stars
By J on 03-24-17

Great as a learning resource!!! I enjoyed it!

I got a lot of enjoyment out of listening to this audio book and found it great as a learning resource to learn Spanish, especially for a beginner like me. It comes with a printable ebook which I found beneficial especially for learning how to spell the words correctly. Although I feel as though I am still at a beginner's level, utilising resources such as one's like these will definitely help and increase my confidence in learning a new language like Spanish. The audio was very clear which made it a lot easier in learning the correct pronunciation.

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5 out of 5 stars
By javier on 03-18-17

absolutely recommendable

Would you listen to Spanish Short Stories for Beginners again? Why?

I would because it is a very useful tool for understanding the new language

Have you listened to any of Lucia Bodas and Abel Franco ’s other performances? How does this one compare?

It was the first time I've heard a book of them but definitely will do it again in the future

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

Due to its long duration, it is a perfect book to listen by parts or chapters, as the stories are not linked between them, you can just listen to a few and then continue the following day.

Any additional comments?

The interface is very friendly for the listener and easy to use. As a native Spanish speaker I find that the speakers are very clear and the pronunciation is very easy to understand. A great feature is that the speakers say some difficult words in Spanish and then in English so that the listener can learn new vocabulary in a nice way. Overall, the experience for a non-native speaker must be very constructive, as that's the way I would like to practice a new language as well

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