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  • Spanish Short Stories for Beginners: 20 Captivating Short Stories to Learn Spanish & Grow Your Vocabulary the Fun Way!

  • Easy Spanish Stories, Book 1
  • By: Lingo Mastery
  • Narrated by: Jesse Fister, Nicolas Villanueva
  • Length: 6 hrs and 58 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (21 ratings)

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Summary

Do you know what the hardest thing for a Spanish learner is?

Finding PROPER reading material that they can handle...which is precisely the reason we’ve written this book!

Teachers love giving out tough, expert-level literature to their students, books that present many new problems to the reader and force them to search for words in a dictionary every five minutes - it’s not entertaining, useful, or motivating for the student at all, and many soon give up on learning at all!

In this book we have compiled 20 easy-to-read, compelling, and fun stories that will allow you to expand your vocabulary and give you the tools to improve your grasp of the wonderful Spanish tongue.  

How Spanish Short Stories for Beginners works: 

  • Each story will involve an important lesson of the tools in the Spanish language (verbs, adjectives, past tense, giving directions, and more), involving an interesting and entertaining story with realistic dialogues and day-to-day situations.
  • The summaries follow: a synopsis in Spanish and in English of what you just read, both to review the lesson and for you to see if you understood what the tale was about.
  • At the end of those summaries, you’ll be provided with a list of the most relevant vocabulary involved in the lesson as well as slang and sayings that you may not have understood at first glance!
  • Finally, you’ll be provided with a set of tricky questions in Spanish, providing you with the chance to prove that you learned something in the story. Don’t worry if you don’t know the answer to any - we will provide them immediately after, but no cheating!

We want you to feel comfortable while learning the tongue; after all, no language should be a barrier for you to travel around the world and expand your social circles!

So look no further! Pick up your copy of Spanish Short Stories for Beginners.

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

©2017 Lingo Mastery (P)2018 Lingo Mastery

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annoying accent

content is good and vocab is useful, maybe a bit hard for beginners in my opinion. unfortunately the American accent used in the translation is very annoying indeed.

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Deceiving title

Don’t buy this to learn Spanish! It says stories for beginners. It’s not! You probably won’t understand anything unless you’ve been studying for at least 6 months.

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Spanish through stories

Stories stay with us. For some, it is a way to learn new morals and values; however, this book uses this powerful tool to teach Spanish. Packed with fun and insightful stories, which are aimed at teaching the listener how to use certain Spanish vocabulary in various context. There were some common words, which were in almost every story, and this points to the relevance of such words to fluency in the common spanish tongue. While listening to these stories will provide a broad overview and introduction to the pronunciation of some words, it is still practice that makes perfection!

I received a free copy of this book, and I have left this review in return.

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This book is very helpful

Learning Spanish with Lingo mastery is quite effective. I checked out their "2000 most common spanish words in context" prior to this, and I think the combination of these books is a really effective way to improve speaking and understanding Spanish. Here, the most common words in the Spanish vocabulary are used in the context of fun stories. This is really effective because people tend to remember stories more, especially the lessons they are meant to teach. By attributing the intended vocabulary with a story context, it makes comprehension and recollection easier for the learner. This is really useful for a beginner, especially at the phase of mastering Spanish vocabulary. The translations are also given in English, for extra comprehension. By practicing daily with this book, it is a likely event that the beginner will quickly become fluent.

Disclaimer: I received this book for free, and have left this review willingly as a guide for beginninv and aspiring Spanish learners.

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  • 13-01-20

Boring and not for beginners

I speak Spanish fluently and was looking for something for my kids who already have a base of Spanish from having bilingual parents. The narrator's accent is not ideal for learning and the words are not spoken as clearly as you would expect to speak to a language learner or child. There are no sound effects to help the story come alive and the story is boring for any age. Don't waste your money or credit.

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  • M. Sexton
  • 28-11-20

Not for Beginners !

Way too hard and overwhelming for me and I’d consider myself an intermediate Spanish learner.

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  • debra b.
  • 04-09-18

Too hard for a beginner.

I was very hopeful when getting this audible book. Unfortunately it was too hard for beginner. it starts with a long paragraph of stories in Spanish and then gives you keywords, after the fact. I just could not catch on...I’m gonna try a different platform for teaching.

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  • A. Caltabiano
  • 29-08-21

Not even close to beginner level.

For the level of work required the stories should be better. This book was a disappointment.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-08-21

Returning the book

The first story was charming and the storyteller was amazing! His voice was clear and engaging.
The storyteller and the writing are the only reason I didn't rate this ONE star.

What ruined it for me was the automated voice they use for English. It was horrifically nasal and annoying. Plus, it was substantially louder than the rest of the book, joltingly loud. I listened to the first few vocabulary words and had to turn it off.. It was like a cross between nails-on-the-blackboard and a screaming cat. Seriously, they should have listened to it before publishing.

I'm really disappointed because this would have been just what I needed at my learning stage .

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-07-19

too fast

They did not explain things and went very fast...If I was that good at spanish why would I need this book?

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  • E. Christopher Williams
  • 31-08-18

Poor download

Could not go further than the intro, even though I purchased the book. Would love to listen to the rest but I could not.

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  • Flavio
  • 09-06-18

Too basic and artificial

Too much american accent and artificial stories, can't learn to listen - spanish language is faster. stories too superficial.

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  • jstep
  • 25-07-19

Great value for the money, BUT...

Okay, so Spanish Short Stories for Beginners by Lingo Mastery is quite a value for the Audible credit. I mean, seriously-WOW. Though this says that it's for beginners, I definitely wouldn't say that it's for beginning beginners. This is a fully immersive book. As in it's totally in Spanish except for the vocabulary words at the end of the story, which doesn't translate well to an audiobook if you aren't following along and translating at the same time. Plus, the stories are long. You really need to use the accompanying 208 page PDF in order to have an idea of what the stories are about and follow along. Also, Lingo Mastery offers a free video course to go along with this book. I mean, it's a fabulous deal, but yowza! It's so not for beginners. I personally do better with Rosetta Stone and Pimselur for learning the basics, and then eventually move up to something like this to introduce new words and put everything together to listen to a story. That being said, that's just my particular learning style, so this may be YOUR perfect learning style. It's definitely a book that I will come back to when my Spanish advances a bit more though, as it's really, really well done.

Jesse Fister and Nicolas Villanueva both, in my opinion, did a great job narrating this book. I found both gentlemen to be easy to understand and very efficient at their respective narrations. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher for an honest review.

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  • Michael
  • 13-08-18

Great book for beginners and int. Spanish speakers

I grew up speaking Spanish with my family and have always been able to carry on conversations without any major problems. Lately, however, speaking fluently, keeping up with my Spanish vocabulary and remembering the proper sentence structure has become more difficult. This audiobook has been helpful for these issues. The first few stories are fairly rudimentary and simple but as the book progresses the stories begin to incorporate new vocabulary and wonderful examples of proper sentence structure. This book is great for new beginners and to those intermediate Spanish speakers that would like to expand their vocabulary to speak professionally and fluently.

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