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Publisher's Summary

Thirty German short stories for complete beginners.

One of the smartest ways to improve fluency is to hear stories in your chosen language. Finding appropriate literature can be tough when you’re just starting out, but this collection of 30 short stories is a fun and entertaining way of learning German vocabulary and grammar. Each story is around 300 words, making them very quick listens without overwhelming you. Crafted for beginners, this is ideal for newcomers who are trying to approach fluency in a natural way. 

Rapidly learn new vocabulary.

These stories will help you learn how German is commonly written and conveyed with natural dialogues and expressions.

Grasp the grammar.

Each story has a mixture of simple dialogue, descriptive sentences and everything in-between. This allows you to pick up how sentences are commonly written along with how to describe scenery, items, and people, giving you an overall and detailed way of understanding the written language.

Reading and listening skills.

Each story is only 300 words, giving you an engaging yet simple story that you can quickly read through. We also supply you with a free audio file so that you can follow along and understand how each word is said and how the sentences should be read. This is narrated by a native German speaker, ensuring every inflection is correct.

With this audiobook, you will get a PDF to help you read along and see the written vocabulary. If you want to improve your reading fluency as quickly and naturally as possible, then this audiobook is ideal. Not only that, but each story is interesting, and you can read them in a matter of minutes.

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

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Wonderful book.

The stories are great and the opportunity to expand my vocabulary and see how some of the grammar works is very valuable. I'm learning German using Duolingo and am using this to supplement the wonderful program.

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Good stories!

It was good to read and practice my German again - though I still needed to read most stories with a dictionary on the side for a few words. I was happy with the book for the language I learned, the stories and plots were a secondary feature and were generally straightforward settings for expanding knowledge of the language.

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Helpful.

The instructions at the start of the book on how to read the text effectively are helpful and set the tone, at least for me, on what to expect and how to proceed. One important point that stands out and helps to relieve learners frustration is, "You must accept that you won't understand everything you read in the story." I find that I learn more and retain more reading texts like these than grinding away in a grammar book.

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Great details.

These short stories, presented as they are, were exactly what I needed. I had tried reading the German language news and even purchased a novel written in German. I found both too difficult to enjoy. I have read these short stories several times and each new reading brings out more interesting detail.

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English Translations Ruin This Audio

I was dismayed to hear English translations after every paragraph, but I see now that the Amazon offer mentions this at the end of description. They need to put that right at the top, since this is an unusual way to handle stories for beginners. It certainly ruined the audio for me and I have removed it from my audio library.

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Outstanding guide

German is simple enough that one can understand most of it even if one is a beginner-so it's very confidence building, and excellent for vocabulary building.

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Highly recommend!!

The vocabulary is interesting, so I found it useful. I am trying to learn German on my own.

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Awesome!!

This is worth the money for people learning German. Thanks for the Creator for this guide.

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Prescribed!!

This is an excellent audio book. Not extremely challenging but a good vocabulary builder and listening comprehension builder. This audio book is also much better than buying the small books separate (which are too short to be worth the money). The stories are interesting.

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I prefer this guide

I am above the beginner level but wanted to start fresh (not at the beginner level). This book is absolutely perfect for me! I know the bulk of the vocabulary, and it is a good refresher for different tenses of verbs.

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  • 11-28-21

Great entertaining stories

Fun and interesting stories for upper entry level with regular speed.
Downside is that at the end you get to relisten the english stories with no useful goal.

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  • I wear many hats
  • 07-23-21

Transcript not always accurate

Spoken at natural speed, and it’s very helpful for beginner learners to have the transcription (and translation) available to read at the same time, as this helps so much to hone one’s listening skills in learning to associate the sounds with the written form. Only small complaint is that the transcript doesn’t always match what the speaker is saying, as in each story he changes an occasional word or even an entire phrase from what is written, which could be a bit confusing particularly for early beginners (I only listened to the German-only portion). Each story is translated paragraph by paragraph, so it’s easy to check your overall understanding and as there are lots of ways to use this title it has earned a place among my learning resources.

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  • 05-09-20

The transcript does not always match the audio

The transcript does not always match the audio.
In many parts there are different phrasing, which is kind of frustrating for me.

This is why I give only 4 start.

Apart from that, this is a good material for beginners to improve vocabulary and comprehension.

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  • 05-22-21

too fast

the german speaker goes a bit quick i think, you don't get time to catch all the pronunciation