• Petit déjeuner à Paris [Breakfast in Paris]

  • A Story in Easy French with Translation, Vol. 1: Belles histoires à Paris [A Story in Easy French with Translation, Vol. 1: Beautiful Stories in Paris]
  • By: France Dubin
  • Narrated by: France Dubin
  • Length: 1 hr and 30 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (13 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Jacqueline, an American divorcée, is going to Paris for the first time in her life. In this magical city, she will discover many surprises, including about herself.

With this fun novel, written in easy French, we visit the city of lights with Jacqueline. It's a fantastic way to learn new vocabulary and to travel to Paris!

Reading an audiobook in French can be difficult, even for advanced learners. French novels are usually full of idiomatic expressions. They use complicated tenses, complex sentence structures, and often slang. This audiobook, written in easy French, is recommended for French learners with a basic understanding of French at a pre-intermediate level and above.

The audiobook is divided into two sections:

Section 1 has the story written completely in French and includes vocabulary and grammar exercises.

Section 2 contains the complete translation in English and answers to all the exercises so that listeners can check their comprehension.

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An excellent novel for those learning french. The narrator reads clearly and slowly. The wording is easy to understand and the story is interesting.

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Loved the Story!

I found the story to be engaging and very easy to follow. I will buy the series.

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What a find! A real novella, slow and clear.

This is the first book of a series of three novellas. Unlike many audiobooks offering you French stories, this is a real story. Jacqueline, now divorced, is catching up with old friends at a party after many years. There, she meets an old flame, also divorced, as handsome as ever. He is now a successful businessman though, and invites her to join him on a three-day business trip to Paris. Will the city of Romance rekindle the passion they once felt? See, real story. Yet it introduces real and relevant vocabulary in a measured and clear way. The author has truly thought this out, and well done to her!

I've moved to France, and the problem with French audiobooks is they can be way too fast for non-French speakers. I usually listen on around 80% speed in the hope of catching every 2nd word or so. This book is written and read for non-French speakers, with simple sentence constructions. Also she reads slowly and clearly, so it's a great way to build confidence before venturing onto harder material. And, it's a real story, not those silly interactions that pass off as stories. It's a series of three novellas, which should be read in sequence. The audiobooks do not come with the supplementary English translation and quiz, but if you're training your ear, that should not be a problem.

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  • 05-03-21

There is NO vocabulary, exercises and translation

I feel robbed. The offer for this book says: “The audiobook is divided into two sections:
Section 1 has the story written completely in French and includes vocabulary and grammar exercises.
Section 2 contains the complete translation in English and answers to all the exercises so that listeners can check their comprehension.”
Unfortunately, that is NOT TRUE! 1) There is NO vocabulary and grammar exercises and the section 2) - English part with translation (which should be in the second half of the book) does not exist at all.
The story is quite interesting, but the voice that should represent a beautiful, sexy 50-year-old is in fact the voice of an insecure, shy teacher and does not fit the character at all.
My French is intermediate level and I understood most of the text, but I could not understand new words. If you plan to learn from a text that offers you no vocabulary and no translation, good luck, but I think you can find much more useful things on You-tube for free.