• Short Stories in Swedish for Beginners

  • By: Olly Richards
  • Narrated by: Caspar Rundegren
  • Length: 4 hrs and 41 mins
  • 4.0 out of 5 stars (5 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Short Stories in Swedish for Beginners has been made especially for students from beginner to low-intermediate level, designed to give a sense of achievement, a feeling of progress and most importantly - enjoyment! Mapped to A1-B1 on the Common European Framework of Reference, these eight captivating stories are designed to give you a sense of achievement and a feeling of progress when listening.

What does this audiobook give you?

  • Eight stories in a variety of exciting genres, from science fiction and crime to history and thriller - making listening fun, while you learn a wide range of new vocabulary.
  • Controlled language at your level, including the 1,000 most frequent words, to help you progress confidently.
  • Authentic spoken dialogues, to help you learn conversational expressions and improve your speaking ability.
  • Pleasure! It's much easier to learn a new language when you're having fun, and research shows that if you're enjoying a foreign language, you won't experience the usual feelings of frustration - 'It's too hard!' 'I don't understand!'
  • Accessible grammar so you learn new structures naturally, in a stress-free way.

Carefully curated to make learning a new language easy, these stories include key features that will support and consolidate your progress, including:

  • A glossary for each text.
  • Full plot summary.
  • A bilingual word list.
  • Comprehension questions after each chapter.

As a result, you will be able to focus on enjoying listening, delighting in your improved range of vocabulary and grasp of the language, without ever feeling overwhelmed or frustrated. From science fiction to fantasy, to crime and thrillers, Short Stories in Swedish for Beginners will make learning Swedish easy and enjoyable. 

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

©2020 Olly Richards (P)2020 Hodder & Stoughton Ltd

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Update: format fixed!

Below the line is the original review which no longer applies—which is why I’m updating this.
I don’t know what happened. Whether it was an app update or they updated the audio file, but now the book has chapter breakdowns and it is now usable as it was intended.

The only reason I found this out was that I redownloaded the book with the intention of just listening to it straight through while doing something else (instead of studying it). When I opened it I immediately realized that it now had chapters!

I leave the original below for record only. It’s no longer relevant.

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Unfortunately, this isn’t broken into chapters. The stories are all in one 4+ hour blob, so trying to navigate around is a hellish experience. They should have split the chapters as they are in the printed book.
Good luck trying to listen to a single chapter repeatedly (as instructed to do!). You’ll spend a lot of time and energy trying to use your finger to scrub to the right location.
It’s probably better on teach your own’s app. I hope for those users, anyway.
Hth.

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Good content, badly organized

Good audio quality and performance. No chapter divisions, difficult to navigate chapters and content in general.

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Missing the Chapter Markers

Of course Olly's books & mp3 s are top quality. But, and I have several of them, this Swedish version mp3 does not have the Chapter Markers. When I start the mp3 from the beginning, it just goes through the Intro and then directly into the closing chapter. But if I manually move the "Position Button" (my term here) I can find the chapters. The quality of the book and the recording is just great, but this is a little inconvenient so I'm going 4 stars. If it's fixed I'll change it to 5.

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  • Gab
  • 09-19-20

Great selection of stories

Great selection of stories from many different genres, with well thought out vocabulary. The audio was very clear and easy to understand, and well paced - sounded natural but was slow enough to ensure understanding. I would love a second version of this book at B1-B2 level to follow on!

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  • Adam
  • 10-21-20

Great stories

stories are just above beginner level so is a great learning aid but accompanying pdf could have been better

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