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T. Klees

Sheffield, South Yorkshire United Kingdom
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  • German Short Stories for Beginners

  • German Audio: Improve Your Reading and Listening Skills in German
  • By: My Daily German
  • Narrated by: David Greiwe, Markus Kasanmascheff
  • Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27

Improve your German reading, pronunciation, and listening skills. Make learning new vocabulary so much easier, with 10 fun and engaging German stories. For those of you who can't just slip away from life, travel to Germany, and immerse yourself in the language in order to learn it, this is your solution! Reading and listening to native-spoken German stories is the next best thing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Definitely worthwhile

  • By Luke on 11-10-17

Well worth it

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-05-18

There's a real limit to how complex charachters and plot can be in a book for language learners. Working within that limit this manages to entertain. There is also a lot of material here for the price. Suited to A and B level in my unprofessional opinion.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Das Wunschhaus und andere Geschichten

  • Deutsch als Fremdsprache
  • By: Leonhard Thoma
  • Narrated by: Karsten Kaie
  • Length: 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1

Der Autor lässt Personen wie du und ich lebendig werden, stellt sie mit Sympathie und Verständnis dar und macht die Lektüre und das Zuhören so zu einem unterhaltsamen Vergnügen. Ein Hauch von liebevollem Amüsement, manchmal auch von Wehmut liegt über diesen Geschichten, die nicht nur angenehm zu lesen sind, sondern auch zum Nachdenken auffordern.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Annother good

  • By T. Klees on 01-03-18

Annother good

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-03-18

This one is a more intermeadiate than some of the others by this author. Good listening practice if you are learning German. People ask me how I have learnt so much German vocabulary and listening to this authors books is a big part of it.

  • Karneval in Köln

  • Learn German with Stories 3 - 10 Short Stories for Beginners
  • By: André Klein
  • Narrated by: André Klein
  • Length: 1 hr and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20

Experience the third episode of the "Dino lernt Deutsch" story series for German learners on your stereo or headphones, at home or on the go! The narration speed and style of this audiobook is aimed at absolute beginners, with special emphasis on clear pronunciation, so that you can easily pause and repeat words and phrases whenever you please. Intermediate learners are invited to just sit back and immerse themselves in the sounds and sights of the Cologne Carnival. To maximize learning benefits, we recommend listening to this audiobook together with a paperback or ebook edition of "Learn German with Stories: Karneval in Köln - 10 Short Stories for Beginners".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another great instalment.

  • By T. Klees on 18-06-17

Another great instalment.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-06-17

Textbooks are never enough on their own. Stories really help with picking up vocabulary and these ones are great. They make me want to go and experience the carnival first hand.

German: Short Stories for Beginners
    9 Captivating Short Stories to Learn German & Expand Your Vocabulary While Having Fun
    
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        Isabell Kern
    
    


    
    Length: 4 hrs and 35 mins
    35 ratings
    Overall 4.7
  • German: Short Stories for Beginners

  • 9 Captivating Short Stories to Learn German & Expand Your Vocabulary While Having Fun
  • By: The Language Academy
  • Narrated by: Isabell Kern
  • Length: 4 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34

Are you bored with the traditional methods people tell you to use to learn German? Are you bored with all those dusty grammar books that pile up making everything look so hard? What if we told you there's a better, more enjoyable way to learn German and grow your vocabulary exponentially? Well, guess what? There is! The best way to learn German is by listening to short stories.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Glad I already know German basics

  • By Sasha on 18-07-17
  • German: Short Stories for Beginners
  • 9 Captivating Short Stories to Learn German & Expand Your Vocabulary While Having Fun
  • By: The Language Academy
  • Narrated by: Isabell Kern

A good listening experience.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-04-17

There is a limit to how complicated the plot and characters can be in stories aimed at language learners. I think these have gotten as close to it as they can while still being good learning material. When they speak in English to explain things it's clear they are not native English speakers. Personally, I find that both reassuring and charming. I am doing A1.2 and found these challenging, but a few repeats made them understandable.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Learn German with Paul Noble, Part 3

  • German Made Easy with Your Personal Language Coach
  • By: Paul Noble
  • Narrated by: Paul Noble
  • Length: 4 hrs and 22 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 13

Learn German with Paul Noble combines an exciting, new, non-traditional approach to language learning with the easy, relaxed appeal of an audio-only product. No books. No rote memorisation. No chance of failure.     

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not that much more new learning after part 1

  • By Kirsten Burnett on 31-03-15

More of the same

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-09-16

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

If you liked the other 2 and want more than get this. I did. Other reviewers have said there is not much new/extra in this - I found that to be true - but, there is unfortunately a certain degree of repetition required in the process of learning a language.

What three words best describe Paul Noble’s voice?

Paul's voice is clear and relaxed - the books also feature the voice of a German woman with a clear German voice.

Any additional comments?

I am learning German using a classroom course and other methods - audiobooks - websites and you tube. I will be reviewing other audiobooks for learning German that I use and that are recommended to me. Paul's is a serious practical learning tool there is also some fun stuff out there for you once you have learned the basics with tools like his.

  • Learn German with Paul Noble, Part 2

  • German Made Easy with Your Personal Language Coach
  • By: Paul Noble
  • Narrated by: Paul Noble
  • Length: 4 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 27
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 25

Learn German with Paul Noble combines an exciting, new, non-traditional approach to language learning with the easy, relaxed appeal of an audio-only product. No books. No rote memorisation. No chance of failure.    

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Nothing new compared to part one

  • By Fiona on 07-01-15

A lot of listening for the price

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-09-16

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would recommend it and other people on my German course are also using this series as extra material.

What did you like best about this story?

This is a very long listen for the price. Basics and different method to what most courses will use. Let's you practice while commuting or doing the housework so you can squeeze some extra in when your brain would otherwise be inactive.

What does Paul Noble bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Paul's audiobook is clearly designed to be used as an audio tool and is not an adaptation of a text book. The teaching methodology is based on hearing and speaking. The accompanying text file is supplementary material the audio is stand alone.

Any additional comments?

Book 1 and Book 2 are good if you have nearly no knowledge of the language. (Also a good refresher if you did the most basic level and are heading back to study and need a refresher).

  • Café in Berlin

  • Learn German with Stories 1 - 10 Short Stories for Beginners
  • By: André Klein
  • Narrated by: André Klein
  • Length: 1 hr and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 73

Experience the first episode of our bestselling "Dino lernt Deutsch" story series for German learners on your stereo or headphones, at home or on the go. Narrated by the author with special emphasis on early text comprehension practice and pronunciation, this audiobook will not only help you learn German, but let you experience the story through the ears of the protagonist.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thank you Andre

  • By Anton van Deventer on 20-10-15

Great for learners.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-09-16

A nice break from standard textbooks. Great with the audio too. I've used it loads and find myself saying phrases from it when doing speaking exercises in class so it does work as study aid.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Learn German with Paul Noble, Part 1

  • German Made Easy with Your Personal Language Coach
  • By: Paul Noble
  • Narrated by: Paul Noble
  • Length: 3 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 129
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 103
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 96

Learn German with Paul Noble combines an exciting, new, non-traditional approach to language learning with the easy, relaxed appeal of an audio-only product. No books. No rote memorisation. No chance of failure.    

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • excellent

  • By Pericles on 01-02-15

A good aid

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-02-16

If you could sum up Learn German with Paul Noble, Part 1 in three words, what would they be?

Value for money

Any additional comments?

I don't think any one method is best for learning a new language so I got this book to complement the web sites and evening class I am doing.

It has been very useful, however, I have only given it three stars for the story because; like any basic language introduction it is for the most part boring. You do get a lot of lesson time for your money with this title.

It was useful enough to make me buy part 2 as well.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful