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German Short Stories For Beginners: 8 Unconventional Short Stories to Grow Your Vocabulary and Learn German the Fun Way!

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Improve your comprehension, grow your vocabulary and ignite your imagination with these eight unconventional German short stories!
**Fully Revised & Updated For 2016**
In this book you will find:
Short stories from a variety of compelling genres, from science fiction and crime to history and thriller, so you’ll have great fun reading, whilst learning a wide range of new vo
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Kindle Edition, 281 pages
Published December 19th 2015 by Olly Richards Publishing
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Elizabeth Sagan
Jul 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
It's a good book if you want to improve your German, but the stories are TERRIBLE!
Rebecka
Mar 27, 2016 rated it it was ok
The format of this book is good, but the literary quality is atrocious. You can write simple prose without making the plots ridiculous and the dialogue super weird. The only story that had any good qualities was the Viking story, the modern time ones (especially the first) were unfortunately really bad.
Laura Dam
Sep 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: other, short-stories
I studied basic German some 25 years ago. I was losing it quickly due to lack of practice, and i wanted to improve it to be able to read some books i have. The stories in this book are quite simple but easy to follow, and i recovered some words i had forgotten and i learnt a lot more. A good bit of practice! Moving on to the next level.
Amos Nevo
Jan 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
Excellent learning method

I had enjoyed the way this books encourage the reader to proceed reading and delay the need to accurately understand each new word till end of chapter. The authors explain this method and it works for me.
The amount of new words and the practical use of daily conversation is a great lesson in short form.
Jairo Fraga
Jun 20, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great book for beginners (more for low-intermediate level). Stories are fun and short enough to keep you focused and curious to see what happens next.

I never studied German through any formal teaching methods, just from a bit of Duolingo and specially Anki. Added this book to read on Readlang and saw that I added about 100 unknown new words for each story, summing up more than 800 over the book.

Worthwhile book, I recommend it. Got the book from Kindle Unlimited for free.
Sabri
Jul 10, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: in-german
Great book for German beginners or low intermediate learners.
The stories are fun and short enough to keep you interested.
Cesar Guadarrama
Aug 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
The book is quite good. The stories are easy to read. I wish they were a little bit more interesting though.
Marco
Sep 15, 2017 rated it liked it
2.5/5. Good learning approach, but the stories themselves are average at best.
James Edward
Jun 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
This book serves the purpose for the German A2-B1 reader of bettering their German comprehension. I think for that reason it deserves 5 stars and don't understand the people complaining about the literary quality. It seems Olly has written in very simple ways so you don't get lost and feel the need to translate words. I found that the way he writes does just that because his well rounded paragraphs allow you to figure out the bigger picture more easily which allows you to continue instead of get ...more
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