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#1 sadiepol

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Posted 05 August 2017 - 09:46 AM

Can anyone recommend any French audiobooks, or favourite readers?

 

I'm looking for children's books (translated are fine) read not too quickly, with not too thick an accent. I suppose I mean not too regional.

 

I am adding some extra read-along time to build fluency this year.



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Posted 05 August 2017 - 03:47 PM

I'm only aware of Black Cat and Eli readers, but these are more geared to 10+ yo imo
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Posted 07 August 2017 - 01:35 PM

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#4 CadenceSophia

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Posted 07 August 2017 - 09:28 PM

What age and length are you looking for?

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Posted 08 August 2017 - 06:06 PM

Something for my 9 year old. Any length is fine.

 



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Posted 10 August 2017 - 09:17 AM

Gallimard-jeunesse.fr has a good list of audio books then. Roald Dahl, the Petit Nicholas books, Harry Potter, Treasure Island, Pinocchio, etc.
Actually, scratch Harry Potter because Bernard Giraudeau did full voices for every character, which sometimes goes really fast. The others, you can listen to audio samples and see what you like.
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Posted 10 August 2017 - 09:38 AM

Gallimard-jeunesse.fr has a good list of audio books then. Roald Dahl, the Petit Nicholas books, Harry Potter, Treasure Island, Pinocchio, etc.
Actually, scratch Harry Potter because Bernard Giraudeau did full voices for every character, which sometimes goes really fast. The others, you can listen to audio samples and see what you like.


Are these only available on CD (like this http://www.gallimard...sseur-a-disparu )?

I'd love to have something like audible for French.
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Posted 10 August 2017 - 12:47 PM

Are these only available on CD (like this http://www.gallimard...sseur-a-disparu )?

I'd love to have something like audible for French.


Well of course there IS audible in French :) You can make an audible.fr account and some amount of French content is available on US audible if that is where you are.

I've never used it but a quick search showed audioteka.com as a possible alternative, but it looks wildly expensive.
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Posted 10 August 2017 - 02:28 PM

Thanks for the suggestions!  

 

I didn't realize that audible.fr existed. :)

 


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Posted 04 September 2017 - 07:35 AM

Librivox has a number if free audiobooks. I got some nice fairytales read not too fast in plain French there. I agree with avoiding Harry Potter. I just gave up on it once again. Sigh. I wish someone would read it without doing the voices. I actually got on this morning to ask about that.

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Posted 04 September 2017 - 07:55 AM

Audible.com has a list of french names. Not extensive, but the Pagnol, the Gripari, Verne, the Petit Nicolas ones etc
For younger kids the j'aime lire app has some stuff

Edited by madteaparty, 04 September 2017 - 08:00 AM.


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Posted 16 September 2017 - 01:05 PM

Well of course there IS audible in French :) You can make an audible.fr account and some amount of French content is available on US audible if that is where you are.

 

We do this with German. One perk is that when you're listening to a particularly tricky book (my 7 yo started listening to the translated Warrior cats books in German, and it was just a bit above his level, even though he can read them just fine in English), you can just slow it down (there are options for .75, 1, 1.25, etc. speed,  so we just used .75 speed)


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Posted 17 September 2017 - 11:50 AM

Librivox has a number if free audiobooks. I got some nice fairytales read not too fast in plain French there. I agree with avoiding Harry Potter. I just gave up on it once again. Sigh. I wish someone would read it without doing the voices. I actually got on this morning to ask about that.

Nan


If you were able to find any read by a native speaker I'd be interested in the reader/titles. I did not have success with that.

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Posted 31 October 2017 - 11:22 AM

How about your local library? We usually find audio books there. And you can usually tell from the cover which publisher it comes from. That gives a hint if it will be read by native French speaker.



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