Want to try listening to audiobooks to improve your Spanish listening skills? Here are the most helpful audiobooks for learning Spanish that I have found so far!
Some of the books below might seem expensive, however, if you have Audible then they are all free (with Audible Premium Plus)! Premium Plus costs $14.95 a month and allows you one free download per month of any premium selection title.
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Price On Amazon: $10.49
Reviews: 4.6/5 (1,400+)
“This is an excellent book for me to read. I have also bought the Audible version so I can listen to it. They are very interesting, easy to understand, and at beginner’s level.” – Mary
Why You Need It: These are eight stories in Spanish for beginners for an A2-B1 level. These stories are very interesting to listen to as well! They have everything from science fiction and crime to history and thrillers.
These stories also use the 1,000 most used vocabulary words for your level and understanding. The stories also come with a bilingual word list, comprehension questions, and a full plot summary.
Listening to stories in the language that you are learning has always been a tool that I have used to learn languages.
2. Spanish Short Stories for Beginners: 20 Captivating Short Stories to Learn Spanish & Grow Your Vocabulary the Fun Way
Price On Amazon: $17.99
Reviews: 4.5/5 (800+)
“This is a great way to augment your learning. I would suggest having a basic foundational knowledge of Spanish language structure: verb conjugations, past/present/future tenses, and basic vocabulary before jumping into these stories. I purchased the Audible version so I could train my ears to hear conversational Spanish. This is a great learning tool.”
“The stories are fun, a bit advanced and I don’t understand a lot of the conversations, but that gives me a reason to listen again and again. My favorite part is the vocabulary recap at the end of each story. And the following stories often re-use some of the previous vocabulary, thus making it easier to recall and reinforce into memory. I highly recommend the Audible version of this book. It comes with a pdf of the conversations so you can read along as you listen.” – Sara
Why You Need It: This audiobook is a great way to listen to stories spoken by a native Spanish speaker and be able to follow along in a free eBook provided with the Audible version. This book has 20 stories in Spanish that are spoken slowly and clearly in Spanish followed by a synopsis of what you read/listened to in Spanish or English.
Next, the vocabulary words that were most relevant in the text will be reviewed to make sure that you had a full understanding of the text. Finally, you will be asked some difficult questions in Spanish about the story with answers included. This book compiles stories together to make listening, reading, and comprehension easy!
Price On Amazon: $25.99
Reviews: 4.4/5 (400+)
“I like how these books are broken down and very organized. It is great to learn Spanish besides learning the language it also teaches you the grammar and how to carry on a conversation. It also tells you how to retain information like changing the setting of your phone to Spanish so you can read your text messages in Spanish.” – GCH7664
Why You Need It: This is 6 books in one and is the number one Spanish course on Amazon! Here you will find materials for beginners to advanced. It comes with grammar lessons, short stories, quizzes, conversation examples, and how to identify and fix mistakes in speaking. This audiobook also comes with a PDF so that you can follow along.
The books that are included in this audiobook are: Learn Spanish for beginners, Learn Spanish for Intermediate Users, Learn Spanish for Advanced Users, Spanish Short Stories for Beginners, Spanish Short Stories, and Speak Spanish.
Price On Amazon: $12.99
Reviews: 4.4/5 (400+)
“I’ve been looking for this audible book for a loooooong time, finally it is published! Well done!!!!! Very useful book to help with daily conversation and vocabulary.” – Julia
Why You Need It: This audiobook is great if you are trying to improve your conversational Spanish. It has more than 100 Spanish stories/conversations along with their English translation. It demonstrates real life situations and how to talk about them.
Before and after the main audio it talks to you about strategies, tips, and tricks to help you understand the auido and how to apply it into daily conversation. It also comes with a PDF version so that you can follow along.
Price On Amazon: $29.95
Reviews: 4.6/5 (1,500+)
“Sound, practical guidance. Purchased both paperback and audible versions. Read the book once and have listened to the audio version twice. Really pleased I purchased.” – David
Why You Need It: If you have read any of my other blog posts you know that I am obsessed with this book. This book is not only for Spanish but for all languages. This book helps you to learn the language of your dreams and never forget it! It allows you to learn a language in the spare minutes of your day so that you don’t have to dedicate hours a day to learn a language.
Price On Amazon: $0.00 (Free!)
Reviews: 3.6/5 (1,300+)
“Awesome tool to learn common words. I recommend this to all who are starting off.” – Krissy
Why You Need It: Now, this is not a great book but it is free! It’s great if you are a beginner trying to learn vocabulary words. There are 101 words and phrases for you to learn and they are all in Spain-style Spanish.
It also comes with a free PDF so that you can follow along while you listen. A lot of the words in this book are not necessarily words that you “must know” but if you are looking to grow your vocabulary then this is the book for you.
Price On Amazon: $17.99
Reviews: 4.5/5 (650+)
“So you think you know some Spanish? Read the English phrase, and come up with the Spanish one. Did you get it right? Either you learn something new, or you reinforce the phrases you already know. Not all phrases are useful, but the vast majority are. An excellent way to take your Spanish to the point where you can confidently use it. I love the audible version of this book.” – Realist
Why You Need It: This book has over 1,500 phrases that you will actually use while traveling to a Spanish-speaking country. Each phrase has a phonetical pronunciation guide so that you will be speaking clearly and be understood. Also, when you get this audiobook it comes with a PDF of all of the phrases so that you can hear and read the phrases.
8. Fluent in 3 Months: How Anyone at Any Age Can Learn to Speak Any Language from Anywhere in the World
Price On Amazon: $19.99
Reviews: 4.2/5 (850+)
“I finished reading this a couple days ago. No, I was not in the haze of wanting to stay with the story or characters. This is a non-fiction about learning other languages. I didn’t want to leave this one because it helped me so much and I want to re-read it a lot more times.”
“There are so many good ideas on how to learn a language and get to the point of fluency! And I read this using the Audible with the author’s voice. What a delight to hear his accent and enthusiasm! And he is a polyglot. For those of you like I was, who don’t know, that means he is fluent in many languages, all learned since he was an adult.”
“This is the best book about languages I have ever read. If you are thinking about studying another language, this should be your first book to read to give you the best start.” – darswords
Why You Need It: This is one of my other favorite books of all time about language learning. It is written by Benny Lewis and if you don’t know who that is, he is one of the most famous polyglots in the world. He shares his tips and secrets on how he became one of the few people in this world that can speak 8 different languages fluently.
Price On Amazon: $25.99
Reviews: Top Rated Spanish Book On Amazon! 4.6/5 (7,000+)
“This book has helped me tremendously. I use it along with Speak Spanish Like Crazy. I tend to be better at visual learning and being able to see how the language is put together is awesome. I have just found the Audible version of the book and am now using which has supercharged the learning experience. Through the use of the three tools, I have confidence that I will learn to speak Spanish in less time than I originally thought.” – M Busby
Why You Need It: This is the number one Spanish book on Amazon for a reason. This audiobook lets you listen and speak. The listening portion is by native Spanish speakers so you will really be able to tune your listening ear and start becoming accustomed to hearing an actual Spanish accent.
You also will be learning correct Spanish grammar from the start of the book while actively engaging while listening. You will also be listening to stories, poems, and interactive questions. There are also Kindle and paperback versions of the book if you want to follow along in your own workbook.
Price On Amazon: $12.99
Reviews: 4.5/5 (5,300+)
“This is a very simple, handy resource for learning fundamental Spanish. I speak a couple of languages and have dabbled in several others, and I’m of the personal opinion that the way to go is learning phrases. Learn them in their complete, conjugated, grammatically accurate format (and, of course, learn how to correctly pronounce them). Do this, and you never again have to guess about that particular phrase – even if you don’t yet understand the grammatical reasons why the sentence/phrase got that way.” – Zack
Why You Need It: This audiobook is perfect for listening and repeating words and phrases spoken by a native Spanish speaker. This book doesn’t go into depth about grammar or ask questions but listening and speaking full sentences I feel is a great way to learn a language.
This book is also great if you are planning on going to a Spanish-speaking country and want to brush up on some essential words and phrases in Spanish.
11. 2000 Most Common Spanish Words in Context: Get Fluent & Increase Your Spanish Vocabulary with 2000 Spanish Phrases
Price On Amazon: $21.99
Reviews: 4.3/5 (200+)
“I have the Audible copy of this book. If this is your first time learning Spanish, and don’t have knowledge of the grammar already, I recommend using that along with the hard copy together. That way you can read and hear it at the same time to help with pronunciation.”
“My review for the audible version: This was great for someone like myself, whose Spanish was a little rusty! The narrator has a strong, clear voice and the recording quality is great. The only thing I suggest if you’re having trouble following – turn the speed down a little. Perhaps pause after each phrase to give you time to repeat it – she goes fast! I certainly recommend this as a great learning tool.” – Rae
Why You Need It: This book is great if you have a basic understanding of Spanish and are ready to learn new vocabulary words. It will put the word in a sentence as well so that you can easily understand the meaning and the context of the word and when you would want to use it.
When learning a new language you want to make sure that you are using the vocabulary words that you are learning correctly. For example, if you were to say in English “nice car” you wouldn’t say “simpatico carro” in Spanish. That’s where context is helpful.
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Dayna Brockbank is a travel and language-learning blogger who has lived around the world but has now settled in Nice, France. She speaks 3 languages at varying levels of fluency: Spanish, Italian, and French, and graduated with a Bachelor’s in Spanish Education. She and her husband focus on making travel part of life by living cheaply and traveling on a budget.