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French Audio Books

Listen to French audio books and audio magazines to work on your listening skills and practice pronunciation.
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Eating and Shopping in France, by Pam Bourgeois
Everything you need to know about eating out and shopping for food in France.

Meeting the French, by Pam Bourgeois
Any visit to France can be enhanced by the people you meet there, but some of their customs and habits may be surprising or difficult to understand. Reading up on French culture before you go can help you make the most of your trip. The French audiobook called Meeting the French is a good place to start.

Le Petit Prince, by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Le Petit Prince is the wonderfully touching and creative story of a man who meets an extraordinary boy and relearns what it means to be a child. It is a French classic in children’s literature, as well as an excellent book for beginning-to-intermediate French students and for anyone who is tired of acting like « une grande personne ».

Les Portes Tordues
A bilingual (French-English) mystery story plus grammar book all in one aimed at upper beginning- to intermediate-level students.

Le québécois en dix leçons A guide to day-to-day Québec French
Le québécois en dix leçons, subtitled Le cours de québécois parlé, is designed for French speakers who would like to learn more about joual, the unique variety of French spoken informally in Québec.

Sabita et les mots magiques mêlés
Sabita et les mots magiques mêlés is an illustrated French audiobook for children.

Une Semaine à Paris - A traveler's guide with a novel twist
Bilingual novel and travel guide to Paris, aimed at intermediate-level speakers. Each chapter includes the story, in French and English, of Thomas and Angela as they take a week long trip to Paris, and related travel tips. The entire French story is recorded at a manageable speed on three audio CDs, along with pronunciation tracks of many Parisian monuments and sites of interest.

Sur le vif French Audio Books
The publisher of the online audio magazine La Guinguette offers three intermediate/advanced French audiobooks about contemporary France called Sur le vif (Real Life).

Vol de nuit, by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Vol de nuit, one of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's most famous novels, is now available as an audiobook so that you can work on your French listening comprehension while enjoying a classic French novel.

À Moi Paris
Improve your French listening comprehension with the online French audio book A Moi Paris.

Audiocité
Diverse collection of free, downloadable French audiobooks, including novels, serials, poetry, and non-fiction.

Librivox
LibriVox volunteers record chapters of books in the public domain and release the audio files back onto the net. Our goal is to make all public domain books available as free audio books.

Littérature audio.com
Thousands of French audio books, available for free download.

Champs-Élysées Audiomagazine
Champs-Élysées is an audiomagazine aimed at intermediate and advanced French students, but is versatile enough to be used by independent students, homeschoolers, teachers, travelers, or anyone else who is interested in additional French listening practice.

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