11 Best audiobooks to learn Spanish for beginners

Best audiobooks to learn Spanish

Do you spend some time commuting every day and want to spend this time more usefully? Listening to some of the best Spanish audiobooks for beginners is a great way to learn Spanish! Whether you are walking, driving, commuting in public transport, or merely sitting in traffic, listening to Spanish audiobooks will enhance the Spanish comprehension.

However, before starting to search for the best audiobooks to learn Spanish, it is essential to determine whether you are looking for beginner audio courses to begin to understand Spanish, or you are already on the level to listen to actual audiobooks. 

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Audiobooks are great tools to practice Spanish listening, and they can help to relax while listening to an exciting story. However, if you don’t know much vocabulary to begin with, you will likely get frustrated.

Hence, if you are a complete beginner, you might want to start with this list of Free Spanish Podcasts for beginners that I created earlier. It contains a full description of 5 Famous Spanish podcasts for beginners. Most of the podcasts are focusing on enhancing the understanding of conversational Spanish. 

If you know some basic Spanish already, then listening to audiobooks can be great fun! Sometimes it can be hard to decide which are the best audiobooks to learn Spanish, but no worries! I’ve done the research for you and found these awesome audiobooks that will help to improve your Spanish comprehension. 

Before you buy the book; you can always click on the sample to hear the narrator’s voice and understand the manner of the storytelling.

Spanish audiobooks for beginners

Spanish short stories for beginners by Claudia Orea

Best audiobooks to learn Spanish

This audiobook is excellent for beginners or those who want to improve Spanish listening skills.
The book contains ten short stories narrated by two native Spanish speakers (male and female voice).
The stories are entertaining, and they can relate to everyone’s daily life situations.

This audiobook is excellent for beginners or those who want to improve Spanish listening skills.
The book contains ten short stories narrated by two native Spanish speakers (male and female voice).
The stories are entertaining, and they can relate to everyone’s daily life situations.

This audiobook teaches proper pronunciation, and what I like the most about this book is that it gives you an English glossary after each story for sophisticated vocabulary. Additionally, each chapter contains a quiz in the end that summarises the story.
This book is great for those willing to study Spanish!

Spanish Short Stories for Beginners by Fast Language Learning

Spanish short stories for beginners, audiobook.

This audiobook has been produced and designed for beginners in Spanish. Each chapter is built around a specific topic with loads of explanations. Each episode expands on the vocabulary, which was learned in the previous topic.

This book doesn’t have many grammar explanations. It instead focuses on how native speakers use the language. There is a glossary at the end of each chapter in case some vocabulary is new to you.

Usually, it can be hard to find stories that are put together well enough to be fun, and at the same time, have a depth of variety. This audiobook is one of those books. The storylines are really interesting, entertaining, and well-narrated.
This book comes with a PDF file.

Learn Spanish with Paul Noble

Learn Spanish audiobook

This book exists only in an audio version and presents an exciting and non-traditional approach to Spanish learning by Paul Noble.

There have been many good reviews about this audiobook, and many people are buying it to use during commuting time. The approach is built on repetitions. He is teaching by giving memory aids and associations to remember why things are said in a particular way.

You don’t even have to remember everything because he will remind you anyway. He is teaching you how to understand and properly use the Spanish language.

Overall, he gives a good foundation of how the language works.
Paul Noble has a very pleasant British accent, and he explains everything in English, while two native speakers pronounce the Spanish phrases. One speaks with a European Spanish accent, and another utters the same words in the Latin accent.

This audiobook is easy to follow and simple to understand!

Spanish audiobooks for intermediate level

Don Quixote de la Mancha

Cover if Don Quijot audiobook in Spanish

Excellent choice for those who already know some Spanish. It’s a true classic and important aspect of Spanish culture.

This audiobook will take you to the place of La Mancha, making you feel as if you are living the story!

Don Quixote de la Mancha (Dual language: Spanish-English)

If the original book still feels challenging to understand, you can try these easy “Spanish short novels based on “Don Quixote.”

It is a simplified version of the book with simple wording, shorter sentences, moderate vocabulary, and even some exercises! It is written s Easy Spanish for beginners and intermediate level Spanish learners.

A glossary follows each chapter with the Spanish to English translations. The exercises, in the end, designed to increase language comprehension and vocabulary.

The Raven, The Cask of Amontillado, and The Tell-Tale Heart 

Spanish audiobooks for beginners, book cover

Learn Spanish with this bilingual audiobook which contains three of the most famous works of Edgar Allan Poe.

The story continuously alternates between Spanish and English languages. So you hear each sentence in English, followed by the language you are learning, in this case, Spanish.

It is a great way to learn with audiobooks. You can relax and enjoy the story while absorbing the language as you listen. The narrators are native speakers, so pronunciation is excellent.

El principito

Audiobook cover, The little Prince in Spanish language.

Have you read The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry? This is a Spanish translation of the book. There’s no way you can describe this audiobook with few words. It’s a timeless fun and magical story.

It’s a fantastic book for kids and adults, and every single time you read it, you’ll get something out of it. If you’ve read this book before in your native language, it will be easier to understand the Spanish version.

El Principito (Dual language: Spanish-English)

The little Prince in Spanish language, audiobook cover

If it is still challenging to understand the Spanish in this story, you can try this translated version. It’s excellent for beginners as the narrator tells the story in both Spanish and English languages, paragraph by paragraph. However, be aware that from chapters 58 to 84, the story is told in Spanish language only, and from 85 to 111, in English only.

If you want the audiobook to be in simplified Spanish all way along, check out the next option in this list. “El principito” is one of the three books in the bundle.

El faro del fin del mundo, El Principito & Don Quijote

Easy Spanish short novels audiobook

A bundle of three great books:

1.El Faro Del Fin Del Mundo by Jules Verne 
2.El Principito by Antoine de Saint-Exupery 
3.Don Quijote by Miguel de Cervantes

Simplified version of this great books designed to aid Spanish comprehension. Each story has a simple wording, short sentences, and beginner vocabulary. At the end of the paragraphs, you will find a glossary and exercises.

El Alquimista [The Alchemist] by Paulo Coelho 

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho in Spanish language, audiobook

Andalusian shepherd boy Santiago travels from Spain to the Egyptian desert in search of a treasure buried in the Pyramids.
It is an excellent read for intermediate and advanced learners.

It is a lovely audiobook in Spanish, although originally written in Portuguese, and is a superb way to improve your vocabulary and listening skills.

Como agua para chocolate by Laura Esquivel

Best audiobooks to learn Spanish

This book’s reputation is well-established, and it is great to read for non-native Spanish speakers with an intermediate or higher level.

The vocabulary is quite simple, except for the specialized vocabulary around cooking and food. But you will pick it up slowly as you progress through the book. This book is an excellent example of magical realism. It covers many cultural and traditional aspects of early 20th century Mexico.

So there you go, these are some of the best audiobooks to learn Spanish to enhance your language learning skills. Check them out and pick those that best match your requirements and learning style.
Audiobooks will give you context and immersion, which is an excellent complement to the learning process.

Don’t forget to mix it up with reading Spanish books and Short stories online. Here you can find the list of the Best Spanish learning books for beginners.