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Universal audiobook?
September 30, 2011
Martín Raúl Villalba

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Hi folks,

I'm documenting my language learning process for my own reference, greatly based on Benny's guide, and I wanted to use some "token tests" that should be available across all my languages. In text form I have the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the UN, and Le Petit Prince; both of which have been translated to just about any language I would ever want to learn.

As for an audiobook, on the other hand... no dice. Can't find one single item that fits the description. Any ideas?



September 30, 2011
Colombo, Sri Lanka

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I guess the Lords Prayer will be available in many languages.

I'm not christian/catholic but enjoyed listening to it in Spanish. But a small set back is that, this may be in an older form of the language. 

But it's rather short to be called an "audiobook".

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September 30, 2011
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"Communist Manifesto" can be found in just about every language. It's a good read if you ever get into political discussions in your target language.

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October 1, 2011
Martín Raúl Villalba

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@rajith: Yeah, the bible is also available in just about every language one could think of. But I'm just not interested in religion. I'll still keep it mind in case I can't find anything else.

@Kevinpost: Karl Marx's book? Added to the list, at least in text form. Can't find an audiobook version in Esperanto, though.

October 1, 2011
Dublin, Ireland

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The Bible unfortunately WILL be written in an archaic form of the language, whatever one it is. I have nothing but the English and Spanish versions to go by, though!


I for one would find it very hard to read either way, though... not very religious... 

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October 1, 2011

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Martin you can look at amazon in your target language to see which audiobooks they have.

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