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Universal audiobook?
September 30, 2011
14:35
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?

 

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September 30, 2011
18:45
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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
19:45
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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
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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
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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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