French Audiobooks & eBooks
Explore French offers an increasing range of French ebooks and audiobooks tailored for learners of French. Why are our audiobooks so special and so efficient for learning French?
All conjugated verbs from the texts are coloured, and each colour tells you which tense the verb is conjugated with
Key vocabulary is translated into English in the margin
E-books come with the audio so you can listen to what you read and practise both your reading and listening skills in French
Each book is partitionned into sections of a resonnable length so you can read one section a day or a week and go at your pace
Tailored for learners of French
Improve your reading skills in French
Reading authentic French may be challenging, but our French audiobooks are designed to help you with what causes difficulty to French learners, namely the vocabulary and the tenses. Don't forget that you don't have to understand 100% of what you read anyway! Our French ebooks and audiobooks include short stories, tales, fables and essays so that you can get familiar with different writing styles, topics and vocabulary items.
Improve your listening skills in French
Recordings are made at a normal-slow speed in order to train your ear to listening to authentic French. Indeed, listening to spoken French that is excessively slow would not help you. Why? Because that is not how people speak and you would be lost when listening to authentic French at normal speed. We recommend you listen to the track (as much as you like) before reading each text for the first time.
Expand your French vocabulary
For each text we provide you with a lot of vocabulary, which you are not obliged to refer to. It is indeed better to try to figure out the meaning of a word or phrase from the context before looking it up. Words for which a translation is given are in bold in the text, and sometimes a synonym in French is given instead of the English. By learning French vocabulary in context you will remember it better.
Practise all French tenses in context
All conjugated verbs from the texts are coloured so you can know at a glance which French tense they are using. Compound tenses (those using être/avoir) are underlined and use the same colour as their related simple tense. For instance, "j'ai" (red = présent) and "j'ai eu" (red = passé composé). By practising French tenses in context thanks to this device you will understand their use and functioning better.
Library of French ebooks & audiobooks
The Explore French library
Our library of French e-books/audiobooks is divided into four shelves, namely "short stories", "tales", "fables" and "essays". The range of books is increasing progressively and we are happy to receive your suggestions about the books you would like to have added.
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Antoine de Saint Exupéry
Le Petit prince
The Little Prince is a poetic tale in which a pilot stranded in the desert meets a young prince fallen to Earth from a tiny asteroid. The story is philosophical and includes social criticism, remarking on the strangeness of the adult world...
Le fantôme de Canterville
The Canterville Ghost narrates the story of a family who moves to a castle haunted by the ghost of a dead nobleman, who killed his wife and was starved to death by his wife's brothers...