Short Stories
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French short stories audio books

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with short stories by famous authors
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Welcome to Explore French's collection of short stories audiobooks! Immerse yourself in the French language with my selection of entertaining and engaging stories. Whether you're an intermediate or an advanced learner, these audiobooks are a great way to improve your comprehension and pronunciation skills, expand your vocabulary and practise French tenses while enjoying some captivating stories. With various genres to choose from, such as romance, mystery, and adventure, you're sure to find something that piques your interest.


All Short Stories

Le Horla + Quizz


Le Horla is a short horror story. In the form of a journal, the narrator, an upper-class, unmarried, bourgeois man, conveys his troubled thoughts and feelings of anguish...

Regret + Quizz


Monsieur Saval is an old bachelor, alone, with nobody about him. One day, as he thinks about the only woman he ever loved, he wonders whether he didn't miss the only opportunity he had to be happy...

L'Homme qui plantait
des arbres


The Man Who Planted Trees tells the story of one shepherd's long and successful singlehanded effort to re-forest a desolate valley in the foothills of the Alps in Provence... 

Memnon + Quizz


Memnon one day took it into his head to become a great philosopher. "To be perfectly happy," said he to himself, "I have nothing to do but to divest myself entirely of passions; and nothing is more easy, as everybody knows"... 

André Gide


Published in Maintenant magazine, this short story narrates how Arthur Cravan took advantage of his family relationship with Oscar Wilde to meet André Gide. Cravan describes their encounter...

Histoire du démon
qui prit femme


In The Devil Takes Wife, the princes of Hell plan to send archdevil Belfagor to earth to find why all men state women as the cause of their damnation...