Hello Michele! I endorse Jingle’s opinion, thus I prefer the longer alternative to practise my listening comprehension (I still have problems to follow longer textes). But both options are all right!
By the way, is it possible to record a faster version, too? That would be very nice, because in real life, the Italians (and of course some other native speakers in other countries, too) speak frequently very fast.
P.S.: Now that I have improved my Spanish a lot, I’ll certainly soon resume my Italian studies.
I will just upload the version I have downloaded from Librivox… It is quite good, in my opinion.
I think it may be better to upload each scene as one lesson, because some uncommon words and phrases are used here and there. I have already shared and will share other longer lessons read at a natural speed (I never speak so fast as other people do, though).
Fans of longer lessons can read “Un italiano a Sofia”, my new collection “Le mie esperienze con CouchSurfing” or some audiobooks like “Cuore”, “Il giornalino di Gian Burrasca” and “Il fu Mattia Pascal”.
One thing I might add to this: is the intermediate level truly determined by length? I’ve come across some extremely difficult but short texts in some languages. Also, I’ve read long texts which are fairly simple to me.