How would you like someone to read out a story for you? Well here’s a wonderful site for learning French and listening to (and simultaneously reading) French stories: Language Guide Français.
The site has three sections: French Vocabulary, French Grammar, and French Readings. It is the French Readings that interests me most. There are four Guy de Maupassant [hear] short stories narrated by – from the sound of it - native French speakers. This site is worth a visit just for that.