3 hours 4 minutes (!) of Latin idioms with English translations, 32 audio files and PDF of text.
Free sample of audio:
Dē Variīs Colloquendī Fōrmulīs by Franmōrārius, a collection of over 1000 (!!!!) idioms, locutions, figures of speech, and proverbs from Classical and Renaissance literature. Listening to these audio recordings will allow the listener to become very familiar with the most common, most important, and most delightful expressions of Roman speech.
This audiobook is set up as a teaching course: The audio recording presents the English phrase, then the Latin phrase. For example, you'll hear "Greetings!" Then there will be a pause of approximately 5 seconds, after which you will hear "Multam tibī salūtem impertiō!" Another pause will follow, allowing you to repeat the phrase.
Once you have heard the entire audio recording, listen to it again, and attempt to reproduce the exact Latin phrase as best as you remember when prompted by the English phrase. Pause and go back in the recording as desired to repeat sections. Listen to the audio recording many times a day.
You will find this exercise to be quite challenging! But after listening a dozen or so times, you will be able to recall many of these very lovely and very natural figures of speech. The purpose of this exercise is to move you, as a Latin speaker, beyond your comfort zone of using overly simple and plainly constructed phrases, and to enrich your conversation with these more complicated and less familiar native speaker idioms.
I believe figures of speech like these are the soul of a language. Here is your goal: when prompted by any of the English phrases, be able to produce the exact Latin phrase listed in every chapter of this book.
While the PDF of this book is freely available, those who like to hold a physical print book may purchase it here, prepared by Roberto Lionello: