Can't Mute Stories
I have tried to mute the stories by turning off sound fx and speakers in the settings area. But it has no effect on stories. I am on the PC version of duolingo.
Here are two ways to mute:
If you are on Google Chrome or Firefox: right click the tab for Duolingo Stories > mute site. Later when you want to do lessons or hear the audio, unmute it the same way.
On your taskbar (if you're on Windows) there should be a speaker symbol. Right click > open volume mixer > turn Chrome/Firefox all the way down. Do this if you're not playing music from Youtube or something.