Covid-19 Update

We are aware that this is a very worrying time for members and we are delighted to report that we have maintained our full downloads and streaming services which are accessible 24hrs a day, 7 days a week. We have now also resumed a limited CD service for current members who use CDs.

Members who only access our CD service are still able to take advantage of a free upgrade to our online service during this time.

More information can be found here and you can contact us at or on 020 7407 9417 with any concerns. makes use of cookies. Some cookies on this site are essential. By using our site you accept the terms of our Privacy Policy.      Accept and Close
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Listening Books provides a postal and internet based audiobook service to over 50,000 members who find it difficult to read the printed word in the usual way
Choose from thousands of fantastic audiobooks to download to an iPod or other portable device to listen on-the-go!

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Listening Books members can download thousands of fantastic titles to an iPod or other portable player!

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MP3 CDs!

Members can choose from a huge selection of MP3 CDs which we send through the post.



Members can listen to thousands of audiobooks instantly on a huge range of devices and computers, including Macs.


Make a donation

Listening Books simply could not continue to operate its vital services without the generous donations we receive from charitable trusts and individuals. All donations are gratefully received, whatever the amount. To donate now click here.

Audio Samples

You can now hear sample extracts of many of our titles before you sign up for membership or log on to listen.
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By remembering Listening Books in your will, you could help make a vital difference to the lives of the thousands of people throughout the UK with a print impairment.  Please click here for more information.


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