It's a new season and that means new audiobooks added to the Listening Books catalogue!
Do you sometimes feel like you haven’t satisfied your book cravings, even after hours of reading or listening to an audiobook? Sounds like you might need to get into book podcasts!
Even though there’s always a significant number of crime fiction novels at the top of the book charts, there are still many readers and listeners out there (including myself until recently) that have never explored this expansive genre. Is there a book out there for you that will turn you into a master of murder (the fictional kind of course) or a connoisseur of crime? Of course there is! Here are seven books we think may tempt you into the world of murder mysteries.
Audiobooks are particularly good for immersing yourself in nature stories. Once you've settled down, put your headphones in or your bluetooth speaker on, it can be a very immersive experience. Having the added extra of natural soundscapes in many audiobooks can make it feel like you're almost outside. Just open a window and add a warm breeze!
This year the Bookseller is celebrating 30 years of the British Book Awards by adding an extra category which will decide the best books of the last three decades.
February is LGBT History Month every year in the UK. In 2020, the theme is Poetry, Prose, and Plays, which celebrates the contribution that LGBT+ writers have made to writing of all kinds, from Sappho to Juno Dawson.
Maybe you've come across this list because you've made a resolution to read a certain number of books this year, and now that number is seeming a bit daunting. But there are many other reasons to try short audiobooks! They are perfect for listening to while going for a walk, doing household chores, or just spending an afternoon on the sofa. Also, February is the shortest month of the year - what better time to listen to short audiobooks?
You've thought about it a lot, and now you want to become an audiobook narrator. Great! But where do you start?
When it comes to choosing audiobooks, you can't go wrong with one narrated by multiple narrators! Especially when a book is written from more than one perspective, having multiple narrators helps with immersing yourself in the characters heads. This works particularly well for crime novels, for short stories, and for adapting books that rely on illustrations. But, everything from two character voices to a full cast can help to enhance the story!
Audiobooks are beneficial for so many people for such a variety of reasons. For Sarah, after she lost her sight, they became a solace and a new way to access reading. She talks about her experience, her favourite audiobooks, and volunteering for Listening Books!