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How We Choose Books for Our Catalogue

How We Choose Books for Our Catalogue

Find out how we choose books for our eclectic catalogue of over 8,000 titles from our Publisher Relations Manager, Amy!

June 26, 2024

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Get to Know the Brains Behind Brain or Shine!

Get to Know the Brains Behind Brain or Shine!

Founder of Brain or Shine, Mark Kennedy, writes about his experience living with a brain injury and how audiobooks can help!

May 21, 2024

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Audiobooks Inspired by Art

Audiobooks Inspired by Art

For World Art Day, we’ve picked ten audiobooks from our collection inspired by art and artists. Read on to find books that will immerse you in the world of art, whether that world is Tudor England, 17th-century Holland or fantasy-Korea!

April 15, 2024

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Why Press Play?

Why Press Play?

Deborah Salsbury, founder of The Reading Doctor, talks about why you should encourage struggling readers to listen to audiobooks.

March 11, 2024

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Are Audiobooks Becoming More Popular?

Are Audiobooks Becoming More Popular?

Audiobooks have come a long way since their humble beginnings in the 1930s. Despite facing skepticism and the stigma of not being a “true reading experience”, audiobooks are now rapidly increasing in popularity. At Listening Books, we know that audiobooks have countless benefits: from relieving stress and anxiety to enhancing literacy skills for people who cannot access print books, audiobooks can truly make the world of difference. Join us as we look at the history of audiobooks and the reasons behind their growth in popularity over time!

February 19, 2024

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Top 10 Downloads 2023

Top 10 Downloads 2023

Many of you were avid listeners last year, with our members checking out over 100,000 audiobooks! From morning commutes to sleepless nights, school exams to a new retirement hobby, audiobooks have been there to help and support many people this year. But what were the titles you loved the most? Without further ado, we present to you: the Top Ten Downloads of 2023.

January 10, 2024

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8 Audiobooks To Listen To Based On Your Favourite Festive Film

8 Audiobooks To Listen To Based On Your Favourite Festive Film

Do you spend all year impatiently waiting for the 1st December to arrive, so you can start watching those classic festive films again? Christmas movies make the season, but if you want a break from the screen, or just fancy something different, why not give an audiobook a go instead? To help you out, we've picked some books from the Listening Books catalogue to listen to based on your favourite Christmas movies!

December 18, 2023

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How To Start A Podcast

How To Start A Podcast

Earlier this year, our very own Audio Producer and host of The Listening Books Podcast, Jessica Stone, teamed up with Rest Less Events to give a workshop for those interested in starting a podcast.  In case you missed it, here are the highlights! Read on for expert tips and tricks on starting your own podcast, brought to you by an industry professional. 

November 20, 2023

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Our Top PressReader Picks and Tips

Our Top PressReader Picks and Tips

Did you know that you have access to thousands of newspapers and magazines as a Listening Books member? That’s right – we don’t stop with audiobooks. Through PressReader, you can find almost any newspaper or magazine you can imagine! There are absolutely no restrictions, no extra charges, and – best of all – it won’t affect your audiobook allocation! With so much choice, it might be hard to know where to start, so the Listening Books Team have got together to highlight just some of our favourites in the catalogue and provide some helpful tips you might not know about. Simply log-in via the Listening Books website to access all of our recommendations and thousands more!

October 25, 2023

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4 Activities That Can Help Reduce Your Child’s Screen Time

4 Activities That Can Help Reduce Your Child’s Screen Time

Digital devices are now part and parcel of everyday life. Today's younger generations are largely comprised of digital natives who have never lived in a world without gadgetry at their fingertips. However, constant usage of technology can have a dark side. While banning devices completely is not feasible, there are ways to encourage our children to lessen their screen time as much as possible. Here are four activities they can do instead!

September 27, 2023

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