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Reading More Widely-and Playfully-With Reading Challenges

Reading More Widely-and Playfully-With Reading Challenges

Jessica Stone presents Dear Reader for Canterbury's Community and Student Radio. In her spare time, she also volunteers for Listening Books. She tells us why she does reading challenges!

May 8, 2018

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An Interview with Ruth Hogan

An Interview with Ruth Hogan

Ruth Hogan is the bestselling author of The Keeper of Lost Things. The book was published in 2017 and was a Richard and Judy Book Club pick the same year. Recently, she spoke to Abigail Jaggers about being a method writer, listening to audiobooks, and her new book The Wisdom of Sally Red Shoes.

April 16, 2018

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Cass Green Interview

Cass Green Interview

Cass Green is the bestselling author of the psychological thriller books The Woman Next Door and In A Cottage In A Wood. Starting out as a journalist, she is now also a writer in residence for East Barnet School, and teaches Writing for Children at City University. She also writes young adult fiction.

March 19, 2018

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An Interview With An Audiobook Narrator

An Interview With An Audiobook Narrator

How does an audiobook narrator record books? How do they work out character voices? And what does a dog ordering a pizza sound like?

March 14, 2018

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An Interview With Our Copyright Manager

An Interview With Our Copyright Manager

Amy Flinders is the Copyright Manager for Listening Books. She has worked for the charity since 2014. Abigail Jaggers spoke to her about what a copyright manager does, how she chooses what audiobooks to buy for the library, and why there aren't audiobook versions of every book.

February 26, 2018

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Old Slang Expressions that are Hilarious Now

Old Slang Expressions that are Hilarious Now

This doesn't just happen in classics. Authors of historical fiction often use historical slang to make their settings more realistic. Here are some of the best old slang expressions from the past that are inadvertently hilarious now.

February 12, 2018

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9 Audiobooks to Get Excited About in 2018

9 Audiobooks to Get Excited About in 2018

New year, new audiobooks. Our Copyright Manager Amy Flinders tells us all about a selection of the titles we're adding to the library soon!

February 5, 2018

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Audiobook Recommendations Based on Your Favourite Netflix Original

Audiobook Recommendations Based on Your Favourite Netflix Original

Doesn't everyone love binge-watching a show or three on Netflix? There's something addictive about watching all the episodes of a show at once. Thankfully, GQ have called audiobooks the new Netflix! They celebrate original storytelling in the same way Netflix does. Plus, you can stream them online and access them on-the-go. So, whatever your favourite show on the streaming platform is, try these audiobook recommendations to help you relive it!

January 29, 2018

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AudioFile Magazine's Best Nonfiction and Culture Audiobooks 2017

AudioFile Magazine's Best Nonfiction and Culture Audiobooks 2017

For anyone that's ever listened to a podcast, you'll know that nonfiction is a great genre to get between your ears. For everyone else, trust us: nonfiction is the best genre to try when starting out with audiobooks.

December 11, 2017

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7 Halloween Costume Ideas From Books!

7 Halloween Costume Ideas From Books!

It's that time of year again! The time when everything is pumpkin flavoured, toilet paper finds other uses, and cobwebs are decoration rather than laziness. Halloween is a great excuse to dress up in spooky costumes and have fun with friends. If you're planning on trick-or-treating this year, then here are seven Halloween costume ideas from books!

October 30, 2017

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