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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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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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Listen Up: Why Your Book Needs to Sound as Good as it Reads

Listen Up: Why Your Book Needs to Sound as Good as it Reads

When you're writing your book, think about the accessibility of the story, the way it sounds when it is read out loud. Think about all the different audiences that might access your book in different ways. After all, we are not just writing words on a page, we are writing stories for people to hear.

June 14, 2023

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The Best Audiobooks Read By Famous Voices

The Best Audiobooks Read By Famous Voices

Having someone read to you is great. It's part of what makes audiobooks so magical. A voice can really add to the story and sometimes it's as though the reader is there in the room with you. What if a few of those voices were famous actors? 

March 22, 2023

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The 20 Most Popular Audiobooks Added To Our Collection In 2022

The 20 Most Popular Audiobooks Added To Our Collection In 2022

The Listening Books Members' Choice Award is back for a second year! We recently released a shortlist of twenty audiobooks added to our collection this year that have been most popular with our members. Just one of them will be crowned the winner of our Members' Choice Award 2022! So, which books are in with a chance of winning this year? In case you missed the announcement, here are the shortlisted titles.

October 5, 2022

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Michael Rosen and Annemarie Young: Interview

Michael Rosen and Annemarie Young: Interview

In 2016, the book Who are Refugees and Migrants? What Makes People Leave Their Homes? And Other Big Questions was published. Written by children's authors Michael Rosen and Annemarie Young, it also features contributions from others with experiences of immigration like comedian Omid Djalili and poet Benjamin Zephaniah.

March 16, 2022

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Author Interview: Christopher Paolini Discusses Eragon, Inheritance and his exploration of Sci-Fi

Author Interview: Christopher Paolini Discusses Eragon, Inheritance and his exploration of Sci-Fi

Christopher Paolini is one of the biggest living fantasy authors, having shot to fame with Eragon and The Inheritance Cycle. We interviewed him back in 2015, when he was working on his next great epic, To Sleep in a Sea of Stars. To celebrate the book's paperback release, we decided to revisit our conversation with this brilliant author.

November 4, 2021

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Lit Podcasts You Need to Listen To`

Lit Podcasts You Need to Listen To`

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!

March 12, 2021

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