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5 Fun Facts about Volunteering and Volunteers

5 Fun Facts about Volunteering and Volunteers

June 1st marks the start of Volunteers' Week - a celebration of the contribution volunteers make in the UK.

May 31, 2016

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Our favourite literary characters

Our favourite literary characters

Often it's the characters in a book that make it great just as much as the story. So we asked the Listening Books team - who is your favourite character from a book?

May 23, 2016

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Timeline: The History of the Audiobook

Timeline: The History of the Audiobook

The image above, drawn a year after the invention of the phonograph, envisioned a future of whole families sitting down around the player listening to its delights. The audiobook has come a long way since then, from only being able to store four minutes at a time on a cylinder, to a wealth of digital audiobook downloads at our fingertips.

May 17, 2016

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The best book events in London this May

The best book events in London this May

If the perk in the weather has given you some more get-up-and-go, we have the perfect way to use that energy and engage that curious mind! Whether you're looking for some entertainment or to puzzle out some politics, London is bursting with amazing book events this May.

May 10, 2016

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What makes a cosy crime novel and why are they so popular?

What makes a cosy crime novel and why are they so popular?

Cosy crime, a sub-genre of crime whose stories are sometimes referred to as ‘cosies’, shows no sign of losing its popularity.

May 3, 2016

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A Day in The Life of Listening Books' Director

A Day in The Life of Listening Books' Director

Bill Dee, the Listening Books Director, gives us an insight into his role in the charity. From managing staff to seizing opportunities, here's what he had to say about what he does day to day.

April 26, 2016

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The Ultimate Bookish Homeware and Décor

The Ultimate Bookish Homeware and Décor

Books are great for their stories, but they're also great to just have around! Just because you might get your books in audio form, doesn't mean that you can't be surrounded by bookish things.

April 19, 2016

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New book releases: 2016 so far

New book releases: 2016 so far

We’re now almost a third of the way through the year (what, really? Surely it’s still February?), but what does 2016 have to show for itself? Well, if the news is anything to go by, it seems to have been dominated by the continuing migrant crisis, Donald Trump, and nobody knowing what to think about the EU referendum.

April 11, 2016

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Curious jobs authors had before they were famous writers

Curious jobs authors had before they were famous writers

Writers and authors often start off with different jobs or careers before writing pays the bills. And for many of the best authors out there, they didn't know for a while that novels would be their calling!

April 4, 2016

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7 blogs that offer great audiobook reviews and recommendations

7 blogs that offer great audiobook reviews and recommendations

You're wondering what to listen to next, you don't know where to start on browsing Amazon comments, and you just want a few trustworthy audiobook reviews. Blogs can be a great place to find this sort of thing!

March 29, 2016

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