June 1st marks the start of Volunteers' Week - a celebration of the contribution volunteers make in the UK.
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?
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.
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.
Cosy crime, a sub-genre of crime whose stories are sometimes referred to as ‘cosies’, shows no sign of losing its popularity.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!