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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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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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Books For Young People Who Don't Like Reading

Books For Young People Who Don't Like Reading

We’ve compiled some creative lists of book ideas for kids who don’t typically enjoy reading! We've got buckets of brilliant titles that we’re sure will get the young folks in your life hooked on a good book.

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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8 Reasons You'll Love Our New Teacher Dashboard

8 Reasons You'll Love Our New Teacher Dashboard

Listening Books have been proudly supporting schools with our audiobook lending service for over 20 years! But did you know that we have recently improved our offer for schools? We’ve built a brand-new teacher dashboard, filled with fantastic resources to get students listening to stories! Read on for the best bits of what you can now achieve thanks to this exciting update. 

May 20, 2022

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25 Reasons To Get Your Kids Listening To Audiobooks This World Book Day

25 Reasons To Get Your Kids Listening To Audiobooks This World Book Day

On the 3rd of March 2022, World Book Day will be celebrating its 25th anniversary, with the message for all children, ‘you are a reader’! To mark this special occasion, we’ve compiled a list of 25 compelling reasons why your children should listen to audiobooks this World Book Day. 

February 22, 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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The Benefits of Audiobooks - An Interview with Emily Best

The Benefits of Audiobooks - An Interview with Emily Best

Recently, we spoke to Emily Best from the National Literacy Trust about their recent research into the benefits of audiobooks, listening during lockdown, and the benefits of reading for wellbeing!

July 2, 2021

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10 Audiobooks to Add to Your Library This Autumn

10 Audiobooks to Add to Your Library This Autumn

Here's what audiobooks you'll be listening to this autumn season!

October 14, 2019

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