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PressReader: What's it All About?

PressReader: What's it All About?

Earlier this year, Listening Books partnered with PressReader, who provide virtual access to newspapers and magazines in audio form. PressReader feature UK newspaper publications from The Guardian to The Telegraph, and magazines such as Forbes, Variety and Vogue. Thanks to PressReader, members of Listening Books can access thousands of newspapers and magazines publications in their original languages, all available to listen to online! To find out a bit more about the service, we recently caught up with Senior Area Manager James Fairbotham, who oversees PressReader’s Libraries division in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

October 12, 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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Can't Concentrate on Reading? Try Audiobooks

Can't Concentrate on Reading? Try Audiobooks

Lockdown has made concentrating on reading books difficult for lots of us. But there is a solution - listening to audiobooks!

February 15, 2021

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5 Reasons Listening To Audiobooks Counts as Reading

5 Reasons Listening To Audiobooks Counts as Reading

If you've ever listened to an audiobook then chances are you've had someone tell you it's 'cheating' or not 'real' reading.  Here's five reasons that's not right.

October 26, 2020

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5 Reasons You Should Listen to Doctor Who Audiobooks

5 Reasons You Should Listen to Doctor Who Audiobooks

Ever wanted to get more Doctor Who in your life? Click here to find out the reasons you should listen to Doctor Who audiobooks!

October 7, 2020

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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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Why The Archers Needs More Disabled Characters

Why The Archers Needs More Disabled Characters

This article was written by Katherine Runswick-Cole, a senior research fellow at Manchester Metropolitan University. It was originally published on The Conversation.

September 17, 2018

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Migraines, Audiobooks and Me

Migraines, Audiobooks and Me

Audiobooks are a great way to experience stories. Listening Books member Colleen tells us how she started enjoying them after reading print became difficult.

May 29, 2018

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How An Audiobook Charity Changed My Life

How An Audiobook Charity Changed My Life

Audiobooks have a powerful impact for people less able to read or hold a book. Here, Listening Books member Margaret* tells us how they have changed her life.

April 9, 2018

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How Read for Good Sets Alight the Literary Love

How Read for Good Sets Alight the Literary Love

School children reading to help children in hospital - what could be better? How Read for Good sets alight the literary love, wherever your child may be.

March 5, 2018

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