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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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PressReader: What's it All About?

PressReader: What's it All About?

Many of you will know by now that Listening Books members have access to PressReader: a service which provides audio access to thousands of newspapers and magazines from across the world. But how does it work, and what exactly does it have to offer? In this blog post, James from PressReader answers all your questions and more.

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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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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15 Audiobooks to Listen to this Black History Month

15 Audiobooks to Listen to this Black History Month

October marks Black History Month in the UK and we wanted to highlight audiobooks from black British authors - from compelling fiction and non-fiction to books for children and young adults.

October 14, 2020

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7 Amazing Audiobooks featuring LGBT+ Characters

7 Amazing Audiobooks featuring LGBT+ Characters

February is LGBT History Month every year in the UK. In 2020, the theme is Poetry, Prose, and Plays, which celebrates the contribution that LGBT+ writers have made to writing of all kinds, from Sappho to Juno Dawson.

February 19, 2020

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Becoming an Audiobook Narrator: What You Need to Know

Becoming an Audiobook Narrator: What You Need to Know

You've thought about it a lot, and now you want to become an audiobook narrator. Great! But where do you start?

January 20, 2020

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Audiobooks with Multiple Narrators

Audiobooks with Multiple Narrators

When it comes to choosing audiobooks, you can't go wrong with one narrated by multiple narrators! Especially when a book is written from more than one perspective, having multiple narrators helps with immersing yourself in the characters heads. This works particularly well for crime novels, for short stories, and for adapting books that rely on illustrations. But, everything from two character voices to a full cast can help to enhance the story!

January 3, 2020

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An Interview with Angela Chadwick

An Interview with Angela Chadwick

XX is the debut novel by Angela Chadwick. It is the story of a lesbian couple who take part in a groundbreaking clinic trial that enables two women to have a baby together and how the world reacts. It has...

September 26, 2019

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An Interview with T P Fielden

An Interview with T P Fielden

T P Fielden is the author of the Miss Dimont series of mystery novels - including The Riviera Express, Resort to Murder, and A Quarter Past Dead. They are set in the late 1950s, and follow journalist Miss Judy Dimont as she attempts to uncover the truth about murders in the quaint fictional town of Temple Regis in Devon.

September 11, 2019

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