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5 Things You May Not Know About Podcasts (And Our Podcast Specifically!)

5 Things You May Not Know About Podcasts (And Our Podcast Specifically!)

Podcasts are having a moment. There's been a massive increase in listeners over the past few years. Since the unprecedented success of Serial in 2014 sparking the fascination with true crime, podcasts have only grown. In 2018, Listening Books created their own podcast, Voluminous, all about reading and audiobooks.

January 28, 2019

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Simon Lelic Interview: The House

Simon Lelic Interview: The House

Simon Lelic is the bestselling author of five books, including The House and his latest release, The Liar's Room. Before starting to write novels he studied history and previously worked as a journalist. He lived in London for several years before moving down to Brighton with his wife and three children. The House was chosen for the Radio 2 Book Club in November 2017.

November 19, 2018

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Robin Stevens: Author Interview

Robin Stevens: Author Interview

Robin Stevens is the author of the bestselling Murder Most Unladylike series and The Guggenheim Mystery. She was born in America, but grew up in England. She attended Cheltenham Ladies College, where she read a lot of murder mysteries. The Murder Most Unladylike series follows Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong, who set up the Wells and Wong detective society, and investigate their first case after Hazel discovers the murder of the science teacher Miss Bell at the Deepdean School for Girls.

November 5, 2018

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Scary Audiobooks That Will Creep You Out

Scary Audiobooks That Will Creep You Out

Audiobooks are the best way to immerse yourself in a thrilling story. A voice speaking straight into your ear is way scarier than reading. Even the shortest one can have me hiding under the duvet. So, if you love a creepy story, then check out this list of scary audiobooks for a fang-tastic fright!

October 26, 2018

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9 New Audiobooks for Autumn

9 New Audiobooks for Autumn

The nights are getting longer, and this autumn we have some excellent new additions to our library. Whether you're commuting to work or school on a chilly morning, or just hiding under the duvet for a few more hours, we've got something for you. There are audiobooks about queens, crime, Christmas, and everything in between, so you're bound to find something you love!

October 1, 2018

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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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Back to School Audiobooks for a New Term

Back to School Audiobooks for a New Term

Whether you're starting a new school, about to start your exams, or just back for another year, we've got you covered. If you find reading or holding a book difficult going back to school can be particularly challenging. But, with audiobooks it doesn't have to be! We record educational audiobooks from ages 7 and up so that at least getting through the reading can be a breeze! We’ve collected some of the best back to school audiobooks in our collection, so get a head start on listening!

August 30, 2018

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Sue Moorcroft Interview: Writing, Helicopters and Audiobooks

Sue Moorcroft Interview: Writing, Helicopters and Audiobooks

Sue Moorcroft is a Sunday Times and internationally-bestselling author of contemporary fiction. She has been Vice Chair of the Romantic Novelists' Association, and her books have been shortlisted for Contemporary Romantic Novel of the Year Awards. Her 2017 novel, Just for the Holidays, was chosen as the July/August 2018 audiobook for The Listening Books Club.

August 13, 2018

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5 Things You Might Not Know About Recording Audiobooks

5 Things You Might Not Know About Recording Audiobooks

At Listening Books, our library is made up of audiobooks from publishers like Penguin and HarperCollins, as well as audiobooks we record in our studios. So, as well as audiobooks read by celebrities such as Stephen Fry, we also work with narrators who volunteer their time. If you've borrowed a Horrible Histories audiobook from our library, or swotted up before an exam with a York Notes A Level guide, then it was most likely made in our studios.

July 31, 2018

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World Cup Books: From Fever Pitch to Foxes

World Cup Books: From Fever Pitch to Foxes

From all the facts about World Cup history, to a family of foxes that love football, we've got you covered. Want to know why the atmosphere of the World Cup is so different? Try A History of the World Cup. Or what it's like to be a national football icon? Listen to Bobby Moore, which was written by his wife, Tina Moore. They're all here in this list of World Cup books.

July 3, 2018

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