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Cass Green Interview

Cass Green Interview

Cass Green is the bestselling author of the psychological thriller books The Woman Next Door and In A Cottage In A Wood. Starting out as a journalist, she is now also a writer in residence for East Barnet School, and teaches Writing for Children at City University. She also writes young adult fiction.

March 19, 2018

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An Interview With An Audiobook Narrator

An Interview With An Audiobook Narrator

How does an audiobook narrator record books? How do they work out character voices? And what does a dog ordering a pizza sound like?

March 14, 2018

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11 Feminist Books for International Women's Day

11 Feminist Books for International Women's Day

On 8th March every year women around the world celebrate International Women's Day. If you're looking for some great feminist books to read to celebrate, then look no further!

March 8, 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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An Interview With Our Copyright Manager

An Interview With Our Copyright Manager

Amy Flinders is the Copyright Manager for Listening Books. She has worked for the charity since 2014. Abigail Jaggers spoke to her about what a copyright manager does, how she chooses what audiobooks to buy for the library, and why there aren't audiobook versions of every book.

February 26, 2018

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Old Slang Expressions that are Hilarious Now

Old Slang Expressions that are Hilarious Now

This doesn't just happen in classics. Authors of historical fiction often use historical slang to make their settings more realistic. Here are some of the best old slang expressions from the past that are inadvertently hilarious now.

February 12, 2018

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Audiobook Recommendations Based on Your Favourite Netflix Original

Audiobook Recommendations Based on Your Favourite Netflix Original

Doesn't everyone love binge-watching a show or three on Netflix? There's something addictive about watching all the episodes of a show at once. Thankfully, GQ have called audiobooks the new Netflix! They celebrate original storytelling in the same way Netflix does. Plus, you can stream them online and access them on-the-go. So, whatever your favourite show on the streaming platform is, try these audiobook recommendations to help you relive it!

January 29, 2018

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An Interview with Our Audio Producer

An Interview with Our Audio Producer

Nicholas de Garis is the Audio Producer for Listening Books. He works in our in-house recording studios making educational audiobooks for our Sound Learning service. Abigail Jaggers spoke to him about what an Audio Producer does, what's involved in editing an audiobook, and his dream audiobook to record.

January 22, 2018

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My View: Mencap and Learning Disability

My View: Mencap and Learning Disability

Ladies and Gentlemen, allow my to introduce myself. My name is Josie. I work at Mencap as a receptionist and campaigner. My job means a lot to me because years ago I found it hard to get a job. Now I am involved in interviews, in training and campaigning, so I have many important roles in Mencap.

December 3, 2017

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First World War Books: Classics to Forgotten Reads

First World War Books: Classics to Forgotten Reads

November 2017 marks 100 years since the Battle of Passchendaele ended. To commemorate this we recommend a list of First World War books, from must-reads to forgotten classics.

November 6, 2017

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