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9 of the Best Audiobooks About the Natural World

9 of the Best Audiobooks About the Natural World

Audiobooks are particularly good for immersing yourself in nature stories. Once you've settled down, put your headphones in or your bluetooth speaker on, it can be a very immersive experience. Having the added extra of natural soundscapes in many audiobooks can make it feel like you're almost outside. Just open a window and add a warm breeze!

March 31, 2020

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Short Audiobooks to Listen to This Month

Short Audiobooks to Listen to This Month

Maybe you've come across this list because you've made a resolution to read a certain number of books this year, and now that number is seeming a bit daunting. But there are many other reasons to try short audiobooks! They are perfect for listening to while going for a walk, doing household chores, or just spending an afternoon on the sofa. Also, February is the shortest month of the year - what better time to listen to short audiobooks?

January 29, 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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Robyn Hollingworth Interview: My Mad Dad

Robyn Hollingworth Interview: My Mad Dad

Robyn Hollingworth is the bestselling author of My Mad Dad, her memoir of caring for her father after he was diagnosed with Alzheimer's. At 25 she was working as a fashion merchandiser/buyer in London, but took a sabbatical to move back to Wales to care for him.

February 18, 2019

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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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AudioFile Magazine's Best Nonfiction and Culture Audiobooks 2017

AudioFile Magazine's Best Nonfiction and Culture Audiobooks 2017

For anyone that's ever listened to a podcast, you'll know that nonfiction is a great genre to get between your ears. For everyone else, trust us: nonfiction is the best genre to try when starting out with audiobooks.

December 11, 2017

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15 Audiobooks About Mental Health

15 Audiobooks About Mental Health

Whether it's through characters in fiction, or real experience described in nonfiction, audiobooks about mental health can help everyone understand the affect they can have on daily life. Research has shown that two thirds of people in the UK will experience a mental health problem in our lifetimes. The list below features our favourite 15 audiobooks on this topic, from the serious to the humorous.

October 9, 2017

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Truth is Stranger Than Fiction: Non-fiction Audiobook Recommendations

Truth is Stranger Than Fiction: Non-fiction Audiobook Recommendations

I know, I know, non-fiction has a bit of a reputation as being dry, but I'm here to let you know there are some really fascinating non-fiction audiobooks out there. I’ve pulled together five of the ones I’ve learnt the most from, so sit back, relax, and learn some cool facts while being read to!

June 21, 2017

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The best book events in London this May

The best book events in London this May

If the perk in the weather has given you some more get-up-and-go, we have the perfect way to use that energy and engage that curious mind! Whether you're looking for some entertainment or to puzzle out some politics, London is bursting with amazing book events this May.

May 10, 2016

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