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Lit Podcasts You Need to Listen To`

Lit Podcasts You Need to Listen To`

Do you sometimes feel like you haven’t satisfied your book cravings, even after hours of reading or listening to an audiobook? Sounds like you might need to get into book podcasts!

March 12, 2021

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Books to Read After Watching Bridgerton

Books to Read After Watching Bridgerton

I binged Netflix's recent series, Bridgerton, as fast as I could. If you did the same then check out these books to read after!

January 8, 2021

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23 Celebrity Autobiographies Read by the Author

23 Celebrity Autobiographies Read by the Author

What's even better than getting to know more about your famous celebrity? Having them read it in their own voice!

June 14, 2019

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9 Great Audiobooks to Add to your Summer Reading List!

9 Great Audiobooks to Add to your Summer Reading List!

The summer is finally upon us! It's time to slather on the sunscreen and settle down for some serious summer listening. Whether you're jetting off to an exotic island, or making the most of the British summertime, we've got some fabulous new audiobooks to see you through to the end of the season.

June 18, 2018

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Reading More Widely-and Playfully-With Reading Challenges

Reading More Widely-and Playfully-With Reading Challenges

Jessica Stone presents Dear Reader for Canterbury's Community and Student Radio. In her spare time, she also volunteers for Listening Books. She tells us why she does reading challenges!

May 8, 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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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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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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Books to Read After Game of Thrones

Books to Read After Game of Thrones

The story concerns warring families in the fictional land of Westeros. They compete to be the ruler of the seven kingdoms and sit on the Iron Throne against a backdrop of dragons, zombies and giant direwolves. But how do you decide what books to read after Game of Thrones? Whether you relate more to the conniving Cersei Lannister, headstrong Arya Stark, or mother of dragons Daenerys Targaryen, here are books to read based on each family to tide you over until the next series.

September 18, 2017

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Autumn Listening to Get Excited About

Autumn Listening to Get Excited About

The summer holidays might be over, but that doesn't mean you can't find the time to relax with an audiobook! We've got some brilliant new titles that we'll be adding to the library over the next few weeks. Here's a selection of the autumn listening we've got in store...

September 8, 2017

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