Is it possible to record an audiobook remotely during covid lockdown? We find out!
We thought it'd be relatively simple to record audiobooks from home during lockdown. How wrong we were.
You've thought about it a lot, and now you want to become an audiobook narrator. Great! But where do you start?
Audiobooks are beneficial for so many people for such a variety of reasons. For Sarah, after she lost her sight, they became a solace and a new way to access reading. She talks about her experience, her favourite audiobooks, and volunteering for Listening Books!
You’ve probably heard of an editor, or a subeditor. These are the people who read book manuscripts before they are published to make sure there are no spelling mistakes or grammatical errors. But what about audiobooks? This is where proof...
Amy Lloyd is the bestselling author of two novels. Her debut, The Innocent Wife, was published after she won the Daily Mail Bestseller Competition in 2016. It went on to become a Sunday Times bestseller, and was a 2018 Richard and Judy Book Club pick. Her second book, One More Lie, was published as an ebook in February 2019, and will be available as a hardback and audiobook in April.
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.
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!
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.