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Top 10 Downloads 2023

Top 10 Downloads 2023

Many of you were avid listeners last year, with our members checking out over 100,000 audiobooks! From morning commutes to sleepless nights, school exams to a new retirement hobby, audiobooks have been there to help and support many people this year. But what were the titles you loved the most? Without further ado, we present to you: the Top Ten Downloads of 2023.

January 10, 2024

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Our Top PressReader Picks and Tips

Our Top PressReader Picks and Tips

Did you know that you have access to thousands of newspapers and magazines as a Listening Books member? That’s right – we don’t stop with audiobooks. Through PressReader, you can find almost any newspaper or magazine you can imagine! There are absolutely no restrictions, no extra charges, and – best of all – it won’t affect your audiobook allocation! With so much choice, it might be hard to know where to start, so the Listening Books Team have got together to highlight just some of our favourites in the catalogue and provide some helpful tips you might not know about. Simply log-in via the Listening Books website to access all of our recommendations and thousands more!

October 25, 2023

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4 Activities That Can Help Reduce Your Child’s Screen Time

4 Activities That Can Help Reduce Your Child’s Screen Time

Digital devices are now part and parcel of everyday life. Today's younger generations are largely comprised of digital natives who have never lived in a world without gadgetry at their fingertips. However, constant usage of technology can have a dark side. While banning devices completely is not feasible, there are ways to encourage our children to lessen their screen time as much as possible. Here are four activities they can do instead!

September 27, 2023

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Meet Eli: The Dyslexic Dyslexia Consultant

Meet Eli: The Dyslexic Dyslexia Consultant

Hello, I’m Elizabeth Wilkinson MBE. I am Elizabeth, but everyone calls me Eli (pronounced Ellie). Ok, so who am I and what do I do? I am the founder of Dyslexia information Day & Dyslexia Awards (both not-for-profit events), and my business is The Dyslexic Dyslexia Consultant. I learned about Listening Books in the early 2000’s, whilst attending the Education Show, at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham. I was blown away by what they do.

August 23, 2023

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Books For Young People Who Don't Like Reading

Books For Young People Who Don't Like Reading

We’ve compiled some creative lists of book ideas for kids who don’t typically enjoy reading! We've got buckets of brilliant titles that we’re sure will get the young folks in your life hooked on a good book.

March 22, 2023

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The Best Audiobooks Read By Famous Voices

The Best Audiobooks Read By Famous Voices

Having someone read to you is great. It's part of what makes audiobooks so magical. A voice can really add to the story and sometimes it's as though the reader is there in the room with you. What if a few of those voices were famous actors? 

March 22, 2023

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The 20 Most Popular Audiobooks Added To Our Collection In 2022

The 20 Most Popular Audiobooks Added To Our Collection In 2022

The Listening Books Members' Choice Award is back for a second year! We recently released a shortlist of twenty audiobooks added to our collection this year that have been most popular with our members. Just one of them will be crowned the winner of our Members' Choice Award 2022! So, which books are in with a chance of winning this year? In case you missed the announcement, here are the shortlisted titles.

October 5, 2022

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8 Reasons You'll Love Our New Teacher Dashboard

8 Reasons You'll Love Our New Teacher Dashboard

Listening Books have been proudly supporting schools with our audiobook lending service for over 20 years! But did you know that we have recently improved our offer for schools? We’ve built a brand-new teacher dashboard, filled with fantastic resources to get students listening to stories! Read on for the best bits of what you can now achieve thanks to this exciting update. 

May 20, 2022

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Michael Rosen and Annemarie Young: Interview

Michael Rosen and Annemarie Young: Interview

In 2016, the book Who are Refugees and Migrants? What Makes People Leave Their Homes? And Other Big Questions was published. Written by children's authors Michael Rosen and Annemarie Young, it also features contributions from others with experiences of immigration like comedian Omid Djalili and poet Benjamin Zephaniah.

March 16, 2022

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25 Reasons To Get Your Kids Listening To Audiobooks This World Book Day

25 Reasons To Get Your Kids Listening To Audiobooks This World Book Day

On the 3rd of March 2022, World Book Day will be celebrating its 25th anniversary, with the message for all children, ‘you are a reader’! To mark this special occasion, we’ve compiled a list of 25 compelling reasons why your children should listen to audiobooks this World Book Day. 

February 22, 2022

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