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Author Interview: Christopher Paolini Discusses Eragon, Inheritance and his exploration of Sci-Fi

Author Interview: Christopher Paolini Discusses Eragon, Inheritance and his exploration of Sci-Fi

Christopher Paolini is one of the biggest living fantasy authors, having shot to fame with Eragon and The Inheritance Cycle. We interviewed him back in 2015, when he was working on his next great epic, To Sleep in a Sea of Stars. To celebrate the book's paperback release, we decided to revisit our conversation with this brilliant author.

November 4, 2021

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15 Audiobooks to Listen to this Black History Month

15 Audiobooks to Listen to this Black History Month

October marks Black History Month in the UK and we wanted to highlight audiobooks from black British authors - from compelling fiction and non-fiction to books for children and young adults.

October 14, 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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Audiobooks with Multiple Narrators

Audiobooks with Multiple Narrators

When it comes to choosing audiobooks, you can't go wrong with one narrated by multiple narrators! Especially when a book is written from more than one perspective, having multiple narrators helps with immersing yourself in the characters heads. This works particularly well for crime novels, for short stories, and for adapting books that rely on illustrations. But, everything from two character voices to a full cast can help to enhance the story!

January 3, 2020

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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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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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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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Back to School Audiobooks: Sound Learning

Back to School Audiobooks: Sound Learning

If you're finding reading difficult, school can be particularly daunting. There always seems to be so many things to read! This is where our Sound Learning service comes in. We record educational audiobooks from ages 7 and up so that at least getting through the reading doesn't have to be difficult. We've collected some of the best back to school audiobooks in our library, so get a head start on listening!

August 23, 2017

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Speech from the Stars: Audiobook Recommendations

Speech from the Stars: Audiobook Recommendations

When I was thirteen and wishing that Orlando Bloom would read me the phonebook (it was 2003, that’s the only excuse I have), I could never have dreamt that there would be so many books read by celebrities to choose from.

June 20, 2017

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