Earlier this year, OverDrive (our digital partner) stopped updating and maintaining their OverDrive app. That’s why we’re encouraging all our members to try out OverDrive’s new app: Libby! This app is also free and has much of the functionality of the previous app, plus many fantastic additional features. Read on to learn more about how Libby can support and enhance your listening experience!
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.
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.
In a crisis like the pandemic, the world's ability to innovate has been tested. So far, we've found ways to pull through — and many of the tactics we’ve used have worked so well they're bound to be used even in the post-COVID world.
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.
Over 200 years on since her death, Austen’s advice on love, relationships and marriage is just as pertinent, because despite never marrying herself, all of her novels have love and relationships at their core.
The simple state of belonging to a book club can bring countless social, psychological and even physical benefits. That's why we're incredibly excited to be running the Listening Books Club for another year - and we think that you should join us! Unconvinced? Here are just some of the benefits of taking part...
Many of you were avid listeners last year, borrowing over 100,000 audiobooks! You listened your way through lockdowns, journeys, sleepless nights and busy days - but what were the titles you favoured the most? Without further ado, we present to you: the Top Ten Downloads of 2021.
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.
Many of you will know by now that Listening Books members have access to PressReader: a service which provides audio access to thousands of newspapers and magazines from across the world. But how does it work, and what exactly does it have to offer? In this blog post, James from PressReader answers all your questions and more.