You know you can always rely on a great (audio)book to keep you company or help you escape from the world for a bit, and it’s probably fair to say that most of us have needed to do that a few times this year!
We’ll soon be adding lots of new titles to both our online and CD catalogues - some that are at the top of the book’s charts, some by brilliant debut authors and some that have been requested by Listening Books’ members. We know that you might be craving new audiobooks more than usual at the moment (we know we are!), so here’s a little taste of what’s coming to our catalogue very soon!
Even though there’s always a significant number of crime fiction novels at the top of the book charts, there are still many readers and listeners out there (including myself until recently) that have never explored this expansive genre. Is there a book out there for you that will turn you into a master of murder (the fictional kind of course) or a connoisseur of crime? Of course there is! Here are seven books we think may tempt you into the world of murder mysteries.
Audiobooks are particularly good for immersing yourself in nature stories. Once you've settled down, put your headphones in or your bluetooth speaker on, it can be a very immersive experience. Having the added extra of natural soundscapes in many audiobooks can make it feel like you're almost outside. Just open a window and add a warm breeze!
If you've seen the release schedule for this years upcoming films and TV shows then you'll know that there are so many great books being adapted! It's almost hard to know where to start! But, whether you're a person who thinks the book is better than the film, or a person who just likes to know what's going to happen, there's loads of great reasons to read the book before you see the 2020 screen adaptation.
This year the Bookseller is celebrating 30 years of the British Book Awards by adding an extra category which will decide the best books of the last three decades.
February is LGBT History Month every year in the UK. In 2020, the theme is Poetry, Prose, and Plays, which celebrates the contribution that LGBT+ writers have made to writing of all kinds, from Sappho to Juno Dawson.
Maybe you've come across this list because you've made a resolution to read a certain number of books this year, and now that number is seeming a bit daunting. But there are many other reasons to try short audiobooks! They are perfect for listening to while going for a walk, doing household chores, or just spending an afternoon on the sofa. Also, February is the shortest month of the year - what better time to listen to short audiobooks?
You've thought about it a lot, and now you want to become an audiobook narrator. Great! But where do you start?
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!