Laura Carlin is the bestselling author of The Wicked Cometh, a dark and mysterious tale set against the backdrop of the slums of Georgian London. This is Laura’s debut novel, and it earned her a nomination for the Books Are...
Robyn Hollingworth is the bestselling author of My Mad Dad, her memoir of caring for her father after he was diagnosed with Alzheimer's. At 25 she was working as a fashion merchandiser/buyer in London, but took a sabbatical to move back to Wales to care for him.
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.
Simon Lelic is the bestselling author of five books, including The House and his latest release, The Liar's Room. Before starting to write novels he studied history and previously worked as a journalist. He lived in London for several years before moving down to Brighton with his wife and three children. The House was chosen for the Radio 2 Book Club in November 2017.
Robin Stevens is the author of the bestselling Murder Most Unladylike series and The Guggenheim Mystery. She was born in America, but grew up in England. She attended Cheltenham Ladies College, where she read a lot of murder mysteries. The Murder Most Unladylike series follows Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong, who set up the Wells and Wong detective society, and investigate their first case after Hazel discovers the murder of the science teacher Miss Bell at the Deepdean School for Girls.
Audiobooks are the best way to immerse yourself in a thrilling story. A voice speaking straight into your ear is way scarier than reading. Even the shortest one can have me hiding under the duvet. So, if you love a creepy story, then check out this list of scary audiobooks for a fang-tastic fright!
The nights are getting longer, and this autumn we have some excellent new additions to our library. Whether you're commuting to work or school on a chilly morning, or just hiding under the duvet for a few more hours, we've got something for you. There are audiobooks about queens, crime, Christmas, and everything in between, so you're bound to find something you love!
This article was written by Katherine Runswick-Cole, a senior research fellow at Manchester Metropolitan University. It was originally published on The Conversation.
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!