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!
Sue Moorcroft is a Sunday Times and internationally-bestselling author of contemporary fiction. She has been Vice Chair of the Romantic Novelists' Association, and her books have been shortlisted for Contemporary Romantic Novel of the Year Awards. Her 2017 novel, Just for the Holidays, was chosen as the July/August 2018 audiobook for The Listening Books Club.
At Listening Books, our library is made up of audiobooks from publishers like Penguin and HarperCollins, as well as audiobooks we record in our studios. So, as well as audiobooks read by celebrities such as Stephen Fry, we also work with narrators who volunteer their time. If you've borrowed a Horrible Histories audiobook from our library, or swotted up before an exam with a York Notes A Level guide, then it was most likely made in our studios.
From all the facts about World Cup history, to a family of foxes that love football, we've got you covered. Want to know why the atmosphere of the World Cup is so different? Try A History of the World Cup. Or what it's like to be a national football icon? Listen to Bobby Moore, which was written by his wife, Tina Moore. They're all here in this list of World Cup books.
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.
Audiobooks are a great way to experience stories. Listening Books member Colleen tells us how she started enjoying them after reading print became difficult.
Sally Green is the bestselling author of the Half Bad trilogy, where witches and humans live alongside each other. The Smoke Thieves is the first book in her new historical fantasy trilogy, which was published in May 2018.
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!