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!
If you've seen the news at all recently, you might be aware that there's been a lot of royal stories about! The wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle is less than a month away, and then the birth of Prince Louis stole the headlines. All in all, interest in the royal family is at a high. If you're just as obsessed as we are, check out our five picks of books about royalty below.
Ruth Hogan is the bestselling author of The Keeper of Lost Things. The book was published in 2017 and was a Richard and Judy Book Club pick the same year. Recently, she spoke to Abigail Jaggers about being a method writer, listening to audiobooks, and her new book The Wisdom of Sally Red Shoes.
Audiobooks have a powerful impact for people less able to read or hold a book. Here, Listening Books member Margaret* tells us how they have changed her life.