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An Interview With Our Copyright Manager

An Interview With Our Copyright Manager

Amy Flinders is the Copyright Manager for Listening Books. She has worked for the charity since 2014. Abigail Jaggers spoke to her about what a copyright manager does, how she chooses what audiobooks to buy for the library, and why there aren't audiobook versions of every book.

February 26, 2018

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Old Slang Expressions that are Hilarious Now

Old Slang Expressions that are Hilarious Now

This doesn't just happen in classics. Authors of historical fiction often use historical slang to make their settings more realistic. Here are some of the best old slang expressions from the past that are inadvertently hilarious now.

February 12, 2018

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9 Audiobooks to Get Excited About in 2018

9 Audiobooks to Get Excited About in 2018

New year, new audiobooks. Our Copyright Manager Amy Flinders tells us all about a selection of the titles we're adding to the library soon!

February 5, 2018

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Audiobook Recommendations Based on Your Favourite Netflix Original

Audiobook Recommendations Based on Your Favourite Netflix Original

Doesn't everyone love binge-watching a show or three on Netflix? There's something addictive about watching all the episodes of a show at once. Thankfully, GQ have called audiobooks the new Netflix! They celebrate original storytelling in the same way Netflix does. Plus, you can stream them online and access them on-the-go. So, whatever your favourite show on the streaming platform is, try these audiobook recommendations to help you relive it!

January 29, 2018

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An Interview with Our Audio Producer

An Interview with Our Audio Producer

Nicholas de Garis is the Audio Producer for Listening Books. He works in our in-house recording studios making educational audiobooks for our Sound Learning service. Abigail Jaggers spoke to him about what an Audio Producer does, what's involved in editing an audiobook, and his dream audiobook to record.

January 22, 2018

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11 Books to Read Before the 2018 Screen Adaptation

11 Books to Read Before the 2018 Screen Adaptation

Despite this, some of the best films and TV shows are based on books. From Pride and Prejudice to The Handmaid's Tale, books can be a great source of inspiration. There are some amazing adaptations due to be released this year! Whether you like fantasy, historical fiction, true crime or period drama, there's sure to be one for you. So check out this list of books to read before the 2018 screen adaptation is released. And don't forget - reading includes audiobooks too!

January 8, 2018

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AudioFile Magazine's Best Nonfiction and Culture Audiobooks 2017

AudioFile Magazine's Best Nonfiction and Culture Audiobooks 2017

For anyone that's ever listened to a podcast, you'll know that nonfiction is a great genre to get between your ears. For everyone else, trust us: nonfiction is the best genre to try when starting out with audiobooks.

December 11, 2017

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My View: Mencap and Learning Disability

My View: Mencap and Learning Disability

Ladies and Gentlemen, allow my to introduce myself. My name is Josie. I work at Mencap as a receptionist and campaigner. My job means a lot to me because years ago I found it hard to get a job. Now I am involved in interviews, in training and campaigning, so I have many important roles in Mencap.

December 3, 2017

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Darkness Visible by Sam Winston

Darkness Visible by Sam Winston

Artist Sam Winston spent a number of weeks living in his studio, drawing in complete darkness. From this experience he has created a new immersive exhibition called Darkness Visible, with the aim of everyone experiencing the creative power of darkness. In this guest blog, he tells us about how the experience affected him.

November 27, 2017

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First World War Books: Classics to Forgotten Reads

First World War Books: Classics to Forgotten Reads

November 2017 marks 100 years since the Battle of Passchendaele ended. To commemorate this we recommend a list of First World War books, from must-reads to forgotten classics.

November 6, 2017

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