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Read for Us

Want to volunteer to read for us?

We are so grateful to the talented volunteers who offer their time and talent to bring our educational audiobooks to life. Our Sound Learning project records titles which cannot be sourced in the commercial market. These books support the National Curriculum and are extremely valuable to our young listeners who are studying. The wide range of titles includes nonfiction and fiction, the silly and the serious, poetry and prose. Such diverse content requires a variety of voices and accents.  

Our readers give up their spare time during the day to record for us because they love books and because they want to make a contribution to our service. Some have had long and successful careers in acting or broadcasting and some are honing their craft to build careers in voice acting. A few are just exceptionally good narrators without pursuing it as a profession.

If you would like to learn more about how to excel as a narrator, click here.

Becoming a volunteer reader for Listening Books

We've been inundated with applications recently, so our applications process has been suspended for now. Please keep checking this website for when we are open for new applications. We are a small team, so voice reels and CVs sent outside of the application period won't be responded to. 


All recording is now done remotely, so it is crucial that readers are able to record themselves in a professional-grade studio with appropriate equipment. This can be a home studio, but it must be free of background noise or echo.

Thank you

Listening Books would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our readers, past and present. Without them, we would not have as diverse a collection of audiobooks for our members to enjoy.

Man facing the camera in front of a microphone.