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Listening Books depends on the generous help our readers give, on a voluntary basis, to record our educational audiobooks. Our Sound Learning project records titles which cannot be sourced in the commercial market. The titles support the National Curriculum and are extremely valuable to our young listeners who are studying.

Our readers give up their spare time during the day to come in and record for us simply because they love books and because they want to make a contribution to our service.

Listening Books would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our readers, past and present – without them, our library stock would be much less varied and interesting.

Becoming a volunteer reader for Listening Books

We mainly use trained actors but we will consider working with anyone who has the appropriate experience and can spare the time. To volunteer please submit a sample of your work for consideration on CD or email MP3 clips to Ideally the recording should contain at least two examples of your voice, reading different book genres (e.g. fiction, non-fiction, children's).

We recruit regularly for volunteer readers to help us record textbooks and other non-fiction titles. Click here to download the role description.

Reading for us

Readers will be required to record the books at our offices at 12 Lant Street, mainly during the hours of 9am-5pm Monday to Friday. Reasonable expenses will be reimbursed.

Please send your audition CDs to:

Studios, Listening Books, 12 Lant Street, London SE1 1QH
or email MP3 clips to:


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Listening Books members can download thousands of fantastic titles to an iPod or other portable player!

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MP3 CDs!

Members can choose from a huge selection of MP3 CDs which we send through the post.



Members can listen to thousands of audiobooks instantly on a huge range of devices and computers, including Macs.

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Fax: 020 7403 1377
Registered charity number: 264221 Patron: Stephen Fry
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