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Welcome to Voluminous, a podcast by Listening Books about literature with an audio slant.

 

Listening Books is a UK charity that provides audiobooks to anyone who struggles to read or hold a book due to an illness, disability, learning difficulty or mental health issue. To find out more go to www.listening-books.org.uk.

Dec 20, 2018

The hilarious comedian, writer and avid reader Mark Evans sat down in the Listening Books studios with Jessica Stone to talk about his BBC Radio 4 smash hit comedy, Bleak Expectations and his relationship with the works of Charles Dickens.

Listening Books is an audiobook charity for anyone who struggles to read or hold...


Dec 6, 2018

Sit next to the fire, pour some warm milk, grab a gingerbread man and settle in with Jess Stone as she chats about the best books to read this holiday. We talk to Listening Books staff members Abbie (the Christmas elf) and Amy (the Christmas grinch) about what literary escapes they will be taking during...


Nov 22, 2018

Having been running since 2009, one of the organisers for the Not the Booker Prize, the Guardians' Sam Jordison, tells Jessica Stone about what makes this award special, why it was started as well as his opinion on some of the great (and not so great) books to have been nominated. Jessica and Sam also discuss the 2018...


Nov 8, 2018

Our host, Jess Stone, passes the tissues to our panel of Listening Books staff, Louise Barling and Jenny-Ann Lewis, as the discuss books that made them cry (or at least, get a bit misty-eyed). They look at both fiction and non-fiction titles that bring on the waterworks and talk about why books can have...


Oct 25, 2018

To celebrate 200 years of Frankenstein, Listening Books staff member Abigail Jaggers spoke with our host Jessica Stone about the bizarre life of Mary Shelley. They also go into detail about why the story of Frankenstein is simply amazing and why you may feel you have read it without actually having read it.

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