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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

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...