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The Listening Books Podcast

For readers of every kind, but especially for fans of audiobooks.

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

'It's all just for a Guardian mug.'

What happens when judges overturn a popular vote? The Guardian's Sam Jordison, organiser of the long-running Not the Booker Prize, chats with Jessica about the nature of literary awards, and the sometimes tense conversations that arise about what's fair and what's worthy.


Nov 8, 2018

'I had to just put the book down to have a good cry.'

Jessica Stone passes the tissues to our panel of Listening Books staff, Louise Barling and Jenny-Ann Lewis, as they discuss the books, both fiction and non-fiction, that have brought on the waterworks.


Listening Books is an audiobook charity for anyone who...