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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

May 30, 2019

'You cannot have her owl.'

Writer, classicist, broadcaster and comedian Natalie Haynes brings her wit and humour to the studio to share her love of the classics and discuss her latest book. Shortlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2020, A Thousand Ships is a reimagining of the fall of Troy, this time as told by the...

May 16, 2019

Once upon a time in a recording studio far away, three women sat round to talk of fairies and bears!

In this first episode of season two, Jessica Stone talks to Louise Barling and Abbie Jaggers from Listening Books about some of their favourite reimaginings of myths and fairy tales.

Listening Books is an audiobook...