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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

May 30, 2019

Star of BBC Radio 4's Natalie Haynes Stands Up for the Classics as well as author, Natalie Haynes talks to Jess in the studio to talk about her love of greek classic stories and why they need retelling. They also discuss her new book, A Thousand Ships, and why a whole other story has been missed previously by ignoring...

May 16, 2019

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

For the first episode of series two, Jess Stone talks to Lou Barling and Abbie Jaggers from Listening Books about the retelling of myths and fairytales for both children and adults and what makes these stories...