Listening Books


About the organisation

Since 1959, Listening Books has been providing an audiobook library service to children and adults that find that an illness, disability, learning or mental health condition impacts on their ability to read or enjoy books. The service is quick and easy to use and it will open up the wonderful world of books to people who find it difficult to read in the usual way. We support the National Curriculum from Key Stage 2 to A-Level and have a huge range of fiction and non-fiction titles for both adults and children.

About our offers

Listening Books has free memberships available for anyone living in the UK who finds that their illness impacts on their ability to read or hold books and who would find it difficult to cover the membership fees (between £20 and £45 per year). Audiobooks can be a wonderful source of entertainment, comfort and relaxation for those who are missing out on the enjoyment of reading. Listening Books has over 8,000 fiction and non-fiction audiobooks in its library for adults and children, from bestselling authors such as: J. K. Rowling, George R. R. Martin, Agatha Christie, David Walliams, Philippa Gregory, Roald Dahl, Marian Keyes and many more. Members can borrow titles in three easily accessible ways: • sent directly through the post on MP3 CD with no postage costs or late fees • downloaded to a portable device like a phone or tablet • or streamed online via a laptop or computer A free membership covers both online and postal options, so members can choose what works best for them. Please apply.