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Read On - The Audiobook Show from RNIB

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Read On - The Audiobook Show from RNIB
Read On - The Audiobook Show from RNIB

Read On - The Audiobook Show from RNIB

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A weekly show all about audiobooks recorded at the RNIB Talking Book studios.We talk to your favourite authors and narrators, along with reviews and news about new audiobooks.Presented by Red Szell in Camden and produced by Robert Kirkwood in Glasgow, you'll find a new episode here every Friday at 1pm plus bonus content such as longer uncut interviews and episodes of our occasional extra show, The Book Group.Talking Books is a free service from RNIB giving access to over 30,000 fiction and non fiction books for adults and children. Find out more by searching for RNIB Library.Get involved and join the conversation by emailing readonair@rnib.org.uk

Latest Episodes

Christmas Special with Noddy Holder, Charlie Grima, Sue Moorcroft and Tricia Ashley

On today's Christmas Special, romantic fiction meets glam rock! Trisha Ashley shares her recipe for a cosy romantic Christmas. (Starts at 1.20) Wizzard drummer Charlie Grima recalls a Christmas showdown on Top of The Pops. (14.00) Queen of Christmas, Sue Moorcroft finds snow and chocolate while researching her new novel. (28.05) And Noddy Holder joins Red in the studio for a special glam rock ‘n’ roll Christmas. (40.45) Plus ... There's an extra 15 minutes of Noddy Holder at the end of this episode that we couldn't fit on air.

73 MIN1 d ago
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Christmas Special with Noddy Holder, Charlie Grima, Sue Moorcroft and Tricia Ashley

Diane Jeffrey, John Cormack, plus 'The Robin' and other Christmas books

Diane Jeffrey discusses her taut psychological thriller – ‘The Guilty Mother’ and her novel approach to research. (Starts at 1.05) Narrator John Cormack reveals his own surprising back story. (16.30) Lynne Livingstone walks us through the Winter Wonderland of Christmas books in the RNIB Library. (29.00) We find out more about that Yuletide icon: The Robin. (36.00) And we return to Diane Jeffrey for the Books of her Life (51.47) (This podcast is slightly longer than the broadcast version)

58 MIN1 w ago
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Diane Jeffrey, John Cormack, plus 'The Robin' and other Christmas books

Joely Richardson, Philip Pullman and Danielle McLaughlin

In today's Audiobook Show, we talk to Danielle McLaughlin about winning the UK's richest short story prize – The Sunday Times Audible Award. (Starts at 1.10) Author of ‘His Dark Materials’ Philip Pullman explores the background to Lyra’s quest. (17.12) Hollywood actress Joely Richardson reveals how she was profoundly moved by something she saw at The RNIB Talking Books studios. (38.22) And we return to Danielle McLaughlin for the Books of her Life. (49.23)

57 MIN2 w ago
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Joely Richardson, Philip Pullman and Danielle McLaughlin

Book Week Scotland (2019)

The Scottish Book Trust, for Book Week Scotland, distribute a free book of new writing around a chosen theme ... this year's it's "Blether." RNIB produce the audio version of that book, and today's show is a small selection of 15 short stories and poems, all read by their authors. We couldn't cram the whole book into an hour, and the stories here are less than half of what's in the whole book which you can listen to here (https://www.scottishbooktrust.com/book-week-scotland/read-blether) .

57 MIN3 w ago
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Book Week Scotland (2019)

Chris Lintott, Jane Clarke and Robin Kermode

On this edition of The Audiobook show, Chris Lintott discusses ‘The Sky at Night’ and the astronomical power of The Zooniverse. (Starts at 0.57) Jane Clarke introduces Red Szell to some awesome egg-speriments! (22.25) Actor Robin Kermode has some surprising advice for Robert Kirkwood on improving your public speaking (41.52) And we return to Chris Lintott for the Books of His Life (50.52)

57 MINNOV 15
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Chris Lintott, Jane Clarke and Robin Kermode

Sita Brahmachari, Laura Ellen Anderson, Gary Younge and The Blind Mechanic

On this week's show, Marilyn Davidson Elliot introduces us to ‘The Blind Mechanic: The Amazing Story of Eric Davidson, Survivor of the 1917 Halifax Explosion’ - NB recorded on the phone from Canada, sorry about the sound quality. (Starts at 1.19) We go in search of lost yeti treasure with Amelia Fang creator Laura Ellen Anderson. (18.38) Sita Brahmachari imagines a post-apocalyptic world in which children must pollinate plants. (32.50) And writer Gary Younge shares the books of his life. (46.56)

57 MINNOV 8
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Sita Brahmachari, Laura Ellen Anderson, Gary Younge and The Blind Mechanic

Benjamin Myers, Lucy Ellmann, Stephanie Ellyne and The Greatcoat

In today's audiobook show, Benjamin Myers discusses his haunting coming-of-age novel ‘The Offing’. (Starts at 0.54) We eavesdrop on the afternoon an RNIB narrator, Stephanie Ellyne, met Lucy Ellmann, the author of the book she is reading. (22.32) Red celebrates Halloween by reviewing an atmospheric ghost story by Helen Dunmore. (41.17) And we return to Ben Myers for the Books of His Life (48.53)

57 MINNOV 1
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Benjamin Myers, Lucy Ellmann, Stephanie Ellyne and The Greatcoat

Patricia Cornwell, Lynne Truss and narrating Ducks, Newburyport

Lynne Truss tackles crime and bad grammar in 1950s Brighton. (Starts at 1.03) Patricia Cornwall launches her new cyber crime series after conducting her own investigations at NASA. (19.26) Stephanie Ellyne talks about narrating a thousand page novel with just eight sentences. (35.22) And we return to Lynne Truss for the books of her life. (48.22)

57 MINOCT 25
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Patricia Cornwell, Lynne Truss and narrating Ducks, Newburyport

The Booker Prize 2019 and more from the Wigtown Book Festival

In today's show we listen to the Booker winning audiobooks, 'Girl, Woman Other' by Bernardine Evaristo and 'The Testaments' by Margaret Atwood (Starts at 1.07) Salman Rushdie tells us about the joint narratives of 'Quichotte' (13.02) We return to the Wigtown Book Festival where founder of The Big Issue, Lord Bird, reveals how learning to read saved him from a life of crime. (28.02) Journalist Melanie Reid discusses coming to terms with disability and recording her memoir as a Talking Book. (37.00) And Professor Steve Jones shares some fascinating facts about the vital role the sun plays in our lives. (45.42)

57 MINOCT 18
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The Booker Prize 2019 and more from the Wigtown Book Festival

Chigozie Obioma, Elif Shafak and Margaret Atwood

In our second Booker Prize special, Elif Shafak discusses her sensual novel ’10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World’. (Starts at 1.52) Chigoze Obioma reveals the real-life tragedy that inspired his novel ‘An Orchestra of Minorities’. (19.43) Margaret Atwood unveils her sequel to ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’. (30.14) And we return to Elif Shafak for the Books of her Life (50.10)

57 MINOCT 11
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Chigozie Obioma, Elif Shafak and Margaret Atwood

Latest Episodes

Christmas Special with Noddy Holder, Charlie Grima, Sue Moorcroft and Tricia Ashley

On today's Christmas Special, romantic fiction meets glam rock! Trisha Ashley shares her recipe for a cosy romantic Christmas. (Starts at 1.20) Wizzard drummer Charlie Grima recalls a Christmas showdown on Top of The Pops. (14.00) Queen of Christmas, Sue Moorcroft finds snow and chocolate while researching her new novel. (28.05) And Noddy Holder joins Red in the studio for a special glam rock ‘n’ roll Christmas. (40.45) Plus ... There's an extra 15 minutes of Noddy Holder at the end of this episode that we couldn't fit on air.

73 MIN1 d ago
Comments
Christmas Special with Noddy Holder, Charlie Grima, Sue Moorcroft and Tricia Ashley

Diane Jeffrey, John Cormack, plus 'The Robin' and other Christmas books

Diane Jeffrey discusses her taut psychological thriller – ‘The Guilty Mother’ and her novel approach to research. (Starts at 1.05) Narrator John Cormack reveals his own surprising back story. (16.30) Lynne Livingstone walks us through the Winter Wonderland of Christmas books in the RNIB Library. (29.00) We find out more about that Yuletide icon: The Robin. (36.00) And we return to Diane Jeffrey for the Books of her Life (51.47) (This podcast is slightly longer than the broadcast version)

58 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Diane Jeffrey, John Cormack, plus 'The Robin' and other Christmas books

Joely Richardson, Philip Pullman and Danielle McLaughlin

In today's Audiobook Show, we talk to Danielle McLaughlin about winning the UK's richest short story prize – The Sunday Times Audible Award. (Starts at 1.10) Author of ‘His Dark Materials’ Philip Pullman explores the background to Lyra’s quest. (17.12) Hollywood actress Joely Richardson reveals how she was profoundly moved by something she saw at The RNIB Talking Books studios. (38.22) And we return to Danielle McLaughlin for the Books of her Life. (49.23)

57 MIN2 w ago
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Joely Richardson, Philip Pullman and Danielle McLaughlin

Book Week Scotland (2019)

The Scottish Book Trust, for Book Week Scotland, distribute a free book of new writing around a chosen theme ... this year's it's "Blether." RNIB produce the audio version of that book, and today's show is a small selection of 15 short stories and poems, all read by their authors. We couldn't cram the whole book into an hour, and the stories here are less than half of what's in the whole book which you can listen to here (https://www.scottishbooktrust.com/book-week-scotland/read-blether) .

57 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Book Week Scotland (2019)

Chris Lintott, Jane Clarke and Robin Kermode

On this edition of The Audiobook show, Chris Lintott discusses ‘The Sky at Night’ and the astronomical power of The Zooniverse. (Starts at 0.57) Jane Clarke introduces Red Szell to some awesome egg-speriments! (22.25) Actor Robin Kermode has some surprising advice for Robert Kirkwood on improving your public speaking (41.52) And we return to Chris Lintott for the Books of His Life (50.52)

57 MINNOV 15
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Chris Lintott, Jane Clarke and Robin Kermode

Sita Brahmachari, Laura Ellen Anderson, Gary Younge and The Blind Mechanic

On this week's show, Marilyn Davidson Elliot introduces us to ‘The Blind Mechanic: The Amazing Story of Eric Davidson, Survivor of the 1917 Halifax Explosion’ - NB recorded on the phone from Canada, sorry about the sound quality. (Starts at 1.19) We go in search of lost yeti treasure with Amelia Fang creator Laura Ellen Anderson. (18.38) Sita Brahmachari imagines a post-apocalyptic world in which children must pollinate plants. (32.50) And writer Gary Younge shares the books of his life. (46.56)

57 MINNOV 8
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Sita Brahmachari, Laura Ellen Anderson, Gary Younge and The Blind Mechanic

Benjamin Myers, Lucy Ellmann, Stephanie Ellyne and The Greatcoat

In today's audiobook show, Benjamin Myers discusses his haunting coming-of-age novel ‘The Offing’. (Starts at 0.54) We eavesdrop on the afternoon an RNIB narrator, Stephanie Ellyne, met Lucy Ellmann, the author of the book she is reading. (22.32) Red celebrates Halloween by reviewing an atmospheric ghost story by Helen Dunmore. (41.17) And we return to Ben Myers for the Books of His Life (48.53)

57 MINNOV 1
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Benjamin Myers, Lucy Ellmann, Stephanie Ellyne and The Greatcoat

Patricia Cornwell, Lynne Truss and narrating Ducks, Newburyport

Lynne Truss tackles crime and bad grammar in 1950s Brighton. (Starts at 1.03) Patricia Cornwall launches her new cyber crime series after conducting her own investigations at NASA. (19.26) Stephanie Ellyne talks about narrating a thousand page novel with just eight sentences. (35.22) And we return to Lynne Truss for the books of her life. (48.22)

57 MINOCT 25
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Patricia Cornwell, Lynne Truss and narrating Ducks, Newburyport

The Booker Prize 2019 and more from the Wigtown Book Festival

In today's show we listen to the Booker winning audiobooks, 'Girl, Woman Other' by Bernardine Evaristo and 'The Testaments' by Margaret Atwood (Starts at 1.07) Salman Rushdie tells us about the joint narratives of 'Quichotte' (13.02) We return to the Wigtown Book Festival where founder of The Big Issue, Lord Bird, reveals how learning to read saved him from a life of crime. (28.02) Journalist Melanie Reid discusses coming to terms with disability and recording her memoir as a Talking Book. (37.00) And Professor Steve Jones shares some fascinating facts about the vital role the sun plays in our lives. (45.42)

57 MINOCT 18
Comments
The Booker Prize 2019 and more from the Wigtown Book Festival

Chigozie Obioma, Elif Shafak and Margaret Atwood

In our second Booker Prize special, Elif Shafak discusses her sensual novel ’10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World’. (Starts at 1.52) Chigoze Obioma reveals the real-life tragedy that inspired his novel ‘An Orchestra of Minorities’. (19.43) Margaret Atwood unveils her sequel to ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’. (30.14) And we return to Elif Shafak for the Books of her Life (50.10)

57 MINOCT 11
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Chigozie Obioma, Elif Shafak and Margaret Atwood
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