The Rise of the Audio Book

Changing the way we Interact with Literature

In the last 30 years, technology in society has evolved to such a degree that it would be unrecognizable to a time traveler catapulted here from the 1980s. Computers have developed from very basic gaming machines enjoyed by children, to devices that people live their lives through – an essential life tool no less. Continue reading “The Rise of the Audio Book”

Free Audio Books for English Learners


There are many ways to improve your listening skills when you don’t have access to native English speakers. These include podcasts, television and radio. Another resource that has become increasingly popular in recent years is audio books. See our list of recommended free audio books for English learners below. Continue reading “Free Audio Books for English Learners”

The 12 Audiobooks of Christmas


The festive season is upon us which means it’s the perfect time to listen to some timeless Christmas tales.  From children’s classics and short stories to fantasy novels and murder mysteries, there are plenty of festively-themed audiobooks to be enjoyed by the whole family!

To help you choose, we’ve selected 12 of the best audiobooks to listen to over the Christmas period. Continue reading “The 12 Audiobooks of Christmas”

When to Listen to Audio Books


Let’s face it, we hardly have time to eat these days let alone sit down and read a book. So it’s not surprising we’re reading less. According to Pew Research Center the number of US Adults that have read a book the last year has fallen from 71% to 63% in 2016.  Are social networks to blame? This article on Quartz suggests that in the amount of time spent on social media each you could read 200 books.

All is not lost, as the audio book boom is upon us. 33.9% more audio books were published in 2017 compared to 2016. With that in mind, we invited a full time working bookworm and audio book lover to give us a run down of when to listen to audio books.  Continue reading “When to Listen to Audio Books”