Find some shade and relax with an audio book!
Audio books are a great way for some of our adults who are learning to read to start engaging with literature. We shared the following links to online audio book libraries with our Reading Coaches recently, and it seems like the perfect time to share them again during the heatwave when all we want to do is go relax in the shade!
The Listening Books Library
This charity provides access to a huge library of audio books. You’ll find books from favourite authors such as Ruth Rendell, Agatha Christie, Alan Bennett, Maeve Binchy, Lee Child, Sophie Kinsella, Marian Keyes, Dick Francis, Roald Dahl and David Walliams to name just a few! Their website is: https://www.listening-books.org.uk and you can view the full catalogue by following this link: https://www.listening-books.org.uk/library.aspx and searching by title, genre or author.
‘Audible’ is an online library. It allows you to stream some stories for free to your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet, and you can open an account to access other books. No account or sign in is required for free books.
The free categories you can choose from include, amongst other things, Literary Classics and Folk Tales and all the Harry Potter books. Discover more at https://stories.audible.com/
1000 free audio books – mainly classics including fiction, non-fiction and poetry which are downloadable to a MP3 Player or a computer. In addition, there are 800 free books for IPad, Kindle and other devices. Search for a title from an alphabetical list by author’s name at http://www.openculture.com/freeaudiobooks
There are free audio books available on the google play app. Download the Google Play app and search for free audio books to select from 14,000 classic books.
Enjoy and we’d love to hear about what you are reading! Find us on Facebook and Twitter @readeasyuk.