Listening to BooksAudiobooks are a lifeline for many people who struggle to read in the usual way, providing access to the comfort, relaxation and joy of leading. Listening Books is a national charity that provides a postal and online audiobook library service to children and adults who struggle to read or hold printed books due to an illness, disability, mental health or learning difficulty. Membership fees range from £20 - £45 per year, but the charity regularly fundraises to provide FREE memberships for people who would find the usual fees a barrier to joining the service.

The library has a huge range of brilliant audiobooks including educational titles, new releases and bestselling authors such as Agatha Christie, JK Rowling, MC Beaton, John le Carré, Philippa Gregory and Ben Aaronovitch. Titles are available to download and stream through the website or app, or as MP3 CDs sent through the post (all postage is included in the membership).

If you, or someone you know, would benefit from a free membership, please apply by contacting Jo Cord on 020 7407 9417 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

You can also apply online by visiting the Listening Books Website and ticking the box to apply for a free place.

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