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Download Quintin Jardine, Sarah Crossan and the first Talking Books   (52.87 MB)

Quintin Jardine, Sarah Crossan and the first Talking Books

Quintin Jardine on his Bob Skinner series, Sarah Crossan on One plus Robert Kirkwood and new host Red Szell talk about the discovery of the first ever Talking Books - Dec 2nd 2016

Download Book Week Scotland 2016   (52.88 MB)

Book Week Scotland 2016

Some Secrets and Confessions from the audio version of this year's Book Week Scotland free book and going behind the scenes of the Scottish Book Trust - Nov 25th 2016

Download Narrator Di Langford, Books of my Life with Kim Normanton and more   (52.87 MB)

Narrator Di Langford, Books of my Life with Kim Normanton and more

Narrator Di Langford talks about some favourite books and accents, Kim Normanton goes through the books of her life, Book Week Scotland launches and more - Nov 18th 2016

Download Free Talking Books from RNIB - 1 Year On   (52.86 MB)

Free Talking Books from RNIB - 1 Year On

It's a year since Talking Books became a free service for anyone eligible to join. We talk to staff and listeners to find out what a difference that has made - Nov 11th 2016

Download Neil Oliver, Stephen Booth and preserving heritage audio.   (52.87 MB)

Neil Oliver, Stephen Booth and preserving heritage audio.

Historian and broadcaster Neil Oliver joins us from Australia, Stephen Booth on crime writing plus the importance of preserving and sharing archive audio - 4 Nov 2016

Download Booker Prize 2016 Special   (52.87 MB)

Booker Prize 2016 Special

We speak to 2016 winner Paul Beatty and the five other authors on the shortlist on this updated version of the show first played on the night of the award presentation. 28 Oct 2016

Download Paul Beatty, Chris Stewart, David Adam and more   (52.88 MB)

Paul Beatty, Chris Stewart, David Adam and more

Booker shortlisted author Paul Beatty, Driving Over Lemons author Chris Stewart, TB narrators who were in Star Wars, David Adam on OCD, James Bond books from RNIB and more - Oct 21 2016

Download Astronaut Chris Hadfield, Book Week Scotland and some great sci-fi   (52.87 MB)

Astronaut Chris Hadfield, Book Week Scotland and some great sci-fi

Commander Chris Hadfield on 'The Darkest Dark', the launch of Book Week Scotland, some great sci-fi books from RNIB and more - Oct 14 2016

Download Jessie Kean, RNIB Talking Books and Ian Rankin with Frederick Forsyth   (52.87 MB)

Jessie Kean, RNIB Talking Books and Ian Rankin with Frederick Forsyth

Recorded live at the Edinburgh Book Festival, Ian Rankin interviews Frederick Forsythe, Jessie Kean talks about her new novel Stay Dead, we find out about listening to RNIB Talking Books on a memory stick and we also Wear Dots to Raise Lots - Oct 07 2016

Download Live at Wigtown Book Festival 2016   (52.86 MB)

Live at Wigtown Book Festival 2016

Recorded on location in Scotland's Book Town with ... Susan Calman, Helen Sedgwick, Jonathan King, Angus McDonald, Ian Fraser, Adrian Sykes, Hardeep Singh Kohli, Lisa Owens and more - Sep 30 2016

Download Bill Bryson Special   (79.29 MB)

Bill Bryson Special

The UK's biggest selling non-fiction author discusses many of his history and travel books, including the lost book, Palace Under the Alps. Also, from the Penguin Podcast, he talks to Richard E. Grant about 'The Road to Little Dribbling' - Sep 23 2016

Download Roald Dahl, Chris Brookmyre, Horatio Clare and Graeme Macrae Burnet   (52.82 MB)

Roald Dahl, Chris Brookmyre, Horatio Clare and Graeme Macrae Burnet

Roald Dahl tells us why he started writing children's books, McILvaney Prize winner Chris Brookmyre talks Black Widow plus Booker Shortlisted Graeme Macrae Burnet, Star Trek at 50 and a short story from Horatio Clare - Sep 16 2016

Download Frederick Forsyth, Gene Wilder and accessible comics.   (52.86 MB)

Frederick Forsyth, Gene Wilder and accessible comics.

The author of The Day of the Jackal joins me to discuss cocaine, coups and charity, and he also narrates an exclusive short story. There's some accessible comic news and a listen to some books by the late Gene Wilder. - Sep 02 2016

Download Graeme Macrae Burnet, Alain de Botton and more   (52.85 MB)

Graeme Macrae Burnet, Alain de Botton and more

As His Bloody Project is longlisted for the Booker we talk to author Graeme Macrae Burnet, Richard E. Grants chats to Alain de Botton in the Penguin Podcast and more on that RNIB and Audible announcement - 26 Aug 2016

Download Live at the Edinburgh Book Festival 2016   (52.86 MB)

Live at the Edinburgh Book Festival 2016

Author of The Blind Man of Hoy, Red Szell, joins Robert Kirkwood on stage at the Edinburgh International Book Festival for an hour of adventures in blind climbing. Also a huge announcement from Audible and RNIB and a live reading too. - Aug 19 2016

Download Live at the Edinburgh Book Festival 2015   (52.87 MB)

Live at the Edinburgh Book Festival 2015

Before this year's live show we travel back to last year with Zoe Strachan live on stage with Robert Kirkwood plus many special guests - Aug 12 2015

Download Michael Palin, Juliette Burton and the voices behind Talking Books   (52.85 MB)

Michael Palin, Juliette Burton and the voices behind Talking Books

Michael Palin tells us what line he forgot in Monty Python Live, Juliette Burton on bodyshaming and book recommendations from the people who read them. - Aug 05 2016

Download Grey by E.L. James, Accessible Shakespeare and Robert Burns   (52.87 MB)

Grey by E.L. James, Accessible Shakespeare and Robert Burns

Talking to the voice of Christian Grey, celebrating some Poems Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect, and Giles Abbot does Shakespeare - July 29 2016

Download Touching the Rock, RNIB Overdrive and free Talking Books   (52.86 MB)

Touching the Rock, RNIB Overdrive and free Talking Books

We listen to Touching the Rock, upon which the new film Notes on Blindness is based. We look at RNIB Talking Books six month after becoming a free service and get techy with RNIB Overdrive - July 08 2016

Download Louis De Berniers, Simon Mawer and writing with a visual impairment.   (52.86 MB)

Louis De Berniers, Simon Mawer and writing with a visual impairment.

The recent winner of the Walter Scott prize Simon Mawer talks about The Glass Room, from the Penguin Podcast Richard E Grant talks to Louis De Berniers and your chance to shape next year's RNIB writing competition - June 24 2016

Download RNIB Writing Competition   (52.86 MB)

RNIB Writing Competition

We listen to the winning story and four runner ups from this year's RNIB Writing Competition which had the theme, 'Journeys'

Download Kate Atkinson, Gordon Griffin and some Shakespeare from RNIB   (52.85 MB)

Kate Atkinson, Gordon Griffin and some Shakespeare from RNIB

We 'Mind The Gap' with Gordon Griffin, voice of the Underground and of over 700 books, we hear from authors Kate Atkinson and Julian Fellowes and listen to some Shakespeare in audio from RNIB - June 03 2016

Download Ali Smith, Julian Fellowes's Belgravia and blind storyteller Giles Abbott.   (52.85 MB)

Ali Smith, Julian Fellowes's Belgravia and blind storyteller Giles Abbott.

We go behind the scenes with Orion Books and the making of Julian Fellowes's Belgravia, Giles Abbott, blind story teller and Talking Books narrator talks about his new project, and author Ali Smith pops in to the Talking Books studio - May 27 2016

Download Live from the Boswell Book Festival   (52.86 MB)

Live from the Boswell Book Festival

Martin Jarvis on narration, Erwin James on Redeemable and Brailleing in prison, a daring wartime escape and an exclusive short story by Louis de Bernieres - May 13 2016

Download Liz Pichon, Boswell Book Festival and John Gordon Sinclair   (52.85 MB)

Liz Pichon, Boswell Book Festival and John Gordon Sinclair

Liz Pichon talks about her Tom Gates books, we find out about the world's only book festival for biography and memoir and Robert is live on stage with John Gordon Sinclair - May 06 2016

Download Neil Gaiman, Andy McNab, Viginia Ironside and more   (52.86 MB)

Neil Gaiman, Andy McNab, Viginia Ironside and more

Virginia Ironside on growing old, Andy McNab on writing, plus from the Penguin Podcast Richard E. Grant talking to author Neil Gaiman. Plus we'll hear from some narrators and go behind the scenes of Talking Books - Apr 29 2016

Download Shakespeare at 400, Charlotte Bronte at 200 and the Queen at 90   (52.86 MB)

Shakespeare at 400, Charlotte Bronte at 200 and the Queen at 90

Books about Queen Elizabeth from RNIB, remembering Victoria Wood, plus commemorating 400 years from the death of Shakespeare and 200 years from the birth of Charlotte Bronte - Apr 22 2016

Download Jeremy Paxman, Candia McWilliam and Julian Fellowes   (52.86 MB)

Jeremy Paxman, Candia McWilliam and Julian Fellowes

Belgravia, the new book from Julian Fellowes in now free from RNIB Overdrive, Uska the Guide Dog as voiced by Nicolas Parsons, Jeremy Paxman on the Great War and much more - Apr 15 2016

Download Ronnie Corbett, Star Trek with Marcus Berkmann and some new creative writing.   (52.86 MB)

Ronnie Corbett, Star Trek with Marcus Berkmann and some new creative writing.

We 'Set Phasers to Stun' with Marcus Berkmann, listen to Ronnie Corbett reading from his autobiography and discover new writing with Shelley Tracey and 'What Makes Our Eyes Smile' - Apr 01 2016

Download Chris Brookmyre, Natasha Desborough, Giles Abbot and Braille from DK Books   (52.86 MB)

Chris Brookmyre, Natasha Desborough, Giles Abbot and Braille from DK Books

Chris Brookmyre talks about Black Widow, Natasha Desborough talks about Weirdos and Quimboids, Giles Abbot on narrating with a visual impairment and new children's Braille Books from DK Publishing - Mar 18 2016

Download Irvine Welsh, Tam Dean Burn, Susie Steiner and Antonia Fraser   (52.86 MB)

Irvine Welsh, Tam Dean Burn, Susie Steiner and Antonia Fraser

Tam Dean Burn talks about narrating Irvine Welsh books, Susie Steiner on her book 'Missing, Presumed', Antonia Fraser asks a 'Perilous Question' and much more - Mar 11 2016

Download Anne Zouroudi, Helen Lederer and going behind the scenes   (52.84 MB)

Anne Zouroudi, Helen Lederer and going behind the scenes

Behind the scenes with RNIB archives, and in the RNIB studios making a Talking Book. Also authors Anne Zouroudi and Helen Lederer - Mar 04 2016

Download Oscars Special   (52.87 MB)

Oscars Special

The books that were adapted into movies, that won Best Picture. From All Quiet on the Western Front and Gone with the Wind to Silence of the Lambs and Slumdog Millionaire, all books are available in audio from RNIB - Feb 26 2016

Download 'Blind' Dave Heeley, Jonathan Dimbleby and Talking Books at 80   (52.86 MB)

'Blind' Dave Heeley, Jonathan Dimbleby and Talking Books at 80

Dave Heeley talks about his book 'From Light to Dark', Jonathan Dimbleby talks about El Alamein and Marcus Berkmann talks Sheds. Also a look at the RNIB Talking Books Service at 80 - Feb 19 2016

Download Danny Wallace, Ann Cleeves and Phil Earle   (52.86 MB)

Danny Wallace, Ann Cleeves and Phil Earle

Danny Wallace on Hamish, Anne Cleeves on Quick Reads, Phil Earle on The Bubble Wrap Boy and some books about Love - Feb 12 2016

Download Booker Prize 2015 - Winner Marlon James and more   (52.85 MB)

Booker Prize 2015 - Winner Marlon James and more

Marlon James joins me as do many of the 2015 Man Booker Shortlist.

Download Live at Wigtown Book Festival   (52.87 MB)

Live at Wigtown Book Festival

With Blind climber Red Szell, comedian and presenter Phil Jupitus and Bill Drummond's Hammer

Download The Murder of Roger Ackroyd - Part 02   (52.85 MB)

The Murder of Roger Ackroyd - Part 02

Part 2 of Agatha Christie's classic, adapted for the stage by The Wireless Theatre Company to celebrate Talking Books 80th anniversary - 11 Dec 2015

Download The Murder of Roger Ackroyd - Part 01   (52.85 MB)

The Murder of Roger Ackroyd - Part 01

Part 1 of Agatha Christie's classic, adapted for the stage by The Wireless Theatre Company to celebrate Talking Books 80th anniversary - 11 Dec 2015

Download The First Talking Books   (52.90 MB)

The First Talking Books

Documentary - How did the Talking Book Service begin? Recorded at locations around London and within the archives of RNIB and Blind Veterans UK, Robert Kirkwood and Matthew Rubery tell the story of the first ever Talking Books.

Download Welcome to Read On   (2.96 MB)

Welcome to Read On

Welcome to Read On and Talking Books from RNIB's Insight Radio

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