Talking Books

Talking Books

 

Tune in every weekday for a new episode of our unabridged Talking Book. New episodes every Monday - Friday at 2pm, or if you prefer a book at bedtime it's repeated every night at 10pm.

Also, during lockdown we introduced an 8am book which has proved popular so we'll keep that running for the timebeing. It's a different show to the 2/10 book 

There's also a children's classic, every Saturday morning at 9am and Sunday at 3pm. 

So tune in every weekday at 8am, 2pm and 10pm for the latest show. All books are available at the RNIB library which you can access here

 

https://readingservices.rnib.org.uk/

 


Booker Prize

Every year we feature the Man Booker shortlisted authors, here are the latest and a few from the awards over the past few years - Man Booker Prize authors


Suggest a book to be played on Talking Books by emailing robert.kirkwood@rnib.org.uk or contacting me via Talking_Books on Twitter. A number of restrictions around rights are involved but we do look at every suggestion.


Read On - The Audiobook Show

If you're passionate about books and reading, tune in every Friday from 1pm. Author interviews, book news, technology updates and everything you've always wanted to know about the RNIB Library. 

Head to the Read On - Audiobook Show Page now


About Talking Books

Robert Kirkwood presents the best of the spoken Word. The famous RNIB Talking Books studios have such a rich and varied history. Authors such as Ruth Rendell, Roald Dahl, P.D. James, A.S. Byatt, Fay Weldon, Doris Lessing, Lady Antonia Fraser and lots of other greats, making up a veritable Who’s Who of UK literature, have all visited us and recorded something.

Narrators over the years have included Joanna Lumley, Richard Baker, Sir John Gielgud, Joss Ackland and Jim Broadbent amongst hundreds of others. In the early days of the RNIB Talking Book service, there was no such thing as commercial audiobooks, so the RNIB library is the only place to hear people such as Peter Cushing and Joyce Grenfel read books aloud.

On the Talking Book show we've featured all of the above! Where else could you hear Peter Cushing read Sherlock Holmes followed by Victoria Coren talking poker, or Cherie Blair reading Postman Pat followed by Frederick Forsyth telling us about cocaine trafficking?

Tune in every day at 2pm (or 10pm or 3am)