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A weekly show all about audiobooks recorded at the RNIB Talking Book studios.

We talk to your favourite authors and narrators, along with reviews and news about new audiobooks.

Presented and produced by Robert Kirkwood, you'll find a new episode here every Friday at 1pm plus bonus content such as longer uncut interviews and episodes of our occasional extra show, The Book Group.

Talking Books is a free service from RNIB giving access to over 40,000 fiction and non fiction books for adults and children. Find out more by searching for RNIB Library.

Get involved and join the conversation by emailing radio@rnib.org.uk or find Robert on Twitter @Talking_Books

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A weekly show all about audiobooks recorded at the RNIB Talking Book studios.

We talk to your favourite authors and narrators, along with reviews and news about new audiobooks.

Presented and produced by Robert Kirkwood, you'll find a new episode here every Friday at 1pm plus bonus content such as longer uncut interviews and episodes of our occasional extra show, The Book Group.

Talking Books is a free service from RNIB giving access to over 40,000 fiction and non fiction books for adults and children. Find out more by searching for RNIB Library.

Get involved and join the conversation by emailing radio@rnib.org.uk or find Robert on Twitter @Talking_Books

(https://twitter.com/Talking_Books) Other great podcast channels from RNIB Connect Radio

Connect (https://audioboom.com/channel/weeklyconnect) - Our main channel with news, features and articles on sight loss.

Conversations (https://audioboom.com/channel/conversations) - Blind and partially sighted people speaking about a wide range of topics.

Tech Talk (https://audioboom.com/channel/techtalkpodcast) - Technology for blind and partially sighted people.

Sport (https://audioboom.com/channel/sport) - See sport differently.

The Happy Hour (https://audioboom.com/channels/5022411) - Mental health, mindfulness, and overall wellbeing.

Tracks of My Life (https://audioboom.com/playlists/4634228-tracks-of-my-life) - Take a journey through our guest's life.

Support (https://audioboom.com/channel/rnib-support) - Other podcasts from RNIB.

TV Guide (https://audioboom.com/channel/tv-guide) - Daily audio TV listings

    Chioma Okereke - Water Baby & Percival Everett on The Trees: A Novel

    Chioma Okereke - Water Baby & Percival Everett on The Trees: A Novel

    Read On this week features Chioma Okereke with her coming of age audio book Water Baby set in the floating slum of Makoko in Lagos. We hear about The Trees: A Novel by Percival Everett and find new books entering the RNIB Library.

    • 57 min
    Louise Hare - Harlem After Midnight

    Louise Hare - Harlem After Midnight

    In today's show we're re-joined by Louise Hare as she tells us about the sequel to Miss Aldridge Regrets, Harlem After Midnight. Plus we delve into the archive to talk to Sara Collins about The Confessions of Frannie Langton, and find some brand new audiobooks that are also available from RNIB Talking Books.

    • 57 min
    Neil Lancaster - The Devil You Know

    Neil Lancaster - The Devil You Know

    This week Robert Kirkwood talks to former military policeman and former Met Detective, Neil Lancaster about the latest DS Max Craigie Book, The Devil You Know and how his career influenced his writing. Plus we find some brand new books out now and entering the Talking Books library.

    • 57 min
    Music and Literature

    Music and Literature

    In today’s show we listen to some books about music and musicians. We chat to Beth and Ben of The Bookshop Band, talk to the author of Outlaw Blues, a 500 page biography of Bob Dylan and then get some book recommendations from former Never Mind the Buzzcocks team captain, Phill Jupitus. Plus we find some brand new gems in the Talking Books library.  

    • 57 min
    Nero Book Awards 2024

    Nero Book Awards 2024

    In today's show we feature all four category winners in the first ever Nero Book Awards,

    First up we listen to a clip from the Non-Fiction winning book Strong Female Character by Fern Brady 

    We have a long chat with Michael Magee about his Debut Fiction winning book, Close to Home  

    We listen to a clip from The Swifts by Beth Lincoln, the Children’s Fiction winner

    Then, from the Booker Prize shows, we chat to the Fiction winner Paul Murray about The Bee Sting

    Then (after a swift last minute edit) we reveal the overall winner.

    • 57 min
    World Book Day 2024

    World Book Day 2024

    In today's show we celebrate World Book Day with Michael Morpurgo, Julia Donaldson, Betsy Griffin and find out about the free £1 from RNIB.

    • 57 min

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