Audiobooks

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Viola Davis becomes Egot winner at the 2023 Grammy awards
Actor is 18th person to claim grand slam of an Emmy, an Oscar, a Tony and now a Grammy

Sian Cain

05, Feb, 2023 @11:37 PM

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Free Love by Tessa Hadley audiobook review – female self-discovery
Actor Abigail Thaw narrates this intimate and gripping story of political and sexual awakening in middle-class suburbia

Fiona Sturges

03, Feb, 2023 @12:00 PM

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Marple: Twelve New Stories by various authors audiobook review – the sleuth reimagined
A dozen acclaimed authors, including Val McDermid and Naomi Alderman, create new mysteries for Agatha Christie’s detective to solve

Fiona Sturges

27, Jan, 2023 @12:00 PM

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The Dark Is Rising by Susan Cooper audiobook review – a starry midwinter’s tale
Toby Jones, Simon McBurney and Noah Alexander are among the cast in this atmospheric telling of Susan Cooper’s fantasy novel

Fiona Sturges

06, Jan, 2023 @12:00 PM

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Why AI audiobook narrators could win over some authors and readers, despite the vocal bumps
Apple and Google’s AI turn in a booming market may sound less than human and raise the ire of voiceover actors, but it has cost benefits

Lois Beckett in Los Angeles

05, Jan, 2023 @6:41 AM

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Death of the narrator? Apple unveils suite of AI-voiced audiobooks
Exclusive: tech firm quietly launches new audiobook catalogue narrated by AI – but move expected to spark backlash

Leyland Cecco

04, Jan, 2023 @10:52 PM

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Listening to books has a long history, but so does silent reading | Letter
Letter: The audiobook can be seen as a democratisation of a practice once available only to the elite, says Greg Brooks

01, Jan, 2023 @6:39 PM

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Ignore the purists – listening to a book instead of reading it isn’t skiving or cheating | Gaby Hinsliff
From audiobooks to podcasts and voice notes, there’s a steady generational shift in the way we understand the world, says Guardian columnist Gaby Hinsliff

Gaby Hinsliff

29, Dec, 2022 @6:00 AM

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The Woman in Black by Susan Hill audiobook review – immersive gothic horror
Narrator Paapa Essiedu delivers the chills in this atmospheric telling of Hill’s classic ghost story

Fiona Sturges

16, Dec, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Murder Before Evensong by Richard Coles audiobook review – a cosy mystery with charm
Reverend Richard Coles captures the rhythms of English village life in his reading of his debut novel

Fiona Sturges

09, Dec, 2022 @12:00 PM

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You Don’t Know What War Is by Yeva Skalietska audiobook review – a child’s-eye view from Ukraine
Keira Knightley narrates the diary of a 12-year-old Ukrainian girl that vividly chronicles the early weeks of the Russian invasion

Fiona Sturges

25, Nov, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Somebody Loves You by Mona Arshi audiobook review – a vivid coming-of-age tale
The author narrates her powerful debut novel about a British-Indian girl who suddenly loses the ability to speak

Fiona Sturges

05, Nov, 2022 @9:00 AM

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