Audiobooks

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Booker longlisted The Fortune Men by Nadifa Mohamed audiobook review – a miscarriage of justice
An evocative reimagining of the real-life case of the 28-year-old British Somali man who was among the last men to be hanged in Wales

Fiona Sturges

26, Nov, 2021 @12:00 PM

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The Judge’s List by John Grisham audiobook review – a sleek little mystery
Mary-Louise Parker voices straight-talking attorney Lacy Stoltz, investigating a judge’s involvement in revenge killings

Fiona Sturges

19, Nov, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Bill Nighy to narrate Terry Pratchett’s footnotes in new Discworld recordings
The actor will bring Pratchett’s ‘personal commentary’ to life in a star-studded re-recording of all 40 Discworld audiobooks, featuring narrators from Indira Varma to Andy Serkis

Alison Flood

16, Nov, 2021 @9:35 AM

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The Sandman: Act II audiobook review – Neil Gaiman’s dreamworld
The author takes on the role of narrator alongside a Hollywood cast as Morpheus comes face to face with his arch enemy

Fiona Sturges

05, Nov, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Rutherford and Fry’s Complete Guide to Absolutely Everything audiobook review – easygoing education
Radio 4’s Adam Rutherford and Hannah Fry show a light touch as they cheerfully skewer science and maths myths

Fiona Sturges

22, Oct, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Powers and Thrones by Dan Jones audiobook review – delighting in peculiar details
Despite the sweeping subject matter, Jones’s reading feels relaxed as he darts through the middle ages, from the Romans to the rise of Islamic empires

Fiona Sturges

15, Oct, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Did I Say That Out Loud? by Fi Glover and Jane Garvey audiobook review – radio hosts on a roll
Like eavesdropping on a slightly sozzled, bracingly candid conversation between pals. Plus this week’s other picks

Fiona Sturges

08, Oct, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Piranesi by Susanna Clarke audiobook review – narrator Chiwetel Ejiofor takes flight
A mysterious building containing sea, clouds and wildlife is the setting for this intense and enigmatic tale read by the Hollywood actor – plus this week’s other picks

Fiona Sturges

01, Oct, 2021 @11:00 AM

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A Slow Fire Burning by Paula Hawkins audiobook review – Rosamund Pike turns up the heat
A body on a houseboat and twists galore in this gripping thriller narrated by the Hollywood actor – plus this week’s other picks

Fiona Sturges

25, Sep, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Digested week: I emerge from my soundproof box to more news of idiots | Lucy Mangan
This week ticketless Bravehearts ‘seize’ Edinburgh Castle and scientists grow a Raab replacement in the lab

Lucy Mangan

20, Aug, 2021 @10:35 AM

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UK book sales soared in 2020 despite pandemic
New figures from the Publishers Association show fiction and audiobooks did particularly well, with value of consumer sales up 7% on 2019 despite bookshop closures

Alison Flood

26, Apr, 2021 @11:01 PM

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The lockdown boom in audio plays: 'it's drama the pandemic can’t touch'
Mike Bartlett, Alan Ayckbourn, Adjoa Andoh and other top theatre-makers reflect on why listening to drama is perfect for our times

Arifa Akbar

02, Feb, 2021 @10:44 AM

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