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Listening Books

Listening Books is a UK based charity that provide high-quality audio books in 3 accessible options, CD, download or streamed online to over 40,000 people throughout the UK who find it difficult or impossible to read due to illness or disability.

Listening BooksListening Books support the National Curriculum from Key Stage 2 to A-Level and have a huge range of fiction and non-fiction titles for both adults and children. Listening to audiobooks allows children and young people to listen to the same books that their friends and peers are reading, helping to instil a greater understanding and enjoyment of literature.

All of our schools that are connected to the emPSN network, automatically have free access to this wonderful service which is a great resource for any educational establishment.

From 2017, Listening Books now offers a new streaming service. It is much easier to use, as it only requires clicking on the title for the audiobook to load. From there, students can simply click the play button, and the audiobook will start streaming. This is different from the previous service in that there are no plug-ins required, so access should be improved.

For further information about how to access Listening Books, please contact emPSN at empsn@empsn.org.uk or call 01604 879869 and we can supply your school with login details.