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Sound Learning
Library of Audio Books

The Benifits of Audiobooks

Many young people with reading, writing and communication difficulties do not realise their full potential. Even if they are very bright they may have difficulty accessing the National Curriculum. This inevitably undermines their motivation and self-esteem.


When they discover the excitement of books through listening, pupils want to read more rather than less. If they follow the text while listening, their word recognition and reading speed improve.


Audiobooks enable children to develop vital literacy skills in an enjoyable way, they restore confidence and self-esteem, and create a situation in which pupils can achieve success.

Our Catalogue

We support the National Curriculum from Key Stage 2 to A-Level, providing set texts and study guides on audio.


We also have a huge range of leisure titles that are chosen specifically with our younger members in mind. We keep up-to-date with popular books and authors so that you can listen to what your friends and peers are reading.


Please visit our cataloge to see our full range of titles.


How does it work?

The Sound Learning service is provided by Listening Books a UK charity providing a fantastic selection of high-quality audiobooks to some 36,000 people across the UK who find it difficult or impossible to read due to illness or disability.


Members can listen to our audiobooks on 3 easily accessible formats:

recieve titles through the post on CD

download them online

or stream them from our website


The charity charges a membership fee but this is heavily subsidised, starting from as little as £20 a year.


Click here for more information and to join.

We offer membership to individuals and organisations, including schools.



Finding Us

Listening Books
12 Lant Street

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