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Whether it’s a little something for your son, a great gift for your grandad, or the perfect present for your partner, we’ve got you covered. Surface Tension by Sarah Gray, published by Essential Audiobooks, is the perfect gift for anyone with… Read more »

The Secret Garden

Maxine Lennon had a chat with our wonderful narrator, Pearl Hewitt about her beautiful audio edition of the classic children’s story, The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett. “It was one of my all-time favourite stories when I was a child.” says Hewitt, when… Read more »

What to get for the teen who has it all? We’ve got some ideas to make sure you get it right this festive season. The teenagers For Him Blackout (A Sebastian Cleary Novel) from Essential Audiobooks. Packed with action and suspense… Read more »

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. But with endless queues, over-excitable children, never-ending wrapping, and realising you’ve bought enough food to last until next Christmas, it’s also one of the most chaotic. But good news! We’ve got your… Read more »


Maxine Lennon chatted to Essential Audiobooks narrator, Liam Gerrard, about his new release, Blackout, a gripping young adult novel by Sam Grenfall. “I enjoyed narrating Blackout. It’s intense, and energetic – there are no languishing moments; there’s always something going on, but it’s… Read more »

Brushstrokes in Time

Maxine Lennon speaks to our talented narrator, Caroline McLaughlin, about Sylvia Vetta’s moving novel.  “I loved it!” says McLaughlin, when asked about her initial reaction to the Brushstrokes in Time script, “I immediately connected with the story, and it was perfect for my voice. Catherine [O’Brien,… Read more »