Top Picks: Essential family-friendly summer listens

Posted on 23rd July 2017 by Bryony Robertson

The summer holidays are upon us – hooray! A couple of months of blissful family fun in the sun, or six weeks of squabbling, predictably unpredictable weather, and endless car journeys? If you’re in desperate need of ways to keep… Read more »

Red wine and risks – an interview with Katie Isbester

Posted on 13th June 2017 by Bryony Robertson

Meet our friend and associate, Katie Isbester, creator of Claret Press, whose titles include Surface Tension and Half Life by Sarah Gray, Brushstrokes in Time by Sylvia Vetta, Blackout by Sam Grenfall, R.B. Watkinson’s The Cracked Amulet, Stories from Herodotus… Read more »

An interview with the artist – Winnie O’Brien

Posted on 21st May 2017 by Bryony Robertson

Maxine Lennon met with award-winning artist, Winnie O’Brien to discuss her creative process, her relationship with Essential Audiobooks, and of course, her loyal and loving assistant; Paddie the dog. The illustrator behind Essential Audiobooks’ distinctive covers, Winnie brings her unique… Read more »

Meet the Essential Animals

Posted on 18th April 2017 by Bryony Robertson

It’s not just humans who love snuggling up listening to their favourite book. According to a study by Hartpury College in the United Kingdom, our cuddly canine friends also enjoy the soothing sounds of a good audiobook. The researchers compared… Read more »

Your weekend listens.

Posted on 10th March 2017 by Bryony Robertson

Hooray! It’s Friday at last! Time to put your feet up and relax? You’ve got to be kidding! But don’t worry, whatever’s in store this weekend, we’ve got an audiobook to accompany you.   Working up a sweat at the… Read more »

Surface Tension – an interview with Anna Parker-Naples

Posted on 22nd February 2017 by Bryony Robertson

Award-winning narrator, Anna Parker-Naples took some time out of her busy schedule to chat to Maxine Lennon about one of her recent Essential Audiobook releases, Surface Tension by Sarah Gray. “There were two that stood out for me.” says Anna,… Read more »