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5 Reasons Audiobooks are Awesome

Posted on 14th September 2017 by Bryony Robertson

  They’ve been around since the 1930s as ‘talking books’, yet the debate around audiobooks continues. Are they really as good as people say? You might not be ready to give up your good old fashioned paperbacks just yet, but… Read more »

An interview with Elizabeth Klett

Posted on 22nd August 2017 by Bryony Robertson

Maxine Lennon met narrator, Elizabeth Klett, who has lent her voice to our editions of Persuasion and Northanger Abbey. Here, Elizabeth discusses her love for all things Austen, her background in acting, her academic career, and receiving critiques from her… Read more »

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 »