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Read On #102 - Lucy Foley, Guy Kennaway and June Whitfield

1/18/2019
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Lucy Foley takes us to the wilds of Scotland in her brand new thriller ‘The Hunting Party’. (Starts at 1.20) Guy Kennaway discusses assisted dying in his forthcoming memoir ‘Time to Go’. (Starts at 19.20) And we say farewell to June Whitfield and look back at her contribution to the RNIB Library. (Starts at 40.30)

Duration:00:57:45

Read On #101 - Stuart Turton, Candy Gourlay and Professor Richard Wiseman

1/11/2019
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This week we’re kicking off the New Year with a look ahead to the Costa Book Awards…. Stuart Turton mixes murder, mayhem and sci-fi in his dazzling debut: ‘The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle’. (starts at 1 min 20 secs) Professor Richard Wiseman examines why we like to scare ourselves with spine-chilling stories. (starts at 21 mins) And Candy Gourlay takes the long view of colonialism and gender politics in her gripping adventure story: ‘Bone Talk’. (starts at 32 mins in) Please note, in...

Duration:00:57:45

Read On #100 - Red Szell and Robert Kirkwood look back at 2018 and beyond.

1/4/2019
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A retrospective of some interviews from the past year and beyond, including Red's first appearance on Read On with Robert at Wigtown in 2015, Anthony Horowitz on Fleming, Gail Honeyman on Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, Andy Secombe on narrating, recording with Spike Milligan, Nevermoor with Jessica Townsend and mountaineering with Chris Bonnington.

Duration:00:57:46

Read On #99 - Nigella Lawson, Sue Moorcroft and A Song of Ice and Fire

12/21/2018
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Nigella Lawson on the new version of 'How To Eat', Sue Moorcroft on her Christmas books and we listen to some Game of Thrones companion books.

Duration:00:57:43

Nigella Lawson - How to Eat

12/21/2018
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Red chats to Nigella Lawson about the re-issued version of her book, 'How To Eat' and about narrating the new version.

Duration:00:28:49

Game of Thrones - Fire and Blood

12/21/2018
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Robert Kirkwood has a listen to Fire and Blood: 300 Years Before A Game of Thrones, a history of the Targaryens andThe World of Ice and Fire: The Untold History of Westeros and the Game of Thrones, both available in the Talking Books library.

Duration:00:06:18

Author Interview - Sue Moorcroft

12/21/2018
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Red Szell chats to author Sue Moorcroft about her Christmas novels, including the brand new 'A Christmas Gift.'

Duration:00:18:07

Read On #98 Sir Derek Jacobi, Tony Hawks and Regina Reagan

12/14/2018
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Sir Derek Jacobi reflects on of bringing characters to life off the page. Tony Hawks reveals why he ended up ‘Playing the Moldovans at Tennis’ And Regina Reagan talks about Rosemary’s Baby, Tales of The City…and cakes!

Duration:00:57:45

Author Interview - Tony Hawks

12/14/2018
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Tony Hawks chats to Robert Kirkwood about his second book, Playing the Moldovans at Tennis and about the movie that was made starring Tony. Clipped from Read On #98

Duration:00:08:54

Interview - Sir Derek Jacobi (plus Books of My Life)

12/14/2018
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Sir Derek Jacobi is one of the outstanding actors of his generation – a star of stage, screen and audiobooks. He recently celebrated his 80th birthday and, although he’s still as busy as ever, he invited Red Szell over to chat about his glittering career. Plus he gives us four of the Books of his Life. Clipped from Read On #98

Duration:00:27:48

Narrator Interview - Regina Reagan

12/14/2018
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Regina Reagan talks about Rosemary’s Baby, Tales of The City…and cakes. Clipped from Read On #98

Duration:00:18:26

Read On #97 - Nicolas Parsons, Lorelei King, Jessica Taylor-Bearman, and much more.

12/7/2018
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We find out how to be an audiobook narrator with Lorelei King and Ali Muirden, How to sponsor a Talking Book with Angela Preston, Jessica Taylor-Bearman discusses her memoir 'A Girl Behind Dark Glasses' and Nicolas Parsons gives us the books of his life.

Duration:00:57:45

StoryTeller: How to be an Audiobook Narrator

12/7/2018
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Red Szell chats to Audible Hall of Fame narrator Lorelei King and award-winning director Ali Muirden who tell all about what goes into audio book narration. Clipped from Read On 97

Duration:00:20:39

Author Interview - Jessica Taylor-Bearman

12/7/2018
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Red Szell talks to Jessica Taylor-Bearman about her memoir 'A Girl Behind Dark Glasses' Clipped from Read On 97

Duration:00:10:45

Sponsor a Talking Book - Angela Preston

12/7/2018
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Robert Kirkwood talks to Angela Preston who talks about some of the fundraising happening in Scotland for the Talking Books Service. Clipped from Read On 97

Duration:00:07:40

Nicolas Parsons - Books of My Life

12/7/2018
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Nicolas Parsons talks to Red Szell about Black Beauty, Cider With Rosie and Edward Lear. Clipped from Read On 97

Duration:00:12:14

Read On #96 - Cara Hunter, David Thorpe, Mitch Cullen and Kolymsky Heights

11/30/2018
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Cara Hunter takes us behind the veneer of genteel Oxford with Detective Inspector Fawley. Mitch Cullin reveals what Sherlock Holmes is up to aged 93. Narrator David Thorpe tells us about Nightingales in November. And Red Szell reviews the spy story that 007 author Anthony Horowitz selected as one of the books of his life.

Duration:00:57:45

Narrator Interview - David Thorpe on Nightingales in November

11/30/2018
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Red Szell chats to narrator David Thorpe at the Talking Books studios as he reads 'Nightingales in November.' Clipped from Read On #96

Duration:00:07:14

Book Review - Kolymsky Heights

11/30/2018
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Red Szell reviews the thriller recommended to him in a previous show by Anthony Horowitz. Clipped from Read On #96

Duration:00:06:01

Author Interview - Cara Hunter (plus Books of My Life)

11/30/2018
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Cara Hunter joins Red Szell in the Talking Book studios to talk about DI Fawley and the books 'Close to Home' and 'In the Dark'. She also gives us three book recommendations in Books of My Life. Clipped from Read On #96

Duration:00:30:36