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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

Author Interview - Mitch Cullen

11/30/2018
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Robert Kirkwood talks to author Mitch Cullen about the film 'Mr. Holmes' which is based on his book 'A Slight Trick of the Mind' Clipped from Read On #96

Duration:00:09:41

The Book Group - The Disappearance of Adèle Bedeau by Graeme Macrae Burnet

11/27/2018
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This time our blind and partially sighted readers discuss the RNIB Talking Book of 'The Disappearance of Adèle Bedeau' by Graeme Macrae Burnet.

Duration:00:31:54

Read On #95 - Book Week Scotland 2018

11/23/2018
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This week Read On is celebrating Book Week Scotland with the Scottish Book Trust. Every year RNIB produce the audio version of the free Book Week Scotland book, and this year it's called Rebel. Listen out for a selection of short stories about Drag Nuns, Chunky Boots, fare dodging, stealing cakes and much more. And for a free copy of the book in audio head to...

Duration:00:57:45

Read On #94 - The Guilty Feminist, I Sold My Guide Dog on Ebay and more

11/20/2018
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This week... Deborah Frances White reveals what makes her ‘The Guilty Feminist’. Poet Aidan Flynn takes a funny and poignant look at sight loss. Author NB Dixon reviews a new Hercule Poirot mystery. And RNIB Chair Ellie Southwood shares her passion for books and reading.

Duration:00:57:43

Author Interview - Deborah Frances White

11/20/2018
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We talk to Deborah Frances White about her book and podcast The Guilty Feminist. Clipped from Read On #94

Duration:00:13:27

I Sold My Guide Dog on Ebay - Aidan Flynn

11/20/2018
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Red Szell chats to blind poet Aidan Flynn about his collected works and how his writing has helped others with sight loss. Clipped from #Read On 94

Duration:00:13:59

Book Review - Mystery of Three Quarters

11/20/2018
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N.B. Dixon reviews the latest Poirot from Sophie Hannah. Clipped from Read On #94

Duration:00:03:41

RNIB Chair Ellie Southwood

11/20/2018
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Ellie Southwood chats to Red Szell about her job at the charity and shares the Books of her Life. Clipped from Read On #94

Duration:00:21:46

Read On #93 - The Armistice in Literature

11/9/2018
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This week were commemorating the centenary of the Armistice that brought an end to the First World War. Blind author Gordon Anthony describes dog-fights over the desert in his Great War story ‘Hunting Icarus’. As Blind Veterans UK unveils a unique monument to commemorate The Armistice, and we reflect upon our shared history. Writer Lisa Andrews tells us about working with 26characters and the Imperial War Museums to bring First World War stories back to life. And Robert Kirkwood explores the...

Duration:00:57:45

Author Interview - Gordon Anthony

11/9/2018
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Gordon Anthony is the author of several historical novels including ‘Hunting Icarus’. It’s a gripping tale and there’s also a story behind the Talking Book version. Red Szell talks to Gordon and Robert Kirkwood chats to his sister Moira. Clipped from Read On #93

Duration:00:16:06

Blind Veterans UK - Rob Baker

11/9/2018
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Of the thousands of men wounded in action during the First World War many were blinded. In 1915 the Charity St Dunstans was established to help with their rehabilitation. Now known as Blind Veterans UK, the charity has always had close ties with RNIB - not least in the creation of Talking Books. To commemorate the centenary of the Armistice, Blind Veterans UK, is unveiling a special project. Their Information and Archives Executive, Rob Baker came to the studio to tell us more. Clipped from...

Duration:00:13:40