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A weekly show all about audiobooks recorded at the RNIB Talking Book studios.


We talk to your favourite authors and narrators, along with reviews and news about new audiobooks.


Presented by Red Szell in Camden and produced by Robert Kirkwood in Glasgow, you'll find a new episode here every Friday at 1pm plus bonus content such as longer uncut interviews and episodes of our occasional extra show, The Book Group.


Talking Books is a free service from RNIB giving access to over 30,000 fiction and non fiction books for adults and children. Find out more by searching for RNIB Library.


Get involved and join the conversation by emailing radio@rnib.org.uk or find us on Twitter, Red is @redszell and Robert is @Talking_Books



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Man Booker Prize 2017
  1. Man Booker 2017 Winner - George Saunders 'Lincoln in the Bardo'
  2. Man Booker 2017 - Mohsin Hamid 'Exit West'
  3. Man Booker 2017 - Ali Smith 'Autumn'
  4. Man Booker 2017 - Emily Fridlund 'History of Wolves'
Man Booker Prize 2018
  1. Man Booker Prize 2018 Winner - Anna Burns 'Milkman' Review
  2. Man Booker Prize 2018 - Rachel Kushner
  3. Man Booker Prize 2018 - Esi Edugyan
  4. Man Booker Prize 2018 - Richard Powers
Booker Winners
  1. Man Booker Prize 2018 Winner - Anna Burns 'Milkman' Review
  2. Man Booker 2017 Winner - George Saunders 'Lincoln in the Bardo'
  3. Booker Prize 2016 - Paul Beatty
  4. Booker Prize 2015 - Marlon James
The Book Group
  1. The Book Group - The Disappearance of Adèle Bedeau by Graeme Macrae Burnet
  2. The Book Group - The Rules of Seeing by Joe Heap
  3. The Book Group - The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes
  4. The Book Group - Autumn by Ali Smith
Read On - The Audiobook Show
  1. Spencer Leigh, Laura Barnett, Penny Melville-Brown and the Bookshop Band
  2. Days That Changed The World History Special
  3. Jenni Murray, Fiona Scott-Barett & Becky Wright
  4. Costa Book Award Retrospective, with winner Hannah Lowe