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Free audio books for people in Sussex who may be struggling to read (printed) books Featured

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We provide an audiobook lending service for anyone with an illness, disability, learning difficulty, or mental health condition, who finds that it affects their ability to read, or hold books in the usual way. We know that many older people who may feel isolated at home can benefit from the enjoyment of listening to our free audiobooks. We currently have some free memberships available for people living in the Sussex area, who might benefit from joining our service, but would find our usual membership fees a potential barrier.


This may be a valuable service for people that you support or advise, so it would be great if you can forward or share this email and/or the attached information with anyone you think may benefit, or their carers/families.  There is a simple application form attached, and a short poster/flier.


Our service is not only for people with visual impairments, but for anyone of any age with cancer, stroke, dementia, Parkinson’s Disease, diabetes, migraines, CFS/M.E., Fibromyalgia, cancer, anxiety, depression, dyslexia, dyspraxia, ADHD, ASD, Multiple Sclerosis, Cerebral Palsy, Down's Syndrome, problems with manual dexterity, and age- related frailty.


Listening Books has over 10,000 wonderful fiction and non-fiction titles, including popular authors such as J. K. Rowling, David Walliams, Bernardine Evaristo, Khaled Hosseini, Agatha Christie, Sally Rooney and many more.


You can listen to our audiobooks in three easily accessible ways:

  • Streamed online over WiFi on laptops, tablets, or smartphones.
  • Downloaded through an app to listen to offline 
  • Sent directly through the post on MP3 CD (no postage costs or late fees)


Members also have free access to over 7,000 newspapers and magazines from our partner service PressReader. A free membership provides access to all options above, so members can choose what works best for them. We don’t require any financial proof for the free memberships; just your confirmation that our usual annual cost of between £20 and £45 would be a barrier to joining. Please be assured that we are a charity and there are no hidden costs!


If you would like to find out more about Listening Books, please visit our website: New members can easily sign up online by clicking the ‘Join Now’ button in the top left corner of the homepage. Or simply complete the attached application form and email it back to me.

You can view our full catalogue at:

If you have any questions, just email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 020 7407 9417.

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