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Read On - The Audiobook Show from RNIB
Read On - The Audiobook Show from RNIB
RNIB Connect Radio

A weekly show all about audiobooks recorded at the RNIB Talking Book studios. We talk to your favourite authors and narrators, along with... more

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Episodes

Roxie Key - The Deadly Spark

On today's show we listen to the brand new thriller The Deadly Spark from debut novelist Roxie Key, plus following... more

24 May 2024 · 57 minutes
Greg Mosse - The Coming Darkness & The Coming Storm

Today we take a deep dive into climate fiction with Greg Mosse and his books The Coming Darkness and The... more

17 May 2024 · 57 minutes
Elizabeth Acevedo, Tanya Landman, Geraldine McCaughrean and Ruta Sepetys

As we start gearing up for this year's Yoto Carnegie Medal for Writing, we listen back to four previous winners... more

10 May 2024 · 57 minutes
C. J. Tudor, Michael McGee and Sarah Bernstein

In today's show we hear the Books of My Life from both Nero debut novel winner Michael Magee and Booker... more

03 May 2024 · 57 minutes
Lord Jeffrey Archer & Dr Lin Berwick MBE

We interview Lord Jeffrey Archer as he records a special introduction to his book Traitors Gate exclusively for RNIB Talking... more

26 Apr 2024 · 57 minutes
Leeanne O'Donnell - Sparks of Bright Matter

In today's show we talk to Leeanne O'Donnell about spirit and matter, love and lust, and reality and magic, all... more

19 Apr 2024 · 57 minutes
Chioma Okereke - Water Baby & Percival Everett on The Trees: A Novel

Read On this week features Chioma Okereke with her coming of age audio book Water Baby set in the floating... more

12 Apr 2024 · 57 minutes
Louise Hare - Harlem After Midnight

In today's show we're re-joined by Louise Hare as she tells us about the sequel to Miss Aldridge Regrets, Harlem... more

05 Apr 2024 · 57 minutes
Neil Lancaster - The Devil You Know

This week Robert Kirkwood talks to former military policeman and former Met Detective, Neil Lancaster about the latest DS Max... more

29 Mar 2024 · 57 minutes
Music and Literature

In today’s show we listen to some books about music and musicians. We chat to Beth and Ben of The... more

22 Mar 2024 · 57 minutes
Nero Book Awards 2024

In today's show we feature all four category winners in the first ever Nero Book Awards, First up we listen to... more

15 Mar 2024 · 57 minutes
World Book Day 2024

In today's show we celebrate World Book Day with Michael Morpurgo, Julia Donaldson, Betsy Griffin and find out about the... more

08 Mar 2024 · 57 minutes
Becky Holmes - Keanu Reeves is Not In Love With You

In today's show we dive into the murky world of romance fraud with Becky Holmes and her book Keanu Reeves... more

01 Mar 2024 · 57 minutes
Alex Leam - The First Man to Time Travel

The First Man to Time Travel is the debut sci-fi comedy novel from Alex Leam. He tells Robert Kirkwood about... more

23 Feb 2024 · 57 minutes
Alistair Lee - Australia's only blind voice over artist

In today's show Alistair Lee, Australia’s only blind Voice Over Artist, talks to Amelia Hilton about his career so far.... more

16 Feb 2024 · 57 minutes
Lynda Marron - Last Chance in Paris

This week Lynda Marron chats to Robert Kirkwood about her book Last Chance in Paris, a funny, moving, above all... more

09 Feb 2024 · 57 minutes
Boswell Book Festival Special

In today's show we re-visit some Boswell Book Festival favourites and chat to Frank Skinner, Denise Mina, Nigel Havers, Giles... more

02 Feb 2024 · 57 minutes
Mari Hannah - The Longest Goodbye

This week Mari Hannah joins Robert Kirkwood to talk about her brand new Kate Daniels thriller, The Longest Goodbye, a... more

26 Jan 2024 · 57 minutes
Hester Musson - The Beholders

This week Robert Kirkwood is joined by Hester Musson to discuss her gothic, historical debut thriller about power and corruption,... more

19 Jan 2024 · 57 minutes
Books of 2023 - Part 2

Read On this week has more of the best interviews of 2023 with Joe Haddow, Charlotte Levin, Victoria Bennett, Carnegie... more

12 Jan 2024 · 57 minutes
Books of 2023 - Part 1

We listen back to some interviews from last year including Randee Dawn on Tune in Tomorrow, C.K. McDonnell on The... more

05 Jan 2024 · 57 minutes
Christmas Special

On today's show we curl up with some Christmas TV, or at least the books that they came from. Julia... more

22 Dec 2023 · 57 minutes
Rachel Greenlaw - One Christmas Morning

Another festive book on The Audiobook Show, this week Rachel Greenlaw tells Robert Kirkwood about her groundhog day inspired novel,... more

15 Dec 2023 · 57 minutes
Peter Swanson - The Christmas Guest

In today's show Robert Kirkwood talks to Peter Swanson about his festive novella The Christmas Guest, and how the murder... more

08 Dec 2023 · 57 minutes
Science Special

In today's show a round up of some of the best science writing we've had on the show including Stephen... more

01 Dec 2023 · 57 minutes
Paul Lynch wins the Booker 2023

Winner of the Booker 2023, Paul Lynch. For the full interview head to episode 345.

26 Nov 2023 · 5 minutes
Booker Prize Winners Special

In today's show we listen to some previous winners of the Booker, the youngest ever winner Eleanor Catton on The... more

24 Nov 2023 · 57 minutes
Jonathan Escoffery - Booker Prize 2023

In today's show we chat to Jonathan Escoffery about his debut novel, shortlisted for the Booker Prize 2023, If I... more

17 Nov 2023 · 57 minutes
Paul Murray - Booker Prize 2023

In today's show we talk to Paul Murray about the multiple narrators in the audio version of his Booker shortlisted... more

10 Nov 2023 · 57 minutes
Paul Lynch & Sarah Bernstein - Booker Prize 2023

In today's episode we chat to two authors on the Booker Shortlist 2023.  Paul Lynch takes us to a dystopian Ireland... more

03 Nov 2023 · 57 minutes
Rachel Hore - The Hidden Years

In today's show Robert Kirkwood finds out about Rachel Hore’s captivating new novel of secrets, loss and betrayal - set... more

27 Oct 2023 · 57 minutes
Nigel Planer, Kate Mosse and Rory Cellan-Jones - Wigtown Book Festival 2023 Part 3

Three more authors interviewed at the Wigtown Book Festival in this week's show. Ex-BBC technology correspondent, Rory Cellan-Jones tells Robert... more

20 Oct 2023 · 57 minutes
Maggie O'Farrell, Kathryn Harkup and Jo Caulfield - Wigtown Book Festival 2023 Part 2

In a second visit this year to Wigtown, Robert Kirkwood talks to comedian Jo Caulfield about her moving memoir The... more

13 Oct 2023 · 57 minutes
Louise Doughty, Lynsey May and Ruth Scurr - Wigtown Book Festival 2023 Part 1

This week Robert Kirkwood travels to Scotland's Book Town and talks to novelist Lynsey May about her debut book, Weak... more

06 Oct 2023 · 57 minutes
20 Years of RNIB Connect Radio with Read On - Part 2

As RNIB Connect Radio turns 20, Read On this week looks back at some of the first authors, narrators and... more

29 Sep 2023 · 57 minutes
M.A. Kuzniar - Upon A Frosted Star and Midnight in Everwood

This week author M.A. Kuzniar joins Robert Kirkwood to talk about her bestseller Midnight in Everwood, a magical retelling of... more

22 Sep 2023 · 57 minutes
Ava Glass - Alias Emma: The Chase and The Traitor

Out now is Ava Glass’s second book in the Alia Emma series, The Traitor. Ava joins us to talk about... more

15 Sep 2023 · 57 minutes
20 Years of RNIB Connect Radio with Read On

As RNIB Connect Radio turns 20, Read On this week looks at books of the same vintage.  2003 was a great... more

08 Sep 2023 · 57 minutes
Charlotte Levin - If I Let You Go

This week Robert Kirkwood is joined again by Charlotte Levin, who was last on the show with her debut novel,... more

01 Sep 2023 · 57 minutes
See Sport Differently

A sporty feel in today's show as we chat to commentator Mike Ingham about his book 'After Extra Time and... more

25 Aug 2023 · 57 minutes
Extreme Travel

In today's show, two extreme travellers. We hear about Royal Marine Commando Mick Dawson 'Rowing the Pacific' and his subsequent... more

18 Aug 2023 · 57 minutes
Books Behind Bars

In today's show we've been banged up! We hear the real life story about a prisoner of war escaping jail... more

11 Aug 2023 · 57 minutes
Maggie Craig - The Glasgow and Clydebank Sagas

In today's show author Maggie Craig tells Robert Kirkwood about the six books in her Glasgow and Clydebank Sagas and... more

04 Aug 2023 · 57 minutes
Summer Reads

On today's show Cathy Bramley tells us about old fears, happy endings and new beginnings in The Summer that Changed... more

28 Jul 2023 · 57 minutes
Life Unseen: A Story of Blindness with Selina Mills - Part 2

Today is the second part of Robert Kirkwood's interview with broadcaster and author Selina Mills about her brand-new book 'Life... more

21 Jul 2023 · 57 minutes
Life Unseen: A Story of Blindness with Selina Mills - Part 1

In today's show we have the first part of an interview with broadcaster and author Selina Mills about her brand-new... more

14 Jul 2023 · 57 minutes
Art is Everywhere with Joe Haddow

Joe Haddow is a super-fan of all forms of art. He is on a mission to show everyone how art... more

07 Jul 2023 · 57 minutes
Narrator Special and the Summer Reading Challenge

In today's show we talk to three very different narrators. Joan Walker talks to us about other publications recorded at... more

30 Jun 2023 · 57 minutes
Elodie Harper on The Wolf Den

Today Amelia Hilton chats to author Elodie Harper about her Wolf Den Trilogy, we get the books of your life... more

23 Jun 2023 · 57 minutes
Louise Finch, Katya Balen and Sita Brahmachari

Today we chat to the three remaining authors on the Yoto Carnegie Shortlist. Katya Balen on the sweet but turbulent,... more

16 Jun 2023 · 57 minutes
Jessie Burton and Patrice Lawrence

This week we listen to two more books shortlisted for the Yoto Carnegie Medal.  Forget everything you've been told about Medusa... more

09 Jun 2023 · 57 minutes
Manon Steffan Ros and Ruta Sepetys

In our first show featuring the shortlisted authors for this year's Yoto Carnegie Medal, Manon Steffan Ros talks about writing... more

02 Jun 2023 · 57 minutes
Michael Morpurgo, Esme Young, Val McDermid & Andrew Cotter - Boswell Book Festival 2023 Part 2

In the second of two Boswell Book Festival shows, Robert Kirkwood talks to Michael Morpurgo about 'The Boy Who Would... more

26 May 2023 · 57 minutes
Giles and Mary, Gordon Turnbull and Katba Kassabova - Boswell Book Festival 2023 Part 1

In the first of two Boswell Book Festival shows, Robert Kirkwood talks to Boswell expert Gordon Turnbull about Boswell's travel... more

19 May 2023 · 57 minutes
Victoria Bennett - All My Wild Mothers: Motherhood, Loss and an Apothecary Garden

At seven months pregnant, Victoria Bennett was looking forward to new motherhood and all that was to come. But when... more

12 May 2023 · 57 minutes
The Coronation in Literature

In today's show we hear about the history of coronations with author Lucinda Gosling, hear some books by, and about,... more

05 May 2023 · 57 minutes
New Books in the RNIB Library

There are so many books entering the RNIB Talking Book Library at the moment it can be hard to keep... more

28 Apr 2023 · 57 minutes
Ghost-writing with Marcia Layton Turner and motivational speaking with Blazin’ Blake Lindsay

The Invisible Pen and The Power of Words - two fascinating worlds of writing and speaking.  Marcia Layton Turner has written... more

21 Apr 2023 · 57 minutes
Ryan Love - Arthur and Teddy are Coming Out

Robert Kirkwood talks to debut author Ryan Love about the brand new 'warm hug' of a book, Arthur and Teddy... more

14 Apr 2023 · 57 minutes
History Books Special

From the sinking of the Titanic, Great Britain's Great War and the importance of preserving historical audio this show explores... more

07 Apr 2023 · 57 minutes
Multi-Cast Audiobooks

From the 166 voices in Lincoln in the Bardo, the dramatisation of a selection of 2000AD comics, or the multiple... more

31 Mar 2023 · 57 minutes
Lost in Translation

This week, let's explore the fascinating world of translating books. Join us as we delve into the intricacies of language... more

24 Mar 2023 · 57 minutes
Narrator Gabriel Woolf

Today's show features a celebration of, and a chat with, one of the most distinctive and prolific voices in the... more

17 Mar 2023 · 57 minutes
Books that Won the Oscar for Best Picture

From All Quiet on the Western Front, to 12 Years a Slave, and possibly returning to All Quiet on the... more

10 Mar 2023 · 57 minutes
World Book Day 2023 and Tips on Writing with Sight Loss

This week blind author Ami Turnbull tells the Tech Talk team how she wrote her book 'More!', we talk to... more

03 Mar 2023 · 57 minutes
Catherine Simpson and Rosanna Amaka

On today's show Robert Kirkwood chats to Catherine Simpson about her memoir One Body: A Retrospective and how anyone can... more

24 Feb 2023 · 57 minutes
C.K. McDonnell - The Stranger Times and The Dublin "Trilogy"

In today's show we talk to C.K. McDonnell about his series of books, The Stranger Times, including the brand new... more

17 Feb 2023 · 57 minutes
Jon Gingerich, David Graham and some AI narrators

In today's episode we hear from author Jon Gingerich about his book The Appetite Factory, and how he raced to... more

10 Feb 2023 · 57 minutes
Meik Wiking, Richard Wiseman, Percival Everett and Everything I Know About Love

This week Paulina Kuchorew talks to Meik Wiking about his book, My Hygge Home, Robert Kirkwood talks to Professor Richard... more

03 Feb 2023 · 57 minutes
Claire Keegan, Candia McWilliam and some healthy book recommendations

On today's show we get some healthy book recommendations from the RNIB Talking Books Library, hear the Books of Your... more

27 Jan 2023 · 57 minutes
Remembering Fay Weldon, The Bullet That Missed reviewed, plus NoViolet Bulawayo and Jonathan Dimbleby

On today's Read On we remember Fay Weldon and play her interview with Robert Kirkwood from the RNIB Talking Book... more

20 Jan 2023 · 57 minutes
Randee Dawn and Rebecca LaChance on Tune in Tomorrow

'Tune in Tomorrow' is a funny, thrilling and mysterious adventure into the world of alternate reality television. We speak to... more

13 Jan 2023 · 57 minutes
Book Festival Special

A compilation of the times we escaped the studio and got out and about, featuring Nigel Havers, Kate Williams, George... more

06 Jan 2023 · 57 minutes
Christmas with Timmy Mallet and Noddy Holder

Timmy Mallet joins Robert Kirkwood to talk about the best gifts to give for Christmas and about how his late... more

23 Dec 2022 · 57 minutes
Neil Gaiman, Bill Bryson, Limmy and much more

In the 300th episode of Read On we listen back to the three most popular interviews as judged by podcast... more

16 Dec 2022 · 57 minutes
Fiona Lucas and Amelia Henley

Fiona Lucas deals with memory loss and hope for lost love in 'Never Forget You' Amelia Henley tells us an emotional... more

09 Dec 2022 · 57 minutes
Shehan Karunatilaka, George Saunders, Richard Flanagan, Eleanor Catton and Marlon James

Robert Kirkwood listens back to some winners of the Booker Prize including George Saunders, Richard Flanagan, Eleanor Catton and Marlon... more

02 Dec 2022 · 57 minutes
Alan Garner and J.O. Morgan

Alan Garner joins Robert Kirkwood to talk about the origin of his Booker Shortlisted book, Treacle Walker. Plus we listen... more

25 Nov 2022 · 57 minutes
Jan Grue, Melanie Reid, Ineffable Books and more

Author Jan Grue talks to Paulina Kuchorew about his autobiography 'I Live a Life Like Yours' now available in an... more

18 Nov 2022 · 57 minutes
Book Week Scotland 2022

Book Week Scotland is an annual celebration of books and reading that takes place across the country, this year taking... more

11 Nov 2022 · 57 minutes
Read On - The Audiobook Show from RNIB
Randee Dawn and Rebecca LaChance on Tune in Tomorrow
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'Tune in Tomorrow' is a funny, thrilling and mysterious adventure into the world of alternate reality television. We speak to both author... more