Audiobookish

S1E7 - Interview with Sherry Green (AKA Wryreader)

Episode Notes

Today our guest is Sherry Green. We discuss Sherry's love of stories and ask her about her top five audiobooks.

Sherry is a bibliophile who teaches by day and reviews books by night. She is an avid user of Audible, Libby, and Hoopla and enjoys nothing better than nice hot beverages, well-narrated audiobooks, and long walks with her dog, Hannah. She is a proud member of the “Publishing Hopefuls” group on Facebook. She can be found on both Instagram and Twitter @wryreader.

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S1E6 - No Fixed Abode: Life and Death Among the UK's Forgotten Homeless by Maeve McClenaghan

Episode Notes

This week's episode is a discussion of No Fixed Abode by Maeve McClenaghan. No Fixed Abode starts with a simple question: How many homeless people are dying in the UK every year?

What follows is a thorough investigation of homelessness policies, the people on the frontline trying to help those seeking support, and the stories of the homeless themselves. Our discussion covers Maeve's compassionate approach to journalism, the rage-inducing details of a system close to collapse, and how the book has an ultimately hopeful conclusion. It doesn't have to be this way.

As we come out of lockdown this is a timely reminder not to forget the most vulnerable in our society.

About the author:

Maeve McClenaghan is an award-winning investigative journalist at The Bureau of Investigative Journalism and founder of the popular, critically-acclaimed podcast, The Tip Off. She has led investigations for BBC radio, the Guardian and Buzzfeed UK. Maeve has won the Bar Council's Legal Reporting Award, the innovation awards at the British Journalism Awards and the European Press Prize. She has also been a finalist for four Amnesty Media Awards, the Paul Foot Award and the Orwell Prize in 2016 and 2018.

You can find her on Twitter: https://twitter.com/MaeveMCC

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S1E5 - Interview with Samantha Hunter (author of Flamingo Fashion)

We chat to the Samantha Hunter about making audiobooks for children

Episode Notes

In an exciting first for us, we chat with author Samantha Hunter about the launch of her excellent audiobook Flamingo Fashion. The interview covers her inspiration for creating the story, why she choose to make it audio-only and advice to other writers.

You can buy Fashion Flamingo from Audible. All audiobook & Kindle sale profits will be donated to LitWorld, a non-profit organization supporting the development of children’s literacy around the world.

You can find further information about Flamingo Fashion on its official website, as well as activities for children.

Thanks to Literally Public Relations for arranging the interview.

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S1E4 - Interview with Rebecca Fortuin

Episode Notes

We chat with Rebecca Fortuin who is the Senior Audio Editor at Farshore Books. We discuss what makes a good audiobook, her dream projects, and much more. You can find Rebecca on Twitter at @TWA2Becky. She had a brilliant blog where she reviews audiobooks and provides advice about publishing hopefuls about working in the industry.

https://doaudioeditorsdreamofelectricbeats.wordpress.com/

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S1E3 - The Mermaid of Black Conch by Monique Roffey

Episode Notes

We review The Mermaid of Black Conch by Monique Roffey. This beautiful novel was the winner of the 2020 Cost Book Award and the 2020 Costa Novel Award. The audiobook is narrated by Ben Onwukue and Vivienne Acheampong. Our discussion covers the use of music in audiobooks, our love of horrible villains, and how some books are written to be read aloud.

About the book:

March 1976: St Constance, a tiny Caribbean village on the island of Black Conch, at the start of the rainy season. A fisherman sings to himself in his pirogue, waiting for a catch but attracts a sea-dweller he doesn't expect. Aycayia, a beautiful young woman cursed by jealous wives to live as a mermaid, has been swimming the Caribbean Sea for centuries. And she is entranced by this man David and his song.

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S1E2 - Toksvig's Almanac 2021 by Sandi Toksvig

A review of Toksvig's Almanac in honour of #IWD2021

Episode Notes

In honour of International Women’s Day, here’s our review of Toksvig's Almanac 2021 by Sandi Toksvig, which celebrates forgotten women missing from history books. We talk about book covers, historical listicals, and the challenges a book like this poses in the audiobook format.

IWD2021 theme this year is #ChoosetoChallenge. The Toksvig's Almanac 2021 is full of stories of women who chose to do just that.

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S1E1 - Pilot: Our Top 5 Audiobooks

Poppy and Fahed list their top five audiobooks.

Episode Notes

Welcome to the pilot episode of Audiobookish, where we introduce ourselves and our love of audiobooks! We talk about our top 5s and what we’re listening to at the moment, have a detour to Norway and finish on the age-old debate about the best way to listen to audiobooks. We hope you enjoy it and come back for more!

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Audiobookish Series 1 Trailer

We Love Audiobooks!

Episode Notes

Audiobookish is a podcast for everyone that loves #audiobooks. Your hosts Poppy Knight and Fahed Rahman will be reviewing audiobooks both old and new. Our first episode will be out in February.

Please follow subscribe to Audiobookish wherever you find things to put into your ears and follow us on social media at @audiobookishpod

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