Sally Gardner new ambassador for Listening Books

Posted on 06/08/2019

Authors Jenny Eclair, Kit de Waal, Sally Gardner and Bali Rai have been made ambassadors for national audiobook charity Listening Books as it marks its 60th anniversary.

The four authors will help to promote the work of the charity and the importance of audiobooks as an accessible way for everyone to enjoy reading. Listening Books c.e.o. William Dee said the four ambassadors “will be invaluable in reaching more people who could benefit from the format but may not have considered listening to books before.”

Listening Books provides an audiobook library service to over 60,000 members who find reading or holding a book is impacted by print impairments such as an illness, disability, specific learning difficulty or mental health condition.

Children’s author and 2013 Carnegie Medal winner Gardner added: “Audio for me is completely essential. I have done nearly all my learning through my ears and I want to spread the message of the marvels of listening to more and more young people. We are story hungry animals and audio feeds that beast very well.” 

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