This Saturday The Guardian will feature its 40 Best Audiobooks which it has chosen with guidance from The Book Marketing Society. The promotion aims to illustrate the wide range of audiobooks available in the UK. The list was chosen from more than 160 books which were submitted by publishers. The public will be asked to vote for the winner which will be announced on 31st July.
It’s wonderful to see audiobooks being highlighted in this way and to celebrate we’re offering all the titles that are available as downloads for £7.99 or less. We have 37 out of the 40 titles in the promotion and we’re working on clearing download rights for the remaining 3 which are:
- The Spy Who Came In From The Cold by John le Carre
- My Completely Best Story Collection: Charlie & Lola by Lauren Child
- Four Favourite Stories by Roald Dahl
The BBC’s recording of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams is included in the promotion but unfortunately the title will not be available to download until after the promotion has ended. In the meantime we’re offering a free sample of the download which you can get here.
The good news is that as a result of this promotion we’ve been given permission to release the following audiobooks, all of which are now available to download from Audible for the first time:
- A Bear Called Paddington by Michael Bond
- The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson
- Flashman on the March by George MacDonald Fraser
Go here to see the complete list on Audible.