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The Untold Story of the Talking Book
Matthew Rubery, Queen Mary University of London

Grant details:

Talking Books at 80 (Media Coverage)
Author(s): Robert Kirkwood & Matthew Rubery
Publication: Insight Radio
Date: 11/6/2016
Abstract: The Talking Books Service from the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) is 80 years old. This documentary explains how the Talking Book Service began. Recorded at locations around London and within the archives of RNIB and Blind Veterans UK, Robert Kirkwood and Matthew Rubery tell the story of the first ever Talking Books.

“On Point”: The Unheard History Of Books In Your Ears (Media Coverage)
Publication: National Public Radio
Date: 11/17/2016
Abstract: Books in your ears. The history of audiobooks from wax cylinders to the digital age. We’ll trace the untold story of the talking book.

The History of Audio Books (Media Coverage)
Publication: Open Book (BBC Radio 4)
Date: 12/1/2016
Abstract: The history of audiobooks