Talking Books gift subscription

Give the gift of Talking Books and open up a new world of people, places, thrills and excitement for your loved one!

RNIB Talking Books is the UK’s largest collection of unabridged, professionally narrated audiobooks for blind and partially sighted people. With more than 23,000 books available on DAISY CD or USB stick, and six titles at a time delivered direct to the reader’s door, a year’s subscription to Talking Books is the gift that keeps on giving.

Year-round inspiration

Our team of experienced librarians is just bursting with ideas to help every Talking Books reader find the best books to read, all year long. From the latest bestsellers to nail-biting thrillers, rousing memoirs to romance, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

A gift subscription to Talking Books includes:

  • A choice of a free selected audio books to keep
  • A presentation card
  • Unlimited access to over 23,000 high quality audio books on CD or USB stick
  • Up to six books to borrow at any one time and delivered direct to your door – one per CD, or three per USB stick
  • A free bi-annual magazine, Read On, packed with book reviews, author interviews and library news
  • New Books, our free bi-monthly listing of all new titles available from the library.
  • Access to our expert Reading Choices team, who can help compile reading lists, recommend books, or advise on new titles
  • Our fully searchable online library catalogue

Ideal gift for parents or grandparents

Anyone blind or partially sighted who struggles to read print can enjoy Talking Books from RNIB. But, with more people over the age of 65 living with sight loss, it is often parents or grandparents who will appreciate it the most.

Buy a Talking Book gift subscription today

Talking Books costs £50 per year – less than £1 per week - which is a contribution towards the overall cost and is heavily subsidised by RNIB.

To buy a gift subscription, call our Helpline on 0303 123 9999 or send them an email at

RNIB Overdrive – our digital download libary

If you know a book-lover who’s addicted to their smartphone or tablet, or looking for a way to read more on the go, then RNIB Overdrive might be the gift for them. Our new digital library service lets you download and listen to Talking Books, plus some Talking Magazines and selected podcasts from Insight Radio, on your computer, smartphone or tablet.

Gift subscriptions for RNIB Overdrive are coming soon. For more information, visit the RNIB Overdrive page on our website or email the team at

Reading choices from RNIB

We make it possible for you to get access to books, newspapers and magazines in the format you prefer, whether that’s braille, audio, large print or digital. You can borrow from our library service – the largest of its kind in the UK – or buy from our online shop.

RNIB reading choices