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!

  • Over 22,000 unabridged and professionally narrated titles to choose from!
  • Unlimited number of books per year with up to six titles at a time delivered direct to their door!

Can't decide what to read?

An experienced team of librarians just bursting with ideas to help create that perfect list of books to read.

From the latest bestseller like Inferno from Dan Brown, to incredibly touching autobiographies like A street cat named Bob by James Bowen. We have books to suit everyone! What could be a more perfect gift? Give someone the gift of reading today!

Addicted to thrillers? Love a good romance? Or want to brush up on cooking or gardening skills? Your gift includes:

  • A choice of a free selected audio book to keep
  • A presentation card
  • Unlimited access to over 22,000 high quality audio books on CD
  • Up to six books can be borrowed at any one time and delivered direct to their door.
  • All our Talking Books are recorded using MP3 files, so most titles fit on a single CD.
  • 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 reader service team who are on hand to help your loved one find what they are looking for or discover something new to read.
  • 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

Order now! Annual subscription costs just £50 a year. That's less than £1 per week!

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Reading services 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 services