Talking Books by digital download

We offer an extensive range of talking books and digital booksDownload and listen to audiobooks, talking magazines and podcasts on your computer, smartphone or tablet.

With RNIB Overdrive, our digital download service, you can enjoy our high quality Talking Books on your favourite device with no need for specialist equipment.

You can find out more and request a free trial below.

Formats available

Talking Books on RNIB Overdrive are in mp3 format, and you need to download the free OverDrive app to your device in order to play them. 

Talking Books are also available on DAISY CD or USB stick.

Product information

  • Download the latest titles in talking book format straight to your computer, Smartphone or tablet
  • Choose from more than 20,000 Talking Books from our online catalogue, plus a selection of popular talking magazines from RNIB Newsagent and podcasts from Insight Radio
  • Borrow up to six items at any one time, with an unlimited amount of titles over the year
  • Manage your own wish list,search by genre, or use our featured collections for extra inspiration – plus return titles automatically to start your next book immediately!


  • Get help choosing books from our experienced library team, or get technology or reading advice in your own home from our national team of volunteers
  • Enjoy access to our bi-annual Read On magazine, bi-monthly New Books magazine and monthly email newsletters with all the latest reading news and suggestions – plus tune in to Insight Radio online or on Freeview channel 730 for even more book news!
  • Enjoy access to the rest of our library collection, with access to Braille and giant print books, as well as music and learning resources


Our digital Talking Books service is free

Make the most of our 20,000 titles through your digital device absolutely free of charge

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