Listening Ear is a national charity providing an audiobook library service for anyone who finds that an illness, disability, specific learning difficulty or mental health condition impacts on the ability to read or hold a book.
It currently has free memberships available for people living in Newcastle who would find it difficult to cover the membership fees (usually between £20 and £45 per year) for any genuine reason. It has over 8,000 fiction and non-fiction audiobooks in its library for adults and children, many from best-selling authors. Members can borrow titles in three easily accessible ways:
- Directly through the post on MP3 CD with no postage costs or late fees
- Downloaded to an app available for smartphones or tablets
- Streamed online through a desktop or laptop computer.