BRIDGET WHELAN writer

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Safari Friday searching the web for writers and readers SPOKEN WORD RECORDINGS

blue eye BBC Radio Four  commissions more radio drama than any other station in the world. It ranges from The Archers, an everyday story of country folk that is 62 years old this year to classics like Lord of the Rings and cutting edge contemporary radio theatre dealing with subjects as varied as sperm donors and The Taliban.

You can get all the BBC’s back catalouge at AudioGO – formerly BBC Audiobooks. Right now its archive includes 1200 radio dramas and 1600 comedies and more are being added all the time
And it’s win win.
Writers get much higher royalties from AudioGo than they do via iTunes or Audible.
And AudioGO is UK based for tax purposes (unlike iTunes and the Amazon-owned Audible). With the BBC holding a 25% share, some profits should feed back into radio production…which must be a good thing.

Audiobooks

Audiobooks (Photo credit: DESQie)

Here’s a sample of what you can buy right now:
Download Bob the Builder for £1.49 or buy the CD for £2.55
Alternatively, you could hypnotise yourself into giving up cigarettes with a self-help download priced at £1.99 or spend 99p on a 15 minute short story from Joanne Harris or pick one of the other 9,997 titles.
It’s worth checking out I think and you can do that here HERE

Safari = Swahili for long journey.I am on the look out for anything accessible from a keyboard that educates, entertains, intrigues, raises a smile. Anything that helps a reader get through the day or a writer the next draft. Let me know if you write a website that you’d like featured or discover something that really should be shared.

 

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