Now you’re talking! The best audiobooks, chosen by writers

For a very different experience, actor Emma Fielding brings a mix of freshness and intensity (and a short “a”) to The Grasmere Journals (2014), Dorothy Wordsworth’s account of life with her brother in Dove Cottage. The entries, accompanied by readings of Wordsworth’s poems by Kenneth Cranham and Alex Jennings, are perfectly paced for listening. Here […]

A word in your ear… why the rise of audiobooks is a story worth celebrating

When I think of my favourite audiobooks – Jonathan Myerson and Mike Walker’s dramatisation of Vasily Grossman’s Life and Fate, Juliette Stevenson’s rendition of Middlemarch, Sara Collins’s magnificent reading of her own The Confessions of Frannie Langton – I recognise that these are all books that I’d loved first in print and then experienced anew […]

The best Android apps (July 2020)

Udemy Whether you’re looking to learn something new for work or just for yourself, Udemy probably has a course to help you. With over 130,000 video courses taught by expert instructors, you can use Udemy to pick up skills with coding languages, Photoshop, yoga, and even more. You can download individual lessons to learn on-the-go, […]

The best Xbox One exclusives (July 2020)

As for the game itself, it’s a one- to four-player co-op shooter where you play as one of four classes of “badass space Dwarves.” In addition to some crazy weapons, your character has access to a range of gadgets as you explore the dense procedurally generated cave network. By yourself, Deep Rock Galactic is a blast. […]

The best iPhone apps (July 2020)

Utilities and customization Parcel — Delivery Tracking There are so many different package tracking applications available on the App Store, so why Parcel? In addition to automatically pulling out tracking information from emails forwarded to the service, you’ll be able to access information about your package across all of your Apple devices, including the iPhone, […]

Best Android Apps for Your Chromebook 2020

Any video format: VLC Streaming services are great and all, but if you already have a library of content, then you’ll likely be watching it with VLC. This app has support for a slew of video formats, but you can also use it to listen to music or audiobooks. You will no longer need to […]

Do pore vacuums work? Skin experts reveal the best ways to banish blackheads and tackle clogged pores

The Ordinary Retinol 0.5% in Squalane  At night, use retinol of at least 0.5 per cent to stimulate cell turnover. Retinol (vitamin A), when applied topically, it’s a highly effective way to repair skin damage and acts on pore size and congestion. 

Start your audiobook collection with nearly 50% off an Audible subscription right now

With your Audible membership, you’ll receive a credit each month which can be used towards any audiobook you want, such as the new book in The Hunger Games series, The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes. Once you’ve used a credit to purchase an audiobook, it remains in your library to listen to forever — even […]

Joan Collins, Giancarlo Esposito and More to Team With Podium Audio for Audiobook Productions

Additionally, The Mandalorian star Esposito and Grey’s Anatomy star Dane will narrate a military sci-fi novel from Richard Fox and Jonathan Brazee called Hell’s Horizon (Grand Central Publishing). The story is narrated through the two main characters, Army Major Emil Richter (voiced by Dane) and Marine Captain Mateo “Teo” Alcazar (voiced by Esposito), who document their war […]

15 Audiobooks That Are So Sexy They’ll Make You Lose Track Of Time And Reality

Bookseller recommendation: “I am so here for this book! Chloe Brown is now one of my favorite heroines in a romance. It was incredibly refreshing to have a main character with a chronic illness. I have a chronic illness that is invisible as well and felt truly represented by this book. The love story and […]