Word of Mouth

Michael Rosen

It’s heartening to see audiobooks getting mainstream media attention—two radio shows in the past week, in fact. The BBC Radio 4 series “Word of Mouth” did an episode on audiobooks that you can listen to online or download as a podcast. On the program, acclaimed children’s author Michael Rosen speaks to the publisher AudioGO, listens to Germaine Greer record an audio version of her feminist classic The Female Eunuch (nearly half a century after it was published), and interviews me about the format’s long history.

Disclaimer: for those of you who don’t know how these things work, the BBC journalists interviewed me for about 45 minutes, then whittled my comments down to the 5 or so minutes appearing on the show. All the brilliant bits were left out, of course.

You can listen to the episode here: “Audiobooks.”