Audio Books

The Library Supply Company lists and supplies a broad range of adult and children’s audio books on CD, MP3 and Playaway formats from international partners. We also offer downloadable audio books through the OneClick digital platform. Angus Meek is responsible for audio format sourcing angus@librarysupply.co.nz. You can browse a selection of our latest releases in a variety of audio formats or our entire catalogue here.

The Author Talks - A new series of content

We invite you to our exclusive The Author Talks interviews brought to you by W.F. Howes. Each month, exciting new interviews will be featured with debut and established authors, on video or recorded in the studio where the audiobook was produced.

In a brand new interview Zimbabwean writer Petina Gappah talks about her novel The Book of Memory. Interviewed by actress and narrator of the audiobook Chipo Chung, Petina discusses the inspiration behind her novel, and her transition from a writer of short stories to a writer of novels, as well as her favourite writers who have influenced her work.

The Book of Memory by Petina Gappah and narrated by Chipo Chung

Memory is an albino woman languishing in Chikurubi Maximum Security Prison in Harare, Zimbabwe, after being sentenced for murder. As part of her appeal, her lawyer insists that she write down what happened as she remembers it. As her story unfolds, Memory reveals that she has been tried and convicted for the murder of Lloyd Hendricks, her adopted father. But who was Lloyd Hendricks? Why does Memory feel no remorse for his death? And did everything happen exactly as she remembers?

Fools And Mortals by Bernard Cornwell

Fools And Mortals by Bernard Cornwell

New York Times bestselling author Bernard Cornwell makes a dramatic departure with this enthralling, action-packed standalone novel that tells the story of the first production of A Midsummer Night's Dream—as related by William Shakespeare’s estranged younger brother.

Lord, what fools these mortals be . . .

Phone by Will Self

Phone by Will Self

For the four characters at the heart of this novel of our times the five hundred-quid worry bead in their pocket may be both a blessing and a curse. For Dr Zachary Busner it is a mysterious object - but also it's his life line to his autistic grandson Ben, whose own connection with technology is, in turn, a vital one. For Jonathan De'Ath, MI6 agent, the phone may reveal his best kept secret: that Colonel Thomas, husband, father, and tank commander is Jonathan's long time lover.

Motherland by Paul Theroux

Motherland by Paul Theroux

Mother Land is a piercing portrait of how a parent’s narcissism impacts a family. While the particulars of this tale are unique, Theroux encapsulates with acute clarity and wisdom a circumstance that is familiar to legions of readers. And beyond offering the shock and comfort of recognition, Mother Land presents for everyone an engrossing, heartbreaking, and often funny saga of a vast family that bickers, colludes, connives, and ultimately overcomes the painful ties that bind them.

Captain Pug And Other Adventures by Laura James

Captain Pug And Other Adventures by Laura James

On one very ordinary day Pug's nose knows that breakfast is on its way. And with breakfast, come crumbs – but not just any old crumbs, jam tart crumbs. Jam tarts are Pug's favorite food, and he loves nothing more than to share them with his best friend, Lady Miranda. But just before Pug can finish the last jam tart, Lady Miranda picks him up and whisks him away for a sea-faring adventure.

Freddie Mole, Lion Tamer by Alexander McCall Smith

Freddie Mole, Lion Tamer by Alexander McCall Smith

Freddie Mole's dad repairs washing machines, and his mom works for months at a time on a ship. They struggle day to day to make ends meet, while also helping Freddie's uncle and his family. Freddie wants to make his own contribution. When he finds out about an opening at the circus that's in town, he asks for the job. He can't believe his luck when he is asked to understudy some of the acts--and get paid to do it.

Shadow Man by Margaret Kirk

Shadow Man by Margaret Kirk

Two brutal killings rock Inverness and bring ex-Met Detective Inspector Lukas Mahler the biggest challenge of his career....The body of the queen of daytime TV, Morven Murray, is discovered by her sister, Anna, on the morning of her wedding day. But does Anna know more about the murder than she's letting on?

Letters From Father Christmas by J.R.R Tolkien

Letters From Father Christmas by J.R.R Tolkien

Every December an envelope bearing a stamp from the North Pole would arrive for J.R.R. Tolkien’s children. Inside would be a letter in a strange, spidery handwriting and a beautiful coloured drawing or painting. The letters were from Father Christmas. They told wonderful tales of life at the North Pole. No reader, young or old, can fail to be charmed by Tolkien’s inventiveness in this classic holiday treat.

Toto: The Dog-Gone Amazing Story of The Wizard Of Oz by Michael Morpurgo

Toto: The Dog-Gone Amazing Story of The Wizard Of Oz by Michael Morpurgo

From master storyteller Michael Morpurgo and illustrated in stunning colour by the award-winning Emma Chichester Clark comes a surprising, charming and uplifting twist on The Wizard of Oz, told by a very special and unforgettable character: Dorothy’s pet dog, Toto. A perfect, collectible gift for all children (and children at heart).

The Gingerbread House by Kate Beaufoy

The Gingerbread House by Kate Beaufoy

Nestled among cherry trees in a picturesque country garden, the Gingerbread House resembles an illustration from an old-world storybook. But beware! For in the fairy-tale, that's where the witch lives...

'Moving, honest, and darkly comic, The Gingerbread House confronts an issue that has been taboo for too long.' – Marian Keyes

A Legacy Of Spies by John Le Carre

A Legacy Of Spies by John Le Carre

The undisputed master returns with a riveting new book—his first Smiley novel in more than twenty-five years. Peter Guillam, staunch colleague and disciple of George Smiley of the British Secret Service is living out his old age on the family farmstead when a letter from his old Service summons him to London. His Cold War past has come back to claim him. Intelligence operations that were once the toast of secret London are to be scrutinized by a generation with no memory of the Cold War and no patience with its justifications.

Dunkirk by Joshua Levine

Dunkirk by Joshua Levine

The epic true story of Dunkirk - now a major motion picture, written and directed by Christopher Nolan and starring Kenneth Branagh, Tom Hardy and Mark Rylance. In 1940, at the French port of Dunkirk, more than 300,000 trapped Allied troops were dramatically rescued from destruction at the hands of Nazi Germany by an extraordinary seaborne evacuation. The true history of the soldiers, sailors, airmen and civilians involved in the nine-day skirmish has passed into legend.

The Book That Matters Most by Ann Hood

The Book That Matters Most by Ann Hood

An enthralling novel about love, loss, secrets, friendship, and the healing power of literature, by the bestselling author of The Knitting Circle. Ava’s twenty-five-year marriage has fallen apart, and her two grown children are pursuing their own lives outside of the country. Ava joins a book group, not only for her love of reading but also out of sheer desperation for companionship. The group’s goal throughout the year is for each member to present the book that matters most to them.

Origin by Dan Brown

Origin by Dan Brown

Whoever You Are. Whatever You Believe. Everything Is About To Change. "Origin thrusts Harvard "symbologist" Langdon into the dangerous intersection of humankind’s two most enduring questions, and the earth-shaking discovery that will answer them,” said his publishers in a note about the novel’s plot that is as cryptic as some of the mysteries Langdon has solved in the past.

The Book Of Dust by Philip Pullman

The Book Of Dust by Philip Pullman

The much-anticipated new work from the author of The Golden Compass is here at last! Renowned storyteller Philip Pullman returns to the parallel world of Lyra Belacqua and His Dark Materials for a thrilling and epic adventure in which daemons, alethiometers, and the Magisterium all play a part.The Book of Dust will be a work in three parts, like His Dark Materials. The first book is set ten years before The Golden Compass and centers on the much-loved character Lyra and her daemon Pantalaimon.

In The Field by Jesse Loncraine

In The Field by Jesse Loncraine

Journalist Orin Perth disappears somewhere in East Africa after delivering a powerful article on Christine Lokeka, whose son Paul has been snatched by the militia that raided her village. Orin's mother, a retired reporter, is determined to find her son. Heedless of her battle with cancer, she heads into the field. As Liz and Christine deal with their sons' disappearances in their own very different ways, Orin and Paul struggle to stay alive without losing their humanity in the process. This thrilling debut novel grapples with the ethical dilemmas of conflict reporting.

Paddington At Work And Other Stories by Michael Bond

Paddington At Work And Other Stories by Michael Bond

On holiday at the seaside, Anya is excited when she meets a friendly family with children her own age – playing with them and their gorgeous puppy, Molly, is so much fun! But when she returns to the beach the next day, she discovers the pup all on its own. Anya sets out to look for her owners, but when she eventually tracks down the family, they’re very surprised. Molly isn’t their dog – they thought she belonged to Anya! With her holiday drawing to a close, can Anya find Molly’s real owners?

A Home For Molly by Holly Webb

A Home For Molly by Holly Webb

On holiday at the seaside, Anya is excited when she meets a friendly family with children her own age – playing with them and their gorgeous puppy, Molly, is so much fun! But when she returns to the beach the next day, she discovers the pup all on its own. Anya sets out to look for her owners, but when she eventually tracks down the family, they’re very surprised. Molly isn’t their dog – they thought she belonged to Anya! With her holiday drawing to a close, can Anya find Molly’s real owners?

The Girl Who Saved Christmas by Matt Haig

The Girl Who Saved Christmas by Matt Haig

If magic has a beginning, can it also have an end? When Amelia wants a wish to come true she knows just the man to ask - Father Christmas. But the magic she wants to believe in is starting to fade, and Father Christmas has more than impossible wishes to worry about. Upset elves, reindeer dropping out of the sky, angry trolls and the chance that Christmas might be cancelled.