New download and streaming options


Just before Christmas, we released the much-anticipated Play Calibre streaming service, making it even easier to enjoy the collection of great audiobooks available on our website. Also, our titles became available on the Dolphin EasyReader app for smartphone and tablet users to take full advantage of the audiobooks on offer. Here we discuss some of the benefits of these platforms and why we’re so excited for you to try them out!

With Play Calibre, browsing to discover your next listen is very easy, with a frequently updated display of new titles so you can be one of the first to listen to the most popular new releases; or for lovers of classics, our 69 different categories and search bar allows you to browse our extensive audio catalogue of over 13,000 books easily and intuitively. They say you should never judge a book by its cover, but some just beg to be read. That’s why most of our audiobooks now show the front cover for you to explore the instantly recognisable to the hidden gem that grabs your attention. With one click you can decide whether this is the book for you by either playing a sample or reading the synopsis and other useful information to aid your decision.

Have you ever listened to an audiobook and discovered a new favourite author? Or have you been captivated by the soothing voice of a particular narrator? If so, our search tool will enable you to find the rest of that author’s available works and all performances of that narrator. What’s more, you can personalise your Play Calibre and create your own reading list by saving titles to listen to later. This means you will never run out of things to listen to and all your selections are saved to your account.

Dolphin EasyReader similarly offers seamless access to our audiobooks, with many of the same features including effective search facilities, the ability to save books for later and useful information on the title. However, the app additionally allows you to download books to your smartphone or tablet so you can listen when you have no internet connection, whether it be during a long walk in the woods, or a tunnel filled train journey. Also, as the app is saved to your device, your audiobooks are only ever a tap away. The Dolphin EasyReader app is available from both the App Store and the Google Play Store.    

Both services have been tested extensively with screenreaders to make sure all these features work effectively for all members as accessibility is our top priority. We also have a How to Listen page featuring Quick Guides and FAQs for easy to understand tips on how to make the most of the service. We hope you are eager to get started with the new listening options and have all the tools you need for instant access to thousands of books wherever you are.