LoveReading

Becoming a member of the LoveReading community is free.

No catches, no fine print just unadulterated book loving, with your favourite books saved to your own digital bookshelf.

New members get entered into our monthly draw to win £100 to spend in your local bookshop Plus lots lots more…

Find out more

Audiobooks Narrated by Alister Austin

Browse audiobooks narrated by Alister Austin, listen to samples and when you're ready head over to Audiobooks.com where you can get 3 FREE audiobooks on us

LoveReading Top 10

  1. People of Abandoned Character Audiobook People of Abandoned Character
    1
  2. Box 88 Audiobook Box 88
    2
  3. Help Yourself: Three scalding stories from the bestselling author of AMERICAN WIFE Audiobook Help Yourself: Three scalding stories from the bestselling author of AMERICAN WIFE
    3
  4. A Nurse's Story: My Life in A&E During the Covid Crisis Audiobook A Nurse's Story: My Life in A&E During the Covid Crisis
    4
  5. Mantel Pieces: Royal Bodies and Other Writing from the London Review of Books Audiobook Mantel Pieces: Royal Bodies and Other Writing from the London Review of Books
    5
  6. A Life on Our Planet: My Witness Statement and A Vision for the Future Audiobook A Life on Our Planet: My Witness Statement and A Vision for the Future
    6
  7. The Thursday Murder Club: The Record-Breaking Sunday Times Number One Bestseller Audiobook The Thursday Murder Club: The Record-Breaking Sunday Times Number One Bestseller
    7
  8. The Boy from the Woods: New from the #1 bestselling creator of the hit Netflix series The Stranger Audiobook The Boy from the Woods: New from the #1 bestselling creator of the hit Netflix series The Stranger
    8
  9. Us Three Audiobook Us Three
    9
  10. Grown-Ups Audiobook Grown-Ups
    10
Filter
Sticks and Stones: DS Coupland Book 6 Audiobook

Sticks and Stones: DS Coupland Book 6

Author: Emma Salisbury Narrator: Alister Austin Release Date: September 2020

Sticks and Stones is the sixth book in the popular DS Coupland series. A consultant is accused of killing his patients...A local MP has murdered a call girl... A teacher ploughs a minibus into a group of pupils...It's as though Salford is under a permanent full moon, not helped by the fact DS Kevin Coupland is fighting to hold onto his career. Following an allegation that he was behind a prisoner's murder in HMP Manchester, Coupland enlists the help of the one man everyone is certain has set him up - Kieran Tunney, a notorious crime boss already under investigation. When Coupland reviews several cases he suspects they are linked, in a way he cannot believe is possible. If his suspicions are correct then he must act fast to stop the unthinkable from happening - even if that means putting himself in the firing line.

Show more
The Athlete's Gut: The Inside Science of Digestion, Nutrition, and Stomach Distress Paperback Audiobook

The Athlete's Gut: The Inside Science of Digestion, Nutrition, and Stomach Distress Paperback

Author: Patrick Wilson Narrator: Alister Austin Release Date: July 2020

The Athlete's Gut is an in-depth look at a system that plagues many athletes. This guide offers a much-needed resource for troubleshooting GI problems. The majority of endurance athletes suffer from some kind of gut problem during training and competition. Symptoms like nausea, cramping, bloating, side stitches, and the need to defecate can negatively impact an athlete's performance. Why are gut problems so common during exercise? And what can athletes do to prevent and manage gut symptoms that occur during training and competition? The Athlete's Gut makes sense of the complicated gastrointestinal tract and offers solutions to the tummy troubles that keep athletes from enjoying and excelling in their sport. Written by Patrick Wilson, professor of exercise science and registered dietitian, this gut guide for athletes combines the latest research on exercise and the gut with humorous descriptions and relatable stories. Athletes will better understand the inner workings of their own gut and will be equipped to make the needed changes to diet and exercise to perform?and feel?better.

Show more
Walk Away: Vigilante Justice Action Thriller Audiobook

Walk Away: Vigilante Justice Action Thriller

Author: Rob Aspinall Narrator: Alister Austin Release Date: July 2020

Revenge is a dish best served bloody. An old friend is brutally murdered. The police don't have a clue. Enter Charlie Cobb. Back on the mean streets of Manchester and on the hunt of a savage killer. Charlie's hot on the man's trail. But there are three big problems. One, the murderer is protected by a powerful underworld boss. Two, a disposed Russian kingpin wants him dead. And three, Charlie must babysit a five-year-old in the process. As he revisits old haunts and old memories, Charlie must finally decide what kind of a man he really is - and just how badly he wants revenge. The fifth in the gritty, funny thriller series, let this action-packed NOVELLA lead you deeper and darker into Charlie's world. New to the series? The first book, BREAKER, is free. Just type 'Breaker' in the search box. Contains violence and bad language - not for the faint of heart.

Show more
The Green Man's Foe: Green Man's Heir Book 2 Audiobook

The Green Man's Foe: Green Man's Heir Book 2

Author: Juliet E. Mckenna Narrator: Alister Austin Release Date: December 2019

The Green Man's Foe is a modern fantasy rooted in the ancient myths and folklore of the British Isles from bestselling author Juliet E. McKenna. When you do a good job for someone, there's a strong chance they'll offer you more work or recommend you elsewhere. So Daniel Mackmain isn't particularly surprised when his boss's architect brother asks for his help on a historic house renovation in the Cotswolds. Except Dan's a dryad's son, and he soon realises there's a whole lot more going on. Ancient malice is stirring and it has made an alliance in the modern world. The Green Man expects Dan to put an end to this threat. Seeing the danger, Dan's forced to agree. The problem is he's alone in a place he doesn't know, a hundred miles or more away from any allies of his own.

Show more
Flesh and Blood: D S Coupland Book 5 Audiobook

Flesh and Blood: D S Coupland Book 5

Author: Emma Salisbury Narrator: Alister Austin Release Date: December 2019

THE NEW DS COUPLAND NOVEL An accusation of police brutality An unsolved hit and run A social media minefield The murder squad's resources at Salford Precinct Station are stretched to the limit. DS Kevin Coupland is called out to a fatal fire at a local residential home for vulnerable people, and immediately suspects arson. One of the victims is the sister of local gangster Kieran Tunney, sparking revenge attacks which threaten to bring the city to a standstill. For Coupland the clock is ticking. With a Professional Standards hearing to prepare for and an avenging gangster to contend with he makes a shocking discovery which has devastating repercussions - for the community, for the crime boss, and for Coupland himself. From best-selling author Emma Salisbury, a gripping police procedural that pulls no punches. FLESH AND BLOOD is the fifth book in the DS Coupland series. Praise for Emma Salisbury: 'Emma is the latest to join an elite club of authors.' Sunday Mail 'An author to watch.' Goodreads reviewer

Show more
The Holdup: Vigilante Justice Action Thriller Audiobook

The Holdup: Vigilante Justice Action Thriller

Author: Rob Aspinall Narrator: Alister Austin Release Date: December 2019

No memory. No escape.You wake up at the wheel of a car. Dead guys, rifles, a bag of stolen loot. You're in the desert, vultures circling and hotter than hell. You know who you are, but not how you got here. If you knew whose money that was, you'd be on the run. But is it too late already? The mob want blood. The oil company want their land. And you're caught in the middle, in the small town of Rattlesnake, Arizona. Then there's the man dispatched to kill you. The infamous Mr Box. Will ex-mafia fixer Charlie do the sensible thing and skip town? Or do the right thing and save the town? Grab the third in the action-packed series, full of page-turning twists and perfect for fans of James Patterson and Lee Child. The series can be read in any order, but the best place to start is with BREAKER.

Show more
The Bad Boy of Athens Audiobook

The Bad Boy of Athens

Author: Daniel Mendelsohn Narrator: Alister Austin Release Date: October 2019

Over the past three decades, Daniel Mendelsohn's essays and reviews have earned him a reputation as 'our most irresistible literary critic' (New York Times). This striking new collection exemplifies the way in which Mendelsohn - a classicist by training - uses the classics as a lens to think about urgent contemporary debates. There is much to surprise here. Mendelsohn invokes the automatons featured in Homer's epics to help explain the AI films Ex Machina and Her, and perceives how Ted Hughes sought redemption by translating a play of Euripides (the 'bad boy of Athens') about a wayward husband whose wife returns from the dead. There are essays on Sappho's sexuality and the feminism of Game of Thrones; on how Virgil's Aeneid prefigures post-World War II history and why we are still obsessed with the Titanic; on Patrick Leigh Fermor's final journey, Karl Ove Knausgaard's autofiction and the plays of Tom Stoppard, Tennessee Williams, and Noël Coward. The collection ends with a poignant account of the author's boyhood correspondence with the historical novelist Mary Renault, which inspired his ambition to become a writer. In The Bad Boy of Athens, Mendelsohn provokes and dazzles with erudition, emotion and tart wit while his essays dance across eras, cultures and genres. This is a provocative collection which sees today's master of popular criticism using the ancient past to reach into the very heart of modern culture. 'Mendelsohn takes the classical costumes off figures like Virgil and Sappho, Homer and Horace ... He writes about things so clearly they come to feel like some of the most important things you have ever been told.' SEBASTIAN BARRY

Show more
Death & Back Audiobook

Death & Back

Author: Rob Aspinall Narrator: Alister Austin Release Date: October 2019

How far would you go to save a stranger?For ex-mafia fixer Charlie, it could be all the way to the grave. That innocent job driving a truck from port? Not so innocent. He's told not to look in the back. But Charlie can't resist. He's drawn into the dark, dangerous London underworld. And across the path of beautiful, feisty Amira. Soon she's the victim of an international crime ring. With Charlie her only hope. Will Charlie continue his journey of redemption? And at what cost? DEATH & BACK is a hard-hitting thriller that delivers a one-two punch of action and dry humour. If you like the page-turning twists of James Patterson, you'll love this ultra-gripping, explosive series. Download Death & Back and hold on tight.

Show more
Trapped Audiobook

Trapped

Author: Nick Louth Narrator: Alister Austin, Larner Wallace-Taylor Release Date: July 2019

A nerve-shredding suspense thriller from bestselling author Nick Louth. Trapped is perfect for fans of Cara Hunter, JP Delaney and Rachel Abbott. In Manchester, two hardened gang members on the run take Catherine Blake and her one-year-old son hostage at gunpoint. She is in the wrong place at the wrong time. Held in a Transit van, Catherine needs a plan fast. But it means diving into her captors' risk-drenched world, and playing them at their own game. Catherine has been through cancer, miscarriages and five draining years of IVF in order to have her son Ethan. He is the most precious thing in the world. She may be terrified out of her wits, but she'd do anything to protect him. Anything, no matter the cost...Brace yourself.

Show more
Hired: Six Months Undercover in Low-Wage Britain Audiobook

Hired: Six Months Undercover in Low-Wage Britain

Author: James Bloodworth Narrator: Alister Austin Release Date: June 2019

From the Orwellian reach of an Amazon warehouse to the time trials of a council care worker and the grim reality behind the glossy Uber App, Hired is a clear-eyed analysis of a divided nation and a riveting dispatch from the very frontline of low-wage Britain. We all define ourselves by our profession. But what if our job was demeaning, poorly paid, and tedious? Cracking open Britain's divisions journalist James Bloodworth spends six months living and working across Britain, taking on the country's most gruelling jobs. He lives on the meagre proceeds and discovers the anxieties and hopes of those he encounters, including working-class British, young students striving to make ends meet, and Eastern European immigrants. From the Staffordshire Amazon warehouse to the taxi-cabs of Uber, Bloodworth narrates how traditional working-class communities have been decimated by the move to soulless service jobs with no security, advancement or satisfaction. This is a gripping examination of Brexit Britain, a divided nation which needs to understand the true reality of how other people live and work before it can heal. 'A very discomforting book, no matter what your politics might be... very good' Sunday Times 'Potent, disturbing and revelatory' Evening Standard

Show more
Absent: DS Coupland Book 4 Audiobook

Absent: DS Coupland Book 4

Author: Emma Salisbury Narrator: Alister Austin Release Date: May 2019

A gripping warts and all police procedural which will hook fans of Angela Marsons and Ed James. When he stopped a serial killer in his tracks earlier in the year he thought that would be the end of it, but for DS Kevin Coupland his nightmare has just begun. A child's body is discovered hidden in a bag, kicking off a major investigation for Salford Precinct's murder squad. Soon the National Crime Agency roll into town and Coupland is under strict instructions to play nice. DS Alex Moreton returns from maternity leave to find her partner deeply troubled, but with a cold case to review she's in no position to prevent him hitting the self-destruct button. As he hunts down the child's killer Coupland is forced to reflect upon his own life and find an answer to the question he's been avoiding. Is it possible to accept the things you cannot change? "Emma is the latest to join an elite club of authors." SUNDAY MAIL

Show more
Fragile Cord: DS Coupland Book 1 Audiobook

Fragile Cord: DS Coupland Book 1

Author: Emma Salisbury Narrator: Alister Austin Release Date: April 2019

Fragile Cord is an emotional rollercoaster charting the psychological meltdown of a mother with a deadly secret. Tracey Kavanagh was her usual upbeat self; right up until the moment she drowned her son and tied a rope around her neck killing herself and her unborn child. For Alex Moreton, this case couldn't have come at a worse time, battling with her partner over whether to have another child, she is superstitious about pushing their luck - they're happy enough as they are...aren't they? DS Kevin Coupland is dealing with a serious assault outside a wine bar in Swinton. Devoted family man Ricky Wilson is brutally stabbed following an altercation with youths while out with his wife and their children to celebrate her birthday. Coupland and Moreton's cases merge when it transpires that Tracey and Ricky were tragically connected. Is it possible that there could be more to these two investigations than pure coincidence? "Emma is the latest to join an elite club of authors." SUNDAY MAIL

Show more