Transform your holiday driving from hell to heaven by listening to some fantastic stories in the car – the Book Doctor recommends the best audio books to entertain the whole family this summer
There are several fine websites that save you the trouble of having to read books for yourself, writes Anna Baddley
iSpeech could dramatically cut the cost of audiobooks. Shame the reading voice still sounds like a bus announcement, writes James Bridle
An insurance company has released a story that will supposedly help your dog through life's little existential crises, such as fireworks night. What did Herbert Hound make of it?
Free audiobook, narrated by Simon Callow and developed with pet behaviourist, should 'relax the nation's dogs' before 5 November
The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers, Country Girl by Edna O'Brien and Dead Men's Wages by Lillian Pizzichini
The prime minister has read a chapter of Herman Melville's classic novel as part of an online project. How did he fare against his fellow performers?
Consider the Lobster by David Foster Wallace, Over to You by Roald Dahl and The Etymologicon by Mark Forsyth
The Second World War by Antony Beevor and Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Marilyn by Norman Mailer, Bring up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel and Fall of Giants by Ken Follett
Though it's currently limited to financial titles, a new streaming service, Bardowl, could soon challenge Amazon's Audible, writes Anna Baddeley
Fifty Shades of Grey by EL James, Sodom and Gomorrah by Marcel Proust and Rapture by Carol Ann Duffy
Leaving Alexandria by Richard Holloway, The Sun Hasn't Fallen from the Sky by Alison Gangel and Macbeth by William Shakespeare
The Private Memoirs of a Justified Sinner by James Hogg, The English Monster by Lloyd Shepherd and Patrick O'Brian's The Commodore