Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

From Tina Fey to Sissy Spacek: Listen to the top 10 inspirational quotes from literature read by celebrities

podcast.jpg

There’s nothing quite like that moment when you’re reading a book or listening to a podcast and you fall across a line which speaks to you in a way that really makes you stop and think – whether it be about your own life or a friend or relative’s situation. Or perhaps it just makes you laugh.

In a time where we are all insanely busy, audiobooks and podcasts have become increasingly popular – allowing people to continue absorbing literature, whilst doing several other things at once.

Now, website Audible.co.uk has launched Clips a sharing tool which enables listeners to share audio snippets from their favourite books – either on social media or via their phones.

The audiobook service, which is the first to allow users to share content in this way, has over 200,000 titles to choose from, so listeners and bookworms will be spoiled for choice.

woman reading

The site has thousands of clips which also means people can browse them, before deciding whether or not to purchase the full audiobook (because, let’s be honest, sometimes you start listening to a podcast or audiobook and you simply can’t stand their voice).

Whether it be an inspirational quote, a tip on how to launch your own business or a poetic line of prose that you simply have to share, Audible is bringing them all to life.

The site has also released its top 10 inspirational lines from literature, which have been narrated by famous authors.

The list includes Tina Fey quoting from her own Bossypants, to Robert Inglis reading from Lewis Carroll’s Alice Through the Looking Glass.

Have a listen to their selection, below. 

David Copperfield, by Charles Dickens 

Bossypants by Tina Fey 

Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami 

The Last Battle: The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis 

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee 

The Fellowship of the Ring: The Lord of the Rings, Book 1 by J. R. R. Tolkien 

Lady Windermere's Fan by Oscar Wilde 

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley 

Four Quartets by T. S. Eliot 

Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll 

Related

iStock_65708535_LARGE.jpg

The rise of the raktivists and how to join them

sobbing.jpg

20 books, films and songs for when you need a good cry

iStock_83744213_LARGE.jpg

This bookshop prints your novel in the time it takes to drink a coffee

Coffee lady original_clean.jpg

Spending 20 minutes with this app could boost your career

roald.jpg

Lucy Mangan explores our enduring love of Roald Dahl

jaded-quitters-main.jpg

Illustrator imagines what The Baby-Sitters Club crew are up to now

summer reading.jpg

8 thrillers to pack in your suitcase

wuthering-heights06.jpg

Kathy Lette: “Emily Brontë taught me what I really wanted in bed”

iStock_72363281_MEDIUM.jpg

The most addictive new reads of July

Comments

More

Four of the best books so far this year, as chosen by Amazon and us

If you read nothing else, make sure you give these titles a whirl

by Anna Brech
22 Jun 2017

Emma Watson really, really wants you to read these 10 feminist books

She’s curated her very own “essential feminist bookshelf”

by Kayleigh Dray
21 Jun 2017

We need to talk about Offred’s secret weapon in The Handmaid’s Tale

This is the most important thing we can take from episode four

by Kayleigh Dray
19 Jun 2017

Little girl crashes stranger’s wedding for a seriously cute reason

And the photos are just perfect

by Kayleigh Dray
19 Jun 2017

JK Rowling flies to the rescue after Trump blocks Stephen King

This is getting ‘riddikulus’ now...

by Kayleigh Dray
14 Jun 2017

Bailey’s Prize winner Naomi Alderman on the importance of feminism

“If my novel is a dystopia, then we are living in a dystopia right now”

by Sarah Biddlecombe
08 Jun 2017

Boys ‘find it very hard’ to read a book starring a girl hero

Gender equality is still a problem for children's books, says leading author

by Anna Brech
08 Jun 2017

Dustbin man rescues books to create free community library

He's saved 20,000 books so far

by Sarah Biddlecombe
07 Jun 2017

Who is Arundhati Roy? The controversial author with an army of fans

The bestselling author’s much-anticipated second novel is out now.

by Moya Crockett
06 Jun 2017

Jacqueline Wilson confirms she is writing another Tracy Beaker book

Back to the dumping ground...

by Sarah Biddlecombe
06 Jun 2017