Listening Project

Conversation between audiobook reader and audiobook listener, John and Roger, about how Roger lost his sight ten years ago and the impact it has had on his life.

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  • Is part of (Collection)

    The Listening Project

  • Recording locations

    BBC Radio Devon, Plymouth

  • Interviewees

    Palmer, John, 1946- (male, headteacher, retired), Bonner, Roger, 1948- (male, consultant on international development)

  • Producers

    BBC Radio Bristol

  • Recordist

    Loosemore, Jo

  • Abstract

    Roger describes how he lost his sight ten years ago and the impact it has had on his life. He talks about how much he used to enjoy reading before he was blind and how he now listens to audiobooks instead. John reads books for the Royal National Institute of Blind People Talking Books service. They discuss their love of reading and how John really brought the book 'Travels with Boogie' to life for Roger.

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    The Listening Project conversations collectively form a picture of our lives and relationships today. Recordings were made by BBC producers of people sharing an intimate conversation, lasting up to an hour and on a topic of the speakers' choice.

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