Exceptional readings, available to download to your tablet or smartphone on BBC Sounds.
The new novel by David Nicholls is a vivid and touching portrait of teenage love.
David Attenborough takes us back 4 billion years when life on our precious planet began.
Michelle Obama reads from her compelling memoir, inviting listeners into her world.
Meet Queenie. She's a funny, intelligent, loving, expressive, dramatic, catastrophist.
Roxane Gay reads the memoir of her body and her hunger
Laura Cumming's new book unravels the mystery of her mother’s disappearance as a child.
The Fens seen through the eyes of one of Britain’s most distinguished archaeologists.
Do you Tolstoy on the treadmill? Christie on the commute? Kipling in the kitchen?
The dramatic story of one woman's escape from a life blighted by gang culture.
An early loss for the passionate poet-turned-musician.
Niamh Cusack begins Anne Enright's astute new novel about lust and love, bliss and denial.
Writer Bongani Kona begins five letters from South Africa in the week of the ANC elections
Sir Antonio Pappano prepares for the Royal Opera's new production of Puccini's La Bohème.
Jung Chang's biography of the woman who single-handedly dragged China into modernity.
Prof Gustavo Piga, economist at Rome University, delivers a letter about Italy today.
Alone in Pimlico, Anthony has a moment of self-knowledge: the best is over.
Mama is pregnant, but Papa's violence erupts, and Kambili's world starts to fall apart.