Publishers Penguin Random House has donated audio books to the Royal National Institute of Blind People’s Talking Books Library, which now included over 33,000 titles.

A collection of 6,000 books, which included novels by James Patterson, Lee Child and Sophie Kinsella, would be added to the charity’s platform in instalments.

Anna Taylor, chair of RNIB, said: ‘Talking Books are essential for thousands of blind and partially sighted people across the country, who, like me, enjoy getting stuck into a good story.’

She added that in the last year, the charity provided 1.33 million Talking Books to blind and partially sighted people.