On Wednesday, Penguin Random House Audio and Ministry of Stories launched their first ever audio collection of 35 short stories, which were written and recorded by children aged between 8 and 12.
The children attended out-of-school writing clubs at the Ministry of Stories’ creative hub in Hoxton to write stories with the listener in mind. Each child then recorded their story, with sound effects and music added by professional editors. Penguin Random House Audio has now published the young people’s stories as a real audiobook CD, entitled The World was an Avocado, which was launched this week with an event at The Red Gallery in Shoreditch.
The Ministry of Stories’ has released the first 10 stories on its podcast, available on Apple iTunes. An additional story will be released every Monday morning to coincide with the first school run of the week. Some podcast episodes are introduced by authors, and Ministry of Stories patrons, including Charlie Higson, Nick Hornby, Nikesh Shukla and Sophie Kinsella.