VIP Book Club: Barbara Duncan – QNS Narrator.

Please join us to hear Barbara Duncan on Monday 29 September 2014 from 10.00 am to 12.00 pm at the Brisbane Square Library George St Brisbane. We thought it would be a great idea for participants to hear from a narrator of audio books. Barbara Duncan, nee Andrew, was born in Townsville in 1951 and moved […]

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2014 Winter Newsletter

*VIP Book Club: The first VIP book club event of this year, held on Monday 7 April, with the humorous Hugh Lunn. *National Disability Insurance Scheme: The Minister for Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services announcing that NDIA teams will be working in Townsville and Brisbane by the end of August. *Quality Assurance: Eliminating Page Turning noise […]

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The Oct 2013 – April 2014 Catalogue is Out Now!

The new Summer 2014 catalogue contains 29 book tittles, 28 of which are “Open Access” tittles.  Happy reading!!! Click on the link below to download the catalogue: Summer 2014 Go to Downloadable  Catalogues

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2014 Summer Newsletter

*VIP Book Club *France leads the way on audiobooks for blind and visually impaired people *If you find that you are getting an inconsistent sound between chapters/books… Find more News on the newsletter for Summer 2014 on the link below 2014 Summer Newsletter.pdf Go to Newsletters for 2014  

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VIP Book Club – Hugh Lunn

Please join us to hear Hugh Lunn on Monday 7 April 2014 from 10.00 am to 12.00 pm at the Brisbane Square Library George St Brisbane. Hugh Lunn is one of Australia’s most respected journalists and authors. After he wrote his hilarious childhood memoir Over the Top with Jim the people of Australia couldn’t get enough […]

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April – October 2013 Catalogue

The new Winter 2013 catalogue contains 30 book tittles, 29 of which are “Open Access” tittles. Click on the link below to download the catalogue: Winter 2013 Go to Downloadable  Catalogues

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October 2012 – April 2013 Catalogue

The new Summer 2013 catalogue contains 25 book tittles, 14 of which are “Open Access” tittles. Click on the link below to download the catalogue: Summer 2013 Go to Downloadable  Catalogues

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April-October 2012 Catalogue

The new Winter 2012 catalogue contains 25 book tittles, 14 of which are “Open Access” tittles.

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2012 Winter Newsletter

*Volunteer Morning Tea held at QNS *Best wishes to Derek and Judy Christy *QNS in the Community Find more News on the newsletter for Winter 2012 on the link below 2012 Winter Newsletter.pdf Go to Newsletters for 2012

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October 2011 – April 2012 Catalogue

The new Summer 2012 catalogue contains 35 book tittles, 15 of which are “Open Access” tittles.    

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From The Bookjacket

From the Bookjacket is a 15 minute radio show which is presented by QNS and aired monthly on 4RPH radio station. The show informs listeners of the most recent additions to the QNS audio book catalogue by giving a detailed synopsis, as well as information about the author and reviews on each book. Radio 4RPH […]

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Aleho Valencia joins QNS

Aleho joined the QNS team on March as the new Administration Assistant / Audio Operator Assistant. He has worked and volunteered as Radio Announcer and Producer for over 10 years in The Radio and Audio Visual Media field, back in his country Colombia and since 2007 in Australia. For the local Radio, Alejandro (as his […]

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2011 Winter Newsletter

*Jo will be away on  holidays for six weeks. She left on Friday 17 June and will be back on 2 August. Please use the qns@qns.net.au email address or contact Nick or Aleho if you have any questions. *Narrator Workshops & Training “Being in voice – a mini workshop by Flloyd Kennedy”

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Nick Warren joins the QNS team

Nick started working here at QNS in December as the new Audio Operator. He also currently runs a recording studio from his home in which he records local bands and artists. He also has a strong passion for music which leads him to playing bands most nights of the week. He has recently been involved […]

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Another change of personnel!

After 12 years at QNS, I have decided to work full-time in the area of my interest – landscape architecture. It has not been an easy decision – I have come to know and have great respect for so many of the narrators over the years. I will miss having lively, interesting and challenging conversations […]

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Good Bye to David and Jane

After nine years working with QNS, David Fermer left in September 2010. He oversaw the successful shift from analogue to digital recording and was instrumental in shifting QNS products from cassette to CD and then to mp3 and DAISY. Many QNS narrators had David visit them in their homes to set up their equipment. David […]

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QNS office unaffected by flood

This message is to let narrators, other volunteers and users of the QNS service know that the Vision Australia office in Old Cleveland Road, Coorparoo where QNS is housed was unaffected by flooding. QNS staff have been back at work since Monday 17 January. To our knowledge a few QNS volunteers have been affected by […]

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Merry Christmas!

QNS staff wish all our narrators a safe and happy Christmas and New Year. If you would like a book to read over the break then please let Jo know as soon as possible. The QNS office will be closed from 17th December 2010 to 4th January 2011. Thank you for all your support over […]

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QNS President Derek Christy retires after 20 years service

The QNS AGM was held on Friday 5 November. As always the morning was a good chance for narrators and consumers involved with QNS to get together and catch up – 30 people attended. Derek Christy retired as president after first being elected to the position in 2003. Derek has been involved with the QNS […]

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The Book Show on Radio National talks audio books

Sara Knox, an academic from the University of Western Sydney listened to different narrations of Tess of the D’urbervilles. This discussion talks about peoples expectations of narrators. Sara Knox talks about which narrations she enjoyed, which ones she didn’t like so much and why. There is a lot of opinion and preference! I think you will […]

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