Audiobook – 5-Minute Really True Stories for Bedtime

30 amazing really true stories about bedtime, narrated by Joanna Lumley!

What better way for a child to drift off to sleep, than the voice of Joanna Lumley reading a magical and really true 5-minute bedtime story!


Listen to a sample story “Why do we sleep?”

The audiobook has 30 Amazing Stories featuring frozen frogs, King Tut’s beds, the world’s largest sleepover, the phases of the moon and more….

Watch the Audiobook Trailer here:

Release date: 15th October


Order now from:

Amazon/Audible (UK)

Apple Audiobooks

Booktopia (AUS) 

Rakuten kobo (CAN)

Buy a copy of the book so you can read along!

A 10% share of all audiobook proceeds will be donated to:



Claire Allfree, The Telegraph

"[Lumley’s] voice, as she narrates these tales, is truly something, almost seductive in its molten liquorice depths and soothing enough to send the most restless child to sleep, to say nothing of their parents."

Sebastian Shakespeare, The Daily Mail

"What better way than to drift off to sleep with Joanna Lumley reading you a bedtime story!"

The Times

“Nonfiction lovers will enjoy these short and intriguing pieces about the night: the starry skies, record-breaking beds, space travel, nocturnal jobs and animals.”

Joanna Lumley, BookBrunch

"I could not think of a better way to make a small personal contribution in these difficult times than by making these beautiful stories about the magical world available for younger people to listen to as they fall asleep. After recording all 30 stories, I came away with a spring in my step, feeling a little younger and a little wiser for it."

Add a Review