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Riverside is going on tour with Rachel's Random Resources, if you wish to participate please contact me on with your name, blog name, preferred post type and availability. 

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Riverside by Ian Skillicorn (scriptwriter), Glenda Young (creator)


Narrators: David McClelland, Melanie Crawley, Becky Wright, Lisa Armytage, Gerard Fletcher, Toby Laurence, Glen McCready, Penelope Rawlins

Genre: Romantic comedy, Contemporary Romance, Family life

Tour Dates: 13th - 22nd October 2022

Publication Date: 21st July 2022

Formats available: UK & US Audible Codes

Standalone Audiobook

Estimated Running Time: 3 hours 51 mins

Types of post available: Review Only

Purchase Link:

Riverside is the feel-good story of family, friends and community in a small town, told in 14 bite-sized 15-minute episodes. It features romance, heartbreak and secrets, as well as gentle wit and humour with a cast of actors well-known from TV and radio soaps Neighbours and The Archers.

Changes are coming to the riverside town of Ryemouth, and while some of the community are excited by new beginnings, others are finding it hard to let go of the past.

A new 14-episode audio soap with a cast of loveable characters you'll want to laugh and cry along with.

Susan and her boyfriend Dave can't wait to open their new café and deli, The Old Engine Room. But Susan's dad, George, is not so thrilled. He's never approved of Dave, who used to hang out with the wrong crowd. Can the happy young couple win George round?

Mary and Ruby have been friends since the first day of infant school, even though their lives have turned out very differently. Mary has a contented family life with husband George and daughter Susan. Poor Ruby has never been so lucky in love. Then she meets her teenage crush in surprising circumstances. Mary has her doubts about the charming Paul. Will Ruby finally get her own happy ever after?

Dave wants to put his past behind him. His dream is to make a success of the business, and one day be a good husband and father, like his own dad, Mike. Yet, he's forced to keep a secret from everyone he loves. Who should he turn to for help out of a tricky situation?

When the community comes under threat from developers, can everyone put their differences to one side to defend the town they love?

Riverside is full of romance, heartbreak and secrets, as well as gentle wit and humour.

The Riverside audiobook drama is based on the popular weekly magazine serial written and created by Glenda Young.

About the authors

Ian Skillicorn is a publisher, producer and writer. He has written the script for the Riverside audiobook drama based on Glenda’s stories and characters. He also directed and produced the audiobook. Ian’s publishing imprint, Wyndham Books, publishes best-selling fiction by some of the best-loved novelists in the UK and Australia. He was a podcasting trailblazer, producing streaming audio programmes in the early 2000s well before the podcast revolution.

Glenda Young is a best-selling author and award-winning writer. She’s written Riverside, a weekly soap opera published in The People’s Friend magazine since 2016. Meanwhile, she is the author of two successful book series – gritty sagas set in a northeast mining village in 1919, and cosy crimes set in modern-day Scarborough. She has also written official TV tie-in books for ITV’s Coronation Street.

Follow the Riverside authors

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Ian Skillicorn Author Photo
  • Ian Skillicorn Twitter
  • Glenda Young Twitter

Blog Tour Schedule

Capacity per day as shown. Confirmed blogs will appear here. 

13th October

  1. Books We’ve Read and Loved

  2. Portobello Book Blog

  3. Zooloo's Book Diary

14th October

  1. Stressed Rach

  2. Tealeavesandbookleaves

  3. Lilac Mills

15th October

  1. Herding Cats

  2. @whatjaneyreads

  3. The Pursuit Of Bookiness

16th October

  1. @bookswithstace

  2. @duckfacekim09

  3. The Book Review Crew

17th October

  1. Just 4 My Books

  2. Jen Jen Reviews

  3. The Book Magnet

18th October

  1. Tea Party Princess

  2. girls_who_hike_and_read

  3. Reading Reality

19th October

  1. Green Reads Books

  2. Staceywh_17

  3. Amy's Bucket List

20th October

  1. PAJNewman

  2. Books by Bindu

  3. Curling Up With a Coffee and a Kindle

21st October

  1. Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers

  2. One More Page

  3. Berit Talks Books

22nd October

  1. Kathryn Books

  2. Read & Tell Reviews

  3. Inspiredbypmdd

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