Highlights from this week's global press coverage of Audible.
DON SPEAKS TO SPIEGEL ONLINE ABOUT BUILDING A MEDIA CATEGORY
SPIEGEL Online, one of the most widely read German news sites, spoke with Don for a lengthy feature story on Audible's leadership in building a media category.
STYLIST CALLS FOUR AUDIBLE EXCLUSIVES “UNMISSABLE”
In the UK, Stylist called four Audible exclusive titles—Jane Eyre performed by Thandie Newton, Anna Karenina performed by Maggie Gyllenhaal, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz performed by Anne Hathaway, and Pride and Prejudice performed by Rosamund Pike—“unmissible audiobooks narrated by incredible women.”
THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER ANNOUNCES ALAN CUMMING'S RETURN TO NEW YORK WITH AUDIBLE
The Hollywood Reporter announced that Audible will bring Alan Cumming's Legal Immigrant live to the Minetta Lane Theatre. The production will subsequently be made available to millions of listeners' ears on Audible.
“Alan Cumming's Legal Immigrant is returning to New York with the help of audio entertainment producer Audible. The cabaret show is headed to the Minetta Lane Theatre this spring for a limited, two-night run as part of Audible's effort to bring more stage productions to listeners' ears.” – The Hollywood Reporter
RADIO TIMES HIGHLIGHTS 11 AUDIBLE TITLES AMONG “THE BEST TRUE CRIME PODCASTS AND AUDIOBOOKS”
In the UK, Radio Times highlighted 11 Audible Original and exclusive titles, including West Cork, The Last Days of August, The Making of a Massacre, Evil Has a Name, I'll Be Gone in the Dark, Escape from Jonestown, Damned Spot, Folsom Untold, The Last Lynching, Ponzi Supernova, and Real Crime in a listicle of “the best true crime podcasts and audiobooks.”
UPROXX FEATURES AUDIBLE ORIGINAL CHASE DARKNESS WITH ME
“Jensen's new memoir/recounting of his most prominent successes manages to serve both causes, entertainment and public service, offering a compelling account of his life, bite-sized nuggets of true crime cases, and a how-to guide for prospective citizen detectives on how to do the work without hurting victims and screwing up cases (or getting yourself hurt).” - UpRoxx
VULTURE NAMES WHERE SHOULD WE BEGIN? AMONG “100 GREAT PODCASTS”
“There might be no better guilty pleasure than these recordings of real-life couples in counseling with therapist Esther Perel, whose keen takes on her patients' conflicts never disappoint.” – Vulture
AUDIBLE FOR FISH MAKES A SPLASH WITH MEDIA
In celebration of April Fool's Day, Audible AU announced Audible for Fish—a three-second audiobook for fish owners to play for their scaly friends to ensure the days of fish across Australia go swimmingly. Audible for Fish earned dozens of unique press hits, including coverage in News.com.au, Daily Mail, Lifehacker, ABC and more.
ZDF MOMA MORNING SHOW FEATURES AUDIBLE ORIGINAL DIE JUTEN SITTEN
ZDF MOMA, one of Germany's most popular morning television shows, highlighted Audible Original Die Juten Sitten (The Good Manners), a racy and provocative take on Berlin's underworld in the 1920s. The ZDF MOMA segment featured behind-the-scenes footage of the celebrity cast recording the Audible Original.
PEOPLE MAGAZINE HIGHLIGHTS AUDIBLE ORIGINAL ATOMIC MARRIAGE
People Magazine highlighted Audible Original Atomic Marriage, written by New York Times best-selling author Curtis Sittenfeld and performed by Academy Award nominee Diane Lane, in its “People Picks” column.
“Narrated by Diane Lane, this Audible Original story about a couple's rough patch—and a book that might help—features characters who feel as real as your own friends.” – People Magazine
RADIO TIMES ANNOUNCES NEW H.G. WELLS COLLECTION ON AUDIBLE
In the UK, Radio Times announced that Audible will be the exclusive home of the star-studded audiobook adaptation of H.G. Wells: The Science Fiction Collection. Hugh Bonneville, Jason Isaacs, Sophie Okonedo, David Tennant and Alexander Vlahos will be performing the series of audiobooks, and the article featured behind-the-scenes photos of the actors in the recording studio.
“A new project by Audible is bringing the works of novelist HG Wells to life with a series of star-studded audiobook adaptations.” - Radio Times
THE NEW YORK TIMES RECOMMENDS AUDIBLE ORIGINALS REMEMBERING ROTH AND JUNK
The New York Times recommended two Audible Originals in its New & Noteworthy column—James Atlas's memoir, Remembering Roth, on his friendship with literary icon Philip Roth, and Les Bohem's thrilling science-fiction tale, Junk.
BRITISH COMEDY GUIDE SPEAKS WITH MARK WATSON ABOUT HIS AUDIBLE EXCLUSIVE
British Comedy Guide spoke with Mark Watson about his Audible exclusive Mark Watson's Comedy Marathon.
“That's right: a 13-part series about the London Marathon, with a large cast of amazing comics (Romesh Ranganathan, Sara Pascoe, Harry Enfield, Sofie Hagen; about thirty of them in total). I wrote it all and each episode tells the story of two miles of the marathon.” - Mark Watson