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Regina Hall and Mindy Kaling to Star in “The A.I. Who Loved Me”

The cover art for the audiobook with the title of the book and an illustrated drawing of a girl and a guy staring longingly at each other. The girl is holding a full laundry basket and the guy a grey and white cat.

Audible Inc. has announced the casting of Regina Hall (The Hate U Give, Girls Trip, Little) in the lead role in the highly anticipated upcoming romance The A.I. Who Loved Me from bestselling author Alyssa Cole, and Mindy Kaling (The Mindy Project, The Office, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me) in the role of a smart home device named Penny. This captivating romantic comedy with a sci-fi twist will release on December 3rd and is currently available for preorder at

In addition to being available on Audible, The A.I. Who Loved Me will be made available to members of Audible Escape – a subscription package offering unlimited access to thousands of heartwarming romantic stories from beloved and best-selling authors, as well as original love stories produced by Audible that you can’t get anywhere else. Kaling is the face of Audible Escape’s ‘Love Love’ campaign, which launched last month.

Regina Hall commented: “Performing in the Audible Original The A.I Who Loved Me, was a completely new and creatively challenging experience. Each character had their own voice, personality and emotions and I had fun crafting each and every one of them— particularly for the bio-human! I’m so excited for audiences to hear this amazing and truly unique love story.”

Mindy Kaling commented: “I’ve been a sucker for love stories since I was an awkward middle-schooler, so I absolutely loved getting to be the voice of Penny in the new Audible Original The A.I. Who Loves Me. It was so fun to work on and the story is ridiculously juicy and romantic. Plus, I got to talk in a sassy, sexy robot voice so that was pretty cool too.”

Alyssa Cole commented: "I was already super excited about getting to work on this project with Audible, but my soul basically left my body when I was told about the casting. Mindy Kaling! Regina! Freaking!! Hall!!! Reading something I wrote! I still don't quite believe it, but I feel incredibly lucky and can't wait to hear how it turns out."

Trinity Jordan leads a quiet, normal life: working from home for the Hive, a multifunctional government research center, and recovering from the incident that sent her into a tailspin. But the life she’s trying to rebuild is plagued by mishaps when Li Wei, her neighbor’s super sexy and super strange nephew, moves in and turns things upside down.

Li Wei’s behavior is downright odd—and the attraction building between them is even more so. When an emergency pulls his aunt away from the apartment complex, Trinity decides to keep an eye on him…and slowly discovers that nothing is what it seems. For one thing, Li Wei isn’t just the hot guy next door—he’s the hot A.I. next door. In fact, he’s so advanced that he blurs the line between man and machine. It’s up to Trinity to help him achieve his objective of learning to be human, but danger is mounting as they figure out whether he’s capable of the most illogical human behavior of all…falling in love.


Press ReleasesSeptember 16, 2019
New Audible Original “The Big Melt” Examines Climate Change

To coincide with the Covering Climate Now initiative, Audible announced the release of “The Big Melt.” Produced with Rolling Stone, this eyewitness examination is written and performed by leading climate writer Jeff Goodell and is available for preorder.

September 16, 2019