About Rick Lewis
His iconic voice has introduced every title in our store. When you hear
"This is Audible," you're hearing Rick Lewis, one of Audible's first employees.
A Warm Welcome
Honoring an Audio Pioneer
"Even if you didn’t know Rick, you know his voice."
"Rick Lewis became one of Audible’s first employees when he joined us in 1996 after years as a public radio innovator. He had previously been the executive producer of NPR’s All Things Considered and had hired the original voices for Morning Edition. In those start-up days, we all did everything. Even I would be ushered into the studio to record intros and messaging, but that stopped when Rick laid down “This is Audible” and “Audible hopes you’ve enjoyed this program.” Rick retired in 2012 to live in the Andes, 10 miles from the equator, and as his blog indicates, he continued to live his days fully with his intellectual curiosity and love of cultural expression front and center. I will miss his ceaseless intellect, his curiosity, his sharp sense of humor and his friendship."
—Don Katz, Audible Founder and Executive Chairman
More About Rick Lewis
Before his tenure at Audible, Lewis worked at NPR as an executive producer of All Things Considered and helped to develop Morning Edition. He managed stations and networks in Minnesota, California, and Iowa, was a fundraising executive in Florida, and led business development efforts in East Asia for an international satellite broadcasting company. He retired in 2012, most recently living in a 17th century hacienda in the Andes of Ecuador, about 10 miles from the equator.
Lewis had the heart of an adventurer and once described himself as “a sometime world traveler, cook, camper, photographer, and compulsive essayist.” An Iowa native, he spent stints living in Southern California, New Jersey, Minnesota, Washington DC, Florida, Nicaragua, and Ecuador.