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Press Releases

January 2017

AUDIBLE RELEASES PONZI SUPERNOVA, AN ORIGINAL SERIES SHEDDING NEW LIGHT ON BERNIE MADOFF AND THE BIGGEST PONZI SCHEME IN HISTORY

NEWARK, N.J. – January 12, 2017 – Audible Inc., the world’s largest seller and producer of downloadable audiobooks and other spoken word entertainment, today announced the release of Ponzi Supernova, an original series that offers fresh insight into Bernie Madoff’s $65 billion Ponzi Scheme—directly from Madoff himself. Hosted by distinguished journalist Steve Fishman, the series features never-before-heard recordings of Madoff as well as dozens of new interviews with FBI and SEC agents, attorneys, traders, financial investors, and victims of Madoff’s devastating Ponzi scheme. The first four episodes of this six-part series are now available within the Audible Channels experience. Additional information can be found at audible.com/Ponzi.
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ARIANNA HUFFINGTON WRITES AND PERFORMS GOODNIGHT SMARTPHONE FOR AUDIBLE

NEWARK, N.J. – January 17, 2017 – Audible Studios, a production arm of Audible.com, today announced the release of Goodnight Smartphone, a soothing and playful adaptation of childhood classics including Margaret Wise Brown’s beloved children’s story Goodnight Moon for the digital age, written and performed exclusively for Audible by author, columnist, and Thrive Global founder and CEO Arianna Huffington. This production is now available for free download at audible.com/goodnight.
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EDDIE REDMAYNE TO NARRATE J.K. ROWLING’S ESSENTIAL COMPANION TO HARRY POTTER STORIES, FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM

NEWARK, N.J. – January 27, 2017 – Audible, Inc., the world’s largest seller and producer of downloadable audiobooks and other spoken-word content, today announced that the Hogwarts library book Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, written by J.K. Rowling as Magizoologist Newt Scamander and narrated by Academy Award-winning actor Eddie Redmayne, is available for the first time as a digital audio book, and can be preordered now. Featuring six new beasts, a new foreword by Newt Scamander, and elaborate sound design, the recording will be released by Pottermore on March 14, 2017. Visit audible.com/FantasticBeasts to order the audiobook in advance.
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February 2017

AUDIBLE AND TED RELEASE SINCERELY, X, A SERIES OF ANONYMOUSLY SHARED IDEAS THAT MATTER

NEWARK, N.J. – February 1, 2017 – Audible Inc., the world’s largest seller and producer of downloadable audiobooks and other spoken word entertainment, today announced the release of Sincerely, X, an original series from TED and Audible. The series allows speakers to share important ideas in TED’s signature format, but anonymously. Sincerely, X provides a new approach that lets vulnerable speakers share raw ideas honestly, many for the first time. The episodes are curated, vetted, and prepared in the same fashion as TED Talks, but instead of being shared in front of a live audience, they are recorded privately, following a series of intimate, exploratory conversations with host June Cohen. The first three episodes of this ongoing series are now available within the Audible Channels experience with additional episodes releasing on a weekly basis. Additional information can be found at audible.com/sincerelyx.
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ANNOUNCING AUDIBLE’S MOST WISHED-FOR AUDIOBOOKS OF VALENTINE’S DAYS PAST

NEWARK, N.J. – February 6, 2016 – Audible Inc., the world’s largest seller and producer of downloadable audiobooks and other spoken word entertainment, today announced the most wished for audiobooks on Valentine’s Day for the past six years. These were the titles that the most Audible customers added to their wish lists on February 14th. In anticipation of this year’s top titles, Audible has also provided a list of the top ten most searched romance authors of 2017 to date.
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KELSEY GRAMMER PERFORMS RISE AND SHINE FOR AUDIBLE

NEWARK, N.J. – February 28, 2017 – Audible Studios, a production arm of Audible.com, today announced the release of Emmy and Tony Award-winning actor Kelsey Grammer’s moving interpretation of Rise and Shine, a remarkable true story that chronicles author Simon Lewis’s miraculous journey from tragedy to triumph. This production is now available for download at audible.com/riseandshine.
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March 2017

STEPHEN FRY NARRATES SHERLOCK HOLMES EXCLUSIVELY FOR AUDIBLE

NEWARK, N.J. – February 1, 2017 – Audible Inc., the world’s largest seller and producer of downloadable audiobooks and other spoken word entertainment, today announced the release of Sincerely, X, an original series from TED and Audible. The series allows speakers to share important ideas in TED’s signature format, but anonymously. Sincerely, X provides a new approach that lets vulnerable speakers share raw ideas honestly, many for the first time. The episodes are curated, vetted, and prepared in the same fashion as TED Talks, but instead of being shared in front of a live audience, they are recorded privately, following a series of intimate, exploratory conversations with host June Cohen. The first three episodes of this ongoing series are now available within the Audible Channels experience with additional episodes releasing on a weekly basis. Additional information can be found at audible.com/sincerelyx.
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April 2017

AUDIBLE RELEASES A SPECIAL EDITION OF THE HANDMAID’S TALE WITH NEW, ORIGINAL MATERIAL WRITTEN BY MARGARET ATWOOD

NEWARK, N.J. – April 4, 2017 – Audible Studios, a production arm of Audible.com, today announced the release of a Special Edition of The Handmaid’s Tale, performed by Emmy Award-winning actress Claire Danes, and now including new, original material written by Margaret Atwood. This Audible exclusive edition extends the novel beyond the original final line, “Are there any questions?,” by adding the questions and answers that the people at that Symposium, occurring in 2195, might ask.
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