NEWARK, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Audible Studios, a production arm of Audible.com, today announced the release of superstar comedian Kevin Hart’s much-anticipated memoir, I Can’t Make This Up. Performed with humor and warmth by Hart, the audiobook recounts his humble beginnings in a hardscrabble North Philadelphia neighborhood and his evolution into a savvy businessman and entertainer. At once irreverent, hilarious and touching, I Can’t Make This Up is an enthrallingly intimate listening experience that showcases Hart’s comedic timing and his range as a performer. The audiobook is now available for download at www.audible.com/kevinhart.
“Performing I Can’t Make This Up for Audible was like doing a stand-up show for me,” said Kevin Hart. “I tell stories. I paint pictures in a way that if you weren’t there you’d feel like you were. I can’t do my audiobook justice by not giving one-hundred percent of the performance that you would get if you were at a Kevin Hart show.”
“Listening to Kevin Hart’s deeply satisfying memoir is like having a private audience with one of today’s most talented entertainers,” said Audible Chief Content Officer Andy Gaies. “Hearing Hart’s inspiring life story in his own voice, just as if he is sitting next to you, intensifies the humor and deepens the emotional impact of the narrative to make this Audible edition a truly memorable experience.”
I Can’t Make This Up releases simultaneously in print today.
With a 30-day membership trial at Audible, new listeners can enjoy any one audiobook, including this beautifully performed production of I Can’t Make This Up, free.
Among the acclaimed performers who have narrated works of literature for Audible are Sean Penn, Nick Offerman, Zachary Quinto, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Lily Collins, Emma Thompson, James Franco, and Jesse Eisenberg. Audible Studios has won a Grammy Award, for its production of Janis Ian’s memoir Society’s Child, and has also been recognized with the Audie Award for Audiobook of the Year, most recently for Colin Firth’s performance of Graham Greene’s The End of the Affair. Audible invented and commercialized the first digital audio player in 1997, and has since been at the forefront of the explosively growing audiobook download segment. In 2016, Audible members downloaded an average of more than 17 books over the course of the year. More than half of new Audible members are first-time audiobook buyers.
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