Vice President Joe Biden to Narrate His Much-Anticipated Memoir for Audible


Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose Available for Pre-Order; to release on Audible November 14, 2017

NEWARK, N.J.--()--Audible Studios, a production arm of, today announced its forthcoming release of Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose, written and performed by Vice President Joe Biden. The memoir delivers a powerful account of 2015, by any measure a watershed year in Vice President Biden’s extraordinary life and career. Exclusive content available only on the Audible recording includes a powerful conversation with award-winning journalist Mike Barnicle. The discussion contextualizes the memoir’s wide-ranging themes, covering the presidential election, current events, and grappling with profound grief. The audiobook is available for preorder at

A listening experience made visceral and intimate by Biden’s own voice, Promise Me, Dad chronicles the twelve months when the vice president balanced the twin imperatives of living up to his responsibilities to his country and focusing on his family while his son Beau battled brain cancer. Never far away was the insistent question of whether he should seek the presidency in 2016. Vice President Biden’s poignant delivery allows readers to feel the urgency of each moment, to experience the days when he felt unable to move forward, as well as the days when he felt like he could not afford to stop.

“Not only does Vice President Biden give us an important and inspiring work about perseverance in the face of insurmountable grief and loss, but the combination of his voice and his words creates an unforgettable experience for the listener,” said Audible Chief Content Officer Andy Gaies.

“We’re also thrilled to offer our listeners an exclusive conversation between the Vice President and Mike Barnicle, to add further insight into Joe Biden and what he stands for,” added Gaies. “This captivating discussion, available only on the Audible version, demonstrates to listeners the unique and exciting possibilities that Audible’s format offers.”


Audible, Inc., an, Inc. subsidiary (NASDAQ:AMZN), is the leading provider of premium digital spoken audio content, offering customers a new way to enhance and enrich their lives every day. Audible was created to unleash the emotive music in language and the habituating power and utility of verbal expression. Audible content includes more than 375,000 audio programs from leading audiobook publishers, broadcasters, entertainers, magazine and newspaper publishers, and business information providers. Audible is also the provider of spoken-word audio products for Apple’s iTunes Store.

Kamian Allen, 973-820-0414

Release Summary

Vice President Joe Biden to narrate his much-anticipated memoir for Audible.

Kamian Allen, 973-820-0414