NEWARK, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Audible Inc., the world’s largest seller and producer of downloadable audiobooks and other spoken-word entertainment, today announced the release of Hi Bob!, in which Bob Newhart gets together with a cohort of luminaries in the world of entertainment. Listeners will hear one-on-one conversations with Sarah Silverman, Will Ferrell, Lisa Kudrow, Jimmy Kimmel, Judd Apatow, and Conan O’Brien. Also including a special forward by Marc Maron, Hi Bob! is now available at Audible.com/HiBob.
With each of his guests, Newhart explores and reflects on their entertainment career, their comedy-influences, and their personal journey, covering topics like creativity and failure, and weaving in personal anecdotes from these six distinctive entertainers with comedic verve.
“I’m excited for listeners to be a fly on the wall during these entertaining and thought provoking conversations featured in Hi Bob!,” said Bob Newhart. “As much as I enjoyed speaking to each guest, I also learned so much from their stories, and appreciate this journey called life.”
“It is a privilege to have Bob Newhart, one of America’s most iconic entertainers, host an exclusive production that features intimate conversations among some of the most illustrious talent of our generation,” said Vice President of Content, Will Rogers. “Listeners will be delighted by the personal and illuminating stories told by these distinguished friends.”
Among the acclaimed performers who have narrated for Audible are Nick Offerman, Zachary Quinto, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Lily Collins, Emma Thompson, 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, 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 2017, listeners around the world downloaded over two billion hours of Audible content.
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Audible, Inc., an Amazon.com, 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 425,000 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.