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 bestselling and critically acclaimed author Michael Lewis’ latest work of nonfiction, The Coming Storm. Written and performed with Audible listeners in mind, Lewis’ fascinating investigation reveals the potential human cost of putting a price tag on vital information and sparks questions about what it means to be an exemplary person in an ethically ambiguous world. Showcasing the thrilling narrative skill that fans of Lewis know and love, made even more immediate through Lewis’s own voice, The Coming Storm, is now available for download exclusively at www.audible.com/thecomingstorm.
“When you are forced to tell a story, you notice the little crimes you have grown used to getting away with, when writing a story,” said Lewis, the best-selling author of Liar’s Poker, Moneyball, The Big Short, and The Undoing Project. “I felt the Audible experience helped bring me to justice.”
“Listening to Michael Lewis read his signature nonfiction directly to you is a truly special experience,” said David Blum, Editor-in-Chief of Audible Originals. “We’ve seen Audible fill our listeners’ days with education, learning, and meaning for decades, and introducing a feature written to the form by one of the finest writers of our time is the perfect demonstration of what the experience can deliver. With this Audible Original, listeners can connect with Michael Lewis, through his voice as well as his words.”
The Coming Storm is free for Audible members for a limited time, and $4.95 for non-members. With a 30-day membership trial at Audible, new listeners can enjoy any one Audible book, in addition to The Coming Storm, free.
Among the acclaimed performers who have narrated works of literature for Audible are Zachary Quinto, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Leslie Odom, Jr., Lily Collins, Emma Thompson, Vivica A. Fox, 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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