Audible Announces New Original Program with Martin Sheen

Exclusive Audio Episode Joins Original Programs Featuring Breasts,
War, History and Fascinating Locales, Available Free within the Audible
Channels Experience

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 The Home Front: Life in America During
World War II
. In the program, Golden Globe and Emmy
Award-winning actor Martin Sheen transports listeners back to this
formative period in American history through eyewitness accounts,
memories, and archival radio recordings. To commemorate the 75th
anniversary of the attacks on Pearl Harbor, the episode charts what it
was like to live through that day in Hawaii and reactions in the
following days on the mainland.

“On the 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor, nothing is more immediate than
sharing the sound of the initial hours and following days of those
terrible events in 1941,” said Sheen, whose television and film credits
include The West Wing, Anger Management, The Departed, and The
Amazing Spider-Man

In addition to The Home Front, listeners can now access a wide
variety of compelling original series in a multitude of genres via the
Audible app and enjoy as part of the on-demand, ad-free Channels
experience. Other programming includes:

  • Breasts Unbound, in which host and science journalist
    Florence Williams delves deeply into the mysteries of the human breast
    with funny and enlightening reporting. Individual episodes focus on
    implants, breast cancer, and breast milk, with the December 30th
    episode featuring comedian Chelsea Handler sharing her relationship
    with her well-publicized bosom. New episodes will be released weekly
    throughout the month of December.
  • More new episodes of Presidents are People Too!, the
    series that brings the presidents to life complete with flaws, quirks,
    triumphs, scandals, and bodily ailments, including features on
    Presidents Bush Sr. and Hayes.
  • The final episodes in the first season of Pen and Place,
    featuring authors and the locations that inspire their writing. New
    episodes released in December include Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist
    Viet Thanh Nguyen and the buzzing community of Little Saigon, just
    outside of Los Angeles.
  • An additional four episodes of Bedtime Stories for Cynics
    hosted by Nick Offerman
  • The complete first seasons of Damned Spot, a show that
    investigates what happens to places in the aftermath of tragedies that
    have occurred there, and Authorized, in which writer
    Ashley C. Ford interviews authors including Zadie Smith, Yaa Gyasi,
    and more.
  • Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol: An Audible Drama, in
    which a full cast brings Dickens’ masterpiece to sparkling new life in
    serialized audio installments, reminding us of the true spirit of the
    festive season.
  • The preview episode of Ponzi Supernova, a fascinating
    look at Bernard Madoff, the man behind the largest Ponzi scheme in
    history, featuring exclusive jailhouse interviews with Madoff himself.
    The full season will premiere in January 2017.

Additional new original series and shows will be announced and added to
Channels regularly.

“We are proud to be continuously adding a wide array of original series
to Audible Channels featuring recognizable talent, thoughtful subject
matter, and entertaining and educational content,” said Audible Chief
Content Officer Andy Gaies. “These rich listening experiences across
genres guarantee that our listeners will always find something to
delight and intrigue them within the Channels experience.”

Introduced earlier this year, Audible Channels features a consistently
refreshed, thoughtfully organized selection of original programs,
lectures, and audio editions of standout articles and news from The
Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Harvard Business Review,
Foreign Affair, Charlie Rose, The Onion
, and other leading
periodicals. Audible Channels also showcases 20 hand-selected Audible
Playlists, from essential stories of the day, meditation and
commute-sized comedy to compilations on science, history, technology,
and more. Audible Channels is free with an Audible membership and to
Amazon Prime members, and also available to purchase as a standalone
offering for $4.95 a month.

For more information about Audible Channels and the wide array of shows
found therein, visit

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. 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.


Audible, Inc., an,
Inc. subsidiary (NASDAQ:AMZN), is the leading provider of premium
digital spoken audio information and entertainment, 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 325,000
audio programs from leading audiobook publishers, broadcasters,
entertainers, magazine and newspaper publishers, and business
information providers. Audible is also the preeminent provider of
spoken-word audio products for Apple’s iTunes Store.

Esther Bochner, 973-820-0781