A Near-Future Thriller Set on the Moon, Follow-up to International
Blockbuster The Martian
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 Artemis, Andy Weir’s highly anticipated follow-up to The
Martian, performed by Rosario Dawson. Daredevil, Luke Cage and
Sin City star Dawson takes on a rich cast of characters from all
walks of life in this fast-paced science-fiction crime caper, now
available for download at www.audible.com/artemis.
Set on the first and only lunar city, a small town called Artemis,
the story follows protagonist Jasmine Bashara (Jazz), a savvy smuggler
striving to make ends meet. When Jazz is offered a chance to commit the
perfect crime, with a reward too lucrative to turn down, she quickly
learns that she’s part of a high-stakes conspiracy that puts the entire
civilization at risk. Dawson brings Weir’s brash, whip-smart protagonist
to life deftly capturing Jazz’s first-person perspective – while taking
on a cast of diverse characters from all walks of life who call Artemis
“It was truly a pleasure to bring the fearless lead female character,
Jasmine Bashara, to life in this rich story and fascinating journey that
Andy Weir created. Performing Artemis was very freeing,
and allowed me to explore my own voice, using seven different accents
for the recording of Artemis,” said Rosario Dawson.
“I’m stoked to have Artemis come to life via the talented Rosario
Dawson! Her performance is phenomenal as she takes you to Artemis,
humanity’s first lunar city. Dawson masterfully voices the fearless
protagonist Jazz Bashara as she embarks on a heist in a story based on
real science and detailed world building,” said Andy Weir.
“Audible transports listeners to destinations near and far – in this
case, we’re thrilled to bring you to the moon,” said Audible Chief
Content Officer Andy Gaies. “Rosario Dawson is a dynamic, nuanced
storyteller who creates an unforgettable strong female protagonist in
addition to a remarkable range of other characters in this terrific
With a 30-day membership trial at Audible, new listeners can enjoy any
one audiobook, including this performance of Artemis, free.
In addition to Dawson, among the acclaimed performers who have narrated
works of literature for Audible are 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, 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.
ABOUT AUDIBLE, INC.
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 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