ABOUT AUDIBLE, INC.Audible, Inc., an Amazon.com, 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.
Audible Studios, a production arm of Audible.com, today announced the release of Academy Award nominee Rachel McAdams' dazzling interpretation of Lucy Maud Montgomery's beloved novel Anne of Green Gables. This new recording, released just in time to keep listeners entertained throughout holiday traffic and family time, reinvigorates the hilarious misadventures and captures the uncompromising spirit that have made Montgomery's heroine an unforgettable symbol of individualism and cheer for over a century. McAdams's performance is now available for download at audible.com/anneofgreengables. "Performing Anne of Green Gables was incredibly exciting," said McAdams, whose stage and screen credits include Spotlight, True Detective, Doctor Strange, Midnight in Paris, and The Notebook. "It's a transporting book that takes you back to a time where things were simpler - it contains so much emotion and delight that you can't help but smile, and laugh, and cry. If you're reading something you love so much and you connect to it emotionally, that passion and joy translates into what listeners hear. Loving the book as I did growing up, it was such a pleasure to perform it now." Anne of Green Gables is McAdams' first audiobook performance. "I can't imagine a better way to enjoy Anne of Green Gables than in the car with my family on the way to Thanksgiving dinner, or by myself at the airport, or at the gym working off those extra pumpkin pie calories, or curling up with a loved one next to a roaring fire," said Audible EVP and Publisher Beth Anderson. "With this energetic and entirely captivating performance by Rachel McAdams, no matter where or how you listen, you are sure to be delighted." With a 30-day membership trial at Audible, new listeners can enjoy any one audiobook, including this performance of Anne of Green Gables, free. In addition to Rachel McAdams, among the acclaimed performers who have narrated works of literature for Audible are Sean Penn, Nick Offerman, Zachary Quinto, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Lily Collins, Emma Thompson, James Franco, and Jesse Eisenberg. In 2013, Audible Studios won its first Grammy Award, for its production of Janis Ian's memoir Society's Child, and also won the Audie Award for Audiobook of the Year, for Colin Firth's performance of Graham Greene's The End of the Affair. Audible, the world's largest seller and producer of downloadable audiobooks and other spoken-word content, 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.