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Esther Perel Returns in Six Therapy Sessions with Real Couples and Families in Audible Original Where Should We Begin: The Arc of Love

October 5, 2018

NEWARK, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct 5, 2018--Audible Inc., the world’s largest seller and producer of downloadable audiobooks and other spoken-word entertainment, today announced the release of Esther Perel’s Where Should We Begin? The Arc of Love, in which New York Times bestselling author and renowned psychotherapist, Esther Perel, explores the evolution of marriage and relationships in unfiltered discussions with six different couples and families. Audible members can now experience Esther Perel’s celebrated insight into our most intimate truths for free as part of their Originals Member Benefit available exclusively on Audible.com/arcoflove.

In her latest Audible Original,  Where Should We Begin?: The Arc of Love, Esther Perel invites listeners into six poignant and electrifying therapy sessions. Listeners will hear from a young couple whose immigration status has forced them to consider marriage, a stepmother trying to put the pieces back together for four children whose mother died by suicide, a non-binary child desperate to connect with their single mother, and a divorced couple whose two-household relationship may prove that marriage doesn’t have to end after divorce. The Arc of Love provides a fascinating look at romantic and familial constructs today, and illuminates modern love.

“In the series of Where Should We Begin, I’ve opened the door to my office in a way I never thought possible,” said Esther Perel. “Couples today are so isolated. Every fight, every challenge, remains shrouded in mystery and filtered out of the picture on social media. By giving listeners a chance to hear their own life story through someone else’s narrative, we created an international public health campaign for relationships.”

Beth Anderson, EVP and Publisher of Audible, said: “Esther Perel’s deep insight, and her extraordinary way of connecting with and understanding people has resonated with millions of our listeners. We are pleased to include this remarkable new offering from Esther as part of Audible’s member benefit this month.”

Perel’s earlier original series for Audible, Where Should We Begin, amassed widespread critical acclaim and were included in “best of” editorial roundups by GQ, The Atlantic and The Washington Post.

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.

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 450,000 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.

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