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Audible Introduces Dedicated Home for Spanish-Language Audio Entertainment

February 21, 2019

NEWARK, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 21, 2019--Audible, Inc., the world’s largest producer and provider of downloadable audiobooks and other spoken-word entertainment, today announced the launch of Audible Latino - an integrated, multicultural destination offering U.S. Hispanic customers a robust catalog of Spanish-language and culturally relevant English-language spoken-word content on audible.com. Additional information about this enhanced content discovery experience for Spanish-language storytelling and expanded catalogue of premium entertainment is available at www.audible.com/latino.

“As the leading provider of premium digital spoken audio content, Audible celebrates the power of storytelling and shares captivating stories across languages and cultures with millions of listeners across the globe,” said Manny Miravete, Director of Original Content, Spanish Language at Audible. “With the launch of Audible Latino, Hispanic customers now have access to a dedicated home comprised of the largest selection of Spanish-language audiobooks in the U.S. We are thrilled to provide this important audience with this customized listening experience.”

Audible Latino launches with the much anticipated audio premiere of Harry Potter y la Piedra Filosofal by J. K. Rowling, performed by internationally acclaimed Puerto Rican actor, Carlos Ponce. This is the first time that the Spanish-language Harry Potter books have been available in digital audio. Produced by Audible and Pottermore Publishing, the first title in the series is available for download now at www.audible.com/harrypotterespañol, and the subsequent six titles are available for preorder, with release dates later in 2019.

Carlos Ponce commented: “The magic of Harry Potter has entranced people the world over for more than twenty years. I am thrilled about this amazing new listening experience, for my fellow Gryffindors (and members of the other casas too!). Audible Latino is bringing outstanding storytelling and entertainment to the U.S. Hispanic community and I couldn’t be more excited to be a part of it.”

Additional premium content that will be available for Audible listeners within the first year of launch will include:

Audible currently offers thousands of high-quality and entertaining Audible books narrated in Spanish across a growing catalogue of Spanish language and culturally relevant English language titles and original content. As the world’s largest seller and producer of downloadable audiobooks and other spoken-word entertainment, Audible aims to offer a unique and innovative content discovery experience for U.S. Hispanic consumers to explore, learn, enjoy, and share, anytime, anywhere and on any smart device through audible.com.

Listening with Audible turns ordinary moments into unexpected and powerful experiences that can transform you. To learn more about Audible Latino, visit www.audible.com/latino.

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 content includes more than 475,000 audio programs from leading audiobook publishers, broadcasters, entertainers, magazine and newspaper publishers, and business information providers.

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