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Audible Studios Releases New Recording of Washington Irving’s “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” Narrated by Tom Mison

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Audible, Inc., the world’s largest seller and producer of downloadable audiobooks and other spoken-word content, today announced the release of Sleepy Hollow star Tom Mison’s stunning interpretation of Washington Irving’s spooky classic, “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.” Audible Studios’ new recording of the much-loved story of Ichabod Crane and the Headless Horseman is available free at www.audible.com/SleepyHollow. The new season of Fox TV’s Sleepy Hollow premieres on September 22.

“Bringing to life Washington Irving’s vivid storytelling for Audible was as rewarding as it was challenging,” said Mison, who plays Crane in the hit television series. “It was a fantastic way to appreciate the timeless tale that inspired the show, and I hope anyone who loves the show or the story, or anyone new to ‘The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,’ will enjoy listening to this audio recording as much as I did narrating it.”

“Millions of Audible listeners know that in the right hands, an audiobook becomes true performance art, much more like movies or theater than a book,” said Audible EVP and Publisher Beth Anderson. “Tom Mison’s spellbinding narration of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow delivers a listening experience that will thrill the many fans of this classic story as well as anyone who enjoys great entertainment.”

Among the acclaimed actors who have performed works of literature for Audible are Bryan Cranston, Dan Stevens, Dustin Hoffman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Kate Winslet and Susan Sarandon. 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 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 2013, Audible members downloaded an average of more than 17 books over the course of a year, the equivalent of close to 600 million listening hours.

ABOUT AUDIBLE, INC.

Audible, Inc., an Amazon.com, Inc. subsidiary (NASDAQ:AMZN) , is the leading provider of premium digital spoken audio information and entertainment on the Internet, offering customers a new way to enhance and enrich their lives every day. Audible’s mission is to establish literate listening as a core tool for anyone seeking to be more productive, better informed, or more thoughtfully entertained. Audible content includes more than 150,000 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(R) Store.

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