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Michael Lewis Creates and Performs The Coming Storm for Audible


Audible Original takes listeners through the future of data as it
intersects with power, the weather, and Washington

, the world's largest seller and producer of downloadable
audiobooks and other spoken-word entertainment, today announced the
release of bestselling and critically acclaimed author Michael Lewis'
latest work of nonfiction, The Coming Storm. Written and
performed with Audible listeners in mind, Lewis' fascinating
investigation reveals the potential human cost of putting a price tag on
vital information and sparks questions about what it means to be an
exemplary person in an ethically ambiguous world. Showcasing the
thrilling narrative skill that fans of Lewis know and love, made even
more immediate through Lewis's own voice, The Coming Storm, is
now available for download exclusively at

"When you are forced to tell a story, you notice the little crimes you
have grown used to getting away with, when writing a story," said Lewis,
the best-selling author of Liar's Poker, Moneyball, The Big Short,
and The Undoing Project. "I felt the Audible experience helped
bring me to justice."

"Listening to Michael Lewis read his signature nonfiction directly to
you is a truly special experience," said David Blum, Editor-in-Chief of
Audible Originals. "We've seen Audible fill our listeners' days with
education, learning, and meaning for decades, and introducing a feature
written to the form by one of the finest writers of our time is the
perfect demonstration of what the experience can deliver. With this
Audible Original, listeners can connect with Michael Lewis, through his
voice as well as his words."

The Coming Storm is free for Audible members for a limited time, and
$4.95 for non-members. With a 30-day membership trial at Audible, new
listeners can enjoy any one Audible book, in addition to The Coming
, free.

Among the acclaimed performers who have narrated works of literature for
Audible are Zachary Quinto, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Leslie Odom, Jr., Lily
Collins, Emma Thompson, Vivica A. Fox, 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.


, an, 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 425,000
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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