February 23, 2019

Audible, Inc. announced the launch of Audible Latino - an integrated, multicultural destination offering U.S. Hispanic customers a catalog of Spanish-language and culturally relevant English-language spoken-word content on audible.com.

“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.”

 

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