The Chopin Manuscript was recently named Audiobook of the Year at the 13th annual Audie Awards which are considered the ‘Oscars’ of the American audio industry.
Fifteen best-selling crime writers including Jeffery Deaver, Lee Child and David Hewson wrote consecutive chapters of the thriller, read by Alfred Molina, which came out in serial form last September. British contributor David Hewson said:
“It was a great honour, and an amazing amount of fun, to take part in this unique project which has, I think, helped put audiobooks firmly on the map as a vibrant and important part of the modern publishing world - and wonderful to be able to work alongside such a talented array of authors. All credit to my fellow authors, to the wonderful Alfred Molina for such incredible narration, and to Audible without whom this whole venture could never have happened in the first place. Chopin is, I think, the first of many such audio-based story-telling adventures to come.”
For the first time in the history of the Audies the winning audiobook is an audio-only story which is not available in print and is only available as a download.
You can hear the 30 minute first chapter of the book for free in Audible.co.uk Podcast 1 or download the complete story here.