Michael C. Hall’s Performance of Truman Capote’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s Now
Available as an Audio Download at Audible.com
NEWARK, N.J. -- February 12, 2014
Audible Studios, the production arm of Audible.com, today announced the
release of Michael C. Hall’s audio interpretation of Truman Capote’s iconic
novella, Breakfast at Tiffany’s. This new recording of Capote’s classic work
is the first audiobook performance by “Dexter” and “Six Feet Under” star Hall.
“Reacquainting myself with this landmark work of fiction was a pleasure and a
privilege,” said Hall. “Anyone only familiar with the film version of
Breakfast at Tiffany’s will be astonished by the subtlety and beauty of
Capote’s prose, and by the nuanced complexity of the story. For me, this is
among the best scripts an actor could imagine.”
“We are thrilled to be able to bring this brilliant new recording of Breakfast
at Tiffany’s to our growing audience of listeners,” said Audible EVP and
Publisher Beth Anderson. “In the same way that Audrey Hepburn’s portrayal of
Holly Golightly in the movie brought Capote’s work to millions of people,
Hall’s performance will deliver the power of Capote’s words to a huge audience
in a new format. His evocation of Capote’s sparkling language will surprise
and enthrall the film’s legion of devotees as well as the many fans of Hall’s
television and film work.”
Among the acclaimed actors who have performed works of literature for Audible
Studios are Anne Hathaway, Bryan Cranston, Claire Danes, Colin Firth, Diane
Keaton, Dustin Hoffman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Kate Winslet and Samuel L. Jackson.
In 2013, Audible Studios secured 34 finalist nominations for the Audie Awards,
which honor outstanding audiobooks and other spoken-word performances, and won
Audiobook of the Year, for Firth’s performance of Graham Greene’s The End of
the Affair. Also in 2013, Audible Studios received its first Grammy Award, for
its production of Janis Ian’s memoir Society’s Child.
Audible, the world’s largest seller of digital spoken-word content, 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 over 17 books over the course
of a year. With Audible Studios, Audible.com has become the largest producer
of audiobooks in the world.
Exclusive audio excerpts of Breakfast at Tiffany’s are available at
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Matthew Thornton, 973-820-0402
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