ITW Thrills Serially By Audio
NEW YORK — It’s hard to beat thriller writer Jeffrey Deaver (The Bone Collector) in creating surprising plot twists. But audio-download company Audible (ADBL) may have done that for his latest work, The Chopin Manuscript.
Audible says the novel— which Deaver describes as "The Day of the Jackal meets The Da Vinci Code" — will be the first major work of fiction created to be introduced only as an audio download.
In addition, it’s the first project in which
Audible also owns a piece of the ancillary rights, which could pay off
if it becomes a printed book or film.
"This was a case where it didn’t exist, and we felt it ought to exist," says Audible CEO Donald Katz, 55.
Narrated by actor Alfred Molina, Chopin’s first three chapters
will be available on Audible.com on Sept. 25. It will add two chapters
a week over the subsequent seven weeks. Authors involved include Lisa Scottoline, S.J. Rozan and Jim Fusilli, who edited the project.