Audible Celebrates April Fool’s Day With the Encyclopaedia

By Maryann Yin Comment

Traditionally, April Fool’s Day does not feature gifts. The Audible team decided to break with convention by releasing a digital audiobook. The executives at the audiobook publishing house recruited 19 narrators to read excerpts from the 11th edition of the Encyclop√¶dia Britannica.

These performers shared information about 21 words. This item will free of charge to download from April 1 to May 1. Above, we’ve embedded a sample clip.

Here’s more information from the publisher’s website: “We created this enlightening journey from AUDIENCE to LITERATURE because you asked for it. You said you could listen to your favorite narrators read the phone book, bookcase assembly instructions, or a restaurant menu. With this production we’ve proven that a truly talented narrator can, in fact, take any work and make it extraordinary.”