Trevor Noah Performs Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood for Audible

The Daily Show Host Brings His Hilarious, Bizarre,
Dark, and Tender Coming-of-Age Story to Life, Now Available for Download

NEWARK, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Audible Studios, a production arm of, today announced the
release of South African comedian and Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show”
host Trevor Noah’s Born a Crime: Stories from a South African
. The audiobook is performed by Noah and recounts his
experiences during the twilight of apartheid in South Africa and the
tumultuous days of freedom that followed, including powerfully funny
observations about how farcical political and social systems play out in
our lives. This recording is now available for download at

“Very early on in writing this book, I realized that an audio version
was important to me, because as a comedian and a performer, spoken word
has always been my primary form of communication,” said Noah. “When I
retold these stories, I tried to embody the characters, because I
remember them like that in my head. I channeled their mannerisms and
tried to encompass them in the storytelling while reading the book to
the listener. I’m very pleased with how it turned out.”

“Trevor Noah is known for his gleeful and serrated satire, and listeners
will recognize that impeccable comedic delivery and timing in his
performance,” said Audible EVP and Publisher Beth Anderson. “Listeners
will love hearing his dramatic and touching stories in his own words,
and delight in the impersonations of his friends and family that he
infuses throughout.”

Born A Crime releases simultaneously in print today.

With a 30-day membership trial at Audible, new listeners can enjoy any
one audiobook, including this performance of Born a Crime, free.

In addition to Trevor Noah, among the acclaimed performers who have
narrated works of literature for Audible are Sean Penn, Nick Offerman,
Zachary Quinto, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Lily Collins, Emma Thompson, James
Franco, and Jesse Eisenberg. In 2013, Audible Studios won its first
Grammy Award, for its production of Janis Ian’s memoir Society’s Child,
and also won the Audie Award for Audiobook of the Year, for Colin
Firth’s performance of Graham Greene’s The End of the Affair.

Audible, the world’s largest seller and producer of downloadable
audiobooks and other 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. Audible
members downloaded an average of more than 17 books over the course of
the year. More than half of new Audible members are first-time audiobook


Audible, Inc., an,
Inc. subsidiary (NASDAQ:AMZN), is the leading provider of premium
digital spoken audio information and entertainment, offering customers a
new way to enhance and enrich their lives every day. Audible was created
to unleash the emotive music in language and the habituating power and
utility of verbal expression. Audible content includes more than 325,000
audio programs from leading audiobook publishers, broadcasters,
entertainers, magazine and newspaper publishers, and business
information providers. Audible is also the preeminent provider of
spoken-word audio products for Apple’s iTunes Store.

Esther Bochner, 973-820-0781