Free Downloads of the 9-11 Commission's Executive Summary and Press Conference Available at audible.com/911hearingsWAYNE, N.J. --(Business Wire)-- July 23, 2004 -- Exclusive Audio Version of Full Report to be Available by July 28
Audible, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADBL), the leading provider of digitally delivered spoken word audio, today announced it is offering free downloads of the only audio version of the Executive Summary of The National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (also known as the 9-11 Commission). Audible is also the exclusive provider of free audio downloads of the press conference at which the members of the 9-11 Commission officially released the report. Audible is also producing the full Final Report in audio. It will be available for $9.95 at audible.com(R) by Wednesday, July 28, 2004.
"These free audio downloads are another example of Audible's uncontested leadership in providing historic documents and events to listeners," said Kerry Donahue, Producer of Original Programming, Audible, Inc. "The Executive Summary gets to the heart of the 9-11 Commission recommendations for addressing national security concerns, and yesterday's press conference is a piece of 'living history' that can be heard in its entirety at the listener's convenience."
Downloaded audio can then be transferred to any AudibleReady(R) portable audio player, be burned to an audio CD, or listened to at the computer desktop.
Visitors to www.audible.com or www.audible.com/911hearings can also download, for free, all of the 9-11 Commission testimony and public hearings. All of this audio has been provided to Audible by content partner C-SPAN.
Free audio downloads from recent public hearings before the 9-11 Commission available at www.audible.com/911hearings include testimony from Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs Dr. Condoleezza Rice, former National Counterterrorism Coordinator Richard A. Clarke, Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld, Secretary of State Colin L. Powell, former Director of Central Intelligence George Tenet, and former Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright.
The National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States, an independent, bipartisan commission created by congressional legislation and the signature of President George W. Bush in late 2002, was chartered to prepare a full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, including preparedness for and the immediate response to the attacks.
Audible.com, recently named the best consumer Web service by CNet.com, and one of the "Best of Today's Web" by PC World, features daily audio editions of The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times -- available on a subscription basis in time for the morning drive to work each day--as well as Forbes, Harvard Business Review, Scientific American, and Fast Company. The site offers a powerful collection of audiobook best sellers and classics by authors such as Tom Clancy, Stephen King, John Grisham, Janet Evanovich, James Patterson, the Dalai Lama, David McCullough, Stephen Hawking, William Shakespeare, Emily Dickinson, and Jane Austen. There are also speeches, lectures, and on-demand radio programs including Marketplace, All Things Considered, Car Talk, Fresh Air, and This American Life, and original shows such as [email protected] All of the programs at audible.com are available for computer-based playback, burning to audio CD, and on-the-go listening using numerous AudibleReady(R) portable digital audio players offered by leading consumer electronics and computer manufacturers.
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