Audiobook Originals for the Holidays
5 Audiobook Originals for a Cozy Winter Mood

There’s something about Christopher Lee’s voice in Mystery Theater that transforms the simple act of walking into a cold, pre-dawn kitchen and flipping on the coffee maker from a chilly task into a delectable ritual—and that’s exactly the vibe we’re into this holiday season. Audiobooks add ambience, and the audiobook originals below add warmth to your holiday prepartions. What’s an audiobook original? It’s an audiobook so tailored to the listening experience that it has no print counterpart. From Mystery Theater and Old-Time Radio’s Greatest Shows, to hands-on baking instruction (Getting Started with Sourdough), ghost stories (No One Goes Alone), and outdoor adventures (Campfire Stories), these productions deliver on what Mr. Lee might call “a gripping, well-spun yarn.” Listen to clips below.

Author: Carl Amari
Read By: Various

For dyed-in-the-wool mystery lovers, this collection of suspenseful radio dramas hosted by Christopher Lee that will take listeners through thrilling perplexities set in the era of the forties and fifties. Revisit classics like “Sorry, Wrong Number” with Agnes Moorehead, “Dead Man” with Humphrey Bogart, “The Whistler,” and more.

Author: Carl Amari
Read By: Full Cast

A collection of the best and most popular programs from the Golden Age of Radio, digitally remastered, and including performances from some of Hollywood’s most beloved stars, like George Burns and Gracie Allen, Jack Benny, Mel Blanc, and many more.

Learn the basics of wild yeast bread baking in Getting Started with Sourdough, a mini master class from Chad Robertson, world-renowned inventor of Tartine bread, and Tartine head baker Jennifer Latham.

“If you’re looking to rise to the challenge of creating naturally leavened bread, these two able companions will instruct, entertain, and accompany you…The production encourages listeners to stop, go, and do, then return for more instruction. They’re teachers with contrasting styles: Chad’s is reserved but passionate; Jennifer’s is cheerfully casual, outgoing, and overtly encouraging”—AudioFile

#1 New York Times bestselling author Erik Larson has been thrilling fans of narrative non-fiction for years. No One Goes Alone, his first work of fiction, is available as an audiobook original. Narrated by acclaimed British actor Julian Rhind-Tutt, No One Goes Alone is a ghost story deeply grounded in history and available exclusively on audio.

“An eerie, atmospheric, history- and science-infused, locked-room ghost story…A blockbuster production for audiobook fandom.”—Booklist, starred review

If you’re looking to escape the locked-room mystery vibe and get into the great outdoors, check out MeatEater’s Campfire Stories: Narrow Escapes & More Close Calls, a collection of harrowing firsthand tales of survival from the creators of the New York Times bestselling audio collection MeatEater’s Campfire Stories: Close Calls. In this new collection, storytellers take us from Florida to the Northern Rockies to the Arctic Ocean with wild tales, including stories from MeatEater’s Steven Rinella and Clay Newcomb.

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