NEWARK, N.J., May 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Audible Inc., the world's largest seller and producer of downloadable audiobooks and other spoken word entertainment, today announced the release of Where Should We Begin? with Esther Perel, an original audio series hosted by renowned therapist and international bestselling author, Esther Perel. An authority on modern love and relationships and well-known for her viral TED Talks on intimacy and infidelity, Esther Perel's singular approach to counseling is transformative for real couples struggling with complex interpersonal challenges. In ten episodes featuring ten different couples, Esther Perel masterfully unravels the ubiquitous themes in relationships, uncovering the universal and unforgettable stories hidden in intimate spaces. New episodes will be available every Friday, for free through mid-July at Audible.com/Esther.
The show tackles a range of issues including infidelity, sexlessness, trauma and impotence, and each episode captures the dissonance, pleasure, longing, joyfulness, confusion and pain faced in all meaningful relationships. Esther's therapeutic work focuses on the couples' history and personal evolution, and her emphasis on candid dialogue grants intimate and relatable insights into the most surprising truths. The effect is surprising, as listeners begin to recognize themselves in each couple's story.
"Where Should We Begin? with Esther Perel is my most creative project to date," said Perel. "In this original audio series co-produced with Audible, I invite you into the back room of these ten couples' raw, unscripted intimate conversations. My work is about creating spaces for bold and meaningful conversations where you participate as a speaker and as a listener. While you may think you are listening in on the intimate conversations of other couples, you realize you are standing in front of a mirror, listening to a conversation you may wish to have with your partner."
"At Audible, we value the power of spoken word, and its ability to offer a new perspective through storytelling," said Audible Chief Content Officer Andy Gaies. "Esther's way of eliciting these couples' perspectives creates a unique window into relationships and a compelling narrative that will captivate our listeners."
Esther Perel's international bestseller, Mating in Captivity, has been translated into twenty-six languages. Perel is an acclaimed speaker on the international stage, with two critically praised TED Talks that have reached over 17 million viewers. She has consulted on the Golden Globe-winning television series The Affair.
With a 30-day membership trial at Audible or with an Amazon Prime membership, listeners can enjoy the entire series, Where Should We Begin? with Esther Perel for free.
Audible invented and commercialized the first digital audio player in 1997, and has since been at the forefront of the explosively growing audiobook download segment. In 2016, Audible members downloaded an average of almost 17 books over the course of the year. More than half of new Audible members are first-time audiobook buyers.
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Audible, Inc., an Amazon.com, 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 350,000 audio programs from leading audiobook publishers, broadcasters, entertainers, magazine and newspaper publishers, and business information providers. Audible is also the provider of spoken-word audio products for Apple's iTunes Store.
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