Audible is taking a trip through history. The purveyors of audiobooks and spoken-word entertainment announced Wednesday that they have released a new program titled The Home Front: Life in America During World War II.
In the show, actor Martin Sheen takes listeners back to this pivotal period through eyewitness accounts, memories and archival radio recordings. The program, which charts what it was like to live through Pearl Harbor, has been released today, Dec. 7, to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the attacks in 1941.
“I’m happy to lend my voice to this new Audible [show] which brings a fascinating period of American history to life,” Sheen said. “You’ll hear voices and radio broadcasts from the run up to World War II that paint a vivid picture. On the 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor, nothing is more immediate than sharing the sound of the initial hours and following days of those terrible events in 1941.”
Audible also has a slew of other original series that can be listened to across its channels, including Breasts Unbound, a series which explores the mysteries of human breasts, and Presidents are People Too!, which brings presidents to life with all of their ailments, quirks and scandals, plus many more.
“We are proud to be continuously adding a wide array of original series to Audible Channels featuring recognizable talent, thoughtful subject matter, and entertaining and educational content,” Audible Chief Content Officer Andy Gaies said. “These rich listening experiences across genres guarantee that our listeners will always find something to delight and intrigue them within the Channels experience.”