Don Katz founded Audible, now the fastest-growing private employer in Newark, in 1995 after 20 years as a successful author and journalist.

Audible, which commercialized the first portable digital audio player in 1997, four years before the introduction of the iPod, is now the world’s largest producer and seller of digital audiobooks and other spoken-word content. Audible was acquired by Amazon in 2008 and runs digital membership businesses in the U.S., the UK, Germany, France, Australia, Japan and Italy, and it serves as the supplier of digital audiobooks to Amazon.

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NPR, March, 2015

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