In a July 3 interview on “Bloomberg Surveillance,” Don talks about the influence the novelist Ralph Ellison had on his career, what makes for a good audiobook and Audible’s push to create original content.
Don also discusses Audible’s Newark mission, which includes bringing on paid high school interns from Newark, planting early-stage companies in the city through Newark Venture Partners and encouraging Audible employees to live in Newark.
“When we position a book as a script, you see these great actors doing what they do to create these nuanced performances,” Don said. “But the key thing is the seductive intimacy of being read to personally.”
The interview with Don begins at the 31:55 mark.