Audible announces launch of a new collection of Wattpad’s most popular stories as audiobooks, absolutely free for listeners

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October 19, 2022Audible, an Amazon company and a leading global provider of original spoken-word entertainment and audiobooks, along with Wattpad WEBTOON Studios, the fan-driven global entertainment and publishing arm for WEBTOON and Wattpad, today announced the launch of 6 brand new audiobooks based on some of  Wattpad’s most popular stories, absolutely free. These audiobooks will be an addition to the existing Audible x Wattpad library, bringing the total number of titles to 15. Available in Hindi, the collection includes some of the finest and most read stories by the world’s most celebrated and distinguished Wattpad authors.

Below is a glimpse of the 6 latest audiobooks and their writers: 

  • The Boy I Admire from Afar:  Part 1, 2, and 3 (150 Million reads) is a very popular story of a teenage love triangle between Claire Olsen, Zion Petrakis and Izzy that defines relationships in a new avatar. The story has been helmed by celebrated author  Neilani Alejandrino, whose previous book featured on Wattpad as well as Audible has been turned into a live action series. 
  • The Workaholic’s Wife (18.4 million reads) is a romantic drama about Scarlet and Evan who are married under complicated circumstances and have to navigate through complex ordeals together. The story is written by famed author Mahum Sheikh, popularly known for his teenage romantic writings and 6 highly praised award-winning books. 
  • Baking with Boys (7.6 million reads) is a modern-day love story of Tyler and Brandon with an unexpected ending that’ll keep listeners hooked till the very end! The writer of this book, Aanchal Budhiraja has written for several shows and films featured on popular video streaming services.
  • Yours raven (2.4 million reads) is a romantic socio-cultural drama that tells the love story of Raven and Nicholas through the years and the hurdles that their young love has to endure. The story is written by Hermyne Khaling,  a young and talented The Fiction Awards winner. 
  • The Cricketer’s Ex-Wife (673 thousand reads) is a tragic romance drama that explores the extent of true love and the obsession it can lead to! The story is penned by Amrita Pradeep, a young and upcoming writer who is a hardcore romantic.

Karen Wiggins, Head of Content, Audible APAC, said, “What makes this AudibleXWattpad offering so special is that it offers Audible listeners access to incredible Global best-read user generated content in a whole new audio format, in a new language. After the immense success of the first collection of stories, we are excited to bring these extremely popular stories to Audible, absolutely free of cost for all our listeners.”

India is one of Wattpad’s fastest-growing markets internationally, home to a community of millions of readers. Combined with Audible’s superior programming, detailed sound production and technological innovation, the two will continue to release Wattpad hits across a variety of genres for its listeners.