Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) June 22, 2012
For the first time ever, as of June 22, 2012, award-winning 2011 novel Jackie O: On the Couch is available as an audio book.
The Bancroft Press novel, a first-person biography of former first lady and icon Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, was written by psychoanalyst Dr. Alma Bond. The book is now narrated by voice actor Cynthia Wallace in an audio edition available through Amazon’s Audible.com.
Jackie O: On the Couch has been a top seller for Bancroft since its release last year, drawing substantial praise along the way. It won the 2011 North American Bookdealers Exchange (NABE) Pinnacle Book Achievement Award in the category of Historical Fiction.
It was a finalist in Historical Fiction in the 2012 International Book Awards.
The novel has also been praised by New York Resident Magazine, which called it “a winner”; First Lady historian-lecturer Feather Schwartz Foster, who called it “thoroughly enjoyable”; and book blog Biblophilia, which declared it the “Most Surprising Book (In a Good Way) of 2011.”
“We’re excited at the chance to release one of our best and most fascinating titles in audio book form,” says publisher Bruce Bortz.
Audible.com, a website devoted to the sale of electronic audio books, makes its titles available through its own website, Amazon.com, and iTunes. It’s a wide new market for Bancroft’s bestselling work of historical fiction in its twenty-year history.
“I wrote Jackie O: On the Couch to be Jackie Kennedy Onassis’s life as she would have told it,” says Bond. “Thanks to Cynthia Wallace, a terrific narrator, I can now hear the book as Jackie would have read it.”
Bond is the author of nineteen books, including The Autobiography of Maria Callas and nonfiction Old Age is a Terminal Illness, but this is her first audio book. She’s currently hard at work on two more first-person biographies, one about Marilyn Monroe and another featuring Michelle Obama.
Bancroft Press, located in Baltimore, MD, has been a prominent independent publisher of fiction and nonfiction for the last twenty years.