Tom Wolfe’s The Right Stuff will be hitting Audible tomorrow! The audiobook is performed by Dennis Quaid, who also starred in the 1983 film adaptation of Wolfe’s book! There are a couple of firsts happening here: this is the first time that The Right Stuff will be available in digital audio and also the first tie Dennis Quaid performed an audiobook!
The Right Stuff is a breathtaking space epic that explores minds and courageous spirits of the first American astronauts to conquer space.
In the National Book Award for Nonfiction winner, Wolfe channels the inner life of the astronauts with almost uncanny, empathetic powers that have generated critical acclaim since the book’s 1979 release.
“Recording The Right Stuff for Audible – my very first audiobook recording – was both a familiar and entirely new thing for me,” said Quaid. “I enjoyed revisiting the story after my role in the film, but reading it aloud by myself in a studio without the aid of costumes, props, or other actors to play off of was different than anything I had ever done before. It was a fun and challenging experience, and I think listeners will enjoy my interpretation.”
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Audible Studios has also acquired the rights to produce Wolfe’s The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test for the first time in digital audio, with casting and a release date to be announced.
With a 30-day membership trial at Audible, new listeners can enjoy any one audiobook, including this performance of The Right Stuff, free.