Audible Studios, a production arm of Audible.com, has released of the audiobook “Goodnight Smartphone,” a soothing and playful adaptation of childhood classics including Margaret Wise Brown’s beloved children’s story “Goodnight Moon” for the digital age, written and performed exclusively for Audible by author, columnist, and Thrive Global founder and CEO Arianna Huffington. This production is now available for free download at audible.com/goodnight.
The audiobook includes an original score and a new introduction, also written and performed by Huffington, about her own nightly sleep regimen, why this story is so important to her, and how this recording can help people achieve the good night’s sleep they need to become their best selves during the day.
“When I visited Audible’s headquarters in Newark, NJ, several months ago to speak to employees about the benefits of sleep, I joked that there should be versions of wonderful books like ‘Goodnight Moon for grownups,’” said Huffington, whose author credits include Thrive and The Sleep Revolution, in a release. “The lovely team at Audible suggested that I write and narrate my vision, and ‘Goodnight Smartphone’ was born. I’m delighted to share my reimagining of one of my favorite books to address the particular challenges of today’s adults, where the hardest thing to say goodnight to is not the moon, but our cell phones, our e-mail, and our social media.”
Audible EVP and publisher Beth Anderson, says, “We are thrilled to have inspired Arianna Huffington to express her passion for turning sleep into productivity in the audio format. Listeners will love hearing her recognizable voice remind them to put their electronics away for the night, hopefully on behalf of a meaningful slumber.”