Macmillan Audio (formerly Audio Renaissance) was founded in 1987, published its first titles in 1988, and was acquired by Holtzbrinck in 2001. In 2007, it launched its children’s program, newly named Macmillan Young Listeners, to publish audio editions of exciting new and classic children’s literature from among the Macmillan young readers publishers. Macmillan Audio offers titles both abridged and unabridged both on physical media and by digital delivery. The division was honored with prestigious Audie Awards in three categories in 2007, and has Pulitzer Prize-winning authors and Academy Award-winning narrators on its list. Macmillan Audio publishes audio editions of the best fiction and non-fiction books for adults and children, from among the Macmillan trade publishers including Farrar, Straus & Giroux, Feiwel and Friends, Henry Holt and Company, Picador, Roaring Brook Press, Square Fish, St. Martin's Press, and Tor Books, and it acquires titles from outside publishers as well.
The Macmillan Audio list is filled with such bestselling and acclaimed authors as Jackie Collins, Michael Cunningham, Jeffrey Eugenides, Janet Evanovich, Thomas L. Friedman, Robert Jordan, Robert Ludlum, Tom Perrotta, Marilyn Robinson, Scott Turow, and Tom Wolfe. Narrators of its titles include Dylan Baker, Timothy Dalton, Cynthia Nixon, Gwyneth Paltrow, Campbell Scott, Meryl Streep, and Stanley Tucci.