Introducing Texas Monthly Audio Books
A new partnership with Penguin Random House turns classic Texas Monthly stories into audio versions.
Grab your phone, put on your headphones, and get ready to experience Texas Monthly in a whole new way. Starting today, some of the most memorable and widely read stories in our history are getting a new life—in audio.
In a first-of-its-kind partnership between publishing house Penguin Random House and Texas Monthly, seminal works from the magazine’s canon are available in audiobook form. The effort is our latest to extend the magic of Texas Monthly storytelling beyond print and meet audiences where they are.
The stories, each of which is read by a native Texan voice actor and lasts between 30 minutes and an hour, are broken into four collections, listed below, along with links to listen to available samples:
- The Cheerleader Murder Plot by Mimi Swartz
- The Last Ride of Cowboy Bob by Skip Hollandsworth
- A Kiss Before Dying by Pamela Colloff
- The Talented Mr. Khater by Francesca Mari
- Just Desserts by Katy Vine
- Busting Out of Mexico by Jan Reid
- Showdown at Waggoner Ranch by Gary Cartwright
- Cops and Robbers by Katy Vine
- Lost and Found by Katy Vine
- The Trouble With Innocence by Michael Hall
- Shell Shocked by Elliott Woods
Texas Business and Culture from Texas Monthly (coming in spring 2018)
- The Slow Life and Fast Death of DJ Screw by Michael Hall
- Dreaming of Her by Pamela Colloff
- He Ain’t Going Nowhere by John Spong
- A Home of Last Resort by Sonia Smith
- The Shelf Life of John Mackey by Tom Foster
National Magazine Award‒Winning Features from Texas Monthly (coming in spring 2018)
- Still Life by Skip Hollandsworth
- Mothers, Sisters, Daughters, Wives by Mimi Swartz
- The Innocent Man, Part One by Pamela Colloff
- The Innocent Man, Part Two by Pamela Colloff
- The Witness by Pamela Colloff
The next time you hop in your car to go to work, or find yourself alone in a room with your Alexa, give these stories a listen. If you’ve read them before, they’re just as good upon revisiting. If you’re encountering them for the first time, I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.
You can view the complete catalog here.
Editor-in-Chief at Texas Monthly