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:

True Crime from Texas Monthly

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

Social Studies from Texas Monthly

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.

Happy listening,

Tim Taliaferro
Editor-in-Chief at Texas Monthly