RBmedia Produces Audio for Reese’s October Book Club Pick

“Sankofa” joins three other company titles on prestigious reading list

Landover, MD, October 5, 2021—RBmedia, the largest audiobook producer in the world, today announced that it is proud to be the audiobook producer of “Sankofa,” which was named as Reese’s Book Club pick for the month of October.

Reese’s Book Club has become an industry phenomenon since it launched in 2017, earning prominent status and a devoted following through its readership. Oscar-winner Reese Witherspoon—known for her roles in “Legally Blonde,” “Big Little Lies,” “Wild,” and “Cruel Intentions”—creates buzz around books that dive deep into diverse perspectives. Like other celebrity book clubs, Reese’s Book Club has the influence to send titles to the top of bestseller lists.

Each month, Witherspoon chooses a book with a woman at the center of the story. “Sankofa,” the third novel by Nigerian author Chibundu Onuzo, follows Anna, a mixed-race British woman looking for a clear identity. Separated from her husband and with a daughter who is all grown up, Anna searches through her deceased mother’s belongings one day and finds clues about the African father she never knew—and discovers he is still alive.

Troy Juliar, Chief Content Officer for RBmedia said, “Reese’s Book Club has shown exceptional taste and sensitivity to what book club members want to think about and talk about. ‘Sankofa’ is a witty story of identity and belonging that will provoke many wonderful book club discussions. We’re flattered that our audio edition of Chibundu Onuzo’s work will allow listeners to experience the story in a way that enriches their book club participation.”

RBmedia’s three previous Reese’s Book Club picks include: “Everything Inside” by Edwidge Danticat; “The Jetsetters” by Amanda Eyre Ward; and “Still Lives” by Maria Hummel.

“Sankofa” by Chibundu Onuzo was released October 5, 2021, on audiobook by RBmedia’s publishing brand Tantor Media. RBmedia’s Reese’s Book Club picks are available for audiobook download on Audible, iTunes, Google Play, Audiobooks.com, and wherever digital audiobooks are sold.

###

About RBmedia

RBmedia is the largest audiobook producer in the world. With more than 50,000 exclusive titles, our audiobooks continually dominate key literary awards and bestseller lists. The company’s powerful digital retail and library distribution network reaches millions of listeners around the globe—at home, in the car, and everywhere their mobile devices go. Our titles are available on leading audio platforms, including AudibleiTunesGoogle PlayAudiobooks.comOverDriveHoopla, and many more. RBmedia is owned by KKR, a leading global investment firm. Find out more at rbmediaglobal.com.

Recent Posts

· Blog

Darcie Little Badger Wins Nebula Award

Darcie Little Badger has won a Nebula Award for her Newbery Honor book, A Snake Falls to Earth!  The Andre Norton Nebula Award honors the best middle grade or young adult science fiction or fantasy novel published in the United States in the preceding year. The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) announced…

rwyatt@recordedbooks.com

blog

· News

RBmedia Audiobooks Dominate 2022 Pulitzers

Six of the company’s titles are recognized as winners and finalists Landover, MD, May 17, 2022—RBmedia, the largest audiobook publisher in the world, today announced that its audiobooks represent six of this year’s Pulitzer Prize winners and finalists—more than the five major trade audio publishing houses combined. “Covered with Night” by Nicole Eustace won the…

Enrique Paulin

· Blog

Bridgerton Listen-a-Likes

You binged season 2 of Bridgerton in one sitting and read all of Julia Quinn’s novels. Now what? It is tough to understate how extraordinary the “Bridgerton Effect” has been for the novels of Julia Quinn. Suffice to say, the #1 streaming series of all time on Netflix is seeing similar success in audio. Where…

rwyatt@recordedbooks.com

blog

· Blog

One For All

Lillie Lainoff’s debut novel One for All is a gender-bent retelling of The Three Musketeers, in which a girl with a chronic illness trains as a Musketeer and uncovers secrets, sisterhood, and self-love. Tania de Batz is most herself with a sword in her hand. Everyone thinks her near-constant dizziness makes her weak, nothing but…

rwyatt@recordedbooks.com

blog

· Blog

Football GOATs: Hear Their Story

The New England Patriots may not be playing in the Super Bowl game this Sunday, but we can’t deny some self-evident facts: Tom Brady is one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time; Bill Belichick is one of the greatest coaches of all time; and the Patriots Dynasty is unlike anything we have ever witnessed…

rwyatt@recordedbooks.com

blog