Hamilton fans at your library will want to get their hands—and headphones—on the hottest audio release in town! Beloved Broadway star Lin-Manuel Miranda comes to BOT reading one of his favorite author’s award-winning works in a never-before-available CD recording. Listening to the clip of THE BRIEF WONDROUS LIFE OF OSCAR WAO by Junot Díaz is further proof (as if we needed any) that Miranda is a phenomenal storyteller made for audio, and this Pulitzer Prize-winning novel is a must-have for libraries. Find out more about this BOT Library CD Exclusive below, plus click here to hear other Hamilton stars on audio and or here to find recommended listens for Hamilton fans.
Available exclusively to libraries on CD for the first time as of March 7th, read by Lin-Manuel Miranda, the Tony Award-winning creator and star of the musical Hamilton, and Tony Award-winning actress, Karen Olivo (currently starring as Angelica Schuyler in Hamilton in Chicago), this brilliant narration adds another layer of lyricism and depth to this Pulitzer Prize-winning classic novel.
“It’s hard to imagine how the book could get any better—but fans of Hamilton will be charmed by the new audiobook version, narrated by musical maestro Lin-Manuel Miranda.”—TIME Magazine
Additional audio love on Twitter from listeners & Lin himself!
@Lin_Manuel @Karenolivo @MBehindACamera Oscar Wao is WONDERFUL, btw. Both read it like passionate poetry, I love it!
— Lauren Brent (@LaurenABrent) March 7, 2017
@Lin_Manuel @Karenolivo You did the audiobook of that?! Loved that book when I read it for American Lit in College. Must check this out.
— Cody Waters (@vortex0360) March 7, 2017
Because of @Lin_Manuel I'm 1 hr & 8 mins into The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
I'm so in love with this book it's not even funny.
— Ali Cat (@smol_lil_louis) March 7, 2017
Lin-Manuel has been a longtime admirer of Junot Díaz.
Here they are backstage at Hamilton.
We gave him a good show. pic.twitter.com/FCKJXFCY2M
— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) August 29, 2015
He also tweeted his love for the release of the audio to fans, saying: “@Lin_Manuel: If you like, @Karenolivo & I can read you one of the best novels ever for 10 hours.”
Tweet your own excitement about this audio edition to us @BOTLibrary.
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