Richard Armitage to release debut thriller Geneva exclusively on Audible

Audible, a world-wide leader in spoken-word entertainment, has today announced Geneva, the debut fiction title from actor and audiobook narrator Richard Armitage, star of The Hobbit and Netflix thrillers The Stranger and Stay Close.

To be released as an Audible Original on 20th October 2022, Geneva is an intricate and fast-paced psychological thriller which follows Nobel Prize winning scientist Sarah Collier and her husband Daniel as they travel to Switzerland for an important conference. Upon arrival they become entangled in a high stakes game with hidden players. Soon everything they thought they knew about their work, their marriage and even their sanity is called into question.

Aurelie De Troyer, Senior Vice President of International Content at Audible said: “We’re proud to have a longstanding relationship with Richard as one of our most celebrated narrators. We are even prouder to be releasing his authorial debut – a fast-paced character-driven thriller we know will have our listeners hooked.”

Richard Armitage commented: “The process of creating an original story has been an exciting opportunity for me. Crafting a psychological thriller, springing from a fascination with science and technology, and deep love of this genre is a dream come true. I’m honoured that Audible have chosen their platform as a place for my debut as a writer”

World English audio rights for Geneva were acquired from Jim Gill at United Agents. It will be released exclusively in audio only.

Richard Armitage is well-known for his work in film and TV, including his roles in The Hobbit trilogy, Ocean’s 8, Spooks, and Robin Hood, and has recently starred in Netflix thrillers The Stranger and Stay Close. In addition to his appearances onscreen, Armitage has lent his voice to animated series Castlevania, and is a listener favourite narrator on Audible, narrating a number of titles including the bestselling Jackman and Evans series by Joy Ellis.

Geneva joins a host of gripping Audible Original crime and thriller titles including: The Evidence by KL Slater; And Your Enemies Closer by Rob Parker, starring Luther’s Warren Brown; and Stolen Girl by Sarah A. Denzil, narrated by Downton Abbey’s Joanne Froggatt and West End star Rosalie Craig.