Audible Studios, the production arm of, announced the release of Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose, written and performed by Vice President Joe Biden. The memoir (starting at $12 on Amazon) delivers a powerful account of 2015, by any measure a watershed year in Vice President Biden’s extraordinary life and career. Exclusive content available only on the Audible recording includes a powerful conversation with award-winning journalist Mike Barnicle.

The discussion contextualizes the memoir’s wide-ranging themes, covering the presidential election, current events, and grappling with profound grief. The audiobook is available for preorder at

Promise Me, Dad chronicles the twelve months when the vice president balanced the twin imperatives of living up to his responsibilities to his country and focusing on his family while his son Beau battled brain cancer. Never far away was the insistent question of whether he should seek the presidency in 2016. Vice President Biden’s poignant delivery allows readers to feel the urgency of each moment, to experience the days when he felt unable to move forward, as well as the days when he felt like he could not afford to stop.

“Not only does Vice President Biden give us an important and inspiring work about perseverance in the face of insurmountable grief and loss, but the combination of his voice and his words creates an unforgettable experience for the listener,” said Audible Chief Content Officer Andy Gaies.

“We’re also thrilled to offer our listeners an exclusive conversation between the Vice President and Mike Barnicle, to add further insight into Joe Biden and what he stands for,” added Gaies. “This captivating discussion, available only on the Audible version, demonstrates to listeners the unique and exciting possibilities that Audible’s format offers.”

The Audible, Digital, and print versions of the memoir will release on November 14, 2017 and is available to pre-order.