According to a press release from Simon & Schuster Audio, Stephen King will narrate the audio edition of the upcoming Dark Tower book, The Wind Through the Keyhole.
NEW YORK, February 28, 2012 – International bestselling author Stephen King will read his new audiobook, THE WIND THROUGH THE KEYHOLE, the first time in more than a decade that King will narrate a full-length audiobook. Simon & Schuster Audio will publish THE WIND THROUGH THE KEYHOLE simultaneously with the Scribner hardcover and ebook on April 24, 2012.
THE WIND THROUGH THE KEYHOLE audiobook will also offer an exclusive audio preview of King’s upcoming novel, DOCTOR SLEEP, the eagerly-awaited sequel to his classic, THE SHINING, to be published in 2013. Stephen King will also read the excerpt from DOCTOR SLEEP.
“I’ve spent a lot of time with the character of Roland Deschain and the Dark Tower universe over the years. Now that I am revisiting that world, it felt like a fine time to lend it my voice,” said King.
“We’re thrilled that Steve wanted to return to the studio for THE WIND THROUGH THE KEYHOLE. As his audio fans know, he is a terrific narrator,” says Chris Lynch, Executive Vice President & Publisher of Simon & Schuster Audio. “His choice to preview his follow up to THE SHINING exclusively on audio speaks volumes about his support for the format. We couldn’t be happier.”
The last time King recorded a full audiobook was his 2000 memoir, ON WRITING. He has also narrated his novel, BAG OF BONES and portions of HEARTS IN ATLANTIS and JUST AFTER SUNSET.
King originally narrated the first few Dark Tower books (which I have on cassette because I'm old) that were re-recorded by Frank Muller.
If I wasn't going to pick this up before, I will definately now. There's something great about an author reading their own work.
Read the whole press release here.
You can already pre-order the audio version on CD here at Simon & Schuster Audio.
For more on Wind and The Dark Tower click here.