All Stephen King fans will have chills sent down their spines with the audiobook of Pet Sematary. This will be narrated by Michael C. Hall, and this audiobook version will be available by March 27.
“Readers have been asking for this audiobook for a very long time,” King said.
“I know the listening experience will be worth the wait with Michael as narrator.”
In this novel, a family moves to a town and then finds a pet cemetery across their street, and a local resident had claimed that the animals buried come back to life. After an accident where a toddler dies, his father buries the young boy at the supernatural location, and he hopes that son would return to life.
“We’re thrilled to finally bring Pet Sematary to King’s audiobook fans,” Simon & Schuster Audio president and publisher, Chris Lynch said.
“Michael C. Hall is a perfect match for this timeless story, which has long deserved an unabridged production.”
Hall was a huge star on Six Feet Under before he embodied the killer of Dexter. This was a role which had earned him the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Drama TV Series in 2010.
Pet Sematary had been adapted into a movie in 1989 and had got a sequel in 1992. The upcoming movie is set to be directed by Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer who had directed Starry Eyes (2014), and they are working on the 3rd season of Scream.
The origins of this novel have been rooted in his very own experience. Its inspiration had come from an incident where King had stayed at a house which was across the street from the pet cemetery. Stephen King’s website has described what inspired him:
“Stephen was serving as a writer-in-residence at the University of Maine at Orono and living in a rented house in nearby Orrington that bordered a major truck route which frequently claimed the lives of dogs and cats. In the woods behind his house, local children had created an informal pet cemetery. One day, his daughter’s cat was killed by a passing truck. Stephen was faced with the task of burying the cat in the pet cemetery and then explaining to his daughter what had happened.” The site adds, “It was on the third day after the burial that the idea for a novel came to him.”
Pet Sematary will hit the theaters on April 19, 2019.