Award-winning Welsh actor Michael Sheen (Passengers, Frost/Nixon, The Twilight Saga) is to narrate the audiobook edition of Philip Pullman’s La Belle Sauvage: The Book of Dust Volume One to be released by Penguin Random House UK Audio in association with David Fickling Books.
Sheen, a self-confessed His Dark Materials fan, will bring Pullman’s legendary world to life almost 20 years after readers left it in The Amber Spyglass in 2000. The result is a unique and unforgettable experience that will delight listeners both old and new.
Michael Sheen commented: “The His Dark Materials trilogy had a profound effect on me. Rarely have I felt such loss on coming to the end of a story. So, as a reader and a fan, I was hugely excited on hearing that Phillip was returning to the story of Lyra and Dust and challenging the Authority. And, as an actor, it was a true privilege to be asked to record La Belle Sauvage, the first book of this new work. It was genuinely one of the most thrilling and enjoyable experiences I've had as a performer to sit in that darkened recording studio for three magical days and live inside the story of Malcolm and Lyra and their extraordinary journey.”