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One of the biggest names in audiobooks has added his voice to the buzz surrounding The Show Won’t Go On.
With official publication of the much-anticipated show business book by our pals Jeff Abraham and Burt Kearns only four weeks away, it's been announced that the audiobook version has been narrated by Michael Butler Murray.
Michael is one of the most sought-after audiobook narrators in the business. He's narrated approximately seventy top titles in all sorts of genres, and is currently riding high on praise for his work on Mantle: The Best There Ever Was, the Mickey Mantle bio by Tony Castro. This summer, Michael worked closely with Burt and Jeff before settling in behind the mic to make this “engaging” and "wonderful" "must-read" even more spectacular.
Michael Butler Murray is a man of many talents: a writer himself, he's also an actor who's performed in musicals, drams and improvs shows across the country and appeared in films including Jersey Boys, and a musician who's one-half of the acclaimed guitar comedy duo Schoolcraft & Murray (above), who've been described as a cross between between The Smothers Brothers and Tenacious D!
"Jeff and I are really excited about the launch of our book, and even more thrilled that Michael is such an important part of it," Burt told us this morning. “He’s very cool to work with and we can't wait to start going over foreign name pronunciations for the sequel!"
The official publication date for the book (in trade paper, e-book and audiobook forms) from Chicago Review Press is September 3 -- the day after Labor Day. For folks buying through Amazon.com, the book and audiobook will arrive that very day.
The Show Won't Go On: The Most Shocking, Bizarre, and Historic Deaths of Performers Onstage is the first comprehensive study of the subject. Adance praise has been “through the roof," most recently from Booklist the guide fromthe American Library Association, which this week calls The Show Won't Go On “the perfect book for the morbidly curious, the gawkers, and anyone fascinated by peculiar deaths! Laced with intrigue and respectful at the same time, this sensitive portrayal of sensational deaths is a wonderful read for those looking for a unique twist on true crime.”
Jeff and Burt are already lining up appearances... first up at the legendary Book Soup on the Sunset Strip on Sunday, September 15. Watch this space for updates!
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