'The Walking Dead' star David Morrissey will lend his voice to the autobiography
Morrissey sparked ample conversation last month when he finally released his long-awaited memoirs, titled Autobiography, through Penguin Classics. Over the weekend (on 3 Nov.) we learned that the book will be turned into an audiobook, with Moz being read by another Morrissey: actor David Morrissey.
Morrissey has enlisted the help of Morrissey for the audiobook
The Liverpool-born The Walking Dead star was announced as the man to voice the memoirs through Morrissey fan site True to You, which has garnered a reputation for having a direct line to Mozza and generally being the go-to source for anything Morrissey related. A bluntly put statement posted to the website on Sunday, 3 November, read, "Penguin Classics will release a complete and unabridged digital download of Morrissey's Autobiography on 5 December 2013. The audiobook is read by acclaimed actor David Morrissey."
For those of you wondering, despite the surname similarities Morrissey the singer isn't related to Morrissey the actor. Known best for his work on the small screen, Morrissey (the actor) has also worked on such acclaimed productions as State of Play and Red Riding, as well as the hit AMC zombie series.
The print edition of Autobiography shot straight to the No. 1 spot in the UK upon its publication last month, becoming one of the fastest-sellest autobiographies ever, and the fastest selling memoir from a musician out right. Shifting 34,918 copies in its first week alone, it managed to move 6,000 more than the previous record for a musician's memoirs, set by Keith Richards's Life in 2010.
The singer's memoirs were met with immediate success