Nick Cave’s second novel, The Death of Bunny Munro, hits stores on September 8th but since it’s a book by Nick Cave, the Aussie rocker has paid special attention to its audio counterparts. Two different audio versions — a digital audio book and an unabridged CD — are due September 8th, and in November, Cave will unleash an even bigger package: a special edition featuring seven CDs that include an exclusive soundtrack (which Cave composed with Warren Ellis), and a DVD containing footage of Cave reciting from the novel about a door-to-door salesman’s unusual road trip with his son. Cave handles all the reading on the discs himself, and the recording was designed specifically for headphones enthusiasts as a “3D audio spacial mix.”
We’ve got a clip of Cave doing one of those readings above. It’s an excerpt from Chapter 18 of The Death of Bunny Munro, and it is certainly ominous. Click above to check it out and hit up the book’s official Website for bonus clips and samples of the audio book.