With a new film adaptation of Pet Sematary in development at Paramount Pictures, interest in what is perhaps Stephen King's most disturbing written work is on the rise, and it's only getting higher, as EW reports that Simon & Schuster will release a new audiobook of King's 1983 novel read by Dexter himself, Michael C. Hall.

EW reports that Hall (Six Feet Under, Dexter, Cold in July) will read an unabridged version of Pet Sematary on the new audiobook, which is scheduled to come out on March 27th.

In a statement to EW, King shared his excitement for the new audiobook:

“Readers have been asking for this audiobook for a very long time. I know the listening experience will be worth the wait with Michael as narrator.”

Readers of Pet Sematary know that the book goes to some very dark places, so Hall will no doubt have to tap into some heart-wrenching emotions to tell King's tale about a grieving father who brings his son back from the dead... with grave consequences.

For those unfamiliar with Pet Sematary, we have the official description (via Amazon) below, as well as the audiobook artwork (via EW). And, in case you missed it, check here for the latest news on the new Pet Sematary movie.

"When the Creeds move into a beautiful old house in rural Maine, it all seems too good to be true: physician father, beautiful wife, charming little daughter, adorable infant son—and now an idyllic home. As a family, they’ve got it all…right down to the friendly cat.

But the nearby woods hide a blood-chilling truth—more terrifying than death itself...and hideously more powerful.

The Creeds are going to learn that sometimes dead is better."

Source: EW
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