The elusive, much-sought-after audio version of To Kill a Mockingbird has landed - at HarperCollins. The company will publish a new audio edition of Harper Lee's Pulitzer-Prize winning book in September under its Caedmon Audio imprint.
To Kill a Mockingbird was previously available in audio format from Books on Tape and Recorded Books in the library and rental markets. In 1997 Audio Partners obtained the rights to sell the Books on Tape production, narrated by Roses Prichard, at retail, and that agreement ran through late 2002 when the license expired.
The forthcoming audio edition of Mockingbird will be recorded in late April by an Academy Award-winning actress (who does not want her name divulged prior to the title's release) and is planned for unabridged CD and cassette formats.