Eddie Redmayne records Fantastic Beasts audiobook

Eddie Redmayne has returned to the role of Newt Scamander a bit earlier than everyone expected.

He’s recorded a new audiobook of the fictional textbook which will be available through Audible and Pottermore.

“Before I was cast in the film, David Yates told me about Newt and this textbook,” Redmayne said in a statement.

“I found it so funny and so enchanting and really wittily written. But it wasn’t until I started reading it out loud for the audiobook that I realised how tricky and poetic JK Rowling’s use of sounds and language can be. There are some really great tongue twister words in here!

“Occasionally, I had to stop recording just because I was incapable of saying the words without either laughing or getting my tongue in a muddle. I enjoyed the challenge and hope listeners can sense that in my narration.”

The book is meant to be a culmination of Scamander’s life’s work as a Magizoologist as it documents a range of magical creatures from around the wizarding world — including the Niffler and the Demiguise.

The audiobook will be available through in the US, UK and Australia from March 14 – and here’s a sneak preview!

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