Audible snaps up rights to comedian Mitchell's new book

Audible snaps up rights to comedian Mitchell's new book

Audible has snapped up rights to the new book from comedian David Mitchell, narrated by the “Peep Show” star himself.

Dishonesty Is The Second-Best Policy: And Other Rules To Live By (Faber) will be released in audio on 7th November, alongside the print and e-book formats. Audible acquired worldwide English language audio rights to the title.

The book is described as “an eclectic collection of David Mitchell’s attempts to make light of all the darkness since his bestseller Thinking About It Only Makes It Worse (Faber). The synopsis goes on: “Scampi, politics, the Olympics, terrorism, exercise, rude street names, inheritance tax, salad cream, proportional representation and farts are all touched upon by Mitchell’s unremitting laser of chit-chat, as he negotiates a path between the commercialisation of Christmas and the true spirit of Halloween.”

Mitchell said: "I am slightly freaked out that the sound of me quietly reading my own book to myself was picked up by one of Audible’s secret microphones, but they say they’ll cut me in on any subsequent revenue so I guess that’s fine."

Harriet Poland, commissioning editor at Audible, added: “David Mitchell has become one of the most loved voices in the country, and we’re delighted to publish the audio edition of his new collection of writing. Dishonesty is the Second-Best Policy is full of the character, wit and warmth audiences have come to expect from David and it’s been a lot of fun working with the brilliant team at Faber to launch this wonderful book.”