Sanjeev Bhaskar to narrate Life of Pi audiobook

Sanjeev Bhaskar to narrate Life of Pi audiobook

Actor and writer Sanjeev Bhaskar is to narrate the Man Booker Prize-winning novel Life of Pi  by Yann Martel (Canongate).

The release marks the 15th anniversary of the book, which was originally published in the UK by Canongate in June 2002.

The new edition, published on 1st June this year by Canongate, will be available online as an audio digital download priced £15.99.

Martel said: "On the fifteenth anniversary of the publication of Life of Pi, it's exciting to have Sanjeev Bhaskar take up his tale to enthrall another generation of readers. Whether you're listening in your car or at home, I wish you luck and fortitude with Pi and Richard Parker and I hope you reach the coast of Mexico."

Life of Pi follows a young man who survives a tragic disaster at sea and is hurtled into an epic journey of adventure and discovery. "When he forms an amazing and unexpected connection with the ship's only other survivor - a fearsome Bengal tiger - the scene is set for a truly extraordinary piece of literary fiction", the publisher said.

Life of Pi is the bestselling Man Booker prize winner with over three million copies sold in the UK and 14 million units shifted worldwide, according to Canongate. It most recently hit the top of the bestseller lists in 2011, following the release of Ang Lee’s multi-Oscar-winning film and has so far been translated into 38 languages.

This is the 10th edition of the novel to be published by Canongate, with previous versions including a fully illustrated hardback and a World Book Night edition.

Martel’s most recent novel is The High Mountains of Portugal.

As well as his role in "Goodness Gracious Me", Bhaskar also wrote and starred in "The Kumars at No. 42".