Taron Egerton to narrate Elton John audiobook

Taron Egerton to narrate Elton John audiobook

Taron Egerton will narrate the audiobook edition of Elton John's forthcoming autobiography, Me

Egerton, who portrayed the rock star in the recent biopic "Rocketman", said he was "honoured" to record the audiobook, which will also feature John himself. 

Egerton, who is also known for his roles in films including the action comedy "Kingsman: The Secret Service", "The Testament of Youth" and "Eddie the Eagle", said: "Elton John is a fascinating man, at times incredibly intimidating and yet very vulnerable; I have never met anyone like him. I was passionate about my role as Elton in the movie 'Rocketman' and this feels like the perfect closing chapter to the whole experience. I am honoured to have been asked to narrate Elton’s autobiography and I’m excited to get started."

Listeners will hear how John got clean and changed his life, found love with David Furnish and became a father. The audiobook, published by Pan Macmillan, will be available on 15th October, retailing at £13.99 for audio download edition, and £21.99 for audio CD edition.

Announced earlier this year, Pan Macmillan will publish the memoir on 15th October. Pre-orders for the book were launched on 8th March and within hours it had entered the Top 100 on Amazon and had hit the Number One spot in Popular Music.

Pan Macmillan alongside sister company Henry Holt acquired world English right in 2016 to the book that will be the first and the only official autobiography of the multiple Grammy-winning international singer-songwriter. It is being written John with writer and music critic Alexis Petridis as a "no holds barred account" of his life and work.