Harry Potter audiobook recruits The Walking Dead's Andrew Lincoln

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Jan 28, 2018

Your wizard-and-zombie fantasy won’t just be in Dungeons & Dragons or Game of Thrones anymore. J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter universe has a new sheriff in town, and his name is Rick Grimes.

Andrew Lincoln, in an announcement, detailed his role as the new narrator for the first audiobook version of Rowling’s charity-fundraising sporting history Quidditch Through the Ages. Under the pen name Kennilworthy Whisp, Rowling gave an extensive guide to the fictitious broomsticking sport in case the books (and Goblet of Fire’s brief international showcasing) weren’t enough to sate your curiosity.

Lincoln will narrate the main book, but will be joined by some co-stars in the audiobook’s bonus features. Along with the main text, the audio will include “the Daily Prophet's reports on the preliminary rounds of the 2014 Quidditch World Cup, also written by J.K. Rowling, via the voices of ... Ginny Potter and Rita Skeeter.” Lincoln presumably won’t be doing those voices, though he is excited to jump on board the project, saying “the Wizarding world is one that I always wanted to get the chance to step into.”

The $14.95 audiobook comes out on March 15, though it is available for pre-order now. Following in the print edition’s charitable footsteps, “15% of the proceeds received by Pottermore Limited from this audiobook will be made available by the publisher to Comic Relief and Lumos Foundation,” according to Audible.

Lincoln, in addition to leading The Walking Dead crew through countless trials, has voiced several audiobooks, documentaries, commercials, and the animated series Claude. It’s gotta be a relief to have situations that he can talk his way out of after so many years of walkers.