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Benedict Cumberbatch to narrate 'The Snowman' sequel audiobook

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Benedict Cumberbatch is to narrate an e-book version of the forthcoming Snowman sequel.

Although the new film - like the original - will carry no narration, the Sherlock and Star Trek 2 actor has already recorded audio for an adaptation of The Snowman and the Snowdog.

Benedict Cumberbatch, Specsavers Crime Thriller Awards 2012

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"The magic of The Snowman is universal for every generation; as is the thrill of a first encounter with snow," Cumberbatch said in a statement obtained by the Radio Times.

"In this new story, to bring the Snowdog to life for new young readers was a joy. I hope it will become as much of a Christmas tradition as the beautiful original was when I was a boy."

The Snowman and the Snowdog, which is set 30 years after the original story, will be broadcast on Channel 4 on Christmas Eve.

The audiobook will be released on December 29 for Apple, Nook and Kindle e-readers.

Watch the 'Walking in the Air' sequence from The Snowman below:

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