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Listen to Kim Gordon Reading 'Midnight Sun' Audiobook Excerpt: Exclusive

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Kim Gordon visits the SiriusXM Studios on Feb. 24, 2015 in New York City. 

Last year, Kim Gordon published her must-read memoir Girl In a Band, which was accompanied by an audiobook narrated by the alt-rock icon herself.

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Well, it seems Gordon's foray into Audiobook Land isn't over. The former Sonic Youth singer/bassist is lending her distinct voice to a work of crime fiction from Norwegian author Jo Nesbo called Midnight Sun (no, not that Midnight Sun) released in the U.S. this month. Today, Billboard has an exclusive five-minute audio clip of the Body/Head frontwoman reading a passage from Nesbo's sequel to his acclaimed novel Blood on Snow. 

Listen to Gordon read from Midnight Sun below. The passage boasts the kind of direct, stark prose you'd hope for in a novel of Scandinavian crime fiction -- the sensory detail about Eucharist wafers tasting like "eating blotting paper" is especially spot-on. You can buy the audiobook right here.

Oddly enough, Gordon isn't the first rock iconoclast to narrate a novel from this Norwegian writer. Patti Smith read the audiobook for Nesbo's Blood on Snow, which earned her a Grammy nomination. Smith's love for detective stories was established in no uncertain terms with her recent memoir M Train; while promoting that book, Smith revealed she's working on her own fictional detective novel, though she conceded she's writing it "at my own pace."