First listen: hear Bruce Springsteen reading his new audio book

Bruce Springsteen and the East Street Band performed the first of three shows in the next week at Metlife Stadium in East Rutherford.Ed Murray | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com

Bruce Springsteen and the East Street Band performed the first of three shows in the next week at Metlife Stadium in East Rutherford.

What’s better than reading Bruce Springsteen’s memoir “Born to Run”? Having Bruce read it to you, of course! The singer is releasing an audio book version of the smash hit and gave a sneak peek to Sirius XM recently.

In the one-minute clip The Boss talks about how he wanted his shows to feel like “there was a party going on, a meeting taking place, a congregation being called forth.”

Along with talking about life on the road the memoir, which was released on September 27 and landed at the top of the New York Times’ Best Sellers list, gives a glimpse into The Boss’ relationshipschildhood and what it was like performing for a living. He also talked a lot about his love of New Jersey where he got his start in Asbury Park.

“I didn’t move to Asbury with the thought of — it wasn’t an anthropological reason,” he said in the interview. “But, I went and I just fit in there. Asbury was down on its luck, but not as bad as it would get. And so there was a lot of room to move, you know, clubs were open until 5 a.m., there were gay clubs, in even the late ’60s, it was a bit of an open city.”

The 18-hour audio book will be released December 6. Fans can pre-order their copy now and also watch Bruce read from it at his London book signing on his website.

And if it’s not enough to have Bruce talk in your ear, you can pick up the accompanying album called Chapter and Verse.