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Amazon.com’s audio entertainment subsidiary Audible is partnering with Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products to provide an exclusive story extension of “Homeland,” narrated by the show’s Damian Lewis.

Immediately following the airing of the third episode of the new season of the Showtime drama Sunday, viewers can go to Audible.com to download the free, halfhour audio story performed by Lewis as his character in the show, Nicholas Brody. The extension will directly tie into a plotline introduced in the first few episodes of the current season.

“The Audible ‘Homeland’ story has allowed my character, Nick Brody, to forge a more intimate and personal connection with the show’s fans, adding additional layers and depth to the plot points unveiled this season,” said Lewis in a statement.

“With the new season of Homeland in full swing, strategically it is important to explore new mediums and methods of reaching our consumers which includes the large fan base of the show,” added Fox Consumer Products exec global sales and retail veep Roz Nowicki.

Audible, known widely for its audiobooks, was acquired by Amazon in 2008. The partnership marks Audible’s first collaboration with a drama series.

It was announced this summer by Showtime at the Television Critics Assn. press tour that Lewis would appear on the show this season but not in the first two episodes, which aired Sept. 29 and Oct. 6.