Courtesy Hachette Audio
Dana Getz
April 12, 2016 AT 08:34 PM EDT

Hamilton: The Revolution officially hit shelves Tuesday, and EW is excited to exclusively reveal two clips from the highly anticipated audiobook.

The hardcover and its accompanying tracks, affectionately called the “Hamiltome,” pull back the curtain on Broadway’s big musical smash with narrated lyric annotations from Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda and an intro recited by co-author Jeremy McCarter. As EW announced in March, the prose is read by Law & Order: SVU star and Hamilton “superfan” Mariska Hargitay, who Manuel specifically recruited for the project after hearing about her love for the show.

“I’m hard-pressed to express how thrilled and honored I am to do this,” Hargitay told EW. “Lin-Manuel’s Hamilton enthralls me, and to think that I get to play a part in telling the story of how this masterpiece came into existence, it’s really just a lot to take in.”

Listen to two exclusive snippets from the Hamilton: The Revolution below, one from Miranda and the other from Hargitay. The downloadable audio edition of the book will feature a PDF of the full libretto, while the CD edition also contains photos from the renowned Frank Ockenfels and veteran Broadway photographer Joan Marcus.

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