16 Audiobooks Read By A-List Celebrities

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1. Graham Greene’s The End of the Affair read by Colin Firth.

BBC

 

Honestly, I would listen to Mr. Darcy read me the phonebook. So bring on the classic literature.

2. L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz read by Anne Hathaway.

20th Century Fox

 

Strangely this children’s book seems right up her alley.

3. Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale read by Claire Danes.

20th Century Fox

 

Let’s just hope she uses her Romeo + Juliet voice and not her Carrie Mathison voice.

4. Emile Zola’s Therese Raquin read by Kate Winslet.

Miramax

 

I mean she was The Reader

5. Virginia Woolf’s To The Lighthouse read by Nicole Kidman.

Miramax

 

She already played Virginia Woolf in The Hours, may as well read her stuff.

6. Chester Himes’ A Rage in Harlem read by Samuel L. Jackson.

Miramax

 

I can’t tell if Samuel L. Jackson reading to me would be soothing or terrifying.

7. Jerzy Kosinski’s Being There read by Dustin Hoffman.

Paramount Pictures

 

Hook, Hook, Hook. No?

8. Joan Didion’s Slouching Towards Bethlehem read by Diane Keaton.

Paramount Pictures

 

Diane Keaton’s voice is nice and punchy, an interesting contrast to Joan Didion.

9. Paul Bowles’ The Sheltering Sky read by Jennifer Connelly.

Imagine Entertainment

 

Deep books call for forlorn GIFs.

10. Carson McCullers’ The Member of the Wedding read by Susan Sarandon.

 

Timeless novel read by a timeless actress.

11. Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway read by Annette Bening.

Dreamworks Pictures

 

We trust your Oscar-nominated voice to do the job.

12. Bram Stoker’s Dracula read by Alan Cumming.

 

It’s scary how good he is…

13. William Saroyan’s The Human Comedy read by Meg Ryan.

Columbia Pictures

 

“I’ll read what she’s reading.”

14. Keith Richards’ Life read by Johnny Depp.

 

Legend on legend.

15. Caroline Knapp’s Pack of Two read by Hilary Swank.

Alcon Entertainment

 

P.S. we love your voice. See what I did there?

16. And most importantly, Tina Fey’s Bossypants read by… Tina Fey.

NBC

 

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