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    Apr 28, 2020

    14 Audiobooks Voiced By Celebs That Are Free When You Sign Up For Audible

    Who doesn't want Meryl Streep to read them a story?

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    If you've been meaning to read more or are just looking to entertain yourself while stuck at home, audiobooks are the perfect way to pass the time.

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    You can listen to them while doing housework, working out, or just lazing about.

    And with over 200,000 audiobooks available, Audible is hard to beat! You get to own your audiobooks even if you cancel your subscription, you can swap your audiobooks for any reason if you're not feeling 'em, AND you get one free audiobook a month! There's a 30-day free trial, and after that it's just £7.99 a month.

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    Could this deal *be* any better?

    Here are just some of the audiobooks you can download for free when you sign up for Audible, and they're all voiced by some pretty famous faces

    1. Heartburn by Nora Ephron, read by Meryl Streep.

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    You know Nora Ephron as the writer of timeless romantic comedies such as When Harry Met Sally and Sleepless in Seattle. You know Meryl Streep as Meryl Streep, the most Oscar-nominated actor in history. Together, they team up to tell the hilarious story about a perfect marriage gone wrong. Prepare to laugh out loud as Streep perfectly performs Ephron's biting wit.

    2. Matilda by Roahl Dahl, read by Kate Winslet.

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    Perfect for children aged 8-10 (and for nostalgic adults), Kate Winslet's reading of Matilda is a heartwarming way to pass the time. Kate Winslet really leans into the humour of Dahl's writing, so prepare for lots of giggles!

    3. The Red Necklace by Sally Gardner, read by Tom Hiddleston.

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    Set at the start of the French Revolution, The Red Necklacce follows Yann, a young magician's assistant, and Sido, an aristocrat's daughter in dire danger. Tom Hiddleston (AKA Loki from Thor) skillfully voices this YA novel that's enjoyable for teens and adults alike.

    4. The Testaments by Margaret Atwood, read by Ann Dowd, Bryce Dallas Howard, Mae Whitman, and more.

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    Set 15 years after the events of The Handmaid's Tale, The Testaments finds Gilead beginning to crack. Three radically different women cross paths and the consequences are politically explosive. The book is divided into three sections with three different narrators, and each section is read by a different actress. You know Ann Down as Aunt Lydia from The Handmaid's Tale, Bryce Dallas Howard from Black Mirror and Jurassic World, and Mae Whitman from Arrested Development and The Perks of Being a Wallflower.

    5. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen, read by Rosamund Pike.

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    Sense and Sensibility, like all of Jane Austen's works, is an incredibly relatable story that will ring true to any person who has been ghosted. Seriously, we should probably start calling ghosting "pulling a Mr. Willoughby." Rosamund Pike, best known for her chilling performance in Gone Girl, earnestly performs this brilliant novel.

    6. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum, read by Anne Hathaway.

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    For over a century, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz has captured the hearts and imaginations of children and adults alike. Anne Hathaway lends her voice to this classic story, leading the listener on a journey to the Emerald City that won't soon be forgotten. Fun for the whole family, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is a thrilling, poignant, and surprisingly feminist tale that's well worth a listen.

    7. The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy by Douglas Adams, read by Stephen Fry.

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    If you feel like the world is ending, why not read a book where the world ends in the first chapter? Stephen Fry's dry sense of humour is perfectly suited for this hilarious story about genius mice, depressed robots, and the number 42.

    8. The End of the Affair by Graham Green, read by Colin Firth.

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    Colin Firth actually won an Audie Award for his narration of this classic book. Set in the last days of the Second World War, The End of the Affair follows the events of a love triangle gone wrong. The unhappily married Sarah has been having an affair with Bendrix, a war writer. She suddenly vanishes, and a heartbroken Bendrix begins to investigate her disappearance. Full of mystery and heartbreak, The End of the Affair will have you at the edge of your seat.

    9. Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls by Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavello, read by Alicia Keys, Phillipa Soo, Samira Wiley, and more.

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    Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls swaps the fairytales that always end in marriage for inspiring stories about real women, from Cleopatra to Serena Williams. Read by a star-studded, all-woman cast, this audiobook is a great way of letting your daughter know that she can be anything she sets her mind to.

    10. The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster, read by Rainn Wilson.

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    The offbeat, deadpan humour of Rainn Wilson – AKA Dwight Schrute from The Office – is perfectly suited for the bizarre wit of Norton Juster's classic children's book. The Phantom Tollbooth follows a boy named Milo, who is so incredibly bored that when a tollbooth pops up in his room, he drives through it because he has nothing better to do. He finds himself in bizarre places like the Isle of Conclusions (you have to leap to get there) and on a quest to save the princesses Rhyme and Reason. Along the way, he discovers that life is the complete opposite of boring, even when you're stuck inside your room.

    11. A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket, read by Tim Curry.

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    You think your life is bad? Enter A Series of Unfortunate Events, a hilarious and dark story about three delightful children who have the absolute worst luck. Tim Curry, who so often plays villains, is perfectly cast as the reader of this twisted children's story. Suitable for ages eight and up, The Bad Beginnng is a story filled with horrors like ankle tattoos, cold porridge, and homemade grappling hooks – and it's an absolute delight.

    12. Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery, read by Rachel McAdams.

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    Mean Girls icon and rom-com queen Rachel McAdams breathes new life into this classic coming-of-age story. Enjoyable at any age, Anne of Green Gables is a poignant and relatable story about chosen family, growing up, and the importance of a strong imagination.

    13. Dracula by Bram Stoker, read by Alan Cummings, Tim Curry, and others.

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    Dracula is the gothic horror novel. Bram Stroker's classic has been remade into films, plays, radio dramas, and TV shows – but nothing beats the original. Alan Cumming leads a talented cast of voice actors, including Tim Curry, in telling this chilling, spooky tale.

    14. The Dutch House by Anne Pratchett, read by Tom Hanks.

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    Tom Hanks voices this New York Times-bestselling novel about self-delusion and forgiveness. After his stepmother cuts him off, protagonist Danny Conroy loses his wealth overnight and finds himself stuck in the same deep poverty that his parents fought so hard to escape. A saga set over the course of five decades, The Dutch House questions whether we can ever escape our past.

    To sign up for your free trial of Audible and enjoy a free download of an audiobook of your choice, click here. Happy listening!

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