Audiobooks are the modern ages’ gift to book lovers. Now, we can listen to books while we drive to work, clean our homes, and wind down for bed. As audiobooks become more popular, more and more celebrities step up to the mic to bring us their talents and breathe new life into stories. Our list of 7 awesome celebrity narrated audiobooks has something for everyone. Let’s start with number 1!
1. Life by Keith Richards, Narrated by Johnny Depp
If you’re a Rolling Stones fan or just love to learn about the lives of icons, then Keith Richards’ biography is a fun and eye opening read. Johnny Depp’s ambiguous accent fits the book well and makes the audiobook a real trip.
2. A Rage in Harlem by Chester Himes, Narrated by Samuel L. Jackson
One of the most poignant and entertaining audiobooks on the list, Samuel L. Jackson’s reading is incredible! He does all the ‘voices’ so well and really helps you get in the mood. You can also check out the 1991 film version with the same name.
3. All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy, Narrated by Brad Pitt
Brad Pitt does an impeccable reading of one of Cormac McCarthy’s best coming of age novels. We recommend that you already have some familiarity with McCarthy’s work so you can appreciate the true nuance of this reading.
4. The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway, Narrated by Donald Sutherland
Donald Sutherland’s voice lends itself perfectly to Hemingway’s simple prose. We love this reading because you can listen to it all in one evening. Best played with a glass of wine in hand while there’s a thundering rainstorm outside.
5. The End of the Affair by Graham Greene, Narrated by Colin Firth
An English classic! Lovers of romance will fall head over heels for this reading. Colin Firth is often at the center of a rom-com, but this is a darker tale of love and love lost. Perfect for listening to on a weekend afternoon, culminating in a tender sunset.
6. A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway, Narrated by John Slattery
The second Hemingway novel on this list! John Slattery reads this haunting tale of almost love. Celebrity audiobooks are a great way to help you digest some of the classics and this reading was perfectly paced and highly engrossing.
7. What Pet Should I Get? by Dr Seuss, Narrated by Rainn Wilson
For an audiobook you can share with the whole family, funny guy Rainn Wilson reads this Dr. Seuss book with his usual vibrancy. Listening to audiobooks with kids is a great way to get them to bed early and inspire their lives with more stories. Definite rhyming fun ahead!
Thanks for reading our list of celebrity read audiobooks! For more articles on audiobooks, check out our feature on 3 Reasons Why Reading Audiobooks Isn’t Cheating.
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