Friday, January 15, 2010

Famous voices

by Rachel

I’m excited by the wonders of the audio book world--just the fact that I can listen to Stephen Fry narrate The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy makes me giddy with literary happiness. So, I thought I’d share this fun link that reads like a senior superlatives page in a high school yearbook, only this time matching celebrities to the novels they’ve narrated.

After reading this, it made me wonder who I’d really like to see narrating my favorite book. I’m going to go with Isabella Rossellini reading East of Eden by John Steinbeck--an interesting combination to say the least, but amazing nonetheless. Is there a particular celebrity you’d like to hear reading your favorite book? Or a celebrity that just doesn’t make a good fit for a particular audio book?


  1. Andy Serkis (Gollum-Lord of the Rings) does an excellent job as Screwtape in the full cast dramatization of C.S. Lewis' The Screwtape Letters.
    He really brings that book to life, I love it!

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