Kate Winslet, Nicole Kidman, and Dustin Hoffman Among Those Reading Classic Books for You
Well it’s not the audio books version of Go the F**k to Sleep that Samuel Jackson narrated recently, but if you want the smooth sounds of stars like Kate Winslet and Dustin Hoffman reading classic literature in your ear, then you’re in luck. Audible.com is asking Hollywood to record a new line of books for their website, to be released next year. The company invented the first digital audio player in the late ’90s and sales are better than ever, so this can only guarantee a good chunk of change for them.
Winslet will be reading Emile Zola’s Therese Raquin for the inaugural release, who said of the experience, ” … Somebody else’s voice is really a wonderful, magical thing.” Nicole Kidman is tackling a reading of Virginia Woolf’s To the Lighthouse. The actress played the depressive writer in The Hours, so, aw — isn’t that cute? Anne Hathaway recites The Wonderful Wizard of Oz for Audible, and Dustin Hoffman’s pick is Jerzy Kosinski’s Being There (which just makes me miss Peter Sellers).
The series also plans on including Kim Basinger, Annette Bening, Jennifer Connelly (has our own Scott Weinberg been alerted to this?), Colin Firth, Samuel L. Jackson (possibly obscenity-free), Meg Ryan (for when you really want to fall asleep), Susan Sarandon, and Naomi Watts.