15 Great Celebrity-Narrated Audio Books for Book Lovers Day
From Hugh Laurie’s ‘Gulliver’s Travels’ to Anne Hathaway’s ‘The Princess Diaries,’ we’ve got the celeb-narrated audio book for you!
Guess what, Bettys? It’s Book Lovers Day! We’re huge bookworms here at BettyConfidential, so of course we’re looking forward to the end of the day when we can curl up in our favorite armchairs with our favorite reads. But even though we’re largely fans of your normal, paper-variety books, we’ve also got a soft spot for a well-narrated audio book. So, in honor of Book Lovers Day, we’ve rounded up 15—count ‘em!—fab audio books narrated by some of our favorite celebs. Winnie the Pooh as read by Judi Dench? Our dear, departed Paul Newman narrating The Adventures of Tom Sawyer? Literary heaven!
Bonus: Most of these can be gotten from Audible.com. Instant gratification? Yes please! Happy Book Lovers Day, Bettys!
1. Hugh Laurie – Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift
If you’re in the mood for a classic, we can’t think of anything better than Gulliver’s Travels as read by House star Hugh Laurie. Unfortunately, this one is abridged—boo!—but we’re willing to overlook it for Hugh’s intensely entertaining narration. For the curious, the actor has also recorded a reading of Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations.
2. Laura Linney – The Nancy Drew series by Carolyn Keene
Nostalgia alert! How excited were we to find that The Big C’s Laura Linney has narrated a whole bunch of these classic girl detective stories? Start your day of mystery off with The Secret of the Old Clock, move on to The Hidden Staircase, and before you know it, you’ve sleuthed through the afternoon!
3. Jesse Eisenberg – The Curse Workers series by Holly Black
Jesse “Mark Zuckerberg” Eisenberg has lent his voice to the YA series The Curse Workers—and with great success at that. The story of a boy named Cassel who comes from a family of “curse workers”—that is, people who have the power to change your emotions, your memories, and your luck at the touch of a hand—White Cat marks the first book in an incredible series. Challenging? Not exactly; but they’re thrilling stories all the same.
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