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Movie Stars Chosen To Read Famous Audio Books

Anne Hathaway, Kate Winslet sign on for audio books

By Tim Kenneally

Cast member Anne Hathaway arrives for the premiere of the film ''One Day'' in New York August 8, 2011. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson 

 

 

LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - Starting early next year, Anne Hathaway, Kate Winslet, Kim Basinger and a host of other stars will be available to read you a bedtime story.

 

Audio-book company Audible.com announced Friday that it's launching a new line of audio books read by some of Hollywood's biggest talents, including the above names.

 

Also participating in the line: Jennifer Connolly (who'll read Paul Bowles' "The Sheltering Sky"), Dustin Hoffman (who's tacking Jerzy Kosinski's "Being There") and Samuel L. Jackson (who shall recite Chester Himes' "A Rage in Harlem" -- to which he'll hopefully bring the same panache as his reading of "Go the F--- to Sleep.")

 

Audible.com will announce further participants in the series later this year, while the company will begin to roll out titles from the line in early 2012.

 

Other celebrities confirmed include Annette Bening, Colin Firth, Nicole Kidman, Meg Ryan, Susan Sarandon and Naomi Watts.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/09/30/us-books-annehathaway-idUSTRE78T5D720110930

[Some of the other actors and the books they will read]

 

Anne Hathaway - The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

 Kate Winslet  -Thérèse Raquin by Émile Zola

Colin Firth  - The End of the Affair by Graham Greene

Susan Sarandon - The Member of the Wedding by Carson McCullers

Annette Bening  - Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Wolfe

Naomi Watts  - Summer by Edith Wharton

Nicole Kidman (To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf)