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If you want dulcet tones or sultry tones or majestic tones to whisper those sweet novels into your shell-like ear, you have come to the right place.

 

Virginia Woolf

Virginia Woolf Photograph: AP

                                        Nicole Kidman

 

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Audible Launches New Series With Famous Voices

Audible.com has released the first of four planned waves in their "A-List Collection," audiobooks of classic literature read by some of Hollywood's biggest stars. The first set includes Anne Hathaway reading The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum, Kate Winslet reading Therese Raquin by Emile Zola, Samuel L. Jackson reading A Rage in Heaven by Chester Himes, and Susan Sarandon reading The Member of the Wedding by Carson McCullers. The titles are available as part of Audible's membership, which lets subscribers download any single book for free with a 30-day trial, and after that is $14.95 a month.

 

 

Future titles include:

 

 

Annette Bening reading Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf

 

 

Colin Firth reading The End of the Affair by Graham Greene

 

 

Dustin Hoffman reading Being There by Jerzy Kosinski

 

 

Hilary Swank reading Pack of Two by Caroline Knapp

 

 

Jennifer Connelly reading The Sheltering Sky by Paul Bowles

 

 

Kim Basinger reading The Awakening by Kate Chopin

 

 

Meg Ryan reading The Human Comedy by William Saroyan

 

 

Naomi Watts reading Summer by Edith Wharton

 

 

Nicole Kidman reading To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf