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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