Audible.com has scored some major Hollywood stars to voice a new series of audio books, according to Reuters. The company has enlisted the help of some well-known voices to record such novels as The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum, Being There from novelist Jerzey Kosinski, and To The Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf.
Per The Hollywood Reporter, Titanic actress, Kate Winslet was the first performer to record a book. Winslet tackled the voice over for Therese Raquin from writer Emile Zola. Explaining her work, Winslet shared “you use a different part of your brain and it keeps your creative juices flowing. It is challenging and it’s a heck of a lot of fun as well. As a listener, being able to tune out and be taken into another world, and atmosphere, and environment that is being created entirely for you by somebody else’s voice is really a wonderful, magical thing.”
Other actors also part of Audible.com’s book project includes One Day actress Anne Hathaway, Susan Sarandon, Naomi Watts, Aussie performer Nicole Kidman, Colin Firth, seasoned star Dustin Hoffman, Annette Bening, and Meg Ryan. Audible plans to release their new book collection read by the stars sometime later next year.