Annette Bening, Dustin Hoffman and More Will Lend Their Voices to Upcoming Audiobook Series

News   Annette Bening, Dustin Hoffman and More Will Lend Their Voices to Upcoming Audiobook Series
 
Tony Award nominees Annette Bening (Coastal Disturbances) and Dustin Hoffman (The Merchant of Venice) are among the artists who will record a new line of audiobooks for Audible.com, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The series of books, set for release in early 2012, will concentrate on famous works of literature and will also feature stage actors Anne Hathaway (Quincy Adams Sawyer), Samuel L. Jackson (The Mountaintop), Nicole Kidman (The Blue Room) and Susan Sarandon (Exit the King). Among the titles to be recorded are Virginia Woolf's "Mrs. Dalloway," read by Bening; Jerzy Kosinski's "Being There," read by Hoffman; L. Frank Baum's "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz," read by Hathaway; Chester Hines' "A Rage in Harlem," read by Jackson; Woolf's "To the Lighthouse," read by Kidman; and Carson McCullers' "A Member of the Wedding," read by Sarandon.

Other performers taking part in the audiobook series include Kim Basinger, reading "The Awakening" by Kate Chopin; Jennifer Connelly, reading "The Sheltering Sky" by Paul Bowles; Colin Firth, reading "The End of the Affair" by Graham Greene; Naomi Watts, reading "Summer" by Edith Wharton; Kate Winslet, reading "Therese Raquin" by Emile Zola; and Meg Ryan, reading "The Human Comedy" by William Saroyan.

For more information, visit www.audible.com.

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