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A Star-Studded Starvaganza of Star-Caliber Audiobooks Narrated by Stars

The audiobook for George Saunders’ new novel, Lincoln in the Bardo, used an unprecedented 166 narrators—many of them celebrities—to tell an unconventional story of Abraham Lincoln morning his young son. (Mary Burkey interviewed Saunders and his production team to learn how it all came together.)

But audiobooks narrated by a single celebrity narrators aren’t at all uncommon. To follow are some outstanding examples, each of which received a starred Booklist review, linked below.

wil wheaton Armada, by Ernest Cline, narrated by Wil Wheaton





bernadette-peters The Eloise Audio Collection, by Kay Thompson, narrated by Bernadette Peters



reesewitherspoon-devil-face Go Set a Watchman, by Harper Lee, narrated by Reese Witherspoon





meryl streep  Heartburn, by Nora Ephron, narrated by Meryl Streep

kate winslet Matilda, by Roald Dahl, narrated by Kate Winslet





 bill nighyMoonraker, by Ian Fleming, narrated by Bill Nighy



bryan cranston The Things They Carried, by Tim O’Brien, narrated by Bryan Cranston (author and narrator of A Life in Parts, which also gets a )




sissy spacek badlands To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, narrated by Sissy Spacek






About the Author:

Joyce Saricks is Booklist's Audio Editor. In addition to overseeing audiobook coverage, she writes the column "At Leisure with Joyce Saricks." While listening to audiobooks, she enjoys her hobbies—cooking, walking, and traveling. Follow her on Twitter at @Booklist_Joyce.

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