Top Ten Tuesday | Top Ten Celebrity Narrated Books #toptentuesday #audiobooks

March 26 – Today’s topic is “Audiobook Freebie” so we’re free to interpret the theme as we wish.

Listening to audiobooks is something I haven’t gotten the hang of. I’ve thought a lot about it, but it’s either the narrator or the speed or how my brain processes audio,but I don’t last long before I get really annoyed and have to turn it off!

I really love the idea of multi-tasking, doing housework while listening to a novel, of getting mindless tasks done while being distracted by the story. So… I’m willing to try again.

In the hopes that I’ll actually listen to an entire book, I made a list of books read by some of my favorite celebrities.

There are many MANY celebrity biographies that are read by the celebrity so I only picked two. The remaining eight focus on celebrities reading both classics and contemporary titles.

Still Foolin’ ‘Em: Where I’ve Been, Where I’m Going, and Where the Hell Are My Keys by Billy Crystal.

Billy Crystal has long been a favorite. This one would definitely make me laugh.

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Paddle Your Own Canoe: One Man’s Fundamentals for Delicious Living by Nick Offerman

Everything this man says or does is awesome and he gives zero effs! Love him.

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Go the F**k to Sleep by Adam Mansbach, Read by Samuel L. Jackson

Can you imagine this? I’m laughing already. Is there anything this man hasn’t been in?

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Sherlock Holmes: The Rediscovered Railway Mysteries and Other Stories by John Taylor read by Benedict Cumberbatch

Of course this makes sense. He already plays Sherlock. Duh.

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Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury narrated by Tim Robbins

From Shawshank Redemption to Bull Durham, he’s a favorite.

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Breakfast at Tiffany’s Truman Capote narrated by Michael C Hall

This seems like an odd pairing, but I’m curious to see Dexter read this one…

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The Things They Carried by Tim OBrien narrated by Bryan Cranston

He has the best voice and he could definitely carry this off.

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The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway narrated by Donald Sutherland

Another unique and easy to recognize voice. He would bring this story to life.

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Anne of Green Gables, by L. M. Montgomery read by Rachel McAdams.

This one is a favorite and I think she’d do a great job. (I’d probably still prefer Megan Follows, the original Anne.)

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Ready Player One by Ernest Cline read by Wil Wheaton

I love this book and hated the movie. I’d be interested to hear how he brings Wade Watts to life.

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QOTD: Are you an audiobook advocate? What’s your secret?


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19 comments

  1. Yes, I love audiobooks. This is a new thing for me, as I have only been an audiobook geek for the last year and a half. I don’t watch much television or listen to a lot of music, I listen to audiobooks instead. I listen when I am doing chores, driving, going for walks etc. I like your choices. There are a couple on here that I want to listen to.

  2. okay, I’m not normally one for audiobooks, because I have a hard time paying attention to them, but some of these sound so great that I just HAVE to go out and try the audiobooks. I mean, the Samuel L. Jackson one? Yes, please. And I’d listen to a shopping list narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch, if I’m honest. Wil Wheaton is an interesting choice for Ready Player One, but also somehow fitting? I’d be interested in hearing how he narrates that, too. Great list!

    Here’s my TTT post.

  3. Some of these look really good. The only one I already had on my TBR or should it be TBL is Anne of Green Gables, read by Rachel McAdams. I had heard really good things about this one.

  4. Ooh, some great picks here! I’ll definitely have to look into them. Also, I had NO idea that Rachel McAdams did an audiobook narration for Anne of Green Gables so I’m DEFINITELY going to need to look into that!! Thank you for sharing!

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