Submitted by musack on

Audiobooks are a fantastic and entertaining way to get some extra reading in. And you can still be productive (if you want!) by listening to them while driving, doing chores, cooking, exercising, and many other activities. If you’ve ever listened to an audiobook, you know that the narrator can really make or break the listening experience. A great narrator can make the book come alive!

Many of your favorite actors/performers are also accomplished audiobook narrators. It’s always fun to pick up a book and find a familiar, famous “friend” reading to you. Some celebrities narrate books they’ve written, some narrate for an author who is a personal friend, and still others narrate books they’ve read and love. Burlington County Library System’s OverDrive catalog features books narrated by Reese Witherspoon, Meryl Streep, Wil Wheaton, and many others. You can actually search OverDrive and Libby with an actor’s or favorite narrator’s name to see what audiobooks they’ve narrated.

Here are some lists of books narrated by famous people, celebrity casts, and some people who may not be famous (yet!), but are fabulous narrators nonetheless. Check out one of these audiobooks and be whisked away to a new world!