Wednesday, July 6

25 entertaining audiobooks narrated by celebrities, from Meryl Streep to Tom Hanks

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  • Audiobooks offer vibrant narrations of books across all genres.
  • A-list celebrities have taken to using their iconic voices to narrate audiobooks, from classics to horror.
  • We rounded up some of the best ones, narrated by stars like Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep, and more.

Audiobooks bring stories to life with animated narration by emphasizing dialogue, playing up humor, or adding tension to suspenseful scenes. While usually narrated by professional voice actors, celebrities have taken to audiobook narration in the past few years by voicing new releases and retelling old classics .

In our list of celeb-voiced audiobooks, there’s a historical fiction novel told through Tom Hanks’ homey voice, a zombie book brought to life by a full cast of celebrities, and even an iconic ’80s horror story narrated by the same star as from the movie adaptation. Each of these recommendations was chosen because the celebrity narrator adds something unique to a story.

The links for these audiobooks come from Audible (Amazon) and, a platform that splits its profit with local bookstores, supporting independent bookstores around the world. With either platform, you can subscribe to a membership or purchase an individual audiobook.

The 25 best audiobooks narrated by celebrities: