UK publisher Penguin has announced a whole raft of famous voices who will be narrating a new series of 50 Penguin Classics audiobooks.
Andrew Scott will voice Dubliners by James Joyce, Game of Thrones’ Natalie Dormer will read Virginia Woolf’s A Room of One’s Own and Homeland” actor David Harewood is taking on War of the Worlds by H G Wells.
The audiobook collection will be released simultaneously on 26th September.
Speaking about the project, Andrew Scott said: “These stories are absolutely stunning. Heartbreaking, funny and exquisitely human. I love the idea that people can be immersed in these extraordinary characters on their way to work, and as a Dubliner myself, I’m very proud to be associated with this project, and with this true genius of a writer.”
The collection will include titles published for the first time in audio, including The Wonderful Adventure of Nils Holgersson by Selma Lagerlӧf, read by actor Mathew Baynton and The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, read by Sheila Atim, Jamael Westman and Jessica Brown Findlay.
Other narrators include Blake Harrison reading Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K Jerome and Ben Barnes reading The Picture of Dorian Grey by Oscar Wilde.