Did you know that many famous actors narrate audiobooks? Give one of these books, available on Hoopla, a listen!
The Dutch House by Ann Patchett, Narrated by Tom Hanks
A richly moving story that explores the indelible bond between two siblings, the house of their childhood, and a past that will not let them go. Set over the course of five decades, The Dutch House is a dark fairy tale about two smart people who cannot overcome their past.
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho, Narrated by Jeremy Irons
This story, dazzling in its simplicity and wisdom, is about an Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago who travels from his homeland in Spain to the Egyptian desert in search of treasure buried in the Pyramids. Along the way, he meets a Gypsy woman, a man who calls himself king, and an Alchemist, all of whom point Santiago in the direction of his quest.
NOS4A2 by Joe Hill, Narrated by Kate Mulgrew
Victoria McQueen has a secret gift for finding things. one day, Vic goes looking for trouble–and finds Charlie Manx. Now Vic, the only kid to ever escape Manx’s unmitigated evil, is all grown up and desperate to forget. But Charlie Manx never stopped thinking about Victoria McQueen. He’s on the road again and he’s picked up a new passenger: Vic’s own son.
The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath, Narrated by Maggie Gyllenhall
Beautiful and gifted, with a bright future, Esther Greenwood descends into depression, suicidal thoughts, and madness while interning at a New York City magazine. Plath masterfully draws the reader into Esther’s breakdown with such intensity that Esther’s neurosis becomes completely real and even rational, as probable and accessible an experience as going to the movies.
Matilda by Roald Dahl, Narrated by Kate Winslet
Matilda is a sweet, exceptional young girl, but her parents think she’s just a nuisance. She expects school to be different but there she has to face Miss Trunchbull, a menacing, kid-hating headmistress. When Matilda is attacked by the Trunchbull she suddenly discovers she has a remarkable power with which to fight back.