Hathaway, Sarandon, Winslet first audiobook line releases

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Posted: Mar 09, 2012 10:59 AM

By Tim Kenneally

LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - Anne Hathaway, Kate Winslet, Susan Sarandon and Samuel L. Jackson will be available to read you a bedtime story tonight.

Hathaway, Winslet, Jackson and Sarandon are featured in the first string of releases in a new line of audio books from Audible.com, which brings celebrities and literary classics together for people who, for whatever reason, prefer others to do their reading for them.

In the initial installments -- available Thursday -- Hathaway tackles L. Frank Baum's "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz," while Jackson gives voice to Chester Himes' "A Rage in Harlem." Sarandon, meanwhile, takes on "The Member of the Wedding" by Carson McCullers, and Winslet breathes life into "Thérèse Raquin" by Émile Zola.

Future editions, to be released throughout the year, will feature Dustin Hoffman interpreting Jerzy Kosinski's "Being There," Colin Firth reading "The End of the Affair" by Graham Greene and Kim Basinger delivering Kate Chopin's "The Awakening."

(Editing by Chris Michaud)