It’s always fun to hear an actor you recognize from TV and film as an audiobook narrator. Even more fun? When you can build a listen-list for yourself based on a group of actors from a series of films that you love. Cue Christopher Guest’s hilarious roster of actors.
From This is Spinal Tap to Best in Show, the actors in each of Christopher Guest’s films have distinctive voices and personalities that make them incredible narrators.Â Whether you’re in the mood for a memoir, or want to listen to something with your kids, you’ll be able to find the audiobook for you.
As if you’re her seatmate listening to her share stories, Parker Posey takes you into her childhood home, behind the scenes of the indie film revolution in the 90s, the delightful absurdity of the big-budget genre thrillers sheâ€™s turned into art in a whole new way, and the creativity that will always be part of both her acting and her personal life.
Listen to an excerpt YOU’RE ON AN AIRPLANE
Waldo, a onetime LAPD superstar, now lives in solitude deep in the woods, pathologically committed to owning no more than one hundred possessions. He left behind his career and his girlfriend, Lorena, to pay self-imposed penance for an awful misstep on an old murder case. But the old ghosts are about to come roaring back…
Listen to an excerpt LAST LOOKS
The Believer magazine presents a compendium of humorous advice from producers, musicians, writers, cartoonists, and actors. Fred Willard is one of the contributors to this fantasticÂ compilation.
Listen to an excerpt THE SONG OF TREES
Increasingly alienated from his widowed father, Vernon joins his friends in ridiculing the neighborhood outcasts: Maxine, an alcoholic prone to outrageous behavior, and Ronald, her retarded son. But when a social service agency tries to put Ronald into a special home, Vernon fights against the move.
Listen to an excerpt CRAZY LADY
If popularity were a score between one and ten, Charlie Drinkwater would be a zero. He’s nerdy and unathletic, and to top it all off, he’s suddenly morphed into a giant mutant sea creature sometime between first-period science class and third-period English. Not only is Bob Balaban the narrator, but he’s the author of this series, too!
Listen to an excerpt BOY OR BEAST