It’s frankly delightful to hear a familiar voice tell a great story, all the more so when that voice belongs to a favorite actor, artist, or musician. This fall, bring one of these household names into your home and listen as they read illuminating memoirs, captivating novels, and frankly awesome picture books. Whether you are looking to laugh, learn, escape, or have a good cry, there’s something for everyone in this Fall’s all-star line-up.
Celebrity-Read Fall Listens for Adults:
There is simply no better autumn balm for the soul than hearing Academy AwardÂ®â€“winning actor Matthew McConaughey read his audiobook. This unconventional memoir, drawn from Matthew’s diaries, is filled with raucous stories, outlaw wisdom, and lessons learned the hard way about living with greater satisfaction. Don’t miss this audio love letter to life.
Italian novelist Elena Ferrante’s books have taken the world by storm, and now you can hear Academy AwardÂ®-winner Marisa Tomei narrate the audiobook of Ferrante’s newest standalone novel, The Lying Life of Adults. Tomei says of the recording, â€śI was honored and thrilled to be asked to narrate the audiobook for The Lying Life of Adults. The recording was very emotional at times—both the director and I cried as we relived the trying, heartbreaking, and exuberant moments from our own girlhood, feelings so specifically captured in Ferranteâ€™s otherworldly writing.â€ť
Hear music legend Willie Nelson and his sister Bobbie tell the story of their lives in this heartfelt dual memoir. From their abandonment by their parents as toddlers, to playing music in public for the first time, Willie and Bobbie have supported each other through unthinkable personal heartbreak and shared in each otherâ€™s victories. Through dizzying highs and traumatic lows, spanning almost nine decades of life, Willie and Bobbie have always had each otherâ€™s back.
In Nick Offermanâ€™s view, we as a country could be doing a better job when it comes to decency. While most of us have spent the last few years fighting about everything from politics to the existence of science, there are some things we can all agree on, like that we only need one flavor of Oreo cookies. And that despite all the challenges weâ€™re currently facing, America can get it together if we can, simply, rise above it all, especially with the help of Nickâ€™s signature comedic voiceâ€”songs, included for your sing-along pleasure.
Celebrity-Read Fall Listens for Kids:
From prima ballerina and New York Times bestselling author Misty Copeland comes the story of a young Misty, who discovers her love of dance through the ballet CoppĂ©lia—a story about a toymaker who devises a villainous plan to bring a doll to life. Bunheads is the first in a series of books inspired by Mistyâ€™s own early experiences in ballet.
Be sure to also check out Firebird, also written and read by Misty.
Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Immigrant Women Who Changed the World is the third in the New York Times bestselling series for children. Packed with 100 all-new bedtime stories, this audiobook recognizes women who left their birth countries for a multitude of reasons. Listeners will whip up a plate with Asma Khan, strategize global affairs alongside Madeleine Albright, venture into business with Rihanna, and many more.
There’s a new truck on the block in superstar entertainer John Cena’s third audiobook in the #1 New York Times bestselling Elbow Grease series, featuring the truck who never gives up! Elbow Grease and his monster truck brothers are hardly prepared when they meet Chopper, a speedy, purple monster motorcycle.
Hear Academy AwardÂ®â€“winner and star of Netflix’s The Crown Olivia Colman narrate this companion to His Dark Materials and The Book of Dust. The world-changing events of The Amber Spyglass are behind them, and Lyra and Pan find themselves utterly changed as well. In Serpentine, they journey to the far North once more, hoping to ask the Consul of Witches a most urgent question.
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