Audiobook lovers, Apple Books wants you! This week, they are offering up a collection of six free audiobooks called Great First Listens. The books are all classics in the public domain and all have celebrity narrators
The six titles are: .
- The Secret Garden bu Frances Hodgson Burnett, narrated by Karen Gillan
- Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, narrated by Aaron Mahnke (the Lore podcast)
- The Time Machine by H.G. Wells, narrated by Kelsey Grammer
- Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen, narrated by Kate Beckinsale
- The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.by L. Frank Baum, narrated by Tituss Burgess
- Winnie the Pooh by Disney Book Group, narrated by Disney Book Group
I have to confess that I downloaded all of these! While I enjoy audiobooks in general, I particularly love hearing beloved classics turned into audiobooks. Language constantly grows and evolves and many of the books we consider classics have a much more formal feel than today’s writing styles offer. I think classics thrive as audiobooks because the narration tends to make the stories even more accessible to the modern listener.
Any of these strike your fancy?
Reblogged this on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog.
I didn’t know “Disney Book Group” was a celebrity
Nate, neither did I. We are talking Disney here, LOL! They tend to do what they want.
I think you have to use the logic of Socrates’ syllogisms:
All Great First Listen books have celebrity narrators.
“Disney Book Group” is a narrator.
Therefore, “Disney book Group” is a celebrity.