Staff Picks

Audiobook choices from famous voices

Summer often means a lot of time spent in the car, whether you’re venturing on a cross-country road trip or just stuck in construction on your daily commute. Instead of pounding your fist on the dashboard, take the opportunity to listen to an audiobook! These audiobooks are all narrated by recognizable celebrities, each offering a familiar voice to soothe you during the stop-and-go traffic on I-90 West. (With length included, so you can prepare your road trips accordingly.) 

Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby 

by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Academy Award-nominated actor Jake Gyllenhaal reads this classic Jazz Age novel, breathing life into the lives of Jay Gatsby and Daisy Buchanan. (4 hours, 51 minutes)

Modern Romance

Modern Romance

by Aziz Ansari

Comedian and Parks and Recreation star Aziz Ansari narrates the book he co-wrote with Eric Klinenberg, a tragically comic (and sometimes comically tragic) look at the contemporary world of dating and relationships. Also available as an eAudiobook. (6 hours)


Gumption: Relighting the Torch of Freedom with America’s Gutsiest Troublemakers

by Nick Offerman

What Parks and Recreation star doesn’t have a book these days? Here, Nick Offerman tells us the stories of his twenty-one favorite Americans—from Eleanor Roosevelt to Jeff Tweedy, Yoko Ono to Conan O’Brien—with his trademark wry humor and surly wit. (12 hours)

Wonderful Wizard of Oz

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

by L. Frank Baum

Brooke Shields reads us the timeless tale of Dorothy and her heart-lacking, brain-seeking, nerve-needing friends. If that's not enough to pique your interest, Paul Rudd also reads L. Frank Baum’s original introduction. (4 hours, 16 minutes)



by Keith Richards

The autobiography of former Rolling Stones member Keith Richards is read not by Richards, as you might expect, but by Johnny Depp. Also available as an eAudiobook. (22 hours, 30 minutes) 

Night Circus

The Night Circus

by Erin Morgenstern

Jim Dale starred on the short-lived show Pushing Daisies, but you'll probably recognize his voice from his fantastic work narrating Harry Potter audiobook series. He brings his vocal expertise to this spellbinding tale about two competing magicians. Also available as an eAudiobook and on Playaway. (13 hours, 41 minutes)

End of the Affair

The End of the Affair

by Graham Greene

No stranger to romantic roles himself, Colin Firth narrates this novel, which tackles the dynamics of love through a wide range of relationships set in post-World War II London. (6 hours, 30 minutes)

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