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10 celebrities with unusual voices reading classic children’s books.

Dan Sheehan

May 15, 2019, 1:22pm

Rainn Wilson—the endearingly oddball funnyman whose film and TV credits include The Office, The RockerThe Meg, and dozens of other things I haven’t actually seen but would probably watch on a plane—is narrating a new audiobook of Norton Juster’s classic children’s adventure novel, The Phantom Tollbooth.

Listening to distinctly-voiced celebrities read beloved children’s books is a thoroughly delightful experience, so here are ten of my favorites.

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Morgan Freeman reading Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat

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Christopher Walken reading The Three Little Pigs

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Tim Curry reading Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events

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Jesse Jackson reading Dr. Seuss’ Green Eggs and Ham

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Betty White reading Gene Zion’s Harry the Dirty Dog

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LeVar Burton reading Clement Clarke Moore’s The Night Before Christmas

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Benedict Cumberbatch reading Paul Galdone’s The Little Red Hen

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Rose Byrne reading Beatrix Potter’s
The Tale of Peter Rabbit

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James Earl Jones reading Evelyn Coleman’s To Be a Drum

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Meryl Streep reading Maurice Sendak’s The Sign on Rosie’s Door

 

And of course…