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Scarlett Johansson Narrates 'Alice's Adventures In Wonderland,’ & She’s Not The First To Do So

It's been a long time since I listened to an audiobook, but when I was a kid, it was one of my favorite things to share with my mom in the car. Listening to Stephen Fry narrate the Harry Potter series will always be a fond memory of mine, so I'm really looking forward to hearing Scarlett Johansson narrate Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

According to Vanity Fair, the talented actress will be narrating the whimsical, classic children's story as her sister Vanessa Johansson directs her. It speaks volumes of Johansson's talent that she's taking on this project. Not only does Alice's Adventures in Wonderland have many different characters to voice, but each one is extremely unique, so it requires injecting a lot of personality into each voice. And when you think of the iconic figures that have voiced these characters before in film, like Alan Rickman as the Cheshire Cat, it makes the project sound even more thrilling. The book will be available on Feb. 23, but you can pre-order it now.

Scarlett's narration of the classic is exciting, but she's also not the first to take on an audiobook. While you wait for the release of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, check out some of your other favorite actors and actresses narrating children's books.


Samuel L. Jackson


Go the F--k to Sleep is a bedtime story for every parent that has ever struggled to put a kid to bed. Hearing a total badass like Samuel L. Jackson read it? Well it's going to make you feel a lot better about your kid getting out of bed eight times for water.

Available on audible ($2)


Anne Hathaway


Reading The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is a must, but hearing Anne Hathaway read it is just as lovely. Not only does she turn the words into magic, but her rendition of each character is wonderful.

Available on audible ($15)


Bryan Cranston


In the same vein as Go the F--k to Sleep, Bryan Cranston brings more parenting struggles to life with You Have to F--king Eat. No one does exasperation better.

Available on audible ($2)


Gwyneth Paltrow


Eric Carle's Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? is known for its beautiful illustrations (as all Carle books are), but hearing Gwyneth Paltrow read it is just as much of a treat.

Available on audible ($3)


Kelsey Grammer


His voice may make you think he's about to diagnose you, but Kelsey Grammer is no Dr. Frasier Crane when he's reading The Cat in the Hat. He's one of many celebrities that have narrated Dr. Seuss's whimsical language, and I can think of few people better to tackle those rhymes.

Available on audible ($3)