7. Christopher Walken – “The Raven” by Edgar Allan Poe
Christopher Walken. Edgar Allan Poe. YouTube. ‘Nuff said.
8. Judi Dench – Winnie the Pooh by A. A. Milne
Dame Judi, Stephen Fry, and Michael Williams team up to bring Pooh Bear and his pals in the 100 Acre Wood to life in their original (that is, non-Disney) form. Classic? Heck yes! And guess what? There’s a fully dramatized version, as well! What better way to keep the kids (or yourself) entertained on a long car ride?
9. Alan Rickman – The Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy
Confession: Alan Rickman’s voice is one of my absolute favorite voices in the whole, wide world. Thomas Hardy can be a bit of a downer, but at least he’s usually a beautiful downer, and as read by Alan? Brilliant.
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