Kat Dennings is voicing a character in a classic audiobook, and she's stoked
She’s one of our favorite actresses, as well as just an all-round awesome person. And that voice that just bursts with character and attitude — we’d know it from anywhere!
That’s why we’re super excited that Kat Dennings is voicing an audiobook character — specifically from the novel Lincoln in the Bardo by acclaimed short story writer George Saunders.
This was his debut novel, and the story follows Abraham Lincoln grieving over the death of his 11-year-old son. Yeah, kinda heavy stuff. But we can do heavy sometimes! And apparently there are ghosts in the graveyard…so it’s not your typical tale of emotional trauma.
So it’s a very cool project, and Dennings joins many other celebs including Lena Dunham, Megan Mullally, Ben Stiller, and Susan Sarandon (to name a few). The list of voices is actually HUGE — over 150 — and Time notes that apparently Penguin Random House is applying for a Guinness World Record for most voices in a single audiobook. Why not, right?
If you’re interested in seeing — or rather, hearing — what it’s all about, the audiobook is available on Amazon. There are already some great reviews, with one reader calling it a “peculiar, strange, remarkable, difficult, wonderful, remarkable accomplishment.” Okay, we’re sold.
Always on the prowl for a new great book. And audiobooks are so awesome, because while it’s great to hold a real book and everything, sometimes you’re just…on the go.
Congratulations Kat for landing this great project, and continuing to surprise us with your bold choices! We can’t wait to see what unfolds for your in the rest of the year, but it’s going brilliantly so far.