Johnny Depp reads to me

Oh, yes, I've been spending a lot of time with Mr. Depp.

Ok, so I might be stretching the truth just a bit. The truth is I recently began listening to Keith Richards' autobiography, Life, read by Johnny Depp and I don't think there could be a more perfect reader. Depp's droll tone conjures Richards (except Depp is easy to understand!) and when he slips into a British accent it doesn't sound fake (a must for me). Life is a bit more thoughtful than most rock & roll memoirs: there's more here than just sex, drugs and rock & roll. Those are included, of course, but this is one story worth listening to, especially with Johnny Depp reading it.

If Keith Richards isn't your cup of tea, check out these other celebrity-read audiobooks:

Unfamiliar Fishes, read by Keanu Reeves, Ed Norton, John Slattery, Maya Rudolph and others, including the author

The Alchemist, Jeremy Irons

Boomsday, Janeane Garafolo

The Heart of the Matter, Cynthia Nixon

Lush Life, Bobby Cannavale

Tales of Mystery and Suspense, volume 1 (radio theater), Lucille Ball, Vincent Price and Bob Hope, among others

The Bad Beginning, Tim Curry

Do you have a favorite celebrity-read audio?

Written by Amber on May 23, 2011


Becker on May 23, 2011


I just started listening to Annie Proulx's new memoir, Bird Cloud, first chapter read by the author, the rest read by Joan Allen. Really enjoying it so far!


"Born Round" read by author Frank Bruni is a great listen-to about this NYTs resturant critic's life long battle between weight and food.

Also, the raunchi Chelsea Handler reads her "Are You There Vodka, It's Me Chelsea". Laugh out loud funny!


Both of these titles have been on my "to read" list so I'll definitely have to check them out. I'm glad you reminded me of Chelsea Handler's book. I'm sure it's great with her as the reader.


Thanks for the suggestion, Becker. I haven't read much by Annie Proulx so I'll have to give this a try!

Anonymous on May 24, 2011


Ari Meyers, of the 80s tv show Kate & Allie, performs
Sarah Mlynowski, Gennifer Choldenko, and Meg Cabot books.

Bahni Turpin won an Odyssey for her performance of The True Meaning of Smekday.

And my recent favorite? Timothy Dalton performing the Quirke mysteries by Benjamin Black.


I'm glad you mention the Timothy Dalton audio here because I nearly included them on this list. Thanks for your suggestions! My "to listen" list just keeps growing and growing...

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