Anne Hathaway, Susan Sarandon and Kate Winslet’s readings of their favourite books are now available to download.

The trio have teamed up with Audible.co.uk to record audio versions of their favourite novels. One-off audiobooks from stars including Nicole Kidman, Dustin Hoffman and Hilary Swank will follow throughout the year.

Anne Hathaway recording The Wizard of Oz for audible.co.uk Hathaway, who chose L Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, said: “It’s such a wonderful book and I was so happy to be a part of bringing it to life.

There are a lot of great voices in it. The more fun you have with it, the sillier and the more free you get with it, the better it is because it’s a story that can handle it. It’s amazing to be able to discover something new about something you feel you know so well.”

Winslet said of her experience recording Zola’s Thérèse Raquin: “It is challenging, and it’s a heck of a lot of fun as well. As a listener, being able to tune out and be taken into another world, an atmosphere, an environment that is being created entirely for you by somebody else’s voice is really a wonderful, magical thing.”                     –DS