For those on your gift list who enjoy listening to great books, here are five narrated by top stars of stage and screen.

Read by Tom Hanks

The Dutch House

Ann Patchett (HarperAudio)

ISBN 978-0-06-296372-7

Read by John Lithgow

Dumpty: The Age of Trump in Verse

John Lithgow (Chronicle Audio)

ISBN 978-1-4521-8275-9

Read by Meryl Streep

Charlotte’s Web

E.B. White (Listening Library)

ISBN 978-1-9848-4325-8

Read by Judith Light

The World that We Knew

Alice Hoffman (S&S Audio)

ISBN 978-1-5082-7923-5

Read by Michael Sheen

The Book of Dust: The Secret Commonwealth

Philip Pullman (Listening Library, Oct.)

ISBN 978-0-593-10518-4