New Beatrix Potter Audio Edition Will Feature “Harry Potter” Stars

Penguin Random House is celebrating a Potter birthday! Children’s author Beatrix Potter’s 154th birthday is being celebrated with a new audio edition of Beatrix Potter: The Complete Tales. These captivating tales will be read by an all-star cast, including some well-known Harry Potter stars.

According to The Bookseller, Olivia Colman (The Favourite, The Lobster) will begin this journey by reading The Tale of Peter Rabbit. David Harewood (Homeland, Supergirl) will read The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher, and Tom Hardy (Inception, The Dark Knight Rises) will read The Story of a Fierce Bad Rabbit.

The list of stars doesn’t stop there. David Tennant (Barty Crouch, Jr.) and Alfred Enoch (Dean Thomas) are in this extensive cast of more than 20 stars. All 23 tales from Beatrix Potter will be brought to life with this audio collection featuring special sound effects and music.

Ygraine Cadlock, editorial director for Penguin Random House, shared the excitement for the PRH team and fans alike.

The tales of Beatrix Potter are loved by generations of readers around the world. We know how much children have enjoyed listening to the stories over the years, and we’re hugely excited at launching this audio collection with a fantastic cast of new names. These narrations bring Beatrix’s much-loved characters to life and are sure to enchant children and families everywhere.

The audio edition will be published on September 17, 2020. It will be available for download as well as a physical CD. We might not know which tales Tennant and Enoch will voice, but we are still excited to hear them. Which tale from Beatrix Potter is your favorite?

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Brittany Bennett

A proud Hufflepuff and nerd beyond measure, Harry Potter has always been the series I call home.