Tom Hanks and Ken Burns have teamed up with Audible.com to release a series of American history audiobooks to be narrated by famous history buffs—beginning with Tim O’Brien’s 1990 Vietnam War novel The Things They Carried, as read by Bryan Cranston. Future books in the series include Robert Leckie’s Helmet For My Pillow and E.B. Sledge’s With The Old Breed, which will be narrated by James Badge Dale and Joseph Mazzello, who played Leckie and Sledge in the Hanks-produced HBO series The Pacific, respectively. Burns’ selections for the rest of the collection include Willa Cather’s Prairie Trilogy, Shelby Foote’s Civil War series, and Timothy Egan’s The Worst Hard Times.
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