Nick Offerman, Lena Dunham, Don Cheadle And More Celebrities Featured In Syracuse University Professor’s AudiobookBy Amanda Foster, UniversityHerald Reporter
George Saunders, a tenured professor and author from Syracuse University is set to publish a full-length novel on Feb. 14. The title of the novel is "Lincoln in the Bardo." However, his novel is not the only one that will be debuted. An audio book will also be released.
The audio book will be featuring voices from different celebrities. Ben Stiller, Nick Offerman, Lena Dunham, Susan Sarandon and Don Cheadle are just a few of the names that many are going to hear in this Syracuse University professor's audio book. It will be featuring 166 voices and many of them are going to be familiar.
"Lincoln in the Bardo" is a collection of narratives and obscene rants created by George Saunders. The novel may be an arrangement of the text but his audio book will feature the different voices that represent the characters in the novel, based on the time period, as reported by Syracuse.
The university professor has written about a fictionalized tale of President Abraham Lincoln. The story revolves around his visit to his son's grave during the Civil War. The story starts in the grave yard and the rest is about "the Bardo."
The audio book Saunders made evokes the feeling of an American chorale, as reported by Time. Which is why he has enlisted actors, musicians and other celebrities he admires. Friends and other family members also played a part in the audio book. Even the author himself is in the audio book.
Julianne Moore is on the audio book, as well as Bill Hader, Kat Dennings, and Patrick Wilson. These celebrities are just some of the voices people are going to hear.
George Saunders is a professor teaching creative writing at Syracuse University. He also holds the National Magazine Award for fiction and won the World Fantasy Award.
Watch a preview of the making of the audiobook below: