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Helen Mirren to narrate audiobook for Beatrix Potter story

Helen Mirren's latest role is audio only.

The award-winning British actress is narrating the recently rediscovered Beatrix Potter story "The Tale of Kitty-In-Boots," Penguin Random House told The Associated Press on Tuesday. The hardcover and audio editions are scheduled for a Sept. 6 release.

Mirren's many career highlights include her Oscar-winning performance in "The Queen" and her Emmy-winning role in "Prime Suspect." The Beatrix Potter story is Mirren's first project for the booming audiobook market, although other top actors and actresses have served as narrators over the years, including Meryl Streep, Reese Witherspoon and Ian...