If you click here, you will be at Silksoundbooks, and be listening to the dulcet tones of none other than Bill Nighy, of whom this blog is a meta-admirer (you know who I mean) as well as an admirer (me). Silksoundbooks is an audiobook venture specialising in the classics, backed by Mr Nighy, who not only provides a message on the site’s home page, but reads Edgar Allen Poe’s Dupin mysteries for your delectation. Users of the service can download "unforgettable performances" for £7.95 in mp3 format, mainly unabridged classics read by West End and Hollywood actors: Timothy West for Treasure Island, for example; Toby Stephens (a recently admired TV Mr Rochester) for Heart of Darkness; and Samantha Bond for Lady Chatterley’s Lover. See here for the complete library so far (but if you skip the home page you will miss the lovely voice of Bill), and see here for the impressive list of performers.
Source: a three-week old Bookseller that I read on the train home from work this evening announced the service, but because the story is three weeks old, I can bring you this news when the Silksounds site is actually live.