About Your Privacy on this Site
Welcome! To bring you the best content on our sites and applications, Meredith partners with third party advertisers to serve digital ads, including personalized digital ads. Those advertisers use tracking technologies to collect information about your activity on our sites and applications and across the Internet and your other apps and devices.
You always have the choice to experience our sites without personalized advertising based on your web browsing activity by visiting the DAA’s Consumer Choice page, the NAI's website, and/or the EU online choices page, from each of your browsers or devices. To avoid personalized advertising based on your mobile app activity, you can install the DAA’s AppChoices app here. You can find much more information about your privacy choices in our privacy policy. Even if you choose not to have your activity tracked by third parties for advertising services, you will still see non-personalized ads on our sites and applications. By clicking continue below and using our sites or applications, you agree that we and our third party advertisers can:
  • transfer your data to the United States or other countries; and
  • process and share your data so that we and third parties may serve you with personalized ads, subject to your choices as described above and in our privacy policy.
Entertainment Weekly


Exclusive: Wil Wheaton to record new audiobook of John Green's Looking for Alaska

Matt Hoover/Syfy/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images; Penguin Random House

Posted on

Book Details

Wil Wheaton is Looking for Alaska.

The multi-hyphenate has been tapped to narrate the brand-new audiobook of John Green‘s beloved best-seller Looking for Alaska, EW can announce exclusively. It’s a serendipitous pairing: Wheaton, like Green, is best known as a geek culture “champion,” and is known for lending his voice to recordings of other big novels, including Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One and Armada. Wheaton’s Looking for Alaska audiobook drops Sept. 24.

The new edition drops ahead of the launch of Hulu’s buzzy adaptation of the award-winning book, which is based on Green’s teenage years, following a high-school junior named Miles as he navigates life at a new preparatory high school and eventually finds a new group of friends, including the beautiful but enigmatic Alaska Young, with whom he falls in love. Rights were originally acquired way back in 2005; Hulu’s take, created by Stephanie Savage and Josh Schwartz (The O.C.Gossip Girl), will land Oct. 18, capping a decade-and-change-long development process.

Wheaton, who came up as a child actor in films like Stand by Me and Star Trek: The Next Generation, has amassed a huge online fanbase in his work in the “geek” world, via blogs, gaming, YouTube, and more. His more recent credits include The Big Bang Theory (as himself) and Eureka.

EW can also debut an exclusive excerpt of Wheaton narrating Looking for Alaska, which you can listen to below.

Related content: 

Complete Coverage