John Oliver commissions Helen Mirren to narrate an audiobook of the CIA Torture Report

Despite a hard-fought battle to publish the CIA Torture Report, very few people have read it, including some of the report's starring villains.

In a bid to make the report more visible and widely read, John Oliver has asked Academy Award-winning actor Helen Mirren to record an audiobook of the report. I can't find a link to the audiobook itself, but Oliver has excerpts from it in the clip above. I hope he's serious about the audiobook and didn't just commission a few brief passages — I would definitely listen to it. Best idea for audio adaptation since Samuel Jackson's reading of Go the Fuck to Sleep.

John Oliver Gets Helen Mirren To Read CIA Torture Report As An eBook To Get People To Read It [Mike Masnick/Techdirt]