For #JIAM16 I am going to spotlight some of my favorite narrators. I plan on doing one a day until the end of June. I hope you will give them a listen and if you have favorite narrators use this month to thank them for bringing such rich layers to stories we love!
Katherine Kellgren is the award-winning narrator of over 250 audiobooks, including winners of the Audie Award, the American Library Association’s Odyssey Honor, the Earphones Award, the Publishers Weekly Listen Up Award, and ForeWord Magazine’s Audiobook of the Year. She was named one of AudioFile Magazine’s Best Voices of the Year for 2008 – 2013 and has been added to AudioFile’s list of Golden Voices. She was named the 2011 “Voice of Choice” by Booklist Magazine. In 2009, 2013 & 2014 she received the Audie Award for Best Solo Narration – Female. Among her titles are L.A. Meyer’s Bloody Jack series, Rick Riordan’s The Kane Chronicles, and Pride and Prejudice and Zombies as well as numerous books by Sophie Kinsella, Angie Sage, E.D. Baker, Nancy Springer and Maryrose Wood. She is a graduate of the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, and lives in New York City.
Next Few Releases/Current Releases
- Masked Ball at Broxley Manor by Rhys Bowen
- The Twelve Clues of Christmas by Rhys Bowen
- Heirs and Graces by Rhys Bowen
- Enchanted by Alethea Kontis
Why I like her:
Katherine is another narrator that I have listened to far more than I have reviewed. I have listened to the whole Rhys Bowen series (kind of refuse to “read” them at this point LOL) and one of my favorite narrations by her is Timeless Tales of Beatrix Potter: Peter Rabbit and Friends. She has narrated everything from children’s books to Nora Roberts. One of the best things about her narration is sometimes you forget you are listening to the same person when listening. She manages to somehow sound older here and younger there while making it all sound seamless. This just reminds me that I need to finish out the Alethea Kontis series stat! 🙂
During her non-reading time you can find her hanging with her rescue furr children named after book characters: Lizzie a beautiful cattle dog mix (Pound Pup), Cinder a beautiful Shep/Pitt mix (Pound Pup), and Minerva a beautiful Shep/Pitt mix (Foster Fail). Gathering with friends and family, attending conventions, watching movies/tv shows, rooting for the 49rs, and crocheting.
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