Catherine is a multifaceted actor with a love of storytelling, with the ability to grasp the essence of a story and bring it to life. Her smooth and versatile voice is suitable for a diverse array of project types and styles: warm and friendly, cruel and cunning, professional and sophisticated.
She has narrated numerous audiobooks for many different publishers. Her experience includes works in such varied fields as romance, historical fiction, fantasy, biography, memoir, mysteries, children’s books and other genres.
Born and educated in England, Catherine has a facility for languages and accents of many kinds.
Catherine’s love of the classics inspired her to set up the new company, Essential Audiobooks, to share favorite books narrated by the most talented narrators in the business.
Catherine is a member of the Audio Publishers Association, The Society of Voice Arts and Sciences and a Professional member of World-Voices Organization.
Catherine's version of the favorite classic "Pride and Prejudice" was nominated for a SOVAS award in 2017.
I am currently recording "Sense and Sensibility" which will be released at the beginning of July. To hear more of what I am up to, follow me on social media.
Here are a selection of samples from my audiobook productions from different genres, including many Classics from "Pride and Prejudice" by Jane Austen to "The Lost World" by Arthur Conan Doyle; Regency Romances such as "One Love, Two Hearts, Three Stories" by J. Dawn King; "Charming and Just a Bit Disarming, by Catherine Gayle; Modern Young Adult mysteries "Half Life" by Sarah Gray; Modern Thrillers such as "The Charter" and "Closure" by Gillian Hamer; True Life Crime, "Snatched" by Stephen Edger; Classic Mysteries such as "Tether's End" by Margery Allingham; Modern Children's mysteries "The Ley Lines of Lushbury", and Greek Classics told for children "Stories from Herodotus" by Lorna Oakes.
Listen to a selection of audio clips from Cath O'Brien's recordings.