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Kate Reading

Kate Reading

"Kate aims to align with the truth of the character and the truth of the story."

Kate Reading
Kate Reading

Kate's Accolades

Rhythm of War   Audie Award 2022   Fantasy
A Conspiracy in Belgravia  AudioFile Best of 2017  Mystery & Suspense 
Gretel and the Case of the Missing Frog Prints
  AudioFile Best of 2015  Mystery & Suspense
BreastsA Natural and Unnatural History
  Audie Winner 2013
Bling Goddess: Hanne Wilhelmsen Series, Book 1
  AudioFile Best of 2012  Mystery & Suspense 
 AudioFile Best of 2010  Contemporary Culture
Cursor's Fury: Codex Alera Series, Book 3
  AudioFile Best of 2009  Fantasy 
Captain's Fury
 AudioFile Best of 2008  Fantasy 


Talking with Kate Reading

Enjoy the confidence of her narrations including GIRLS OF RIYADH, EDITH WHARTON , and the Christian treatise HOW SHOULD WE THEN LIVE? In contrast, she's also skilled with Cody McFadyen's SHADOW MAN and Patricia Cornwell's BOOK OF THE DEAD.

--2007 Narrator Yearbook

Kate Reading delivers each of her narratives with practiced aplomb, with the aim, she says, of aligning with "the truth of the character and the truth of the story." Having completed dozens of audiobooks since the mid-1980s, Kate also has a busy stage career in Washington, DC, where she's received several Helen Hayes Award nominations. As with those of other top narrators, Kate 's audiography spans a range of diverse subject matter-from THE SECRET GARDEN to a multi-volume biography of Eleanor Roosevelt, Patricia Cornwell's entire Kay Scarpetta mystery series, and in duet with her husband, Michael Kramer, a dozen of Robert Jordan's fantasy titles. This year her ensemble work on Nick Hornby's A LONG WAY DOWN and her skillful renderings of Lauren Willig's THE SECRET HISTORY OF THE PINK CARNATION and Catherine Sampson's FALLING OFF AIR all garnered kudos from reviewers. THE RIVER by Tricia Wastvedt is one of Kate 's favorites for "the originality of the author's voice."

Recently she recorded SURPRISED BY LOVE , the biography of C.S. Lewis's wife, the American writer Joy Davidman. Because Kate  was born in the U.S. and grew up in England, she is especially adept at perfecting American speech in a British setting, which listeners know is difficult to pull off convincingly. With subtle control of characters and sense of pacing, Kate 's performances are a consistent pleasure.

--2005 Narrator Yearbook

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