Cath O’Brien Voice

Catherine O'Brien

Catherine O’Brien

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.

Sense and Sensibility

Current Projects

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.

Published Audiobooks

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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.

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