Kate Reading | Featured Audiobook Narrator
Featured Narrator
Kate Reading
About Kate Reading
Kate Reading is the recipient of three Earphones Awards and has been named by "AudioFile" magazine as a "Voice of the Century". She has appeared at numerous theaters in Washington D.C. and received a Helen Hayes Award for her performance in Aunt Dan and Lemon.
Kate Reading's Most Recent Performances

The Scarpetta Factor

  • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 9 mins)
  • By Patricia Cornwell
  • Narrated By Kate Reading
  • Whispersync for Voice-ready
Overall
(669)
Performance
(225)
Story
(227)

It is the week before Christmas. A tanking economy has prompted Dr. Kay Scarpetta - despite her busy schedule and her continuing work as the senior forensic analyst for CNN - to offer her services pro bono to New York City's Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. In no time at all, her increased visibility seems to precipitate a string of unexpected and unsettling events.

Lee says: "Disappointed"

The Endless Forest

  • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 48 mins)
  • By Sara Donati
  • Narrated By Kate Reading
  • Whispersync for Voice-ready
Overall
(258)
Performance
(153)
Story
(155)

The spring of 1824 is a challenging one for the inhabitants of Paradise N.Y. when a flood devastates the village. But for Nathaniel and Elizabeth Bonner, it's also a time of reunion as their children return from far-off places: Lily and her husband from Italy, and Martha Kirby, the Bonners ward, from Manhattan. Although Lily is nursing her own grief, it is Martha, fleeing a crushing humiliation, who brings with her trouble that will reverberate in all their lives.

Linda says: "Well Worth The Wait"

The Gathering Storm: Book Twelve of the Wheel of Time

  • UNABRIDGED (33 hrs and 2 mins)
  • By Robert Jordan, Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated By Michael Kramer, Kate Reading
  • Whispersync for Voice-ready
Overall
(4545)
Performance
(2354)
Story
(2371)

Rand al'Thor, the Dragon Reborn, struggles to unite a fractured network of kingdoms and alliances in preparation for the Last Battle. As he attempts to halt the Seanchan encroachment northward - wishing he could form at least a temporary truce with the invaders - his allies watch in terror the shadow that seems to be growing within the heart of the Dragon Reborn himself.

D. Ramirez says: "I normally wouldn't, but..."

A Good Fall: Stories

  • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 34 mins)
  • By Ha Jin
  • Narrated By Bernadette Dunne, Ray Porter, Robertson Dean, and others
  • Whispersync for Voice-ready
Overall
(27)
Performance
(11)
Story
(12)

With the same profound attention to detail that is a hallmark of his previous acclaimed works of fiction National Book Award winner Ha Jin gives us a collection of stories that delves into the experience of Chinese immigrants in America. Ha Jin depicts here the full spectrum of immigrant life and the daily struggles - some minute, some grand - faced by these men, women, and children.

Paul says: "A different view"
Essential Listening
Start your listening with these ultimate performances!
  • The Host: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Stephenie Meyer
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4885)
    Performance
    (2518)
    Story
    (2555)

    Earth has been invaded by a species that takes over the minds of human hosts while leaving their bodies intact. But Melanie Stryder refuses to fade away.

    Keith says: "Great story in a genre only touched upon before"
    Stephanie Meyer's first novel written for adults has been highly praised for both its narrative and its narration. The story is engrossing, fantastical and emotional, while Kate Reading's moving rendering adds the subtle ingredient of reality.
  • Can You Keep a Secret?

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Sophie Kinsella
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1187)
    Performance
    (401)
    Story
    (403)

    Emma Corrigan has a long list of secrets, one of which is that she is afraid of flying. Coming back from a thoroughly ruinous sales trip to Glasgow, the plane she is on encounters some air turbulence, and she ends up spilling her guts to the handsome American sitting next to her. He gets to hear that she fibbed to get her current job and that she has never been able to satisfactorily find her G-spot. Then, the plane lands...and the American turns up in her life again. He's the CEO of her company....

    A says: "Enjoyable Chick Lit"
    Kate Reading is precious and priceless as she narrates her character through awkward situations, embarrassing gaffes and romantic moments in one of Sophie Kinsella's fan-favorites.
  • The Eye of the World: Book One of The Wheel of Time

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Robert Jordan
    • Narrated By Kate Reading, Michael Kramer
    Overall
    (8247)
    Performance
    (4354)
    Story
    (4393)

    When their village is attacked by trollocs, monsters thought to be only legends, three young men, Rand, Matt, and Perrin, flee in the company of the Lady Moiraine, a sinister visitor of unsuspected powers. Thus begins an epic adventure set in a world of wonders and horror, where what was, what will be, and what is, may yet fall under the Shadow.

    Greg says: "This Series Rocks"
    Kate Reading tackles the fantastical epic genre and performs brilliantly in this first of the Wheel of Time series.
  • Sweetness in the Belly

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Camilla Gibb
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (84)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (17)

    When Lilly is eight years old, her pot-smoking hippie British parents leave her at a Sufi shrine in Morocco and inform her they will be back to collect her in three days. Three weeks later, she learns they've been murdered. Lilly fills that haunted hollow in her life with intense study and memorization of the Qur'an under the patient care of the Sufi saint's disciple she was entrusted to.

    Ciara says: "Bittersweet Tale"
    Camilla Gibb's Sweetness in the Belly is both a novel and a complex history of a very particular period of time: the 1970s and 1980s in Morocco, Ethiopia and London. Though politically and racially charged, Kate Reading's sweet calmness of voice steadies the listener on this journey of cultural identity.
  • Pride and Prejudice

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Jane Austen
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1464)
    Performance
    (617)
    Story
    (630)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: It is a truth universally acknowledged that anyone looking for a great listen won’t be able to resist Jane Austen’s delightful classic of love and manners in Regency England. Jane Austen's story of Mrs. Bennet's finding husbands for her daughters is told with wit and charm. A must for lovers of good literature. Commuters Library presents Pride and Prejudice read by Kate Reading.

    Victoria says: "loved it."
    Even if you loved Pride and Prejudice in college and thought it could never get any better, Kate Reading's performance of this classic may very well give you a new perspective. Her interpretation is simply marvelous - her distinct characterizations of the Bennett sisters and their suitors absolutely enchanting.