Meet Barbara Rosenblat

Barbara Rosenblat

While her style isn’t entirely comedic, Barbara Rosenblat exudes a genuine wit,
which plays especially well in her most popular works.

Top Performances

"I can't be happy trying to be what I am not."
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An odd couple will need to put their heads together to catch a killer.
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A no-nonsense British heroine.
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The only witnesses were cooing mournfully.
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Survival while living amongst the enemy.
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  • The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax
  • "I can't be happy trying to be what I am not."
  • Murder in an English Village
  • An odd couple will need to put their heads together to catch a killer.
  • Crocodile on the Sandbank
  • A no-nonsense British heroine.
  • Murder Flies the Coop
  • The only witnesses were cooing mournfully.
  • The Nazi Officer's Wife
  • Survival while living amongst the enemy.

Greatest Hits

Editor's Pick

More About Barbara Rosenblat

Barbara Rosenblat’s voice is like a cello–it’s resonant, recognizable, and can do anything. And she truly has done a bit of everything. One of the most tenured voices in the business, Rosenblat has performed many popular kids titles (she IS Judy Moody, plenty of sci-fi, romance, fiction, and of course mysteries—particularly those of the cozy variety. While her style isn’t entirely comedic, she exudes a genuine wit, which plays especially well for arguably her most popular body of work, Elizabeth Peters's beloved Amelia Peabody series.
Barbara Rosenblat has been narrating for more than 20 years, and even had the honor of performing the first book ever recorded at Audible in 1999. Publisher Beth Anderson recalls picking Rosenblat up from her apartment on the Upper West Side and driving her out to Audible’s original home in Wayne, NJ for the gig (this was a limo service before we did limos!). Rosenblat has enjoyed an extensive and varied acting career across stage (she created the role of Mrs. Medlock in the musical The Secret Garden on Broadway), film, and TV. She also spent several years working in West End theatre in the UK, a stint that undoubtedly prepared her to be one of the very best "transatlantic" voices, able to slip seamlessly between British and American accents.
Most recently she starred in Orange Is the New Black as Miss Rosa. This fan-favorite character was initially intended as a cameo role but was extended for two seasons due to that organic and undefinable presence that arises from a compelling TV character well portrayed.


Awards and Accolades

Audie Award
Biography/Memoir, 2010

Audie Award
Mystery (Fiction), 2006

Audie Award
Female Narrator, 2004

AudioFile Magazine
Golden Voice Winner


The Narrator Hall of Fame





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