Narrator Spotlight: Katherine Kellgren

Ahoy buckos! Monday, September 19th is International Talk Like a Pirate Day. In honor of this a ruckus (or fun, for you landlubbers) our monthly narrator spotlight is the award-winning Katherine Kellgren, the voice behind everyone’s favorite cross-dressing pirate, riverboat seductress, and street-urchin-turned-sailor Mary “Jacky” Faber.

If you havbloody_jack_coveren’t listened to the Jacky Faber books by L.A. Meyer, you’re missing out on some serious adventure. There are twelve adventures in total and it’s recommended that you start with Bloody Jack: Being an Account of the Curious Adventures of Mary “Jacky” Faber, Ship’s Boy(Side note, you can learn to talk like a pirate on our free Mango languages app).

Jacky Faber isn’t Katherine Kellgren’s only role. In our catalog we actually own nearly 150 of the books she’s narrated including British author’s Madeleine Wickham’s (also know as Sophie Kinsella) romantic comedy Sleeping Arrangements, Nancy Springer’s Enola Holmes’s mysteries, the classic Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith, and Frank Herbert’s Dune books. She’s a graduate of the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art and works with a dialect coach to make sure her accents continue to be bloody brilliant.

What is your favorite Katherine Kellgren narrated book?

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One response to “Narrator Spotlight: Katherine Kellgren”

  1. Katherine Kellgren! She is hands-down my favorite narrator – and the Bloody Jack series is probably my favorite of those. However, I will happily listen to anything she reads. Two other favorites from her are Connie Willis’ Blackout*/All Clear (Connie Willis!) and The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen.

    *We seem to no longer have this on audio, but I’ve placed a request with our selection librarians to buy it again.

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