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  • CATHERINE O'BRIEN
  • Narrator
  • Catherine is a multifaceted actor with a love of storytelling. Her work is delivered in a timely, accurate and pleasing manner.
  • Gender: Female
  • Location: New York, United States
  • Website: www.essentialaudiobooks.com
  • Available for: Royalty Share Plus or $200-$400 PFH
The Charter by Gillian Hamer

Category : Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Language : English
Gender : Female
Accent : British-Welsh
Vocal Style : Articulate
Performance Notes
Sarah Morton hopes discovering the truth about the 1859 shipwreck of the Royal Charter will silence the demons of her past. But, tormented by visions and threats on her life, Sarah fears the ship may claim her as its final victim. Set along the dramatic and dangerous Anglesey coastline, The Charter is a story of greed and forgiveness - when the treasures of the past evoke the crimes of today.

Snatched by Stephen Edger

Category : Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Language : English
Gender : Female
Accent : British-BBC English
Vocal Style : Authoritative
Performance Notes
Approximately 150,000 children go missing in the UK every year. That's one child every three and a half minutes. Abduction: Every parent's worst nightmare: Seven-year-old Natalie Barrett is snatched while walking home from school on a Friday afternoon. The police begin a desperate hunt to find her before it is too late. They fear the worst when a body is located near a golf course. The fallout: Sarah Jenson is Natalie's teacher. When one of the detectives on the case is suddenly killed, Sarah believes the events may be linked and begins to search for answers. With suspects stacking up, she is in a race against time to discover the true identity of the perpetrator before Natalie winds up as another statistic. Unanswered questions: Where were Natalie's parents when they should have been collecting her? Why was Natalie so scared of her uncle Jimmy? Could a convicted sexual offender from Sarah's past be involved? Children not found within the first 72 hours rarely return home alive. Sarah knows the clock is ticking.... Abduction, terror, suspense, and sorrow: Snatched is a breathtaking British crime thriller set in Southampton.

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Category : Literature & Fiction
Language : English
Gender : Female
Accent : British-BBC English
Vocal Style : Engaging
Performance Notes
One of the most universally loved and admired English novels, Pride and Prejudice was penned as a popular entertainment. But the consummate artistry of Jane Austen (1775 -1817) transformed this effervescent tale of rural romance into a witty, shrewdly observed satire of English country life that is now regarded as one of the principal treasures of the English language. Nominated for The Society of Voice Arts Classic Voiceover Audiobook award.

Yes, Mr Darcy by J Dawn King

Category : Literature & Fiction
Language : English
Gender : Male
Accent : British-BBC English
Vocal Style : Female narrating a male part
Performance Notes
Elizabeth Bennet's girlish dreams of love and romance are shattered. Her father has decided she will be the one to secure her family's future through a marriage of convenience to his heir. Disappointment and sadness weigh on her soul when she travels with her aunt and uncle - a consolation before she submits to duty. When she sees the reflection of her heartbreak in the face of an unknown young lady, Elizabeth reaches out to the girl, extending a hopeful outlook she herself has been denied. Mr. Darcy regrets missing the opportunity to know the pretty stranger who helped his grieving younger sister rise above her sadness. Hope keeps him seeking her face in every crowd. As time passes it seems the woman he admires might be an ephemeral dream born of his heart's desire. Darcy finally finds her when he is forced to visit his friend, Mr. Bingley, but is she already taken? Can he restore hope to this woman he barely knows? Will she let him? Based on Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, this novella, Yes, Mr. Darcy, is a sweet historical romance from best-selling author J. Dawn King.

One Love, Two Hearts, Three Stories by J Dawn King

Category : Literature & Fiction
Language : English
Gender : Female
Accent : British-BBC English
Vocal Style : Feminine
Performance Notes
This is a collection of two novella length stories and one full-length novel. The Library (voted #1 at Jaffrecs.com) What happens when Fitzwilliam Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet are alone in the library at Netherfield Park, and they decide to talk instead of ignore each other? In Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, the half hour passes without either our hero or heroine speaking one word to each other. This sweet variation has them breaking their silence. What follows is a conversation filled with confrontation, clarification, and love. Married! Fitzwilliam Darcy needs a wife. Elizabeth Bennet needs a husband. What occurs when two strong-minded, kind-hearted strangers unite in this most sacred state? Will love grow? In this novel, Darcy and Elizabeth are faced with frustrations and blossoming feelings of tenderness. Our favorite couple finally reaches their happily ever after. Or, do they? Ramsgate When Miss Georgiana Darcy stumbles upon her beloved George Wickham willingly wrapped in a passionate embrace with someone else, the elopement is off. Running to her new friend, Miss Elizabeth Bennet, she involves her in a plan to get help from her brother, Fitzwilliam Darcy, and bring Wickham to justice. In this novella length story, does Darcy marry Elizabeth? Does Colonel Fitzwilliam find the woman of his dreams? And, what happens to the nefarious Mr. Wickham? Enjoy this alternate path to our favorite couple's happily ever after.

The Devil to Pay, by Catherine Gayle

Category : Literature & Fiction
Language : English
Gender : Female
Accent : British-BBC English
Vocal Style : Flirtatious
Performance Notes
Over the years, Gabriel Devalle has more than earned his reputation as one of "those devilish Devalles." No one is more surprised than Gabe, therefore, when a debutante tosses herself into his path, only to have her gown "accidentally" ripped by her mischievous and alluring sister, all in the name of causing a scandal. Or was it to prevent a scandal? Either way, the gown-ripping sister has certainly drawn his notice. Miss Miranda Hunt will do anything to prevent her sister from making a mistake which would bring scandal down upon their family...even make a deal with the devil. Mr. Devalle is no angel-fallen or otherwise-but he is devilishly handsome, shamelessly wicked, and as infamous a gentleman as Miranda has ever known. He promises to circumvent her sister's schemes...for a price. What is a proper young lady to do when she has The Devil to Pay?

Palace of Pugin: The Westminster Conspiracy

Category : Literature & Fiction
Language : English
Gender : Female
Accent : British-BBC English
Vocal Style : Engaging
Performance Notes
It is Thursday, 16th October 1834. Thousands of spectators are on the streets of London. Balconies are crammed with people eager to see the astounding spectacle of the Houses of Parliament being consumed by fire. The eminent architect Charles Barry returns to London aboard a packed stagecoach determined to win the commission to rebuild Parliament. To do so he exploits a brilliant young designer, Augustus Pugin, and his genius for Gothic design. Pugin has a vision to transform society through his Gothic architecture.

Tether's End

Category : Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Language : English
Gender : Female
Accent : British-BBC English
Vocal Style : Versatile
Performance Notes
Also known under its English title, Hide my Eyes Hide My Eyes: this is one of Margery Allingham's very distinguished serious thrillers. In this novels, Allingham gives her spiritual and psychological analysis of the truly wicked and the truly good, through intriguing characterization.

A Father's Sins: A Pride and Prejudice Variation

Category : Romance
Language : English
Gender : Female
Accent : British-BBC English
Vocal Style : Engaging
Performance Notes
How do Fitzwilliam Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet overcome the consequences of poor decisions made by their fathers when Darcy and Elizabeth were young? In A Father's Sins, Mr. George Darcy, father of an illegitimate child raised by his steward, Mr. Wickham, agreed with his wife, Anne, that the firstborn son of their marriage would be heir to Pemberley. However, Mr. Darcy loved his eldest son, George Wickham, and indulged him by bringing him to Pemberley to live after the death of his wife. His heir, Fitzwilliam Darcy, paid a heavy price for this decision. Mr. Thomas Bennet, an educated gentleman and father of five daughters, favored his second born, Elizabeth. Unexpectedly, his wife gave birth to a son and heir. Mr. Bennet, at the persistent urging of his wife, chose not to have his youngest children vaccinated for smallpox. When the plague hit Longbourn it devastated their family. Elizabeth paid the heaviest price for this decision of her father. What happens when Darcy and Elizabeth meet? Will they be able to overcome the consequences of the choices their fathers made? When George Wickham, Lady Catherine de Bourgh, Mr. William Collins, and the Fitzwilliam family arrive in Meryton, how will that impact their growing attraction? How does the same decision by Mr. Bennet influence the relationship between Jane Bennet and Mr. Bingley? Will love have a chance?

The Ley Lines of Lushbury: (A Fanatasy Thriller For Children) - in production

Category : Children's Audiobooks
Language : English
Gender : Female
Accent : British-General British
Vocal Style : Storyteller
Performance Notes

The Witch's Hand

Category : Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Language : English
Gender : Female
Accent : British-General British
Vocal Style : Versatile
Performance Notes
"You are my heiress now." Malaxia, the most formidable witch on earth, chooses young Liana as her successor. But does Liana want to be the most powerful and destructive witch in the world? Liana gets help from a most unlikely source: Jettaret. Vicomte. Crusader. Murderer. Lost soul.

Dark Moon

Category : Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Language : English
Gender : Female
Accent : British-General British
Vocal Style : Versatile
Performance Notes
A spellbinding novel of love, murder, and the supernatural. Chance meetings can have far-reaching effects. Loved ones may not be who they seem. The line between comprehension and confusion is thin ~ particularly when one's thoughts are being manipulated by another. In Dark Moon, the eternal triangle takes an innovative twist into the occult as dark magic fights against those who serve the Light. The prize? A woman's soul.

The Complete Little Women Series

Category : Literature & Fiction
Language : English
Gender : Female
Accent : British-BBC English
Vocal Style : Storyteller
Performance Notes
Little Women is a novel by American author Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888). The book was written and set in the Alcott family home. The novel follows the lives of four sisters - Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy March - and is loosely based on the author's childhood experiences.

Dark is the Sky by Jessica Chambers

Category : Literature & Fiction
Language : English
Gender : Female
Accent : British-General British
Vocal Style : Engaging
Performance Notes
Drama, suspense, murder and mystery! It's been twelve years since Olivia and Joel Cameron last invited the family to spend the weekend at their country home; a visit that ended in tragedy. Scott, Joel's outrageously sexy youngest brother, was found dead. The repercussions have torn the family apart. Olivia's sister Violet has persuaded her to host a reunion so that they can finally lay their ghosts to rest. However, there are some secrets too destructive to remain hidden, and Violet, still grieving for the man she loved, is determined to uncover the truth. As the web of hostility and deceit begins to unravel, family ties are tested to the limit.

Catherine O'Brien is tops in her readings for audiobooks. #ATTMPress loves her renditions! Catherine has 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. Her experience includes works in such varied fields as romance, historical fiction, fantasy, biography, memoir, mysteries, children's books and other genres. She has voiced many types of characters both male and female, ranging from old people to children, sweethearts to cads, even angels to talking skulls. Born and educated in England, Catherine has a facility for languages and accents of many kinds.
Catherine has narrated many audiobooks for ACX including: ONE LOVE, TWO HEARTS, THREE STORIES by J DAWN KING THE DEVIL TO PAY, by CATHERINE GALE A FATHER'S SINS, A PRIDE AND PREJUDICE VARIATION by J DAWN KING SNATCHED by STEPHEN EDGER THE LEY LINES OF LUSHBURY: POWER OF THE STONES 1 by Scott Hunter PALACE OF PUGIN: THE WESTMINSTER CONSPIRACY by Nick Hunter A FATHER'S SINS: A PRIDE & PREJUDICE VARIATION by J Dawn King TETHER'S END (COVER HER EYES) by Margery Allingham THE WITCH'S HAND by Wendy Joseph THE COMPLETE LITTLE WOMEN SERIES: LITTLE WOMEN, GOOD WIVES, JO'S BOYS, LITTLE MEN (4 books in one) by Louisa May Alcott MORAGH, HOLLY'S GHOST, and DARK MOON by Maggie Tideswell CHARMING AND JUST A BIT DISARMING, and THE DEVIL TO PAY (The Devilish Devalles, Novella #1), by Catherine Gayle REACHING by Grace Petersen SHAMROCK AND LOTUS by Cassie Premo Steele DARK IS THE SKY by Jessica Chambers
Nominated for The Society of Voice Arts Award for "Pride and Prejudice" by Jane Austen, 2017 THE LEY LINES OF LUSHBURY written by Scott Hunter "I thought you might also be interested to hear that 'The Ley Lines of Lushbury', narrated by the irrepressible and brilliant Catherine O'Brien, is now available from Audible.com and ITunes.Just use your Amazon password to log in and browse an amazing selection of Audiobooks, including this Times/Chicken House commended fantasy for young adults and big kids (!)." I have to tell you that you amaze us. Your ability with different voices and being consistent with them throughout the book is phenomenal. Also, the emotions you express while reading is outstanding. I couldn't be happier; J Dawn King I feel like it's Christmas! I can't imagine a better choice for narrator.; Danielle Ackley-McPhail Catherine O'Brien is tops in her readings for audiobooks. #ATTMPress loves her renditions! Catherine O'Brien did an excellent job! A true professional voice talent . Leon Giagfaglione.