Remembering Katherine Kellgren

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Aimee Miles

Staff Writer

Aimee Miles is a newly-minted librarian, mother to two small children, and former grand champion goat showman. She has collected two citizenships, three different driver’s licenses, and approximately 300 dearly loved books. Sadly, she currently has zero goats. You can see her quiet Twitter at Icanread4Miles and her blog on children's books at

We have sad news for audiobook aficionados: prolific audiobook narrator Katherine Kellgren passed away last week after several years battling cancer. Our condolences to her family and friends.

Avid listeners may not recognize her name, but she is the voice of nearly three hundred audiobooks and winner of several awards for her narration. American by birth but trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, her excellent accent mimicry convinced many listeners that she was British.

Kellgren received many accolades for her narration work. She won four different Audie Awards for her narration, including Best Female Narrator in 2016 for Wild Rover No More: Being the Last Recorded Account of the Life & Times of Jacky Faber by L.A. Meyer. She was a Booklist Voice of Choice and named an Audiofile Golden Voice.

Kellgren’s family have asked that anyone wishing to commemorate her life donate to The Hispanic Federation to help the people of Puerto Rico.

I’m planning to also pick up The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen, narrated by Katherine Kellgren. Join me in remembering Kellgren through her work.


Me…Jane by Patrick McDonnell

The Case of the Missing Marquess: An Enola Holmes Mystery by Nancy Springer

The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place by Maryrose Wood


That Inevitable Victorian Thing by E.K. Johnston

My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand

The Kane Chronicles by Rick Riorden


Deception: Pakistan, the United States, and the Secret Trade in Nuclear Weapons by Adrian Levy, Catherine Scott-Clark


Heirs and Graces: The Royal Spyness Series by Rhys Bowen

The Boy in the Suitcase: A Nina Borg Mystery by Lene Kaaberbøl and Agnete Friis


Notorious by Nicola Cornick

Austenland by Shannon Hale

Shopaholic and Baby by Sophie Kinsella


Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Steve Hockensmith

After Alice by Gregory Maguire

Hearts, Keys, and Puppetry by Neil Gaiman