Catherine Bilson

Versatile British voice specializing in historical romance

I started out narrating my own books and soon discovered that my long ago acting training (sadly I flunked my RADA audition because I can't carry a tune in a bucket... if your book has singing required, I might not be your best choice) stood me in good stead for a career as a narrator.

I write romance myself and have a great understanding and passion for the genre, especially historical romance for which my voice is especially suited - I've been told many times I sound like I escaped the set of a BBC costume drama! I also read and love mysteries, thrillers, SFF and more and would love to narrate more of them.

With over 70 audiobooks narrated thus far, I have a strong work ethic and can provide references from several bestselling authors if required. I'm happy to walk anyone new to audiobooks through the process of what they need to do in order to get their books out to the world in audio format!

M/F Dialogue, Regency Romance
Victorian era romance
Dark fantasy (Egyptian)
Non-fiction (self-help)
Literary fiction
Contemporary romantic comedy

Accents and Dialects

Generic Accents

Generic Accents are stereotypical or slightly over-the-top accents where regional accuracy is less important than interesting characterisation. Often used in settings not based in reality, eg, Dystopian, Futuristic, Virtual Reality, Alien, Fantasy, Children’s Literature.


Accent/Language Help for Other Narrators

Record lines in native accent / dialect for other narrators to copy:

Record lines in native language for other narrators to copy:

Catherine’s professionalism and kindness to an audio newbie.

Catherine narrated my short non-fiction happiness book, Simple Words for Troubled Times. This was my first venture into audio and at every step, Catherine ensured I was familiar with the process and happy with the final result. I have no hesitation recommending Catherine.

Recommended on 12 July 2021 by Phillipa Nefri Clark.

Audiobooks narrated by Catherine Bilson

Highlander’s Touch
Simple Words for Troubled Times
Her Fake Island Wedding
Nightmares of Caitlin Lockyer
Blood Secret
Sophia And The Duke
Love Me, If You Dare
There You Were
How To Catch A Devilish Duke

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