Audiobooks

"If you can’t get Kate Reading, Barrie Kreinik or Saskia Maarleveld,

then USE A BRITISH NARRATOR."

-AudioGals

Barrie Kreinik is an award-winning audiobook narrator with titles produced by

Macmillan, Hachette, Penguin Random House, Harper, Podium, Tantor, Audible, and AudioGO.

She specializes in accents and dialects, particularly those of the British Isles.

Click the sound links below to hear samples from some of Barrie's audiobooks.

The Shadow LandElizabeth Kostova
00:00 / 01:44
The English WifeLauren Willig
00:00 / 01:57
Turning Darkness Into LightMarie Brennan
00:00 / 01:26
Code Name HélèneAriel Lawhon
00:00 / 01:43
A Golden GraveErin Lindsey
00:00 / 02:35
We Love Anderson CooperR.L. Maizes
00:00 / 01:44

Barrie's accent skills were the subject of AudioFile's podcast, Behind the Mic, on March 11, 2020.

Click here to listen to Robin Whitten and Jo Reed discuss

Barrie's narration of The Secret Guests by Benjamin Black.

Click here to read Barrie's narrator profile on the Hasty Book List.
Click here to read an interview with Barrie on Macmillan's audiobook blog.

Barrie is thrilled to have been one of over thirty narrators who contributed to the

Odyssey- and Audie-award-winning audiobook Sadie by Courtney Summers.

Click here for a glimpse of Barrie and other narrators in the studio!

Below are a selection of Barrie's audiobook titles and accompanying reviews.
Click the images to view the items on Amazon.
Turning Darkness Into Light

Turning Darkness Into Light

by Marie Brennan "Kreinik narrates Audrey's diary, which comprises the bulk of the story, with great flair, veering between Audrey's occasionally bumptious confidence in her translation skills to her periodic terrible lapses in judgment." - AudioFile *Earphones Award Winner*

A Well-Behaved Woman

A Well-Behaved Woman

by Therese Anne Fowler "...in Barrie Kreinik [Fowler] has a narrator of particular skill and insight. Fowler's title is ironic in the modern sense, and Kreinik's rendering of narrative and of Fowler's heroine, Alva, carries that edginess, along with the air of independence and free thinking that we now value in the women of that time. More than a rewriting of history, this is history reimagined from a fresh angle, delivered here with energy, sensitivity, and flair." - AudioFile

A Golden Grave

A Golden Grave

by Erin Lindsey "Kreinik's performance evokes the sights and smells of the community and excels at conveying the dichotomy between the wealthy and the impoverished immigrant families of Five Points. Whether male or female, Kreinik makes people's social and immigration status obvious just by their speech. Listeners will feel a deep connection to this unique paranormal mystery." - AudioFile

The Secret Guests

The Secret Guests

by Benjamin Black "Narrator Barrie Kreinik tackles this alternative history with admirable skill, giving the girls, 'Ellen' and 'Mary,' believable voices...Kreinik is also skilled at portraying the many Irish characters with unique voices." - AudioFile

Tangerine

Tangerine

by Christine Mangan "Narrators Barrie Kreinik and Erin Mallon deliver performances to savor. [...] Kreinik delivers Alice's disquieting inner monologues with tightly controlled malice. [...] As well as vivid portraits of the two women, both actors deliver convincing secondary characters." - AudioFile

Crossings

Crossings

by Alex Landragin

The English Wife

The English Wife

by Lauren Willig "Barrie Kreinik is a perfect fit for the mix of British and American characters." - AudioFile "With a smooth mezzo and immaculate intonations, Barrie Kreinik’s narration is impeccable, perfectly portraying each and every character." - TheReadingFrenzy

The Mother-in-Law

The Mother-in-Law

by Sally Hepworth "I had the pleasure of listening to Barrie Kreinik’s narration earlier this year...She knocked it out of the park again with this one, easily bringing both Diana and Lucy to life." - Novel Visits

Ribbons of Scarlet

Ribbons of Scarlet

"The Princess" by Sophie Perinot "Six experienced performers portray the women who are featured in these interwoven novellas of the French Revolution...[including] soft-spoken 'Princess' Elisabeth, the pious sister of Louis XVI." - AudioFile *Earphones Award Winner*

An Anonymous Girl

An Anonymous Girl

by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen "Narrators Barrie Kreinik and Julia Whelan work seamlessly together as they alternate between the two women." - AudioFile

You Are Not Alone

You Are Not Alone

by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen "Barrie Kreinik is stern and brazen when depicting Cassandra and Jane Moore, pairing vocal strength with their abetting and manipulative natures. Using appropriate pacing and effective expression, she hones in on every conniving plan the Moore sisters concoct. Both narrators make this a thrilling listen." - AudioFile

Outrageous Acts/Everyday Rebellions

Outrageous Acts/Everyday Rebellions

by Gloria Steinem "Narrators Barrie Kreinik, Gabra Zackman, Soneela Nankani, and Robin Miles each provide compelling narrations of the highly quotable words of a writer who cheerfully refers to herself as a radical feminist." - AudioFile

The Daughters of Temperance Hobbs

The Daughters of Temperance Hobbs

by Katherine Howe

The Shadow Land

The Shadow Land

by Elizabeth Kostova "[This saga] allows the four outstanding narrators to shine...Barrie Kreinik wonderfully carries the bulk of the narrative." - AudioFile

The Seventh Perfection

The Seventh Perfection

by Daniel Polansky

The Family Next Door

The Family Next Door

by Sally Hepworth

We Love Anderson Cooper

We Love Anderson Cooper

by R.L. Maizes "Maizes populates her stories with a cast...perfectly captured by the rich, rounded voice of narrator Barrie Kreinik. In dialogue, Kreinik shifts pitch with subtlety, letting the author’s words do the heavy lifting." - Literary Hub "Kreinik's voice is clear and deep yet feminine. She conjures a reflective mood that is appropriate for these painfully human character studies." - AudioFile

Charming Billy

Charming Billy

by Alice McDermott

Murder on Millionaire's Row

Murder on Millionaire's Row

by Erin Lindsey "Narrator Barrie Kreinik artfully portrays colorful people--locals and immigrants--who call New York City home in the nineteenth century...Portals and ghosts, chillingly depicted by Kreinik, reveal criminal activity and the city's hideous underbelly." - AudioFile

The Spellbook of Katrina Van Tassel

The Spellbook of Katrina Van Tassel

by Alyssa Palombo "Kreinik gives an INCREDIBLE performance; she uses just the right tone and voice and inflections and accents for my characters. I love how she gave Charlotte a low, smooth voice, Nancy a southern accent, and Mevrouw Douw a creaky old lady voice, just as I had heard her in my head. And the emotion she brought to the performance was just incredible." - Alyssa Palombo

The Subway Girls

The Subway Girls

by Susie Orman Schnall

The Dressmaker's Dowry

The Dressmaker's Dowry

by Meredith Jaeger "[Barrie] Kreinik...has the added challenges of voicing German and Irish accents, as well as Victorian colloquialisms, all of which she does seamlessly." - AudioFile

The Mother's Promise

The Mother's Promise

by Sally Hepworth "Barrie Kreinik gives a fully voiced reading which is sympathetic to all the women characters and understanding of their quirks and needs. Her voice shows genuine empathy for the problems of all the characters." - Sound Commentary

The Two-Family House

The Two-Family House

by Linda Cohen Loigman "[Kreinik] did a marvelous job of interpreting the attitudes and personalities of each of the characters, male and female, giving each an authentic voice, complete with the appropriate accent..." - thevoiceofoma

Dear Thing

Dear Thing

by Julie Cohen "It's a rare book that keeps me listening nearly all the way through in one sitting. The narrator was fantastic!" - Audible review

Dark of the West

Dark of the West

by Joanna Hathaway

Storm from the East

Storm from the East

by Joanna Hathaway

Between Two Fires

Between Two Fires

by Mark Noce

All the Time in the World

All the Time in the World

by Caroline Angell

The Things We Keep

The Things We Keep

by Sally Hepworth

Arabella of Mars

Arabella of Mars

by David L. Levine

Arabella and the Battle of Venus

Arabella and the Battle of Venus

by David D. Levine

Arabella the Traitor of Mars

Arabella the Traitor of Mars

by David D. Levine

Wildalone

Wildalone

by Krassi Zourkova

May the Road Rise Up to Meet You

May the Road Rise Up to Meet You

by Peter Troy "All four narrators meld seamlessly into their characters and provide stellar performances." - AudioFile *Earphones Award Winner* *AudioFile Best Books of 2012*

The Cage

The Cage

by Megan Shepherd

The Gauntlet

The Gauntlet

by Megan Shepherd

The Hunt

The Hunt

by Megan Shepherd

Accidental Love

Accidental Love

by Gary Soto "Barrie Kreinik narrates with smooth delivery...with smoothly conversational insertions of the Spanish words that are sprinkled throughout the story." - iam-indeed.com

Off and Running

Off and Running

by Gary Soto "Barrie Kreinik's capable narration of this school tale pleases [...] Whether bringing to life the story's lively dialogue or weaving in Spanish expressions that create the children's everyday world, Kreinik makes the most of Soto's engaging story." - AudioFile

The Bedding Proposal

The Bedding Proposal

by Tracy Anne Warren "Ms Kreinik delivers a very strong performance indeed...The narrative is well-paced and expressive [and] she’s a narrator I will definitely be listening to again. In fact, if I were keeping an accents leader-board, she’d be at the very top..." - AudioGals

The Once and Future Duchess

The Once and Future Duchess

by Sophia Nash

© Barrie Kreinik    

      [headshots by David Perlman]

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