Barbara Rosenblat is one of the most beloved and sought after narrators of audiobooks in the country. Her extraordinary range and abilities have earned her eight Audie Awards from the Audio Publishers Association —
accumulating more Audies than any other single narrator.
The industry’s watchdog publication, AudioFile magazine, has named her one of their Golden Voices and a “Voice of the 20th Century.” Barbara has earned over 40 Earphones Awards from AudioFile for superior recordings.
Some of her recent audiobook narrations include Chopping Spree, book #11 in the Goldy Culinary Mysteries by New York Times bestselling author Diane Mott Davidson; Siren's Call, the sexy addition to Jayne Castle's entertaining, fantasy-laced Rainshadow series; and Francine Rivers' Unafraid where we meet Mary, the mother of Jesus, one of five unlikely women who changed eternity.
As an actress, Barbara has worked both here and in the UK. She has appeared in London’s West End theatre, worked for the BBC, and performed twice at the Edinburgh Festival.
On Broadway, Barbara created the role of “Mrs. Medlock” in the Tony Award–winning musical The Secret Garden. She also served as production dialect coach for the Broadway run and its subsequent national tour.
Barbara played “Madame Armfeldt” in a production of Stephen Sondheim’s musical, A Little Night Music. In March 2007, Barbara opened on Broadway in a new production of Eric Bogosian’s 1980s dark comedy Talk Radio, starring Liev Schreiber.
As a busy New York actress, Barbara has appeared on TV in Gotham, Guiding Light, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Veep, and Girls. She had a recurring role as cancer inmate “Miss Rosa” on the Netflix original series Orange Is the New Black.
She has voiced many radio and TV commercials and documentaries. Barbara has always maintained that nothing works your “acting chops” more thoroughly than a good audiobook, and her fans and critics seem to agree. (Image by Victoria Haigh)
Barbara recently published her first book on this subject, Audiobook Narrator—The Art of Narrating Audiobooks, available from the Kindle store on Amazon.
Billboard magazine has said, “Barbara is spoken of with the same reverence and affection that the music industry reserves for Frank Sinatra and the Beatles.” Barbara has amassed over 400 titles in a distinguished body of work, and is always delighted when a new manuscript arrives with the promise of yet another wonderful audio journey.
She has legions of fans nationwide and is tickled to reply to every email that comes to her website. The extraordinary range of subject matter that Barbara has voiced over the years led one reviewer to say, “Barbara is to audiobooks what Meryl Streep is to film.”
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