Our business is to see what we can do with the english language as it is.
How can we combine old words in new orders so that they survive?
So that they create beauty?  
So that they tell the truth?
 
                            Virginia Woolf

I am an Audie Award nominated, Audiofile Earphones Award winning , narrator  who has  performed books in nearly  every genre.   I most often find myself recording books with themes that promote personal empowerment and with dynamic female characters. I currently live in both NYC and in the Catskill Mountain region of New York where I have a home studio.

 

Newest Releases 

 Click on the book covers below for more information about my latest books.
Tantor Media - Getting Pregnant For Dumm
Shortlisted_ Women in the Shadows of the

 

The Double X Economy
Overloaded and Underprepared
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Designed for Digital
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       Upcoming Projects: Spring / Summer 2020
The School Discipline Fix :
Changing Behavior Using the Collaborative Problem Solving Approach 
By J Stuart Ablon and Alisha Pollastri

A complete guide to a paradigm-shifting model of school discipline.  Disruptive students need problem-solving skills, not punishment.

Publisher: Tantor Media

 The King of Elfland's Daughter
by Lord Dunsany

A masterpiece that influenced some of the greatest contemporary fantasists. The heartbreaking story of a marriage between a mortal man and an elf princess. 

Publisher: Spoken Realms


 

“No amount of mere description can convey more than a fraction of Lord Dunsany's pervasive charm.” H.P. Lovecraft

“I shall indeed be happy if this volume contributes to the rediscovery of one of the greatest writers of this century.” Arthur C. Clarke

 "The King of Elfland's Daughter... is a tale of pure imagination. This is the real thing. It's rich red    wine, which may come as a shock if all one has had so far has been cola."  Neil Gaiman

Doggone Dead: 
The 2 Sisters Pet Valet Mystery Book 1 
By Dane McCaslin

Retired high school teacher Gwen Franklin has a new pet valet business with her BFF Nora, and a whole new leash on life. But a killer is about to come sniffing around . . .

Publisher: Tantor Media 
Coach 'Em Way Up :
Five Lessons For Leading the John Wooden Way
By Lynn Guerin and Jason Lavin
Publisher: Gildan Media

"All Great Coaches Are Good Leaders But Not All Good Leaders Are Great Coaches" Coach ’Em Way Up teaches readers to exhibit their best thinking, set a great example, lead, and mentor others to put them on a path to lasting competitive greatness while becoming great people, too. 

Audio Samples 

Fiction

Bite ClubF/M/M Dialogue
00:00 / 05:46
In Too DeepF/F Dialogue
00:00 / 04:28
Main StreetF/M Dialogue
00:00 / 04:31
Eve's DaughtersF/M Dialogue
00:00 / 01:32
Daisy MillerF/Narration
00:00 / 02:33
Promises, PromisesF/F Dialogue
00:00 / 01:33
Crime of Poison5F/2M Dialogue
00:00 / 04:36
Eve's Daughters1st Person Narration
00:00 / 02:03
Youth and Bright Medusa_SAMPLE3rd Person Narration
00:00 / 04:52

Non-Fiction

At the End of LifeMemoir
00:00 / 02:41
Play Like A Man: Win Like A Woman
00:00 / 03:12
Shortlisted
00:00 / 02:48
Everything Happens for a Reason
00:00 / 02:12
10 Principles for Effective Couples Therapy
00:00 / 03:01
Retirement 101
00:00 / 02:04
At The End of Life Memoir
00:00 / 01:04
Getting Pregnant For Dummies
00:00 / 03:22
Boundaries
00:00 / 04:53

 NEWS!

I was the featured narrator on the Audiofile Magazine and Lit Hub.com podcast: Behind the Mic with Jo Reed and special guest Brian Price.
                You can listen here :
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or by clicking on the Audiofile Behind the Mic icon here:
_Behind the Mic with AudioFile Magazine_

Behind the Mic: On Main Street: 100th Anniversary Edition by Sinclair Lewis, Read by Kitty Hendrix

Jo Reed and Brian Price Discuss the American Classic on Audio

By Behind the Mic 

May 7, 2020

Every Monday through Friday, AudioFile’s editors recommend the best in audiobook listening. We keep our daily episodes short and sweet, with audiobook clips to give you a sample of our featured listens.

With a vocal naturalism and a wonderful feel for the author’s prose narrator, Kitty Hendrix makes this first masterwork by Sinclair Lewis sound as fresh and real as the day it was published. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile contributor Brian Price discuss this classic American work, shared in an annotated 100th Anniversary Edition. Full of penetrating detail, memorable characters, and wry observations. Hendrix’s nuanced reading of the intelligent, sensitive, and idealistic city girl Carol Kennicott takes this production to another level.

Reviews from:

MAIN STREET
by Sinclair Lewis
100th Anniversary Edition 
Audiofile Earphones Award Winner

With vocal naturalism and a wonderful feel for the author's prose, narrator Kitty Hendrix makes this first masterwork by Sinclair Lewis sound as fresh and real as the day it was published in October 1920. Through his depiction of the fictitious town of Gopher Prairie, Minnesota, Lewis offers penetrating detail, memorable characters, and wry observations. The novel captures the optimism, fierce pride, and fear of change that sometimes made small-town Midwestern life so distinct. Hendrix's nuanced portrayal of the intelligent and idealistic city girl who arrives in town ready to take on the world brings this production to another level. This audiobook shows why Carol Kennicott remains one of the most complex and fully realized female characters in American literature. B.P. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2020, Portland, Maine [Published: APRIL 2020]

Daisy Miller by Henry James
 2018 Audie Award Nomination

Narrator Kitty Hendrix deftly transports listeners to the aristocratic echelon of Europe in this 1879 classic. American Frederick Winterbourne and his Aunt Costello are at a hotel in Switzerland when he observes the beautiful young American of the title. Hendrix outdoes herself with both male characters during an amusing conversation between Daisy’s younger brother, Randolph, and Winterbourne, who is seeking to learn all about her. Hendrix's rendering of the opulent setting gives listeners a glimpse of a bygone era as Daisy dates Winterbourne and an Italian suitor named Giovanelli, which shocks almost everyone. Most aghast is Aunt Costello, who is portrayed perfectly as the old-fashioned snob she is. Class and cultural differences don’t matter to Daisy, who resents everyone's interference. Hendrix is spot-on with an array of accents, Winterbourne's and Giovanelli's reactions to Daisy, and the tragic conclusion. S.G.B. © AudioFile 2017, Portland, Maine [Published: SEPTEMBER 2017]

Edgar Allan by John Neufeld

 This audio production of a book published nearly 50 years ago could be dismissed as sounding like a teacher reading to her class. After all, Kitty Hendrix is narrating a first-person account of a preteen boy. Young Michael, who is white, recounts a few months in his family's life when they foster a black toddler named Edgar, who changes the family members' views of each other at the same time that they're judged by their small community. Hendrix's voice is mellow enough to let the text--including Michael's observations and confrontations--remain central. This is more than a middle-grade story about race. Hendrix's sensitive delivery invites thoughts about the way the family handles pressure from without--and from within--as well as the lingering questions of "difference." M.P.P. © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine [Published: APRIL 2018]

 Home Studio

My home studio is in the Catskill Mountain region of New York. 

I also maintain an apartment in NYC where I am available to record in your studio.

Booth: Modified WhisperRoom in a treated room

Mic: Neuman TLM 103 and 

 sE2200

Interface/PreAmp: Audient iD22

Computer: Mac Mini (dedicated)

Software: Twisted Wave, Reaper, Ocen Audio

These Titles are Currently Available on:

      Please click on the titles below to go to Audible.com for reviews

                                            audio samples and more

Biography/Memoir 
Self-Development
 Social Sciences
 Mystery/Suspense
Religious Fiction
Travel and Adventure
Classics
 Sci-Fi and Fantasy
 History
 Business
 Literary Fiction
Kids and YA

A special thanks to all of the publishers who

have provided me with great titles to narrate:

HighBridge Audio

Tantor Media

Simon and Schuster Audio 

Macmillan Audio

Post Hypnotic Press

Crossroad Press

Spoken Realms

ACX

Kalorama Audio

Gildan Audio

Elephant Audiobooks

Recorded Books

 

 2020 Kitty Hendrix