Recommended audiobooks for 2024

Conviction by Jack Jordan2023 presented some great new opportunities. As well as this website going live, I was also privileged to narrate brand new book titles in a wide range of genres.

They include the thriller Conviction by global bestselling author Jack Jordan, published by Simon & Schuster; Linda Corbett’s What Would Jane Austen Do?, published by One More Chapter; and Finding Wonder, another great mystery adventure for young readers by Lauren St John, from publisher W.F. Howes.

The Windsors at War by Alexander LarmanThe coronation of the King led to even more interest in the British royal family than usual, and I greatly enjoyed working on The Windsors at War by Alexander Larman, published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson. If you enjoy that, listen out for the audiobook of the sequel, The Power and The Glory, early next year.



Holiday listening suggestions! Here are some of the other titles I’ve enjoyed narrating during 2023, grouped by genre:

Conviction by Jack Jordan (Simon & Schuster) Grave Expectations by Alice Bell (W.F. Howes)
The Honeymoon by Kate Gray (Headline) The House Sitter by Debbie Howells (Avon)

What Would Jane Austen Do? by Linda Corbett (One More Chapter)
The French Chateau Dream by Julie Caplin (One More Chapter)

Children’s / Young Adult:
Finding Wonder by Lauren St John (W.F. Howes)
The Rescue of Ravenwood by Natasha Farrant (W.F. Howes)

Please Don’t Leave Me by Michelle Clark (Seven Dials)

Historical Fiction:
Maddalena and the Dark by Julia Fine (Headline)
The Lost Daughter of Venice by Charlotte Betts (Hachette Audio UK)
The Curious Life of Elizabeth Blackwell by Pamela Holmes (Isis Publishing Ltd)

“Just so so so great, loved the narration so perfect, dreadfully sad, appalling and captivating. Katherine came to life in my kitchen, in my car, walking around the supermarket and in between the moments of my husband trying to talk to me.”

Audible Review – Six Tudor Queens: Katheryn Howard, the Tainted Queen by Alison Weir

“I learnt so much. This was fantastically researched and beautifully performed. Reminds you why books are so important.”

Audible Review – Papyrus by Irene Vallejo

“Narrator Sophie Roberts’s strong, polished, highly sophisticated voice effectively conveys the aura of fashionable society but maintains a firm narrative objectivity. Droll, fascinating, full of memorable characters and anecdotes, here is a perspective on a world and time that moved from drawing-room comedy to the private dramas of war and occupation.”

AudioFile Magazine, 2020 – Chanel’s Riviera, Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award

“This was brilliantly brought to life by the narrator, Sophie Roberts who tackled the French & Russian names with ease. A great way to entwine two biographies in such an entertaining way.”

Audible Review – Catherine the Great & Potemkin by Simon Sebag Montefiore

“I have had the pleasure of working with Sophie for many years, and that is a testament in itself to her standing in the audiobook world. Well prepared, reliable, accurate, exceptional characterisations. The only problem with her success, is trying to hire someone who has become so indispensable…”

David Roper, Managing Director, Heavy Entertainment