Audiobook Narration

I'm a storyteller. It's what I do

I love narrating – from the moment I open a new manuscript, from the first page to the last, every new project is a voyage of discovery and a new challenge.

As a performer, I focus not only on what words mean, but on the emotion and intention behind them. It’s my job to create an emotional connection with what I read, to engage fully with each text and bring it to life. I aim to make the words my own; this connection and commitment help my narration to appear effortless and spontaneous.

I narrate audiobooks in all genres – non-fiction and fiction; horror, fantasy, historical, thrillers, classics, comedy, literary fiction and romance. I read for many major publishers around the world. I am equally happy recording in a mainstream studio as in my own professional studio at home, sometimes working solo, sometimes with a director listening in.


Professional Organisations

I have been a member of Equity since 1969. I am also a proud member of The APA (Audio Publishers’ Association); PANA (The Professional Audiobook Narrators Association); World Voices Organisation, and ACA (Audiobook Creators Alliance).

Authors live with their manuscript for many months before it is published, and each book goes through numerous drafts, edits, and rewrites. Each author has a voice in their head as they write, an aural picture of how the narrative should develop, what atmosphere should be created and of who each character is. When an author (or their publisher) hands over a manuscript to me – a complete stranger – they trust me to stay faithful to their intent, while bringing their story, and the people within it to life. It’s a huge responsibility and one that I take very seriously.

I suspect that for the author, taking your manuscript into audio feels a little like handing your new baby over to a child minder for the first time and wondering whether you’ll recognise him when he is handed back to you!

I hope I do justice to the writing of all the authors I narrate. I share their laughter and their tears and always feel a sense of sadness when I finish a book and have to say goodbye to the people in it. It is an enormous honour and privilege to be chosen to narrate an audiobook, and I am immensely grateful to all the wonderful writers and publishers I work with for allowing me to share in their creations.

Featured audiobooks

Audiobook back catalogue

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Helen Lloyd Audiobook Back Catalogue

Epic FantasyThe Amber CitadelFreda WarringtonAudible StudiosSolo Narration
Epic FantasyThe Sapphire ThoneFreda WarringtonAudible StudiosSolo Narration
Epic FantasyThe Obsidian TowerFreda WarringtonAudible StudiosSolo Narration
Historical Fiction Homefires and SpitfiresDaisy StylesPenguin Random House UKSolo Narration
Historical Fiction The Wartime MidwivesDaisy StylesPenguin Random House UKSolo Narration
Historical Fiction Christmas With the Bomb GirlsDaisy StylesLamplight AudioSolo Narration
Historical Fiction Bosnian ChronicleIvo AndrichAudible StudiosSolo Narration
Historical Fiction ‘A Want of Kindness – A History of Queen Anne’ by Joanne Limburg (Lamplight Audio)Joanne LimburgLamplight AudioSolo Narration
Historical Fiction The Wedding GirlsKate ThompsonLamplight AudioSolo Narration
Historical Fiction ‘The Safest Place in London’ by Maggie Joel (Wavesound Audio Australia)Maggie JoelWavesound AudioSolo Narration
Historical Fiction Lady Osbaldestone’s Plum PuddingsStephanie LaurensBlackstone PublishingSolo Narration
Historical Fiction Lady Osbaldestone and The Missing Christmas CarolsStephanie LaurensBlackstone AudioSolo NarrationWINNER One Voice Awards BEST FICTION AUDIOBOOK PERFORMANCE 2019
Historical Fiction Lady Osbaldestone’s Christmas Intrigue Stephanie Laurens Blackstone PublishingSolo Narration
Literary & Contemporary FictionMeet Me At The MuseumAnne YoungsonPenguin Random House UKTina (dual narration)REVIEW LINK
Literary & Contemporary FictionThe Lost Girls of DevonBarbara O’NeilBrilliance AudioLillian (multi-voice)Earphones AwardREVIEW LINK
Literary & Contemporary FictionThe Summer House PartyCaro FraserLamplightSolo Narration
Literary & Contemporary FictionAbout Last NightCatherine AlliotW F HowesSolo Narration
Literary & Contemporary FictionThe Orphan of Salt WindsElizabeth BrooksBrilliance AudioSolo NarrationREVIEW LINK
Literary & Contemporary FictionOwl Song At DawnEmma Claire SweeneyW F HowesSolo Narration
Literary & Contemporary FictionComing HomeFern BrittonHarper AudioSolo Narration
Literary & Contemporary FictionHow The Penguins Saved VeronicaHazel PriorPenguin Random House USVeronica (multi-voice)REVIEW LINK
Literary & Contemporary FictionBosnian ChronicleIvo AndricAudible StudiosSolo Narration
Literary & Contemporary FictionSanditonJane Austen & Juliet ShapiroAudible StudiosSolo Narration
Literary & Contemporary FictionSorry For The DeadNicola UpsonBlackstone PublishingSolo NarrationREVIEW LINK
Literary & Contemporary FictionThe Stranger She KnewRosalind StoppsHarper AudioSolo NarrationNominated – Best Fiction Audiobook 2020
Literary & Contemporary FictionA Year In The ChateauSarah LongBonnier BooksSolo Narration
Literary & Contemporary FictionWhen I Was OtherwiseStephen BenetarAudible StudiosSolo Narration
Non-FictionWhen Panic AttacksAinie TrubrudyBolinda AudioSolo Narration
Non-FictionPassionate Spirit – A Biography of Alma MahlerCate HasteHachette Audio (US)Solo Narration
Non-FictionBut My Brain Had Other IdeasDeb BrandonShe Writes BooksSolo NarrationNOMINATED Best Non-Fiction Audiobook Performance OVA 2019. NOMINATED Best Biographical Audiobook SOVAS Awards 2019REVIEW LINK
Non-FictionJung – An Introducion to His PsychologyFreida ForedhamUkemi AudiobooksSolo Narration
Non-FictionMI9 – A History of the Secret Service for Escape and Evasion in WW2Helen FryBlackstoneSolo Narration
Non-FictionThe Bomb Girls – Britain’s Secret ArmyJacky HyamsBonnier BooksSolo Narration
Non-FictionThe Gut MakeoverJeannette HydeAudible StudiosSolo NarrationNominated Best Non-Fiction Audiobook Performance OVA 2018
Non-FictionLife In The GardenPenelope Lively Penguin Random HouseSolo NarrationREVIEW LINK
Non-FictionSaying Yes to LifeRuth Valero Ladbroke AudioSolo Narration
Regency RomanceA Regency CharadeElizabeth MansfieldAudible StudiosSolo Narration
Regency RomanceAn Affair with A Notorious HeiressLorraine HeathHarper AudioSolo NarrationREVIEW LINK
Regency RomanceWhen The Duke Was WickedLorraine HeathHarper AudioSolo Narration
Regency RomanceThe Duke and The Lady in RedLorraine HeathHarper AudioSolo NarrationREVIEW LINK
Regency RomanceOnce More My Darling RogueLorraine HeathHarper AudioSolo Narration
Regency RomanceThe Viscount and The VixenLorraine HeathHarper AudioSolo NarrationREVIEW LINK
Regency RomanceFalling Into Bed With a DukeLorraine HeathHarper AudioSolo Narration
Regency RomanceForever My DukeOlivia DrakeDreamscapeSolo Narration
Regency RomanceThe Duke I Once KnewOlivia DrakeDreamscapeSolo Narration
Short StoriesWonderland AnthologyAnthologyBlackstoneSix Impossible Things
Short StoriesCursedAnthologyBlackstoneListen
Short StoriesMore Deadly Than The MaleAnthologyBlackstoneThe Beckside Boggle etc.
Short StoriesExit WoundsAnthologyBlackstoneLebensraum
Short StoriesTwo Worlds and In BetweenCaitlin R KiernanBlackstoneEmptiness Spoke Eloquent
Short StoriesThe Complete Dickens ChristmasCharles DickensRaconteurs AudioThe Cricket on The Hearth
Short StoriesThe Books of Blood Volume 4Clive BarkerCrossroad PressDown Satan
Short StoriesShort Stories Volume 1H.G. WellsRaconteurs AudioMiss Winchelsea’s HeartEarphones Award June 2020. Listed in best audiobook releases June 2020REVIEW LINK
Short StoriesShort Stories Volume 2H.G. WellsRaconteurs AudioThe Purple Pileus
Thrillers, Mystery, NoirWidow’s WreathCynthia RiggsBlackstone PublishingSolo Narration
Thrillers, Mystery, NoirThe Scent of DangerFiona BuckleyBlackstone PublishingSolo Narration
Thrillers, Mystery, NoirThe Shadow Of DeathJane WillanBlackstone PublishingSolo Narration
Thrillers, Mystery, NoirThe Hour Of DeathJane WillanBlackstone PublishingSolo Narration
Thrillers, Mystery, NoirAfter I’ve GoneLinda GreenAVID thrillerPlaying Angela
Thrillers, Mystery, NoirThe Night VisitorLucy AtkinsQuercusPlaying Vivian
Thrillers, Mystery, NoirPlease Do Feed The CatMarion BabsonBlackstone PublishingSolo Narration
Thrillers, Mystery, NoirSorry For The DeadNicola UpsonBlackstone Publishing USSolo NarrationREVIEW LINK
Thrillers, Mystery, NoirThe House on Bellevue GardensRachel HoreWhole Story AudioSolo Narration
Thrillers, Mystery, NoirThe Ferry GirlsRosie ArcherQuercus AudioSolo Narration
Thrillers, Mystery, NoirPatient FurySarah WardWhole Story AudioSolo Narration
Children’s StoriesLittle FoxEdward Van De Vendel & Marie TolmanDreamscapeSolo narration
Children’s StoriesBelle Takes FlightKaty McCullockDisney AudioSolo narration