Kevin R. Free — 2023 Golden Voice Narrator

Behind the Mic with AudioFile Magazine

31-05-2023 • 9 mins

Golden Voice narrators are the stars of the audiobook universe. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Robin Whitten are announcing the 2023 Golden Voice narrators, an accolade that honors those who have made significant contributions to the audiobook art form and celebrates the iconic skills they bring to their performances. Today Jo and Robin are celebrating Kevin R. Free, who has narrated more than 450 audiobooks since 2001, as well as being an actor, playwright, and an artistic director at regional theaters across the country. He narrates with an infectious energy, and his performances have earned him numerous Earphones Awards and Best Audiobook honors. Robin discusses a sample of his narration of DIZZY by Jonah Winter, which shows off Kevin’s brilliant sense of musicality and rhythm, and highlights his many other audiobooks, including Martha Wells’s beloved Murderbot Diaries series. Stay tuned for a conversation with Kevin here on Behind the Mic in July. Essential listening from Kevin R. Free: Martha Wells’s Murderbot Diaries series RHYME’S ROOMS by Brad Leithauser SO THIS IS EVER AFTER by F.T. Lukens THE LAST SLAVE SHIP by Ben Raines THE LATE AMERICANS by Brandon Taylor Discover more about all of our Golden Voice narrators and their latest audiobooks on our website. Support for AudioFile’s Behind the Mic podcast comes from Visit for three free audiobooks with a trial. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit