AudioFile - Find your next great audiobook
Get our Newsletter
blog post image
Narrator Kathleen Kim on THE APOLOGY

Narrator Kathleen Kim brings out the complexity and drama of Jimin Han's novel THE APOLOGY, a saga that crosses cultures through generations and extends into the afterlife. Kathleen shares how she got into character as 105-year-old Jeonga Cha. 

"I absolutely loved reading as 105-year-old Jeonga Cha because she is an incredibly strongly written character. She's super smart, suffers no fools, keeps her cards close to her chest, but can't help but but be somewhat, maybe more than somewhat, judgmental."—Narrator Kathleen Kim

by Jimin Han, read by Kathleen Kim
Hachette Audio
AudioFile Earphones Award

Kathleen Kim is the compelling voice of Jeonga Cha, a strong-willed woman who is haunted by decisions she made based on pride and her need to maintain her family’s honor. Generations later, as a ghost, Jeonga Cha must rectify the consequences of her actions. Kim’s Korean American accent provides an authenticity that immerses listeners in this novel. The wide range of emotions in her evocative narration deftly reveals Jeonga Cha’s evolving voices as a woman, daughter, mother, sister, and grandmother throughout the intersection of political and cultural divides during her lifetime.

Share This
More From Audiofile
blog post image
Celebrating Audiobooks of Pulitzer Prize Winners

Each May, the Pulitzer Prize Board awards outstanding achievement in journalism, letters, and music. Stamped with the image of Benjamin Franklin on one side and a printing press

blog post image
Narrator Eunice Wong on THE VERIFIERS

Narrator Eunice Wong tells AudioFile listeners about Jane Pek's THE VERIFIERS, a detective story, rom-com, and funny but piquant family drama all at once, and its scrappy,

The latest audiobook reviews, right in your inbox.

Get our FREE Newsletter and discover a world of audiobooks.


AudioFile Newsletter

Let us recommend your next great audiobook!

No algorithms here!
We pick great audiobooks for you.
Sign up for our free newsletter with audiobook love from AudioFile editors.

If you are already with us, thank you! Just click X above.


Thank you for signing up.



Thank you for contacting us!

Our group will review and follow up within 72 hours.
Thanks for your interest!

Back Home ×


Thank you for signing up!

Our group will review and follow up soon.

Back Home ×