Jilly Bond

Jilly Bond studied English & drama at Bristol University. She has more than thirty years of experience acting on stage, for television and film, and for radio and audiobooks. When not acting or voice acting, she can be found teaching, directing, or producing. The critically acclaimed winner of two Earphones Awards, she has recorded more than a hundred audiobooks.

  • The Telling

    By Jo Baker

    Read by Jilly Bond

    The Telling is a ghost story about two women separated by almost two centuries, grappling with loss.

    "...Rachel... begins to hear voices and see shadows, she learns of previous inhabitant Elizabeth’s life, one surrounded by scandal. The listener easily becomes immersed in the tale...a unique ghost story " - Booklist

    Released September 1, 2015
    English, Unabridged

  • The Dark Lady's Mask

    By Mary Sharratt

    Read by Jilly Bond

    The story of England's first professional female poet and her love affair with William Shakespeare.

    "Listeners will be swept away...Bond's performance of this poetic audiobook is a marvel." - AudioFile

    Released April 15, 2016
    English, Unabridged

  • Root of the Tudor Rose

    By Mari Griffith

    Read by Jilly Bond

    The Secret Romance That Founded a Dynasty

    Catherine, Queen of England is forbidden to remarry and she is in love with a servant...

    "A stunning first novel...this new treatment of Catherine de Valois' story will be a delight to lovers of historical fiction." - Bernard Knight

    Released November 1, 2016
    English, Unabridged

  • Tess of the D'Urbervilles

    By Thomas Hardy

    Read by Jilly Bond

    A classic novel about class, love, and morality that masterfully questions social conventions

    "Hardy is possessed of the conviction that a novel is not a toy, nor an argument; it is a means of giving truthful if harsh and violent impressions of the lives of men and women... In every book three or four figures predominate, and stand up like lightning conductors to attract the force of the elements... In short, nobody can deny Hardy's power-the true novelist's power-to make us believe that his characters are fellow-beings driven by their own passions and idiosyncrasies, while they have-and this is the poet's gift--something symbolical about them which is common to us all." - Virginia Woolf

    Released November 21, 2017
    English, Unabridged

  • A Tale of Two Murders

    By Laura Thompson

    Read by Jilly Bond

    Guilt, Innocence, and the Execution of Edith Thompson

    A riveting account of the notorious Ilford murder

    “This historical true-crime story is brought to life through Bond’s narration.” - Booklist

    Released November 6, 2018
    English, Unabridged