Bahni Turpin

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Bahni Turpin is an American stage and screen actor known for her roles in Malcolm X and Coldcase Files and an award-winning audiobook narrator.[1] Her audiobooks appear regularly on Amazon’s monthly top ten list. Her audiobook career includes some of the most popular and critically acclaimed books[2] in recent years including The Help, The Hate U Give [3] and Children of Blood and Bone. She has narrated over 70 titles.

Turpin was born in 1962 in Pontiac, Michigan.


  • House of Rougeaux "Actor Turpin’s skill with a vast array of accents brings the characters of Jaeckel’s multigenerational novel to life. …Turpin’s multifaceted performance enhances this rich tapestry of a novel."[4]
  • The Hate U Give: Turpin’s remarkable sensitivity carries this performance to the ranks of greatness.[5]



  1. ^ Jones Benson, Jenan. "Spotlight on Bahni Turpin". Audiofile.
  2. ^ "Review: There's a good reason this narrator has been nominated for her audio book storytelling". newsobserver. Retrieved 2018-12-21.
  3. ^ Manes, Yvette. "16 of best young-adult audiobooks for people who are still young at heart". INSIDER. Retrieved 2018-12-21.
  4. ^ "Audio Book Review: House of Rougeaux by Jenny Jaeckel, read by Bahni Turpin. Raincloud, , unabridged, 10 CDs, 9.5 hrs., $34.99 ISBN 978-1-941203-30-9". Retrieved 2018-10-18.
  5. ^ "Audio Book Review: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas, read by Bahni Turpin. HarperAudio, , unabridged, digital download, 11.5 hrs., $24.99 ISBN 978-0-06-267708-2". Retrieved 2018-10-18.
  6. ^ "The Best Audiobooks of 2016". Retrieved 2018-10-18.
  7. ^ "2018 Newbery and Caldecott Medal Winners Announced at ALA Midwinter". Publishing Perspectives. 2018-02-13. Retrieved 2018-10-18.