2016 Audie Award Finalists Announced
The Audio Publishers Association (APA) has announced finalists for the 21st annual Audie Awards® competition, which recognizes distinction in audiobooks and spoken word entertainment. Winners will be revealed at the Audies Gala on May 11, 2016, at the Adler Planetarium in Chicago. Comedian, author, and commentator Paula Poundstone will emcee the event.
For 2016 three new awards have been added: Industry Awards for Excellence in Design, Marketing, and Production. Finalists for these new categories and for Audiobook of the Year will be announced in March. Here is just a highlight.
Deaver, Jeffrey. The Starling Project. Narrated by Alfred Molina & a full cast, published by Audible Studios.
Fitzek, Sebastian. Amok. Narrated by a full cast, published by Audible Studios.
Gaiman, Neil. The Sleeper and the Spindle. Narrated by Julian Rhind-Tutt, Lara Pulver, Niamh Walsh, Adjoa Andoh, Peter Forbes, John Sessions, & Michael Maloney, published by HarperAudio.
Kipling, Rudyard. Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book: The Mowgli Stories. Narrated by a full cast, published by Audible Studios.
Olivier, Charles. Christmas Eve, 1914. Narrated by a full cast, published by Audible Studios.
Bernanke, Ben S. The Courage to Act: A Memoir of a Crisis and Its Aftermath. Narrated by Grover Gardner, published by Brilliance Audio.
Crichton, Michael. Travels. Narrated by Christopher Lane, published by Brilliance Audio.
Mulgrew, Kate. Born with Teeth. Narrated by Kate Mulgrew, published by Hachette Audio.
Pistorius, Martin. Ghost Boy. Narrated by Simon Bubb, published by Thomas Nelson/HarperAudio.
Short, Martin. I Must Say. Narrated by Martin Short, published by HarperAudio.
Van Dyke, Dick. Keep Moving. Narrated by Dick Van Dyke, published by Blackstone Audio.
BEST FEMALE NARRATOR
Bray, Libba. Lair of Dreams. Narrated by January LaVoy, published by Listening Library/Penguin Random House Audio.
Diamant, Anita. The Boston Girl. Narrated by Linda Lavin, published by S. & S. Audio.
Hannah, Kristin. The Nightingale. Narrated by Polly Stone, published by Macmillan Audio.
Meyer, L.A. Wild Rover No More. Narrated by Katherine Kellgren, published by Listen & Live
Oates, Joyce Carol. The Lost Landscape. Narrated by Cassandra Campbell, published by
Trigiani, Adriana. All the Stars in Heaven. Narrated by Blair Brown, published by HarperAudio.
BEST MALE NARRATOR
Crichton, Michael. Jurassic Park. Narrated by Scott Brick, published by Brilliance Audio.
King, Stephen. Finders Keepers. Narrated by Will Patton, published by S. & S. Audio.
Larson, Erik. Dead Wake. Narrated by Scott Brick, published by Books on Tape/Penguin Random House Audio.
Silva, Daniel. The English Spy. Narrated by George Guidall, published by HarperAudio
Various. Classic Love Poems. Narrated by Richard Armitage, published by Audible Studios.
Vonnegut, Kurt. Breakfast of Champions. Narrated by John Malkovich, published by Audible Studios.
Dhawan, Erica & Saj-nicole Joni. Get Big Things Done, The Power of Connectional Intelligence. Narrated by Christina Moore, published by Recorded Books.
Goulston, Mark. Talk to Crazy. Narrated by L.J. Ganser, published by Audible Studios.
Grazer, Brian with Charles Fishman. A Curious Mind. Narrated by Norbert Leo Butz, published by S. & S. Audio.
Harvey, Steve. Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man, Expanded Edition. Narrated by Mike Hodge, published by HarperAudio
Strahan, Michael & Veronica Chambers. Wake Up Happy: The Dream Big, Win Big Guide to Transforming Your Life. Narrated by Michael Strahan, published by S. & S. Audio.
Explore the 2016 Audie Award Finalists with sound clips and reviews here.