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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.

AUDIO DRAMA
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.

AUTOBIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
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
Audio.
Oates, Joyce Carol. The Lost Landscape. Narrated by Cassandra Campbell, published by
HarperAudio.
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.

BUSINESS/EDUCATIONAL
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


The Starling Project by Jeffery Deaver
Amazon Says: THE STARLING PROJECT won the 2016 Audie Award for Best Original Audiobook. An aborted raid targeting a major arms dealer. A hostage standoff at a bank that may not be what it more...
Amazon Says: THE STARLING PROJECT won the 2016 Audie Award for Best Original Audiobook. An aborted raid targeting a major arms dealer. A hostage standoff at a bank that may not be what it seems. A plot to spring a former African dictator from prison. What is the threat that connects them all? And just who is the mysterious mastermind, The Starling? From Mexico to Washington - from London to Marseille to Prague - war crimes investigator Harold Middleton and his team of Volunteers risk their lives to follow the trail of clues. But how can they stop The Starling - when he always seems one step ahead? With more than 80 speaking roles and state-of-the-art sound and music design, The Starling Project is an immersive listening experience written by Jeffery Deaver. The Starling Project has been nominated for two 2016 Audie Awards-in the Audio Drama and Original Work categories. less...
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The Nightingale: A Novel by Kristin Hannah
Amazon Says: In love we find out who we want to be. In war we find out who we are.FRANCE, 1939In the quiet village of Carriveau, Vianne Mauriac says goodbye to her husband, Antoine, as he more...
Amazon Says: In love we find out who we want to be. In war we find out who we are.FRANCE, 1939In the quiet village of Carriveau, Vianne Mauriac says goodbye to her husband, Antoine, as he heads for the Front. She doesn't believe that the Nazis will invade France...but invade they do, in droves of marching soldiers, in caravans of trucks and tanks, in planes that fill the skies and drop bombs upon the innocent. When a German captain requisitions Vianne's home, she and her daughter must live with the enemy or lose everything. Without food or money or hope, as danger escalates all around them, she is forced to make one impossible choice after another to keep her family alive.Vianne's sister, Isabelle, is a rebellious eighteen-year-old girl, searching for purpose with all the reckless passion of youth. While thousands of Parisians march into the unknown terrors of war, she meets Gäetan, a partisan who believes the French can fight the Nazis from within France, and she falls in love as only the young can...completely. But when he betrays her, Isabelle joins the Resistance and never looks back, risking her life time and again to save others.With courage, grace and powerful insight, bestselling author Kristin Hannah captures the epic panorama of WWII and illuminates an intimate part of history seldom seen: the women's war. The Nightingale tells the stories of two sisters, separated by years and experience, by ideals, passion and circumstance, each embarking on her own dangerous path toward survival, love, and freedom in German-occupied, war-torn France--a heartbreakingly beautiful novel that celebrates the resilience of the human spirit and the durability of women. It is a novel for everyone, a novel for a lifetime. less...
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Jurassic Park: A Novel by Michael Crichton
Amazon Says: #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the author of Timeline, Sphere, and Congo, this is the classic thriller of science run amok that took the world by storm.Nominated as more...
Amazon Says: #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the author of Timeline, Sphere, and Congo, this is the classic thriller of science run amok that took the world by storm.Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read“[Michael] Crichton’s dinosaurs are genuinely frightening.”—Chicago Sun-TimesAn astonishing technique for recovering and cloning dinosaur DNA has been discovered. Now humankind’s most thrilling fantasies have come true. Creatures extinct for eons roam Jurassic Park with their awesome presence and profound mystery, and all the world can visit them—for a price. Until something goes wrong. . . . In Jurassic Park, Michael Crichton taps all his mesmerizing talent and scientific brilliance to create his most electrifying technothriller.Praise for Jurassic Park “Wonderful . . . powerful.”—The Washington Post Book World“Frighteningly real . . . compelling . . . It’ll keep you riveted.”—The Detroit News “Full of suspense.”—The New York Times Book Review less...
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The English Spy CD by Daniel Silva
Amazon Says: She is an iconic member of the British Royal Family, beloved for her beauty and charitable works, resented by her former husband and his mother, the Queen of England. But when more...
Amazon Says: She is an iconic member of the British Royal Family, beloved for her beauty and charitable works, resented by her former husband and his mother, the Queen of England. But when a bomb explodes aboard her holiday yacht, British intelligence turns to one man to track down her killer: legendary spy and assassin Gabriel Allon.Gabriel's target is Eamon Quinn, a master bomb maker and mercenary of death who sells his services to the highest bidder. Fortunately Gabriel does not pursue him alone. At his side is Christopher Keller, a British commando turned professional assassin who knows Quinn's murderous handiwork all too well.And though he does not realize it, he is stalking an old enemy—a cabal of evil that wants nothing more than to see him dead. Gabriel will find it necessary to oblige them, for when a man is out for vengeance, death has its distinct advantages. . . less...
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