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Looking for a Good Ear Read? Try These Audie Award Finalists for 2017

The Audie Awards, sponsored by the Audio Publishers Association (APA),  recognize distinction in audiobooks and spoken word entertainment.

Audio Awards finalists for 2017, the 22nd year of the Audies Awards, have been named in 26 categories. We have included some of the nominee catagories here, but for a full list please see the Audies website.

If you are looking to get lost in a good book, then try some of these 2017 Audie nominated ear reads.  

Good Stories + Engaging Narrators = Excellent "Reading" Experiences.  So #ListenFreely

AUTOBIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR

Around the Way Girl written and narrated by Taraji P. Henson.  Available as Book on CD and via OverDrive.

Buffering: Unshared Tales of a Life Fully Loaded by Hannah Hart, narrated by Hannah Hart and Judy Young. Available via OverDrive.

The Greatest: My Own Story by Muhammad Ali with Richard Durham, narrated by Dion Graham.*

The Rainbow Comes and Goes written and narrated by Anderson Cooper and Gloria Vanderbilt. Available via OverDrive.

When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi; Foreword by Abraham Verghese, narrated by Sunil Malhotra and Cassandra Campbell. Available via OverDrive

BEST FEMALE NARRATOR

Another Brooklyn: A Novel by Jacqueline Woodson, narrated by Robin Miles. Available as Book on CD and via OverDrive.

Be Frank with Me by Julia Claiborne Johnson, narrated by Tavia Gilbert. Available via OverDrive.

The Little Red Chairs by Edna O'Brien, narrated by Juliet Stevenson. Available as Book on CD and via OverDrive.

The Turn of the Screw by Henry James, narrated by Emma Thompson.*

The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead, narrated by Bahni Turpin. Available as a Book on CD and via OverDrive.

BEST MALE NARRATOR

Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff by Pappy Pariah, narrated by Sean Penn.*

End of Watch by Stephen King, narrated by Will Patton. Available as Book on CD and via OverDrive.

Jerusalem by Alan Moore, narrated by Simon Vance.*

The Last Tribe by Brad Manuel, narrated by Scott Brick.*

The Purloined Poodle by Kevin Hearne, narrated by Luke Daniels.*

Underground Airlines by Ben H. Winters, narrated by William DeMeritt. Available via OverDrive.

BUSINESS/PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

Capital Offenses: Business Crime and Punishment in America's Corporate Age by Samuel W. Buell, narrated by LJ Ganser.*

Humans Need Not Apply by Jerry Kaplan, narrated by John Pruden, published by Tantor Media. Available via hoopla.

Shrill written and narrated by Lindy West. Available via OverDrive.

The Storyteller’s Secret written and narrated by Carmine Gallo.*

Trekonomics: The Economics of Star Trek by Manu Saadia, narrated by Oliver Wyman.*

FANTASY

The Bands of Mourning by Brandon Sanderson, narrated by Michael Kramer.

The Black Prism by Brent Weeks, narrated by Simon Vance. Available via OverDrive and hoopla

The Everything Box by Richard Kadrey, narrated by Oliver Wyman.

The Hike by Drew Magary, narrated by Christopher Lane.*

League of Dragons by Naomi Novik, narrated by Simon Vance. Available via OverDrive and hoopla

FICTION

America’s First Daughter by Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie, narrated by Cassandra Campbell. Available via OverDrive.

Darktown by Thomas Mullen, narrated by Andre Holland. Available via OverDrive.

End of Watch by Stephen King, narrated by Will Patton. Available as Book on CD and via OverDrive.

Julian Fellowes’s Belgravia by Julian Fellowes, narrated by Juliet Stevenson.

Sister of Mine by Sabra Waldfogel, narrated by Bahni Turpin.*

HISTORY/BIOGRAPHY

In Harm's Way: The Sinking of the U.S.S. Indianapolis and the Extraordinary Story of Its Survivors by Doug Stanton, narrated by Mark Boyett.*

Paul McCartney: The Life by Philip Norman, narrated by Jonathan Keeble.

 A Time to Die by Robert Moore, narrated by Pete Cross.*

Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution by Nathaniel Philbrick, narrated by Scott Brick. Available as Book on CD and via OverDrive.

The Year of Lear by James Shapiro, narrated by Robert Fass.*

HUMOR

The Bassoon King: My Life in Art, Faith, and Idiocy written and narrated by Rainn Wilson.*

Black Man, White House: An Oral History of the Obama Years by D.L. Hughley, narrated by Keith Szarabajka, John Reynolds, Fran Tunno, Cherise Boothe, Dan Woren, P.J. Ochlan, Gregory Itzin, Paula Jai Parker-Martin, Mia Barron, Ron Butler, and James Shippy. Available via OverDrive.

I’m Judging You written and narrated by Luvvie Ajayi. Available via OverDrive.

Life and Other Near Death Experiences by Camille Pagán, narrated by Amy McFadden.*

You Can’t Touch My Hair: And Other Things I Still Have to Explain by Phoebe Robinson; Foreword by Jessica Williams, narrated by Phoebe Robinson. Available via OverDrive.

LITERARY FICTION & CLASSICS

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, narrated by Scarlett Johansson.*

Another Brooklyn: A Novel by Jacqueline Woodson, narrated by Robin Miles. Available as Book on CD and via OverDrive.

David Copperfield by Charles Dickens, narrated by Richard Armitage.*

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi, narrated by Dominic Hoffman. Available as Book on CD and via OverDrive.

LaRose written and narrated by Louise Erdrich. Available as Book on CD, Playaway, and via OverDrive.

The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead, narrated by Bahni Turpin. Available as a Book on CD and via OverDrive

MYSTERY

Crimson Shore by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child, narrated by Rene Auberjonois.  Available as Book on CD, Playaway and via OverDrive.

The Crossing by Michael Connelly, narrated by Titus Welliver. Available as Book on CD and via OverDrive.

A Great Reckoning by Louise Penny, narrated by Robert Bathurst.

The Heavens May Fall by Allen Eskens, narrated by R.C. Bray, David Colacci and Amy McFadden. Available via hoopla.

IQ by Joe Ide, narrated by Sullivan Jones. Available via OverDrive.

NARRATION BY THE AUTHOR or AUTHORS

Dear Mr. You written and narrated by Mary-Louise Parker.*

The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo written and narrated by Amy Schumer. Available as Book on CD and via OverDrive

In Such Good Company: Eleven Years of Laughter, Mayhem, and Fun in the Sandbox written and narrated by Carol Burnett. Available as Book on CD and via OverDrive

LaRose by Louise Erdrich, written and narrated by Louise Erdrich. Available as Book on CD, Playaway, and via OverDrive.

A Life in Parts written and narrated by Bryan Cranston. Available via OverDrive.

The View from the Cheap Seats written and narrated by Neil Gaiman. Available as Book on CD and via OverDrive.

NON-FICTION

Adnan’s Story written and narrated by Rabia Chaudry.*

Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond, narrated by Dion Graham.*

The Gene by Siddhartha Mukherjee, narrated by Dennis Boutsikaris. Available as Book on CD and via OverDrive.

Hillbilly Elegy written and narrated by J.D. Vance. Available via OverDrive.

A Million Years in a Day by Greg Jenner, narrated by Matthew Lloyd Davies.*

Words on the Move: Why English Won't - and Can't - Sit Still (Like, Literally) written and narrated by John McWhorter.*   

THRILLER/SUSPENSE

Cross Justice by James Patterson, narrated by Ruben Santiago Hudson and Jefferson Mays. Available as Book on CD and Playaway.

The Fall of Moscow Station by Mark Henshaw, narrated by Eric G. Dove. Available via hoopla.

Hidden Bodies by Caroline Kepnes, narrated by Santino Fontana.*

Home by Harlan Coben, narrated by Steven Weber.

The Short Drop by Matthew FitzSimmons, narrated by James Patrick Cronin.*

* indicates that this title (in this audiobook format) is not currently in the Richland Library collection. 


Around the Way Girl: A Memoir by Taraji P. Henson
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End of Watch: A Novel by Stephen King
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Julian Fellowes's Belgravia by Julian Fellowes
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Paul McCartney: The Life by Philip Norman
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Homegoing: A novel by Yaa Gyasi
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LaRose: A Novel by Louise Erdrich
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Crimson Shore by Douglas Preston
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The Crossing by Michael Connelly
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Amazon Says: Winner of the 2017 Grammy for Best Spoken Word Album Comedy legend Carol Burnett tells the hilarious behind-the-scenes story of her iconic weekly variety series, The C more...
Amazon Says: Winner of the 2017 Grammy for Best Spoken Word Album Comedy legend Carol Burnett tells the hilarious behind-the-scenes story of her iconic weekly variety series, The Carol Burnett Show.   Who but Carol Burnett herself has the timing, talent, and wit to pull back the curtain on the Emmy-Award winning show that made television history for eleven glorious seasons? In Such Good Company delves into little-known stories of the guests, sketches and antics that made the show legendary, as well as some favorite tales too good not to relive again. Carol lays it all out for us, from the show’s original conception to its evolution into one of the most beloved primetime programs of its generation. Written with all the charm and humor fans expect from a masterful entertainer like Carol Burnett, In Such Good Company skillfully highlights the elements that made the show so successful in a competitive period when TV variety shows ruled the air waves. Putting the spotlight on everyone from her talented costars to her amazing guest stars—the most celebrated and popular entertainers of their day—Carol crafts a lively portrait of the talent and creativity that went into every episode. Here are all the topics readers want to know more about, including:  • how the show almost didn’t air due to the misgivings of certain CBS vice presidents;  • how she discovered and hired Harvey Korman, Vicki Lawrence, Lyle Waggoner, and Tim Conway;  • anecdotes about guest stars and her close freindships with many of them, including Lucille Ball, Roddy Mcdowell, Jim Nabors, Bernadette Peters, Betty Grable, Steve Lawrence, Eydie Gorme, Gloria Swanson, Rita Hayworth, and Betty White;  • the people behind the scenes from Bob Mackie, her costume designer and partner in crime, to the wickedly funny cameraman who became a fixture during the show’s opening Q&A;  • and Carol's takes on her favorite sketches and the unpredictable moments that took both the cast and viewers by surprise. This audiobook is Carol's love letter to a golden era in television history through the lens of her brilliant show which won no less than 25 Emmy Awards! Get the best seat in the house as she reminisces about the outrageous tales that made working on the show as much fun as watching it. Includes cast interviews, a conversation with Dick Cavett, and much more! less...
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Amazon Says: An enthralling collection of nonfiction pieces on myriad topics—from art and artists to dreams, myths, and memories to comics, films, and literature—observed in award-winn more...
Amazon Says: An enthralling collection of nonfiction pieces on myriad topics—from art and artists to dreams, myths, and memories to comics, films, and literature—observed in award-winning, #1 New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman’s probing, amusing, and distinctive style.As Neil explains, “This book is not ‘the complete nonfiction of Neil Gaiman.’ It is, instead, a motley bunch of speeches and articles, introductions and essays. Some of them are serious and some of them are frivolous and some of them are earnest and some of them I wrote to try and make people listen.”Illuminating and incisive, witty and wise, The View from the Cheap Seats explores some of the issues, subjects, and people that matter most to Neil Gaiman—and offers a unique glimpse into the mind of one of the most beloved and influential writers of our time. less...
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Cross Justice by James Patterson
Amazon Says: The toughest cases hit closest to home. Alex Cross left his hometown, and some awful family tragedies, for a better life with Nana Mama in Washington, DC. He hasn't looked more...
Amazon Says: The toughest cases hit closest to home. Alex Cross left his hometown, and some awful family tragedies, for a better life with Nana Mama in Washington, DC. He hasn't looked back. Now his cousin Stefan has been accused of a horrible, unthinkable murder, and Cross drives south with Bree, Nana Mama, Jannie, and Ali to Starksville, North Carolina, for the first time in thirty-five years. Back home, he discovers a once proud community down on its luck, and local residents who don't welcome him with open arms. As Cross steps into his family home, the horrors of his childhood flood back--and he learns that they're not really over. He brings all his skill to finding out the truth about his cousin's case. But truth is hard to come by in a town where no one feels safe to speak. Chasing his ghosts takes Cross all the way down to the sugarcane fields of Florida, where he gets pulled into a case that has local cops needing his kind of expertise: a string of socialite murders with ever more grisly settings. He's chasing too many loose ends--a brutal killer, the truth about his own past, and justice for his cousin--and any one of the answers might be fatal. In Cross Justice, Alex Cross confronts the deadliest--and most personal--case of his career. It's a propulsive, edge-of-your-seat thrill ride that proves you can go home again--but it just might kill you. less...
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Home by Harlan Coben
Amazon Says: Ten years after the high-profile kidnapping of two young boys, only one returns home in Harlan Coben’s next gripping thriller.A decade ago, kidnappers grabbed two boy more...
Amazon Says: Ten years after the high-profile kidnapping of two young boys, only one returns home in Harlan Coben’s next gripping thriller.A decade ago, kidnappers grabbed two boys from wealthy families and demanded ransom, then went silent. No trace of the boys ever surfaced. For ten years their families have been left with nothing but painful memories and a quiet desperation for the day that has finally, miraculously arrived: Myron Bolitar and his friend Win believe they have located one of the boys, now a teenager. Where has he been for ten years, and what does he know about the day, more than half a life ago, when he was taken? And most critically: What can he tell Myron and Win about the fate of his missing friend? Drawing on his singular talent, Harlan Coben delivers an explosive and deeply moving thriller about friendship, family, and the meaning of home. less...
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