Audie Award Finalists Announced

The Audio Publishers Association (APA) has announced the finalists for the 2013 Audie Awards, which recognize excellence in audiobooks and spoken word entertainment. A selection of categories are below; the complete list can be found on the Audies site.

Audiobook of the Year

obama Audie Award Finalists AnnouncedAMERICAN GROWN
Michelle Obama
Read by Michelle Obama, Jim Adams, Charlie Brandts, Christeta Comerford, Sam Kass, Bill Yosses, and a Full Cast (Random House Audio/ Books on Tape
)
BEAUTIFUL RUINS
Jess Walter
Read by Edoardo Ballerini (Harper Audio/ Recorded Books
)
THE END OF THE AFFAIR
Graham Greene
Read by Colin Firth (Audible, Inc.
)
KILLING KENNEDY
Bill O’Reilly, Martin Dugard
Read by Bill O’Reilly (Macmillan Audio
)

Distinguished Achievement in Production

DRACULA
Bram Stoker
Read by Alan Cumming, Tim Curry, Simon Vance, Katherine Kellgren, Susan Duerden, John Lee, Graeme Malcolm, Steven Crossley, Simon Prebble, James Adams (Audible, Inc.
)
SHADOW SHOW
Sam Weller, Mort Castle [Eds.]
Read by F. Murray Abraham, Neil Gaiman, Kate Mulgrew, George Takei, and a Full Cast (Harper Audio
)
SOCIETY’S CHILD
Janis Ian
Read by Janis Ian (Audible, Inc./ Brilliance Audio
)
WE ARE AMERICA
Walter Dean Myers
Read by Macleod Andrews, Olivia DuFord, Dion Graham, Lizann Mitchell, Christopher Myers, Walter Dean Myers, Johanna Parker, Adriana Sananes, Kaipo Schwab, et al. (Live Oak Media
)

Fiction

A RAGE IN HARLEM
Chester Himes
Read by Samuel L. Jackson (Audible, Inc.)
ruins Audie Award Finalists AnnouncedBEAUTIFUL RUINS
Jess Walter
Read by Edoardo Ballerini (Harper Audio)
THE HANDMAID’S TALE
Margaret Atwood
Read by Claire Danes (Audible, Inc.)
THE BARTENDER’S TALE
Ivan Doig
Read by David Aaron Baker (Recorded Books)
SPEAKS THE NIGHTBIRD
Robert McCammon
Read by Edoardo Ballerini (Audible, Inc.)

History

DA VINCI’S GHOST
Toby Lester
Read by Stephen Hoye (Tantor Media)
SEASON OF THE WITCH
David Talbot
Read by Arthur Morey (Brilliance Audio)
L.A. NOIR
John Buntin
Read by Kirby Heyborne (Tantor Media)
TWELVE DESPERATE MILES
Tim Brady
Read by Joe Barrett (AudioGO)
THE WRECKING CREW
Kent Harman
Read by Dan John Miller (Tantor Media)

PACIFIC CRUCIBLE
Ian W. Toll
Read by Grover Gardner (Audible, Inc.)

Humor

lawson Audie Award Finalists AnnouncedLET’S PRETEND THIS NEVER HAPPENED
Jenny Lawson
Read by Jenny Lawson (Penguin Audio)
AMERICA AGAIN
Stephen Colbert
Read by Stephen Colbert and Cast (Hachette Audio)
THE CURSING MOMMY’S BOOK OF DAYS
Ian Frazier
Read by Cynthia Nixon (Macmillan Audio)
I SUCK AT GIRLS
Justin Halpern
Read by Sean Schemmel (Harper Audio)
ME THE PEOPLE
Kevin Bleyer
Read by Kevin Bleyer (Random House Audio)

Inspirational/Faith-Based Fiction

THE GOOD DREAM
Donna VanLiere
Read by Donna VanLiere (Macmillan Audio)
TOUCHING THE SKY
Tracie Peterson
Read by Renee Raudman (Brilliance Audio)
HIS LOVE ENDURES FOREVER
Beth Wiseman
Read by Kirsten Potter (ChristianAudio)
THE TAO OF POOH
Benjamin Hoff
Read by Simon Vance (Tantor Media)
COMING HOME
Karen Kingsbury
Read by Stefan Rudnicki, Gabrielle de Cuir (Zondervan)

Literary Fiction

REMEMBER BEN CLAYTON
Stephen Harrigan
Read by George Guidall (Recorded Books)
heft Audie Award Finalists AnnouncedHEFT
Liz Moore
Read by Kirby Heyborne, Keith Szarabajka (Blackstone Audiobooks)
BRING UP THE BODIES
Hilary Mantel
Read by Simon Vance (Macmillan Audio)

THE REMAINS OF THE DAY
Kazuo Ishiguro
Read by Simon Prebble (Tantor Media)
THE END OF THE AFFAIR
Graham Greene
Read by Colin Firth (Audible, Inc.)

Multi-Voiced Performance

SUDDENLY, A KNOCK ON THE DOOR
Etgar Keret
Read by Ira Glass, Josh Radnor, Jonathan Safran Foer, Willem Dafoe, Josh Charles, Neal Stephenson, George Saunders, Ben Foster, Mathieu Amalric, Aimee Bender, Miranda July, Ben Marcus, John Sayles, Gary Shteyngart, Stella Schnabel, Nathan Englander, Michael Chabon, et al. (Macmillan Audio)
THAT IS ALL
John Hodgman
Read by John Hodgman et al. (Penguin Audio)
THE PRIVILEGE OF THE SWORD
Ellen Kushner
Read by Ellen Kushner, Barbara Rosenblat, Felicia
Day, Joe Hurley, Katherine Kellgren, Nick Sullivan, Neil Gaiman
(Audible, Inc./ Neil Gaiman Presents/ SueMedia Productions)
OCTOBER MOURNING
Lesléa Newman
Read by Emily Beresford, Luke Daniels, Tom Parks, Nick Podehl, Kate Rudd, Christina Traister (Brilliance Audio/ Candlewick)
MY AWESOME-AWFUL POPULARITY PLAN
Seth Rudetsky
Read by Seth Rudetsky, Andrea Burns, Paul Castree, Jesse Tyler Ferguson et al. (Audible, Inc.)
DRACULA
Bram Stoker
Read by Alan Cumming, Tim Curry, Simon Vance, Katherine Kellgren, Susan Duerden,
John Lee, Graeme Malcolm, Steven Crossley, Simon Prebble, James Adams
(Audible, Inc.)

Mystery

THE NIGHTMARE
Lars Kepler
Read by Mark Bramhall (Macmillan Audio)
penny Audie Award Finalists AnnouncedTHE BEAUTIFUL MYSTERY
Louise Penny
Read by Ralph Cosham (Macmillan Audio)
AND WHEN SHE WAS GOOD
Laura Lippman
Read by Linda Emond (Harper Audio)
HUSH MONEY
Chuck Greaves
Read by Dan Butler (AudioGO)
THE GOOD THIEF’S GUIDE TO VEGAS
Chris Ewan
Read by Simon Vance (AudioGO)

Narration by the Author or Authors

AMERICAN DERVISH
Ayad Akhtar
Read by Ayad Akhtar (Hachette Audio)
HOW TO BE BLACK
Baratunde Thurston
Read by Baratunde Thurston (Harper Audio)
YES, CHEF
Marcus Samuelsson
Read by Marcus Samuelsson (Random House Audio)
SOCIETY’S CHILD
Janis Ian
Read by Janis Ian (Audible, Inc.)
WHEN IT HAPPENS TO YOU
Molly Ringwald
Read by Molly Ringwald (Harper Audio)
MOST TALKATIVE
Andy Cohen
Read by Andy Cohen (Macmillan Audio)

Nonfiction

THE CRISIS OF ZIONISM
Peter Beinart
Read by Lloyd James (Tantor Media)
 Audie Award Finalists AnnouncedBREASTS
Florence Williams
Read by Kate Reading (Tantor Media)
LOVE IS THE CURE
Elton John
Read by Elton John (Hachette Audio)
CEMETERY JOHN
Robert Zorn
Read by Sean Runnette (Tantor Media)
SEX AND GOD AT YALE
Nathan Harden
Read by Jack Hume (Audible, Inc.)

Paranormal

THE GREYFRIAR
Clay Griffith, Susan Griffith
Read by James Marsters (Buzzy Multimedia Publishing)
GUNMETAL MAGIC
Ilona Andrews
Read by Renee Raudman (Tantor Media)
MY LIFE AS A WHITE TRASH ZOMBIE
Diana Rowland
Read by Allison McLemore (Audible, Inc.)
SPELLBOUND
Larry Correia
Read by Bronson Pinchot (Audible, Inc.)
THE BRIDE WORE BLACK LEATHER
Simon R. Green
Read by Marc Vietor (Audible, Inc.)

Romance

THE WITNESS
Nora Roberts
Read by Julia Whelan (Brilliance Audio)
banks Audie Award Finalists AnnouncedNEVER SEDUCE A SCOT
Maya Banks
Read by Kirsten Potter (Tantor Media)
SCANDALOUS DESIRES
Elizabeth Hoyt
Read by Ashford MacNab (Hachette Audio)
THE MADNESS OF LORD IAN MACKENZIE
Jennifer Ashley
Read by Angela Dawe (Tantor Media)
DON’T CRY FOR ME
Sharon Sala
Read by Kathe Mazur (Audible, Inc./ Harlequin Enterprises Ltd.)

Science Fiction

PURE
Julianna Baggott
Read by Khristine Hvam, Joshua Swanson, Kevin T. Collins, Casey Holloway
THE AGE OF MIRACLES
Karen Thompson Walker
Read by Emily Janice Card (Random House Audio)
AGATHA H. AND THE CLOCKWORK PRINCESS
Phil Foglio, Kaja Foglio
Read by Angela Dawe (Brilliance Audio)
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Peter Clines
Read by Ray Porter (Audible, Inc.)
INVINCIBLE: THE LOST FLEET
Jack Campbell
Read by Christian Rummel (Audible, Inc.)

Solo Narration – Female

suitcase Audie Award Finalists AnnouncedTHE BOY IN THE SUITCASE
Lene Kaaberbøl, Agnete Friis
Read by Katherine Kellgren (AudioGO)
THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ
L. Frank Baum
Read by Anne Hathaway (Audible, Inc.)
THE UNSEEN GUEST
Maryrose Wood
Read by Katherine Kellgren (Harper Audio)
CALL THE MIDWIFE
Jennifer Worth
Read by Nicola Barber (HighBridge Audio)
JULIET IN AUGUST
Dianne Warren
Read by Cassandra Campbell (Tantor Media)

Solo Narration – Male

BEING THERE
Jerzy Kosinski
Read by Dustin Hoffman (Audible, Inc.)
THE ABSOLUTIST
John Boyne
Read by Michael Maloney (Tantor Media)
BEAUTIFUL RUINS
Jess Walter
Read by Edoardo Ballerini (Harper Audio)
THE END OF THE AFFAIR
Graham Greene
Read by Colin Firth (Audible, Inc.)
THE TAO OF POOH
Benjamin Hoff
Read by Simon Vance (Tantor Media)

Thriller/Suspense

chlk Audie Award Finalists AnnouncedTHE CHALK GIRL
Carol O’Connell
Read by Barbara Rosenblat (Recorded Books)
ODD APOCALYPSE
Dean Koontz
Read by David Aaron Baker (Brilliance Audio)
RED, WHITE, AND BLOOD
Christopher Farnsworth
Read by Bronson Pinchot (Blackstone Audiobooks)
RISE AGAIN
Ben Tripp
Read by Kirsten Potter (Tantor Media)
THE BOY IN THE SUITCASE
Lene Kaaberbøl, Agnete Friis
Read by Katherine Kellgren (AudioGO)

 

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