Audiobook Month Audies Giveaway: Multi-Voiced Performance

Edited to add: This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations, JP!

June is Audiobook Month! To celebrate, LJ and audiobook publishers are giving away the nominated books in eight Audie Awards categories, including the Audie for Multi-Voiced Performance.

To enter the giveaway for all of the audiobooks listed below (on CD or as digital files—your choice, though some titles may be available only as one or the other), listen to the clips and leave a comment below telling us if you think the right audiobook was awarded the prize or if you would have given it to another title.

The contest will remain open until June 21 at noon EDT, at which point a winner will be chosen at random. One entry per person, please.

dracula Audiobook Month Audies Giveaway: Multi Voiced PerformanceThe winner:
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.)

The nominees:
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.)

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Comments

  1. Jessi Brown says:

    I think they made the right choice with Dracula.

  2. Kathryn says:

    As much as it pains me to go against anything with Neil Gaiman’s voice in it, Dracula is so well-suited to a multi-voice performance! The great variety of different types of texts used to tell the story would be lost, I think, with a single narrator.

  3. Stephanie Bange says:

    How could it be anything but Dracula, given the stellar cast reading? Powerhouse readers
    Katherine Kellgren, Tim Curry and Simon Vance — wow ! wow! wow! A very old-world sound and cadence. A real winner.

  4. JP says:

    Agreed, Neil Gaiman as a “guest” reader is pretty special, and I’m glad to hear about this recording. I still vote for Dracula. Alan Cumming is MacBeth on Broadway now too so add him to the powerhouse roster.

  5. Alan Stewart says:

    Based on my knowledge of the narrators plus what I could pick up from the samples (they didn’t all feature a full range of voices) I think “Dracula” probably deserved the award.

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