Audiobook Month Audies Giveaway: Narration by Author or Authors

This giveaway has now ended. Congratulations, Erin!

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 Narration by Author or Authors.

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 author was awarded the prize or if you would have given it to someone else.

The contest will remain open until July 3 at noon EDT, at which point a winner will be chosen at random. One entry per person, please.

janis1 Audiobook Month Audies Giveaway: Narration by Author or AuthorsThe winner:
Janis Ian
Read by Janis Ian (Audible, Inc.)

The nominees:
Ayad Akhtar
Read by Ayad Akhtar (Hachette Audio)

Baratunde Thurston
Read by Baratunde Thurston (Harper Audio)

Marcus Samuelsson
Read by Marcus Samuelsson (Random House Audio)

Molly Ringwald
Read by Molly Ringwald (Harper Audio)

Andy Cohen
Read by Andy Cohen (Macmillan Audio)

Stephanie Klose About Stephanie Klose

Stephanie Klose (, @sklose on Twitter) is Media Editor, Library Journal.


  1. Erin Cataldi says:

    While I do think the winner was well deserved and eloquent, I have a soft spot for Molly Ringwald. If there were a second place I would have definitely given it to her. I was happy that she chose to narrate her audiobook, it definitely gives it the right depth, plus she has an amazing voice.

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