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.

AUDIO DRAMA
618GzYzwy6L._SX258_BO1,204,203,200___1455048830_27899Deaver, 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.

EROTICA
Frank, Ella. Trust. Narrated by Shannon Gunn, published by Audible Studios.
Mason, Renea. Curing Doctor Vincent. Narrated by Noah Michael Levine & Erin deWard,
published by Renea Mason.
Reiss, CD. Beg Tease Submit. Narrated by Jo Raylan, published by Flip City Media.
Reiss, CD. Control Burn Resist. Narrated by Jo Raylan & Christian Fox, published by Flip City Media.
Wilder, Jasinda. Beta. Narrated by Summer Roberts & Tyler Donne, published by ACX/Seth Clarke.

FANTASY
61ghIRKXuSL._AA300___1455048901_24655Aaron, Rachel. Nice Dragons Finish Last. Narrated by Vikas Adam, published by Audible Studios.
Correia, Larry. Son of the Black Sword. Narrated by Tim Gerard Reynolds, published by Audible Studios.
Fuller, Brian K. Ascension. Narrated by Simon Vance, published by Podium Publishing.
Jemisin, N.K. The Fifth Season. Narrated by Robin Miles, published by Hachette Audio.
Robertson, Edward W. The Cycle of Arawn. Narrated by Tim Gerard Reynolds, published by Podium Publishing.

FICTION
Atkinson, Kate. A God in Ruins. Narrated by Alex Jennings, published by Hachette Audio.
Beatty, Paul. The Sellout. Narrated by Prentice Onayemi, published by Audible Studios.
Doig, Ivan. The Last Bus to Wisdom. Narrated by David Aaron Baker, published by Recorded Books.
Hannah, Kristin. The Nightingale. Narrated by Polly Stone, published by Macmillan Audio.
Stradal, J. Ryan. Kitchens of the Great Midwest. Narrated by Amy Ryan & Michael Stuhlbarg, published by Books on Tape/Penguin Random House Audio.
Tademy, Lalita. Citizens Creek. Narrated by Bahni Turpin & J. D. Jackson, published by Brilliance Audio.

HISTORY/BIOGRAPHY
Aldersey-Williams, Hugh. In Search of Sir Thomas Browne. Narrated by Simon Vance, published by HighBridge Audio/Recorded Books.
Bogosian, Eric. Operation Nemesis. Narrated by Eric Bogosian, published by Hachette Audio.
Chaikin, Andrew & Tom Hanks. A Man on the Moon. Narrated by Bronson Pinchot, published by Audiobooks.com Publishing.
Moore, Stephen L. Texas Rising. Narrated by P.J. Ochlan, published by HarperAudio.
Winchester, Simon. Pacific. Narrated by Simon Winchester, published by HarperAudio.

HUMOR
Ansari, Aziz with Eric Linenberg. Modern Romance. Narrated by Aziz Ansari, published by Books on Tape/Penguin Random House Audio.
Kaling, Mindy. Why Not Me? Narrated by Mindy Kaling , published by Books on Tape/Penguin Random House Audio.
Lawson, Jenny. Furiously Happy. Narrated by Jenny Lawson, published by Macmillan Audio.
Magliozzi, Tom & Ray Magliozzi. Car Talk Classics: No Factory Recalls, So Far. Narrated by Tom and Ray Magliozzi, published by HighBridge Audio/Recorded Books.
Ortberg, Mallory. Texts from Jane Eyre. Narrated by Amy Landon & Zach Villa, published by Tantor Media.

INSPIRATIONAL/FAITH-BASED FICTION
Alexander, Tamera. To Win Her Favor. Narrated by Melba Sibrel , published by Zondervan/HarperAudio.
Atwood, Leah. Come to Me Alive. Narrated by Pamela Almand, published by ACX.
Benton, Lori. The Pursuit of Tamsen Littlejohn. Narrated by Kate Forbes, published by Recorded Books.
Gohlke, Cathy. Secrets She Kept. Narrated by Morgan Hallett and Suzy Jackson, published by Recorded Books.
Wiseman, Beth. Her Brother’s Keeper. Narrated by Clifton Harris, published by Thomas
Nelson/HarperAudio.

INSPIRATIONAL/FAITH-BASED NONFICTION
Christmas, Jane. And Then There Were Nuns. Narrated by Elizabeth Wiley, published by Post Hypnotic Press.
Lucado, Max. Glory Days. Narrated by Ben Holland, published by Thomas Nelson/HarperAudio.
Lusko, Levi. Through the Eyes of a Lion. Narrated by Levi Lusko, published by Thomas Nelson/HarperAudio.
Ring, David. Boy Born Dead. Narrated by Paul Michael, published by christianaudio.
Wurmbrand, Sabina. The Pastor’s Wife. Narrated by Sadie Alexandru, published by christianaudio.

LITERARY FICTION & CLASSICS
Berger, Thomas. Little Big Man. Narrated by Scott Sowers, cameo by David Aaron Baker, published by Recorded Books.
Crummey, Michael. Sweetland. Narrated by John Lee, published by HighBridge Audio/Recorded Books.
Francis-Sharma, Lauren. Til the Well Runs Dry. Narrated by Ron Butler & Bahni Turpin, published by Tantor Media.
Obioma, Chigozie. The Fishermen. Narrated by Chukwudi Iwuji, published by Hachette Audio.
Stevenson, Robert Louis. Kidnapped. Narrated by Kieron Elliott, published by Recorded Books.

MIDDLE GRADE
61nRkpBzgFL._SL300___1455048998_93943Coville, Bruce. The Enchanted Files: Diary of a Mad Brownie. Narrated by various people, published by Listening Library/Penguin Random House Audio.
Derby, Sally. Jump Back, Paul: The Life and Poems of Paul Laurence Dunbar. Narrated by Dion Graham & Bahni Turpin, published by Brilliance Publishing.
Draper, Sharon M. Stella by Starlight. Narrated by Heather Alicia Simms, published by S. & S. Audio.
Ryan, Pam Munoz. Echo. Narrated by Mark Bramhall, David deVries, MacLeod Andrews, &
Rebecca Soler, published by Scholastic Audio.
Wood, Maryrose. The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place: Book V. Narrated by Katherine Kellgren, published by HarperAudio.

MULTI-VOICED PERFORMANCE
Alda, Arlene. Just Kids from the Bronx. Narrated by Alan Alda, Arlene Alda, Christina Delaine with Milton Glaser, Regis Philbin, Robert Klein, Gabrielle Salvatto & Carlos Serrano, published by Macmillan Audio.
Anderson, Kevin J. & Neil Peart. Clockwork Lives. Narrated by Morgan Hallet, George Guidall, Richard Poe, Jim Jenner, Tandy Cronyn, Pete Bradbury, Barbara Rosenblat, & Brian Hutchison, published by Recorded Books.
Henty, G.A. With Lee in Virginia. Narrated by Brian Blessed, Sean Astin, Kirk Cameron, & a full cast, published by Heirloom Audio Productions.
Magoon, Kekla. How It Went Down. Narrated by Cherise Boothe, Shari Peele, Kevin R. Free, Avery Glymph, Patricia R. Floyd, & Brian Hutchison, published by Recorded Books.
Kaufman, Amie & Jay Kristoff. Illuminae. Narrated by Olivia Taylor Dudley, Lincoln Hoppe, & Jonathan McClain, published by Listening Library/Penguin Random House Audio.
Ryan, Pam Munoz. Echo. Narrated by Mark Bramhall, David deVries, MacLeod Andrews, &
Rebecca Soler, published by Scholastic Audio.

MYSTERY
Bowen, Rhys. Malice at the Palace. Narrated by Katherine Kellgren, published by Audible Studios.
Galbraith, Robert. Career of Evil. Narrated by Robert Glenister, published by Hachette Audio
McKinty, Adrian. Gun Street Girl. Narrated by Gerard Doyle, published by Blackstone Audio.
Penny, Louise. The Nature of the Beast. Narrated by Robert Bathurst, published by Macmillan Audio.
Scottoline, Lisa. Corrupted. Narrated by Kate Burton, published by Macmillan Audio.
Steinhauer, Olen. All the Old Knives. Narrated by Ari Fliakos & Juliana Francis Kelly, published by Macmillan Audio.

NARRATION BY THE AUTHOR or AUTHORS
Lawson, Jenny. Furiously Happy. Narrated by Jenny Lawson, published by Macmillan Audio.
McCann, Colum. Thirteen Ways of Looking. Narrated by Colum McCann, published by Books on Tape/Penguin Random House Audio.
Mulgrew, Kate. Born with Teeth. Narrated by Kate Mulgrew, published by Hachette Audio.
Palmer, Amanda. The Art of Asking. Narrated by Amanda Palmer, published by Hachette Audio.
Short, Martin. I Must Say. Narrated by Martin Short, published by HarperAudio.

NONFICTION
Gutkind, Lee. I Wasn’t Strong Like This When I Started Out. Narrated by Tavia Gilbert, published by Tantor Media.
Krakauer, Jon. Missoula. Narrated by Mozhan Marno, published by Books on Tape/Penguin Random House Audio.
Leovy, Jill. Ghettoside. Narrated by Rebecca Lowman, published by Books on Tape/Penguin
Random House Audio.
Schatzker, Mark. The Dorito Effect. Narrated by Chris Patton, published by Dreamscape.
Seabrook, John. The Song Machine. Narrated by Dion Graham, published by Highbridge Audio/Recorded Books.

ORIGINAL WORK
Deaver, Jeffery.The Starling Project. Narrated by Alfred Molina &a full cast, published by
Audible Studios.
Hill, Joe. Locke & Key. Narrated by Haley Joel Osment, Tatiana Maslany, &a full cast, published by Audible Studios.
Isay, David. StoryCorps: Outloud: Voices of the LGBTQ Community from Across America. Narrated by Ari Shapiro and a full cast, published by HighBridge Audio/Recorded Books.
King, Stephen. Drunken Fireworks. Narrated by Tim Sample, published by S. & S. Audio.
Le Fanu, J. Sheridan. Carmilla. Narrated by Rose Leslie and David Tennant, published by Audible Studios.
National Public Radio. NPR American Chronicles: First Ladies. Narrated by Cokie Roberts,
published by HighBridge Audio/Recorded Books.

PARANORMAL
artworks_000129528258_ryywfq_t500x500__1455049056_32574Dark, Dannika. Seven Years. Narrated by Nicole Poole, published by Tantor Media.
Kurtagich, Dawn. The Dead House. Narrated by Charlotte Parry and Christian Coulson, published by Hachette Audio.
Rowland, Diana. White Trash Zombie Gone Wild. Narrated by Allison McLemore, published by Audible Studios.
Skorkowsky, Seth. Hounacier. Narrated by R.C. Bray, published by Audible Studios.
Tufo, Mark. Lycan Fallout 2: Fall of Man. Narrated by Sean Runnette, published by Podium Publishing.

ROMANCE
Byrne, Kerrigan. The Highwayman. Narrated by Derek Perkins, published by Tantor Media.
Duvall, Dianne. A Sorceress of His Own. Narrated by Kirsten Potter, published by Tantor Media.
Fenton, Maggie. The Duke’s Holiday. Narrated by Sue Pitkin, published by Brilliance Audio.
MacLean, Sarah. Never Judge a Lady by Her Cover. Narrated by Justine Eyre, published by
HarperAudio.
Quinn, Julia. The Secrets of Sir Richard Kenworthy. Narrated by Rosalyn Landor, published by HarperAudio.

SCIENCE FICTION
Angleberger, Tom. Star Wars: Return of the Jedi: Beware the Power of the Dark Side! Narrated by Marc Thompson, published by Listening Library/Penguin Random House Audio.
Brown, Pierce. Golden Son. Narrated by Tim Gerard Reynolds, published by Recorded Books.
Crichton, Michael. Jurassic Park. Narrated by Scott Brick, published by Brilliance Audio.
Leckie, Ann. Ancillary Mercy. Narrated by Adjoa Andoh, published by Hachette Audio.
Robinson, Kim Stanley. Aurora. Narrated by Ali Ahn, published by Hachette Audio.

THRILLER/SUSPENSE
Berry, Steve. The Patriot Threat. Narrated by Scott Brick, published by Macmillan Audio.
Freeman, Brian. Season of Fear. Narrated by Joe Barrett, published by Blackstone Audio.
Lee, Patrick. Signal. Narrated by Ari Fliakos, published by Macmillan Audio.
Meltzer, Brad. The President’s Shadow. Narrated by Scott Brick, published by Hachette Audio.
Preston, Douglas & Lincoln Child. Blue Labyrinth. Narrated by Rene Auberjonois, published by Hachette Audio.

YOUNG ADULT
{EA7C6A03_282A_449B_AF0A_D05BAF01EC55}Img100__1455049119_64463Bray, Libba. Lair of Dreams. Narrated by January LaVoy, published by Listening Library/Penguin Random House Audio.
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.
Hillenbrand, Laura. Unbroken (The Young Adult Adaptation). Narrated by Edward Herrmann,
published by Listening Library/Penguin Random House Audio.
Kerr, Philip. The Winter Horses. Narrated by James Langton, published by Tantor Media.
Niven, Jennifer. All the Bright Places. Narrated by Kirby Heyborne, Ariadne Meyers, & Jennifer Niven, published by Listening Library/Penguin Random House Audio.
Shabazz, Ilyasah & Kekla Magoon. X. Narrated by Dion Graham & Ilyasah Shabazz, published by Brilliance Audio.

YOUNG LISTENERS (up to age 8)
Beebe, Katy & S.D. Schindler. Brother Hugo and the Bear. Narrated by Gildart Jackson, published by Dreamscape.
Hanlon, Abby. Dory Fantasmagory. Narrated by Suzy Jackson, published by Recorded Books.
Morales, Yuyi. Nino Wrestles the World. Narrated by Adriana Sananes, published by Dreamscape.
Sloan, Holly Goldberg. Appleblossom the Possum. Narrated by Dustin Hoffman, published by Listening Library/Penguin Random House Audio.
Stine, R.L. & Marc Brown. Little Shop of Monsters. Narrated by Jack Black, published by Hachette Audio.
Thompson, Kay. The Eloise Collection. Narrated by Bernadette Peters, with music by Anthony de Mare, published by S. & S. Audio.

 

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