Audiobook Month Audies Giveaway: Fiction

Edited to add: This giveaway is now closed and a winner has been chosen. Congratulations, Kathryn!

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 Nonfiction.

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 26 at noon EDT, at which point a winner will be chosen at random. One entry per person, please.

The winner:
Margaret Atwood
Read by Claire Danes (Audible, Inc.)

The nominees:
Chester Himes
Read by Samuel L. Jackson (Audible, Inc.)

Jess Walter
Read by Edoardo Ballerini (Harper Audio)

Ivan Doig
Read by David Aaron Baker (Recorded Books)

Robert McCammon
Read by Edoardo Ballerini (Audible, Inc.)

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  1. Jessi Brown says:

    I could listen to Samuel l. Jackson all day long!

  2. JP says:

    I love Atwood’s book, and Claire Danes does the text justice, still sounding young.

  3. Kimberly Matthews says:

    I liked listening to Edoardo Ballerini, the way he read made the books sound more interesting, and I didn’t want to stop listening to him.
    Samuel L. Jackson made this book really sound like I was in Harlem.

  4. Nancy says:

    I was more entertained by the readers of “A Rage in Harlem” and “The Bartender’s Tale.” I did not notice a lot of inflection in Claire Dane’s reading of “The Handmaid’s Tale,” though the snippet may not be representative of the entire book.

  5. Kathryn says:

    A more spare, subdued style certainly fits the Handmaid’s Tale–it’s been a few years since I read this book but I recall a lot of its power coming from the plain, matter-of-fact way the surprising and troubling viewpoints and practices of the setting were narrated.

  6. Tensy says:

    I loved the narration of Beautiful Ruins, but Clare Danes did a wonderful job with Handmaid’s Tale.