Saturday, March 09, 2019

Have You Heard? The Audie Award Winners

Thanks to Sandie Herron, for the past couple years, I've posted the list of the Audie Award winners. "The Audie Awards recognize distinction in audiobooks and spoken word entertainment and are sponsored by the Audio Publishers Association (APA). 2019 is the 24th year of annual Audie Awards." The winners were announced at the Audies Gala, March 4.

There are samples of the winners, and some of the shortlisted titles here - 

Here is the full list of winners.

Audiobook of the Year
Children of Blood and Bone By Tomi Adeyemi
Narrated by Bahni Turpin Macmillan Audio

Audio Drama

The Martian Invasion of Earth
By HG Wells, dramatised by Nicholas Briggs Performed by Richard Armitage and Lucy Briggs-Owen Big Finish Productions

By Tara Westover
Narrated by Julia Whelan Penguin Random House Audio

Best Female Narrator
By Tara Westover
Narrated by Julia Whelan Penguin Random House Audio

Best Male Narrator
By Dean Koontz
Narrated by Edoardo Ballerini Brilliance Publishing

Business/Personal Development
How to Be Heard
Written and narrated by Julian Treasure Blackstone Publishing

Faith-Based Fiction & Non-Fiction
The Man on the Mountaintop
By Susan Trott, adapted by Libby Spurrier
Narrated by Stanley Tucci, Toby Jones, Clare Corbett, Rachel Atkins, Jeff Harding, and David Thorpe Audible Studios

Spinning Silver
By Naomi Novik
Narrated by Lisa Flanagan Penguin Random House Audio

The Tattooist of Auschwitz By Heather Morris
Narrated by Richard Armitage Harper Audio

Darkest Hour
By Anthony McCarten Narrated by John Lee HarperAudio

The Greatest Love Story Ever Told
Written and narrated by Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally Penguin Random House Audio

Literary Fiction & Classics
Bleak House
By Charles Dickens
Narrated by Miriam Margolyes Audible Studios

Middle Grade
By Jason Reynolds Narrated by Guy Lockard Simon & Schuster Audio

Multi-Voiced Performance
Dreamland Burning
By Jennifer Latham
Narrated by Pyeng Threadgill and Luke Slattery Hachette Audio

The Punishment She Deserves By Elizabeth George
Narrated by Simon Vance Penguin Random House Audio

Narration by Author or Authors
The Secret of Nightingale Wood By Lucy Strange
Narrated by Lucy Strange Scholastic Audio

The Perfectionists
Written and narrated by Simon Winchester HarperAudio

Original Work
By Harvey Edelman and Neil Fishman, adapted for audio by David B. Coe
Narrated by Jim Dale, Barrett Leddy, Lisa Livesay, Nicola Barber, Khristine Hvam, Nick Sullivan, John Brady, and Johnny Heller

His Viking Bride
By Olivia Norem
Narrated by Greg Patmore Olivia Norem

Science Fiction
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: Hexagonal Phase
By Eoin Colfer and Douglas Adams
Narrated by John Lloyd, Simon Jones, Geoff McGivern, Mark Wing-Davey, Sandra Dickinson, Susan Sheridan, Samantha Béart, Toby Longworth, Andy Secombe, Mitch Benn, Jane Horrocks, Ed Byrne, Jon Culshaw, Jim Broadbent, Professor Stephen Hawking, Lenny Henry, Tom Alexander, Philip Pope, Theo Maggs, Phillipe Bosher, and John Marsh
Penguin Random House UK Audio

Short Stories/Collections
Heads of the Colored People
By Nafissa Thompson-Spires
Narrated by Adenrele Ojo
HighBridge Audio, a division of Recorded Books

Crimson Lake
By Candice Fox
Narrated by Euan Morton Macmillan Audio

Young Adult
By Courtney Summers
Narrated by Dan Bittner, Rebecca Soler, Gabra Zackman, and Fred Berman Macmillan Audio

Young Listeners
Before She Was Harriet
By Lesa Cline-Ransome
Narrated by SiSi Aisha Johnson, January LaVoy, Lisa Renee Pitts, and Bahni Turpin Live Oak Media

Additional information can be found online at

The Audie Awards® is the premier awards program in the United States recognizing distinction in audiobooks and spoken-word entertainment. Publishers and rights holders enter titles in various categories for recognition of achievement. Finalists are selected, and from that group of finalists one winner is awarded. The Audie Awards® is a registered trademark of the Audio Publishers Association.

The Audio Publishers Association (APA) is a not-for-profit trade organization whose primary goals are to promote awareness of the audiobook industry, gather and disseminate industry statistics, encourage

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