You may have heard the Audies referred to as the “Oscars of the audiobook world” and, well, that’s because they are! Each year, the APA (Audio Publishers Association) sponsors the event, which recognizes “distinction in audiobooks and spoken-word entertainment.” The finalists for 2016 were announced yesterday, February 9, by a collection of audio-loving authors and narrators on social media platforms Facebook and Twitter using #Audies2016.
We’re pleased to share the complete list of Macmillan Audio’s 2016 Audies finalists! Listen to excerpts from each of our finalists at the end of this post, and see the full list of nominees for the 2016 Audie Awards here. Winners will be recognized at the Audies Gala in Chicago on May 11, 2016, so stay tuned for more #Audies2016 news!
Kristin Hannah’s The Nightingale, read by Polly Stone: finalist for Best Fiction and Best Female Narrator
Jenny Lawson’s Furiously Happy, read by the author: finalist for Best Humor and Best Narration by an Author
Arlene Alda’s Just Kids from the Bronx, read by Alan Alda, Christina Delaine, Regis Philbin, and Robert Klein: finalist for Best Multi-Voiced Performance
Olen Steinhauer’s All the Old Knives, read by Ari Fliakos and Juliana Francis Kelly: finalist for Best Mystery
Lisa Scottoline’s Corrupted, read by Kate Burton: finalist for Best Mystery
Louise Penny’s The Nature of the Beast, read by Robert Bathurst: finalist for Best Mystery
Steve Berry’s The Patriot Threat, read by Scott Brick: finalist for Best Thriller/Suspense
Patrick Lee’s Signal, read by Ari Fliakos: finalist for Best Thriller/Suspense
Have any predictions for the winners? Share them in the comments below!