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25 February 2019

Check Out Our 2019 Audie Finalists!

We’re so excited to have 15 Audie Award nominations this year! Congratulations to all of our incredible authors and narrators. We are also thrilled that Tan France, author and narrator of Naturally Tan, will be hosting the Audie Awards!

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And listen to excerpts from all of our finalists below:
Nominee for Audiobook of the Year and Young Adult

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

Read by Bahni Turpin

“Turpin’s sonorous incantation of prayers, as well as her brisk pacing during exciting moments of danger, will have listeners on the edge of their seats. Her depiction of the king’s rage is also downright terrifying, as Turpin is unafraid to roar. Her hypnotic performance is one to be reckoned with.” — Publishers Weekly, Starred Review



Nominee for Audio Drama

Steal the Stars by Mac Rogers

Read by a full cast

“The listener experiences the audio drama as it unfolds and the quirky characters come to life, making this program addictive.” — AudioFile



Nominee for Best Male Narrator

The Devil’s Half Mile by Paddy Hirsch

Read by Euan Morton

“Narrator Euan Morton’s soft Irish brogue transports listeners to New York City in 1799.” — AudioFile




Nominee for Business/Personal Development

The Dichotomy of Leadership by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin

Read by the authors

“Until this point in my life, I’ve never read a book that reveals the truths of leadership in such detail and rawness. The true value of this book cannot be quantified in words.”    — Pete Roberts, Co-Founder & CEO, Origin Maine USA



Nominee for Faith-Based Fiction/Non-Fiction

The Christmas Star by Donna VanLiere

Read by the author

“VanLiere is an expert at tugging heartstrings, and this sincere tearjearker delivers.” — Library Journal



Nominee for Fiction

The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah

Read by Julia Whelan

“Voice actor Whelan ratchets up the suspense in her tense narration of this tale of Ernt Albright, a Vietnam vet with PTSD, who takes his wife, Cora, and 13-year-old daughter, Leni, to Alaska to live off the grid.” — Publishers Weekly, Starred Review



Nominee for History/Biography

Robin by Dave Itzkoff

Read by Fred Berman and Dave Itzkoff

“Narrator Fred Berman’s youthful enthusiasm percolates through his performance of this in-depth, detailed, and quite revealing biographical analysis of Robin Williams’s life and career.” — AudioFile



Nominee for Literary Fiction & Classics

Housegirl by Michael Donkor

Read by Adjoa Andoh

“Narrator Adjoa Andoh will have listeners aching for the lost childhoods of Belinda and Mary as the two child servants work in an upper-middle-class home in Ghana.” — AudioFile



Nominee for Multi-Voiced Performance and Young Adult

Sadie by Courtney Summers

Read by Dan Bittner, Rebecca Soler, Gabra Zackman, Fred Berman, and a full cast

“The premise of this young adult thriller makes it a perfect audiobook, as much of the story is recounted as a radio whodunit.” — The New York Times




Nominee for Mystery

Wild Fire by Ann Cleeves

Read by Kenny Blyth

“Narrator Kenny Blyth draws the listener into the mystery and beauty of the Shetland Islands as DI Jimmy Perez and his senior colleague and love interest, Willow Reeves, investigate the murder of a young nanny, Emma Shearer. ” — AudioFile on this Earphones Award-winning title



Nominee for Science Fiction

Black Star Renegades by Michael Moreci

Read by Dan Bittner

“Narrator Dan Bittner throws himself into this science-fiction adventure with the enthusiasm the story begs for.” — AudioFile



Nominee for Short Stories/Collections

The Flame by Leonard Cohen

Read by Margaret Atwood, Seth Rogen, Michael Shannon, Will Patton, Rodney Crowell, John Doe, Jim Fletcher, Ari Fliakos, Maggie Hoffman, Ross Marquand, and Neela Vaswani

“The many narrators are familiar with Cohen’s phrasing, and they provide an eloquent tribute.” — AudioFile



Nominee for Thriller/Suspense

Crimson Lake by Candice Fox

Read by Euan Morton

“Two of the best times to pick up an audiobook are 1) when you want to get sucked into a great mystery, and 2) when you want to do a backstroke through an accent not your own. Candice Fox’s Crimson Lake series, set in the croc-infested north of Australia, lets you do both.” — Paste



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