Audie Awards
Awards recognizing distinction in audiobooks and spoken word entertainment sponsored by the Audio Publishers Association (APA)
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  • The Chosen One: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Carol Lynch Williams
    • Narrated By Jenna Lamia
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Thirteen-year-old Kyra has grown up in an isolated polygamous community without questioning her father's three wives and her 20 brothers and sisters. Or at least without questioning them much - if you don't count her secret visits to the Mobile Library on Wheels to read forbidden books, or her meetings with the boy she hopes to choose for herself instead of having a man chosen for her.

    Kim says: "Riveting Story - Amazing Narration"
    Audie Award, Solo Narration - Female, 2010
  • La Traversia de Enrique

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Sonia Nazario
    • Narrated By Adriana Sananes

    La travesía de Enrique cuenta de un niño abandonado por su madre que se marcha a los Estados Unidos en busca de una mejor calidad de vida. Sonia Nazaro, galardonada con el Premio Pulitzer por esta historia real, nos presenta la realidad que viven los inmigrantes en su peregrinar para lograr el sueño americano.La historia comienza en Honduras y narra el viaje de Enrique en búsqueda de su madre a los Estados Unidos, sin dinero y sin ningún otro recurso que su fe en encontrarla.

    Emily says: "increíble e imprescindible narrativa humana"
    Audie Award, Spanish Language, 2010
  • Peace, Locomotion

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Jacqueline Woodson
    • Narrated By Dion Graham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Twelve-year-old Lonnie is finally feeling at home with his foster family. But because he's living apart from his little sister, Lili, he decides it's his job to be the "rememberer" - and write down everything that happens while they're growing up. Lonnie's reflections in his letters to Lili are bittersweet. He's happy that they both have good foster families, but while his new family brings him joy, it also brings new worries: With a foster brother in the army, concepts like peace have new meaning for Lonnie.

    Audie Award, Teens, 2010
  • Darling Jim: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Christian Moerk
    • Narrated By Stephen Hoye, Justine Eyre

    When two sisters and their aunt are found dead in their suburban Dublin home, it seems that the secret behind their untimely demise will never be known. But then Niall, a young mailman, finds a mysterious diary in the post office's dead-letter bin. From beyond the grave, Fiona Walsh shares the most tragic love story he's ever heard---and her tale has only just begun.

    Book Worm says: "Great Story"
    Audie Award, Thriller and Suspense, 2010
  • The Word of Promise Complete Audio Bible: NKJV

    • UNABRIDGED (98 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Thomas Nelson, Inc.
    • Narrated By Jason Alexander, Joan Allen, Richard Dreyfuss, and others

    This faithful rendering of the New King James Version presents the Bible in more than 90 hours of compelling, dramatic audio theater format.This world-class audio production immerses listeners in the dramatic reality of the Scriptures as never before with an original music score by composer Stefano Mainetti (Abba Pater), feature film quality sound effects, and compelling narration by Michael York and the work of over 500 actors.

    Nancy says: "Majestic listening"
    Audie Award, Audio Drama, 2010
  • The Graveyard Book

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Neil Gaiman
    • Narrated By Neil Gaiman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Why we think it’s a great listen: Gaiman’s not just an award-winning author, but a narrator who earns rave reviews – and fields requests from other authors to perform their books, too! Nobody Owens, known to his friends as Bod, is a normal boy. He would be completely normal if he didn't live in a sprawling graveyard, being raised and educated by ghosts, with a solitary guardian who belongs to neither the world of the living nor of the dead....

    Guillermo says: "Masterful Fantasy for the Jaded Heart"
    Audie Award Winner, Audiobook of the Year, 2009

    Audie Award Winner, Kids 8 to 12, 2009

  • The Last Lecture

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Randy Pausch, Jeffrey Zaslow
    • Narrated By Erik Singer, Randy Pausch
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    When Randy Pausch, a computer science professor at Carnegie Mellon, was asked to give such a lecture, he didn't have to imagine it as his last, since he had recently been diagnosed with terminal cancer. But the lecture he gave - "Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams" - wasn't about dying. It was about the importance of overcoming obstacles, of enabling the dreams of others, of seizing every moment (because "time is all you have... and you may find one day that you have less than you think").

    Kelli G says: "How to Live"
    Audie Award Winner, Biography and Memoir, 2009
  • The Little Red Book of Selling: 12.5 Principles of Sales Greatness

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Jeffrey Gitomer

    Sharing strategies and answers from a lifetime of selling, Jeffrey has packed The Little Red Book of Selling with the information you've been searching for. You'll learn a philosophy of success - long term, relationship-driven, and referral-oriented - that has nothing to do with manipulation or other old-world sales tactics, and has everything to do with understanding buying motives and taking ethical, relationship-building actions.

    Fernando says: "Questionable Advice"
    Audie Award Winner, Business and Educational, 2009
  • Great Expectations

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Charles Dickens
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    As Pip unravels the truth behind his own "great expectations" in his quest to become a gentleman, the mysteries of the past and the convolutions of fate through a series of thrilling adventures serve to steer him toward maturity and his most important discovery of all - the truth about himself.

    Ed says: "This Dickens guy has promise"
    Audie Award Winner, Classic, 2009
  • Curse of the Blue Tattoo: Bloody Jack #2

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By L. A. Meyer
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Jacky Faber, Bloody Jack, is back, and this time, she's facing a situation far worse than a ship full of murderous pirates. Curse of the Blue Tattoo, L. A. Meyer's sequel to the enormous popular Bloody Jack, is just as bawdy and entertaining as the original.

    William says: "Nice story, extremely well read!"
    Audie Award Winner, Distinguished Achievement in Production, 2009

    Audie Award Winner, Solo Narration - Female, 209

    Audie Award Winner, Teens, 2009

  • Duma Key: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By John Slattery

    A terrible accident takes Edgar Freemantle's right arm and scrambles his memory and his mind, leaving him with little but rage as he begins the ordeal of rehabilitation. When his marriage suddenly ends, Edgar begins to wish he hadn't survived his injuries. He wants out. His psychologist suggests a new life distant from the Twin Cities, along with something else.

    Amazon Customer says: "Play the Book and Let the Book Play You"
    Audie Award Winner, Fiction, 2009
  • Gandhi & Churchill

    • UNABRIDGED (29 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Arthur Herman
    • Narrated By John Curless
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    In this fast-paced epic, best-selling historian and master storyteller Arthur Herman spotlights two giants of the 20th century. Gandhi & Churchill shows how their 40-year rivalry revolutionized India and the British Empire, paving the way for a new era. Gandhi championed India's independence, Churchill the British Empire.

    David says: "A motif that works well"
    Audie Award Winner, History, 2009
  • The Learners

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Chip Kidd
    • Narrated By Bronson Pinchot
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    A young graphic designer fresh out of college in the summer of 1961, Happy has just landed his first job at a wacky advertising firm filled with eccentric creative artists. Everything is going great until Happy is assigned to design a newspaper ad recruiting participants for an experiment in the Yale Psychology Department. Happy can't resist responding to the ad himself.

    Shaliali says: "Not Really a Comic Novel"
    Audie Award Winner, Humor, 2009
  • The Word of Promise Next Generation Audio Bible: ICB

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Thomas Nelson, Inc.
    • Narrated By Marshall Luke Allman, Tahj Astin, Emily Benward, and others

    Today's youth ingest media at a faster rate than any previous generation. And they can't get enough! The Word of Promise Next Generation - New Testament is the perfect way for young multi-taskers to absorb scripture. This ambitious recording makes the Word accessible to more youth than ever before.

    Audie Award Winner, Inspirational Nonfiction, 2009
  • James Herriot's Treasury for Children: Warm and Joyful Animal Tales

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 31 mins)
    • By James Herriot
    • Narrated By Jim Dale

    James Herriot's Treasury for Children collects all of the beloved veterinarian's delightful tales for young listeners. From the springtime frolic of "Oscar, Cat-About-Town" to the yuletide warmth of "The Christmas Day Kitten", these stories are perennial favorites, and this new complete edition will make a wonderful gift for all listeners, great and small.

    wendi says: "Book"
    Audie Award Winner, Kids Up to 8, 2009
  • Elmer Gantry

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Sinclair Lewis
    • Narrated By Anthony Heald
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    A greedy, philandering Baptist minister, Elmer Gantry turns to evangelism and becomes the leader of a large Methodist congregation. Often exposed as a fraud, he is never fully discredited. Elmer Gantry is considered a landmark American novel and one of the most penetrating studies of hypocrisy in modern literature. It portrays the evangelistic activity that was common in 1920s America as well as attitudes toward it.

    Erez says: "Halleluja, Brother Lewis!"
    Audie Award Winner, Literary Fiction, 2009
  • Mudbound

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Hillary Jordan
    • Narrated By Ezra Knight
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Hillary Jordan's mesmerizing debut novel won the Bellwether Prize for fiction. A powerful piece of Southern literature, Mudbound takes on prejudice in its myriad forms on a Mississippi Delta farm in 1946. City girl Laura McAllen attempts to raise her family despite questionable decisions made by her husband. Tensions continue to rise when her brother-in-law and the son of a family of sharecroppers both return from WWII as changed men bearing the scars of combat.

    Betty says: "May this South never rise again."
    Audie Award Winner, Multi-Voiced Performance, 2009
  • Voice of the Violin: An Inspector Montalbano Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Andrea Camilleri, Stephen Sartarelli
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Montalbano's gruesome discovery of a lovely, naked young woman suffocated in her bed immediately sets him on a search for her killer. Among the suspects are her aging husband, a famous doctor; a shy admirer, now disappeared; an antiques-dealing lover from Bologna; and the victim's friend Anna.

    Teatime2 says: "The best Inspector Montalbano yet"
    Audie Award Winner, Mystery, 2009
  • When You Are Engulfed in Flames

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By David Sedaris
    • Narrated By David Sedaris

    Once again, David Sedaris brings together a collection of essays so uproariously funny and profoundly moving that his legions of fans will fall for him all over again. He tests the limits of love when Hugh lances a boil from his backside, and pushes the boundaries of laziness when, finding the water shut off in his house in Normandy, he looks to the water in a vase of fresh cut flowers to fill the coffee machine.

    Kelley says: "Smokin'"
    Audie Award Winner, Narration by the Author, 2009
  • Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution - and How It Can Renew America

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs)
    • By Thomas L. Friedman
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman

    Friedman brings a fresh outlook to the crises of destabilizing climate change and rising competition for energy - both of which could poison our world if we do not act quickly and collectively. His argument speaks to all of us who are concerned about the state of America in the global future.

    Sean says: "Long, Flat, and Boring"
    Audie Award Winner, Nonfiction, 2009

    Audie Award Winner, Politics - Judges Award, 2009

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