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The finalists for the 2016 Audie Awards were just announced! Celebrate excellence in audiobooks and browse all the finalists by clicking on each category listed below.

All Nominees by Category

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  • The Starling Project: An Audible Drama

    • ORIGINAL (4 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Jeffery Deaver
    • Narrated By Alfred Molina, full cast
    Overall
    (1384)
    Performance
    (1261)
    Story
    (1255)

    Audie Award, Original Work, 2016; Audie Award Finalist, Audio Drama, 2016. An aborted raid targeting a major arms dealer. A hostage standoff at a bank that may not be what it seems. A plot to spring a former African dictator from prison. What is the threat that connects them all? And just who is the mysterious mastermind, The Starling? From Mexico to Washington – from London to Marseille to Prague – war crimes investigator Harold Middleton and his team of Volunteers risk their lives to follow the trail of clues. But how can they stop The Starling – when he always seems one step ahead?

    Writrix says: "This is a DRAMA, not a book!"
  • Christmas Eve, 1914

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 13 mins)
    • By Charles Olivier
    • Narrated By Cameron Daddo, Xander Berkeley, Cody Fern, and others
    Overall
    (749)
    Performance
    (666)
    Story
    (664)

    In 1914, the war which was to have been wrapped up by Christmas had - in reality - only just begun, as all sides entrenched themselves deeper into the Great War. Christmas Eve, 1914 follows one company of British officers as they rotate forward to spend their Christmas on the front lines, a mere 80 yards from the German guns. Upper- and working-class men and boys are thrown together into one trench and struggle to survive.

    Bonnie says: "I was just reading about this in my news paper"
  • The Sleeper and the Spindle

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 6 mins)
    • By Neil Gaiman
    • Narrated By Julian Rhind-Tutt, Lara Pulver, Niamh Walsh
    Overall
    (364)
    Performance
    (333)
    Story
    (332)

    You may think you know this story. There's a young queen about to be married. There are some good, brave, hardy dwarfs; a castle shrouded in thorns; and a princess cursed by a witch, so rumor has it, to sleep forever. But no one is waiting for a noble prince to appear on his trusty steed here. This fairy tale is spun with a thread of dark magic, which twists and turns and glints and shines.

    Jacobus says: "A suprising twist to the Sleeping Beauty"
  • Amok: An Audible Original Drama

    • ORIGINAL (8 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Sebastian Fitzek
    • Narrated By Natascha McElhone, Adrian Lester, Rafe Spall, and others
    Overall
    (1377)
    Performance
    (1265)
    Story
    (1262)

    This was to be her last day alive. The renowned criminal psychologist Ira Samin prepared her suicide thoroughly. The death of her eldest daughter had weighed too heavily on her conscience for her to carry on and she yearned for one last drink to raise a toast to oblivion. Her morbid plans are interrupted and she is called in to negotiate a gruesome hostage situation at a radio station where a psychopath is playing a morbid game.

    Simon says: "Gripping to the extreme!"
  • Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book: The Mowgli Stories

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Rudyard Kipling
    • Narrated By Bill Bailey, Richard E. Grant, Colin Salmon, and others
    Overall
    (215)
    Performance
    (199)
    Story
    (198)

    Audie Award, Excellence in Production; Audie Award, Audio Drama, 2016. The magical storytelling and unforgettable characters in Ben Doyle and Richard Kurti's audio adaptation of this children's classic have been brought to life by many well-known voices from British film, TV, radio and comedy.

    tm says: "Spectacular"
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