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Audible Audie Awards 2017


The Audie Awards (or Audies) recognizes outstanding audiobooks and spoken-word entertainment. The Audies have been granted annually by the Audio Publishers Association, the not-for-profit trade organization of the audiobook industry, since 1996.

All Nominees by Category


Fantasy


The Bands of Mourning

  • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 41 mins)
  • By Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated By Michael Kramer
  • Whispersync for Voice-ready
Overall
(10651)
Performance
(9874)
Story
(9851)

The Bands of Mourning are the mythical metalminds owned by the Lord Ruler, said to grant anyone who wears them the powers that the Lord Ruler had at his command. Hardly anyone thinks they really exist. A kandra researcher has returned to Elendel with images that seem to depict the Bands as well as writings in a language that no one can read. Waxillium Ladrian is recruited to travel south to the city of New Seran to investigate.

D says: "Wax and Wayne are Back!!!"
The Bands of Mourning
4.8 ( 10651 )

The Black Prism

  • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 33 mins)
  • By Brent Weeks
  • Narrated By Simon Vance
  • Whispersync for Voice-ready
Overall
(3229)
Performance
(2985)
Story
(2980)

Gavin Guile is the Prism, the most powerful man in the world. He is high priest and emperor, a man whose power, wit, and charm are all that preserve a tenuous peace. But Prisms never last, and Guile knows exactly how long he has left to live: five years to achieve five impossible goals. But when Guile discovers he has a son, born in a far kingdom after the war that put him in power, he must decide how much he's willing to pay to protect a secret that could tear his world apart.

DJK1986 says: "Thank you, thank you, thank you for the reissue!"
The Black Prism
4.7 ( 3229 )

The Everything Box: A Novel

  • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 59 mins)
  • By Richard Kadrey
  • Narrated By Oliver Wyman
  • Whispersync for Voice-ready
Overall
(662)
Performance
(611)
Story
(607)

A beautiful, ambitious angel stands on a mountaintop, surveying the world and its little inhabitants below. He smiles because soon, the last of humanity who survived the great flood will meet its end, too. And he should know. He's going to play a big part in it. Our angel usually doesn't get to do fieldwork, and if he does well, he's certain he'll get a big promotion.

Nonny Mouse says: "thinks it is funnier than it is"
The Everything Box
4.2 ( 662 )

The Hike

  • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 4 mins)
  • By Drew Magary
  • Narrated By Christopher Lane
  • Whispersync for Voice-ready
Overall
(2818)
Performance
(2653)
Story
(2641)

When Ben, a suburban family man, takes a business trip to rural Pennsylvania, he decides to spend the afternoon before his dinner meeting on a short hike. Once he sets out into the woods behind his hotel, he quickly comes to realize that the path he has chosen cannot be given up easily. With no choice but to move forward, Ben finds himself falling deeper and deeper into a world of man-eating giants, bizarre demons, and colossal insects.

Ketil says: "Kafkaesque novel that went on way too long"
The Hike
4.2 ( 2818 )

League of Dragons: Temeraire Series, Book 9

  • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 15 mins)
  • By Naomi Novik
  • Narrated By Simon Vance
  • Whispersync for Voice-ready
Overall
(799)
Performance
(738)
Story
(730)

Captain William Laurence and his fearless dragon, Temeraire, have been battling Napoleon and his armies...and now the time has come to stop him for good.

Skipper says: "Feed the birds..."
League of Dragons
4.6 ( 799 )