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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

Best Solo Narration - Female

Another Brooklyn: A Novel

  • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 45 mins)
  • By Jacqueline Woodson
  • Narrated By Robin Miles
  • Whispersync for Voice-ready

Running into a long-ago friend sets memories from the 1970s in motion for August, transporting her to a time and a place where friendship was everything - until it wasn't. For August and her girls, sharing confidences as they ambled through neighborhood streets, Brooklyn was a place where they believed that they were beautiful, talented, brilliant - a part of a future that belonged to them.

jill says: "Wonderful character development"
Another Brooklyn
4.1 ( 342 )

Be Frank with Me: A Novel

  • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 37 mins)
  • By Julia Claiborne Johnson
  • Narrated By Tavia Gilbert
  • Whispersync for Voice-ready

Reclusive literary legend M. M. "Mimi" Banning has been holed up in her Bel Air mansion for years. But after falling prey to a Bernie Madoff-style Ponzi scheme, she's flat broke. Now Mimi must write a new book for the first time in decades, and to ensure the timely delivery of her manuscript, her New York publisher sends an assistant to monitor her progress. The prickly Mimi reluctantly complies - with a few stipulations: no Ivy Leaguers or English majors. Must drive, cook, tidy. Computer whiz. Good with kids.

Sara says: "A Whirlwind"
Be Frank with Me
4.3 ( 1660 )

The Little Red Chairs

  • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 40 mins)
  • By Edna O'Brien
  • Narrated By Juliet Stevenson
  • Whispersync for Voice-ready

Vlad, a stranger from Eastern Europe masquerading as a healer, settles in a small Irish village where the locals fall under his spell. One woman, Fidelma McBride, becomes so enamored that she begs him for a child. All that world is shattered when Vlad is arrested, and his identity as a war criminal is revealed.

W Perry Hall says: "Red, as Scarlet, as Enraging, as Bloody"
The Little Red Chairs
4.1 ( 343 )

The Turn of the Screw

  • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 40 mins)
  • By Henry James
  • Narrated By Emma Thompson, Richard Armitage - introduction
  • Whispersync for Voice-ready

Academy Award, Golden Globe, and Emmy winner Emma Thompson lends her immense talent and experienced voice to Henry James' Gothic ghost tale, The Turn of the Screw. When a governess is hired to care for two children at a British country estate, she begins to sense an otherworldly presence around the grounds. Are they really ghosts she's seeing? Or is something far more sinister at work?

Gillian says: "Great, but Mightn't be the Best on Audible"
The Turn of the Screw
3.8 ( 2030 )

The Underground Railroad (Oprah's Book Club)

  • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 43 mins)
  • By Colson Whitehead
  • Narrated By Bahni Turpin
  • Whispersync for Voice-ready

The Newest Oprah Book Club 2016 Selection. Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. Life is hell for all the slaves but especially bad for Cora; an outcast even among her fellow Africans, she is coming into womanhood - where even greater pain awaits. When Caesar, a recent arrival from Virginia, tells her about the Underground Railroad, they decide to take a terrifying risk and escape. Matters do not go as planned - Cora kills a young white boy who tries to capture her. Though they manage to find a station and head north, they are being hunted.

JQR says: "Stupendous book, hard to follow in audio"
The Underground Railro...
4.3 ( 8491 )