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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


Humor


The Bassoon King: My Life in Art, Faith, and Idiocy

  • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 49 mins)
  • By Rainn Wilson
  • Narrated By Rainn Wilson
Overall
(1349)
Performance
(1244)
Story
(1243)

For nine seasons Rainn Wilson played Dwight Schrute, everyone's favorite work nemesis and beet farmer. Viewers of The Office fell in love with the character and grew to love the actor who played him even more. Rainn founded a website and media company, SoulPancake, that eventually became a best-selling book of the same name. He also started a hilarious Twitter feed (sample tweet: "I'm not on Facebook" is the new "I don't even own a TV") that now has more than four million followers.

Johanna says: "Exquisite narration!"
The Bassoon King
4.5 ( 1349 )

Black Man, White House: An Oral History of the Obama Years

  • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 27 mins)
  • By D. L. Hughley
  • Narrated By Mia Barron, Cherise Boothe, Ron Butler, and others
  • Whispersync for Voice-ready
Overall
(132)
Performance
(112)
Story
(113)

From legendary comedian D. L. Hughley comes a bitingly funny send-up of the Obama years, as "told" by the key political players on both sides of the aisle. What do the Clintons, Republicans, fellow Democrats, and Obama's own family really think of President Barack Obama? Finally, the truth is revealed in this raucously funny "oral history" parody.

Fylynne says: "Clever and Hilarious!"
Black Man, White House
4.3 ( 132 )

I'm Judging You: The Do-Better Manual

  • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 48 mins)
  • By Luvvie Ajayi
  • Narrated By Luvvie Ajayi
  • Whispersync for Voice-ready
Overall
(1469)
Performance
(1348)
Story
(1344)

With over 500,000 readers a month at her enormously popular blog, AwesomelyLuvvie.com, Luvvie Ajayi is a go-to source for smart takes on pop culture. I'm Judging You is her debut book of humorous essays that dissects our cultural obsessions and calls out bad behavior in our increasingly digital, connected lives - from the importance of the newest Shonda Rhimes television drama to serious discussions of race and media representation to what to do about your fool cousin sharing casket pictures from Grandma's wake on Facebook.

Amazon Customer says: "I have NEVER laughed so hard"
I'm Judging You
4.5 ( 1469 )

Life and Other Near-Death Experiences: A Novel

  • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 17 mins)
  • By Camille Pagán
  • Narrated By Amy McFadden
  • Whispersync for Voice-ready
Overall
(1513)
Performance
(1348)
Story
(1354)

Libby Miller has always been an unwavering optimist - but when her husband drops a bomb on their marriage the same day a doctor delivers devastating news, she realizes her rose-colored glasses have actually been blinding her. With nothing left to lose, she abandons her life in Chicago for the clear waters and bright beaches of the Caribbean for what might be her last hurrah.

Fred Stellabotte says: "Thank you for a very good listen"
Life and Other Near-De...
4.2 ( 1513 )

You Can't Touch My Hair: And Other Things I Still Have to Explain

  • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 41 mins)
  • By Phoebe Robinson, Jessica Williams - foreword
  • Narrated By Phoebe Robinson, John Hodgman
  • Whispersync for Voice-ready
Overall
(997)
Performance
(916)
Story
(908)

Being a black woman in America means contending with old prejudices and fresh absurdities every day. Comedian Phoebe Robinson has experienced her fair share over the years: She's been unceremoniously relegated to the role of "the black friend", as if she is somehow the authority on all things racial; she's been questioned about her love of U2 and Billy Joel ("isn't that...white people music?"); she's been called "uppity" for having an opinion in the workplace; and yes, people do ask her whether they can touch her hair all. The. Time.

Kate says: "Phoebe, You Rock"
You Can't Touch My Hair
4.3 ( 997 )

You'll Grow Out of It

  • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 21 mins)
  • By Jessi Klein
  • Narrated By Jessi Klein
  • Whispersync for Voice-ready
Overall
(1841)
Performance
(1656)
Story
(1638)

In You'll Grow Out of It, Jessi Klein offers - through an incisive collection of real-life stories - a relentlessly funny yet poignant take on a variety of topics she has experienced along her strange journey to womanhood and beyond. These include her "transformation from Pippi Longstocking-esque tomboy to are-you-a-lesbian-or-what tom man", attempting to find watchable porn, and identifying the difference between being called "ma'am" and "miss" ("miss sounds like you weigh 99 pounds").

Sarah F. says: "I like this woman so much!"
You'll Grow Out of It
4.4 ( 1841 )