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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


Literary Fiction and Classics


Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

  • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 44 mins)
  • By Lewis Carroll
  • Narrated By Scarlett Johansson
  • Whispersync for Voice-ready
Overall
(1780)
Performance
(1625)
Story
(1629)

Golden Globe nominee Scarlett Johansson (Lost in Translation, Girl with a Pearl Earring) brings a palpable sense of joy and exuberance to her performance of Lewis Carroll's enduring classic Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. The young and imaginative Alice grows weary of her storybook, one "without pictures or conversations", and follows a hasty hare underground - to come face to face with a host of strange and fantastic characters.

Gretchen SLP says: "Oh My Ears and Whiskers, What A Delight!"
Alice's Adventures in ...
4.5 ( 1780 )

Another Brooklyn: A Novel

  • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 45 mins)
  • By Jacqueline Woodson
  • Narrated By Robin Miles
  • Whispersync for Voice-ready
Overall
(342)
Performance
(307)
Story
(306)

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 )

David Copperfield [Audible]

  • UNABRIDGED (36 hrs and 36 mins)
  • By Charles Dickens
  • Narrated By Richard Armitage
  • Whispersync for Voice-ready
Overall
(1607)
Performance
(1505)
Story
(1494)

Between his work on the 2014 Audible Audiobook of the Year, Hamlet, Prince of Denmark: A Novel, and his performance of Classic Love Poems, narrator Richard Armitage (The Hobbit, Hannibal) has quickly become a listener favorite. Now, in this defining performance of Charles Dickens' classic David Copperfield, Armitage lends his unique voice and interpretation, truly inhabiting each character and bringing real energy to the life of one of Dickens' most famous characters.

tessa says: "The Armitage Voice""
David Copperfield [Aud...
4.8 ( 1607 )

Homegoing: A Novel

  • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 10 mins)
  • By Yaa Gyasi
  • Narrated By Dominic Hoffman
  • Whispersync for Voice-ready
Overall
(3133)
Performance
(2846)
Story
(2853)

Two half sisters, Effia and Esi, unknown to each other, are born into different villages in 18th-century Ghana. Effia is married off to an Englishman and will live in comfort in the palatial rooms of Cape Coast Castle, raising children who will be sent abroad to be educated before returning to the Gold Coast to serve as administrators of the empire. Esi, imprisoned beneath Effia in the castle's women's dungeon and then shipped off on a boat bound for America, will be sold into slavery.

Calvin Feehan says: "Beautiful Story of Family and America's Great Shame"
Homegoing
4.6 ( 3133 )

LaRose: A Novel

  • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 37 mins)
  • By Louise Erdrich
  • Narrated By Louise Erdrich
  • Whispersync for Voice-ready
Overall
(861)
Performance
(792)
Story
(780)

North Dakota, late summer, 1999. Landreaux Iron stalks a deer along the edge of the property bordering his own. He shoots with easy confidence - but when the buck springs away, Landreaux realizes he's hit something else, a blur he saw as he squeezed the trigger. When he staggers closer, he realizes he has killed his neighbor's five-year-old son, Dusty Ravich.

Mel says: "Grief and Love"
LaRose
4.3 ( 861 )

The Underground Railroad (Oprah's Book Club)

  • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 43 mins)
  • By Colson Whitehead
  • Narrated By Bahni Turpin
  • Whispersync for Voice-ready
Overall
(8475)
Performance
(7729)
Story
(7702)

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 ( 8475 )