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The finalists for the 2014 Audie Awards, celebrating excellence in audiobooks, were just announced. Browse all the finalists by clicking on each category, or scroll through the best fiction, nonfiction, and selections from Audible Studios!

All Nominees by Category

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  • The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs)
    • By Brad Stone
    • Narrated By Pete Larkin
    Overall
    (1489)
    Performance
    (1286)
    Story
    (1300)

    Amazon.com started off delivering books through the mail. But its visionary founder, Jeff Bezos, wasn't content with being a bookseller. He wanted Amazon to become the everything store, offering limitless selection and seductive convenience at disruptively low prices. To do so, he developed a corporate culture of relentless ambition and secrecy that's never been cracked. Until now.

    Brock says: "An amazing company with an amazing story!"
  • The Invisible Heart: An Economic Romance

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Russell D. Roberts
    • Narrated By Kirby Heyborne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (16)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (13)

    The Invisible Heart takes a provocative look at business, economics, and regulation through the eyes of Sam Gordon and Laura Silver, teachers at the exclusive Edwards School in Washington, D.C. Sam lives and breathes capitalism. He thinks that most government regulation is unnecessary or even harmful. He believes that success in business is a virtue. He believes that our humanity flourishes under economic freedom. Laura prefers Wordsworth to the Wall Street Journal.

    Elisa says: "Better than expected"
  • Leadership Secrets of the Salvation Army

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Robert Watson
    • Narrated By Bob Souer
    Overall
    (7)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    Business guru Peter Drucker referred to the Salvation Army as "The most effective organization in the U.S." The Salvation Army has long been revered for its passionate adherence to its mission and purpose of delivering humanitarian and spiritual aid to anyone, no matter who they are. In this important book, former commissioner of the Salvation Army in the U.S. Robert Watson outlines those principles that not only guide that organization, but also can apply to companies, ministries, and organizations anywhere.

    Bill says: "Hard to get through"
  • Leading Apple with Steve Jobs: Management Lessons from a Controversial Genius

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Jay Elliot
    • Narrated By Richard Davidson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (18)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (15)

    Jay Elliot was hired personally by Steve Jobs, just in time to accompany him on the last of his historic visits to Xerox's Palo Alto Research Center, the visits that changed the course of computing. As Senior VP of Apple, Jay served as Steve's right-hand man and trouble-shooter, overseeing all corporate operations and business planning, as well as software development and HR. In Leading Apple with Steve Jobs, Jay details how Steve managed and motivated his people - and what every manager can learn from Jobs about motivating people to do the best work of their lives.

    Ricardo says: "Not that intresting ..."
  • Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread from the Data

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Charles Wheelan
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis
    Overall
    (811)
    Performance
    (686)
    Story
    (688)

    From batting averages and political polls to game shows and medical research, the real-world application of statistics continues to grow by leaps and bounds. How can we catch schools that cheat on standardized tests? How does Netflix know which movies you'll like? What is causing the rising incidence of autism? As best-selling author Charles Wheelan shows us in Naked Statistics, the right data and a few well-chosen statistical tools can help us answer these questions and more.

    Michael says: "Starts well then becomes non-Audible"
  • Without Their Permission: How the 21st Century Will Be Made, Not Managed

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Alexis Ohanian
    • Narrated By Alexis Ohanian
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (134)
    Performance
    (114)
    Story
    (118)

    As Alexis Ohanian learned when he helped to co-found the immensely popular reddit.com, the internet is the most powerful and democratic tool for disseminating information in human history. And when that power is harnessed to create new communities, technologies, businesses or charities, the results can be absolutely stunning. In this audiobook, Alexis will share his ideas, tips and even his own doodles about harnessing the power of the web for good, and along the way, he will share his philosophy with young entrepreneurs all over the globe.

    Saud says: "Updated History of the Internet"
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