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Audie Award Finalists


The Audie Awards recognizes distinction in audiobooks and spoken word entertainment sponsored by the Audio Publishers Association (APA). 2017 is the 22nd year of annual Audies Awards. Finalists are announced in 26 categories. 

See the Press Release (pdf) of the 2017 Finalists—released February 8, here.
Explore the 2017 Audie Award Finalists with sound clips and reviews in all categories below.  Browse prior years' awards, 2016  Audies2015 Audies, 2014 Audies.

Audio Drama

ALIEN: OUT OF THE SHADOWS

ALIEN: OUT OF THE SHADOWS

Tim Lebbon, Dirk Maggs, Read by Rutger Hauer, Corey Johnson, Matthew Lewis, Kathryn Drysdale, Laurel Lefkow, Andrea Deck, Mac McDonald

The deep-space mining vessel MARION, with Chief Engineer Hooper (Corey Johnson) at the helm, is... Read More

Audio Drama

DOCTOR WHO: THE TENTH DOCTOR ADVENTURES

DOCTOR WHO: THE TENTH DOCTOR ADVENTURES

James Goss, Read by David Tennant, Catherine Tate, Alice Krige, Alan Cox, Blake Ritson, and a Full Cast

AudioFile review pending. FROM THE PUBLISHER: Donna Noble has never been lucky in love. So when, one... Read More

Audio Drama

IN THE EMBERS

IN THE EMBERS

Brian Price, Jerry Stearns, Read by Edwin Strout, Robin Miles, Olivia DuFord, and a Full Cast

Best known for clever live sci-fi shows, the dynamic duo of Jerry Stearns and Brian Price show that... Read More

Audio Drama

THE MOUNTAINTOP

THE MOUNTAINTOP

Katori Hall, Read by Larry Powell, Aja Naomi King

"I've been to the mountaintop," Martin Luther King, Jr., proclaimed in his final speech in Memphis... Read More

Autobiography/Memoir

AROUND THE WAY GIRL

AROUND THE WAY GIRL

Taraji P. Henson, Read by Taraji P. Henson

Taraji Henson reads her memoir like the performer she is, immersing listeners in her journey from... Read More

Autobiography/Memoir

BUFFERING

BUFFERING

Hannah Hart, Read by Hannah Hart, Judy Young [Foreword]

Hannah Hart, a young YouTube sensation, narrates her own stories, taking on topics ranging from... Read More

Autobiography/Memoir

THE GREATEST

THE GREATEST

Muhammad Ali, Richard Durham, Read by Dion Graham

He was the greatest—and not only because of his boxing skill but also because of his humanitarian... Read More

Autobiography/Memoir

THE RAINBOW COMES AND GOES

THE RAINBOW COMES AND GOES

Anderson Cooper, Gloria Vanderbilt, Read by Anderson Cooper, Gloria Vanderbilt

This is a bittersweet, touching, and intimate series of email conversations between a celebrated... Read More

Autobiography/Memoir

WHEN BREATH BECOMES AIR

WHEN BREATH BECOMES AIR

Paul Kalanithi, Abraham Verghese, Read by Sunil Malhotra, Cassandra Campbell

Narrator Sunil Malhotra is faithful to the straightforward tone of Paul Kalanithi's memoir about... Read More

Best Female Narrator

ANOTHER BROOKLYN

ANOTHER BROOKLYN

Jacqueline Woodson, Read by Robin Miles

A slow jazz interlude sets the tone for Robin Miles’s performance of this long-awaited new novel for... Read More

Best Female Narrator

BE FRANK WITH ME

BE FRANK WITH ME

Julia Claiborne Johnson, Read by Tavia Gilbert

Be prepared to put your life on hold once you start this audiobook about the relationships among a... Read More

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