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Audies Award Finalists and Winners


The Audie Awards recognizes distinction in audiobooks and spoken word entertainment sponsored by the Audio Publishers Association (APA). 2016 is the 21st year of annual Audies Awards. Finalists are announced in 29 categories. 

See the Press Release (pdf) of the 2016 Finalists—released February 9, here .
Explore the 2016 Audie Award Finalists with sound clips and reviews in all categories below.  Browse prior years' awards, 2015 Audies, 2014 Audies.

Audiobook of the Year

THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN

WINNER
THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN

Paula Hawkins, Read by Clare Corbett, Louise Brealey, India Fisher

Three talented narrators handle Hawkins’s debut psychological thriller, giving identifiable voices... Read More

Autobiography/Memoir

GHOST BOY

WINNER
GHOST BOY

Martin Pistorius, Read by Simon Bubb

What was life like for Martin Pistorius, who spent years in a "waking coma," aware but unable to... Read More

Best Female Narrator

WILD ROVER NO MORE

WINNER
WILD ROVER NO MORE

L.A. Meyer, Read by Katherine Kellgren

Katherine Kellgren is astounding, as always, as she narrates the twelfth and final book of this... Read More

Best Male Narrator

THE ENGLISH SPY

WINNER
THE ENGLISH SPY

Daniel Silva , Read by George Guidall

Daniel Silva is at the top of his game in this high-tension wire of an audiobook, performed by... Read More

Business/Personal Development

WAKE UP HAPPY

WINNER
WAKE UP HAPPY

Michael Strahan, Veronica Chambers, Read by Michael Strahan

This celebrity motivational audio works on a number of levels. The retired football star and TV... Read More

Erotica

CURING DOCTOR VINCENT

WINNER
CURING DOCTOR VINCENT

Renea Mason, Read by Noah Michael Levine, Erin Deward

AudioFile review pending. FROM THE PUBLISHER: Elaine Watkins, Public Relations Advisor, is surprised... Read More

Excellence in Marketing

LOCKE & KEY

WINNER
LOCKE & KEY

Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodriguez, Read by Haley Joel Osment, Tatiana Maslany, Kate Mulgrew, and a Full Cast

The concepts in this production, based on a graphic novel, are perfectly executed by a full cast.... Read More

Excellence in Production

RUDYARD KIPLING'S THE JUNGLE BOOK: THE MOWGLI STORIES

WINNER
RUDYARD KIPLING'S THE JUNGLE BOOK: THE MOWGLI STORIES

Rudyard Kipling, Read by Bill Bailey, Richard E. Grant, Colin Salmon, Tim McInnerny, Bernard Cribbins, Celia Imrie, Martin Shaw

Listeners should treat themselves to this full-cast audio of this tidy production of Kipling's... Read More

Fantasy

NICE DRAGONS FINISH LAST

WINNER
NICE DRAGONS FINISH LAST

Rachel Aaron, Read by Vikas Adam

Julius is not your typical dragon. All he wants is a quiet life—but that's impossible being that... Read More

Fiction

THE NIGHTINGALE

WINNER
THE NIGHTINGALE

Kristin Hannah, Read by Polly Stone

Narrator Polly Stone gives voice to this incredible story of women’s lives in France during WWII.... Read More

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