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Audies Award Finalists


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 25 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.

Audio Drama

AMOK

AMOK

Sebastian Fitzek, Read by Natascha McElhone, Adrian Lester, Rafe Spall, Peter Firth, Brendan Coyle, Hugh Skinner

A criminal psychologist is hoping for a slow day on her last day before leaving the Berlin police... Read More

Audio Drama

CHRISTMAS EVE, 1914

CHRISTMAS EVE, 1914

Charles Olivier, Read by Cameron Daddo, Xander Berkeley, Cody Fern, Damon Herriman, James Scott, John Beck, Lance Guest, Gabe Greenspan, Nate Jones

Drawing from historic events and written especially for audio by two-time Emmy Award winner Charles... Read More

Audio Drama

THE SLEEPER AND THE SPINDLE

THE SLEEPER AND THE SPINDLE

Neil Gaiman, Read by Julian Rhind-Tutt, Lara Pulver, Niamh Walsh, and a Full Cast

In the first minutes of this audiobook, the full cast and sound effects might seem a bit much, but... Read More

Audio Drama

THE STARLING PROJECT

THE STARLING PROJECT

Jeffery Deaver, Read by Alfred Molina and a Full Cast

An international gunrunning, money-laundering, and kidnapping criminal mastermind is on the loose,... Read More

Audiobook of the Year

THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN

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

Audiobook of the Year

GO SET A WATCHMAN

GO SET A WATCHMAN

Harper Lee, Read by Reese Witherspoon

Oscar-winning actress and Southern girl Reese Witherspoon portrays the narrator of the masterpiece... Read More

Audiobook of the Year

THE NIGHTINGALE

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

Audiobook of the Year

THE WATER DIVINER

THE WATER DIVINER

Andrew Anastasios, Meaghan Wilson-Anastasios, Read by Jack Thompson

Veteran Australian actor Jack Thompson narrates his first audiobook with dazzling success. Listeners... Read More

Autobiography/Memoir

BORN WITH TEETH

BORN WITH TEETH

Kate Mulgrew, Read by Kate Mulgrew

In this engrossing memoir, author-narrator Kate Mulgrew recounts her life from her quirky Midwest... Read More

Autobiography/Memoir

THE COURAGE TO ACT

THE COURAGE TO ACT

Ben S. Bernanke, Read by Grover Gardner

Listeners who have heard Bernanke speak may be surprised, or even put off, by narrator Grover... Read More

Autobiography/Memoir

GHOST BOY

GHOST BOY

Martin Pistorius, Read by Simon Bubb

AudioFile review pending. FROM THE PUBLISHER: Ghost Boy is the heart-wrenching story of one boy's... Read More

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