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Audies Award Finalists and Winners


The Audies Awards recognizes distinction in audiobooks and spoken word entertainment sponsored by the Audio Publishers Association (APA). 2015 is the 20th year of annual Audies Awards. 30 categories are celebrated. This year an additional category: JUDGES AWARD – SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY salutes the constantly evolving nature of modern science and technology.

See the Press Release (pdf) of the 2015 Finalists--released February 11, here.
Browse the 2015 Finalists with sound clips, reviews in all categories below. 

Audio Drama

THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES

WINNER

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Read by Geoffrey Arend, Wilson Bethel, Seamus Dever, Sarah Drew, Henri Lubatti, James Marsters, Christopher Neame, Moira Quirk, Darren Richardson

L.A. Theatre Works delivers a lively and funny full-cast adaptation of Doyle’s best-known Sherlock

Audiobook of the Year

MANDELA: AN AUDIO HISTORY

WINNER

Radio Diaries, Read by Desmond Tutu, Nelson Mandela, Joe Richman

This remarkable audio history begins with Nelson Mandela's voice proclaiming on a crackly recording

Autobiography/Memoir

NOT MY FATHER'S SON

WINNER

Alan Cumming, Read by Alan Cumming

Celebrated actor Alan Cumming is best known for his lilting Scottish accent and his well-trained

Business/Educational

A MORE BEAUTIFUL QUESTION

WINNER

Warren Berger, Read by Michael Quinlan

This is a crisply written overview of how our impatient culture and top-down learning paradigms

Children's Titles - Ages 8-12

THE GRAVEYARD BOOK

WINNER

Neil Gaiman, Read by Derek Jacobi, Robert Madge, Clare Corbett, Miriam Margolyes, Andrew Scott, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Emilia Fox, Reece Shearsmith, Lenny Henry, Neil Gaiman, and an Ensemble Cast

Neil Gaiman fans, rejoice! There are now TWO wonderful versions of THE GRAVEYARD BOOK to listen to.

Children's Titles - Ages Up to 8

H.O.R.S.E.

WINNER

Christopher Myers, Read by Dion Graham, Christopher Myers

Listeners will start grinning from the very first words of this production as narrator Dion Graham

Classic

THE NEW YORK STORIES

WINNER

John O'Hara, Read by Becky Ann Baker, Dylan Baker, Bobby Cannavale, Jon Hamm, Richard Kind, Jan Maxwell, Gretchen Mol, Dallas Roberts, E.L. Doctorow

John O'Hara was a master of documenting social relationships, and he had an uncanny ear for

DISTINGUISHED ACHIEVEMENT IN PRODUCTION

THE GRAVEYARD BOOK

WINNER

Neil Gaiman, Read by Derek Jacobi, Robert Madge, Clare Corbett, Miriam Margolyes, Andrew Scott, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Emilia Fox, Reece Shearsmith, Lenny Henry, Neil Gaiman, and an Ensemble Cast

Neil Gaiman fans, rejoice! There are now TWO wonderful versions of THE GRAVEYARD BOOK to listen to.

Erotica

ALPHA

WINNER

Jasinda Wilder, Read by Summer Roberts, Tyler Donne

2015 Audies Winner. Review pending.

Fantasy

WORDS OF RADIANCE

WINNER

Brandon Sanderson, Read by Michael Kramer, Kate Reading

Narrators Michael Kramer and Kate Reading share the latest in the Stormlight Archive series with

Fiction

ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE

WINNER

Anthony Doerr, Read by Zach Appelman

There’s something familiar and comfortable about Zach Appelman’s performance in this beautifully

History/Biography

THE BULLY PULPIT

WINNER

Doris Kearns Goodwin, Read by Edward Herrmann

Few audio productions this year are likely to match, or deserve as much praise as, this history of

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