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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). 2017 is the 22nd year of annual Audies Awards. Finalists are announced in 29 categories. 

See the Press Release (pdf) of the 2017 Finalists—released February 8, here. Winners were announced at the Audies Gala, June 1.

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

IN THE EMBERS

WINNER
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

Audiobook of the Year

HAMILTON

WINNER
HAMILTON

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jeremy McCarter, Read by Mariska Hargitay, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jeremy McCarter [Intro]

Mariska Hargitay takes on the role of warm documentarian in her narration of this behind-the-scenes... Read More

Autobiography/Memoir

THE GREATEST

WINNER
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

Best Female Narrator

BE FRANK WITH ME

WINNER
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

Best Male Narrator

JERUSALEM

WINNER
JERUSALEM

Alan Moore, Read by Simon Vance

Alan Moore’s vivid imagistic prose, which touches all the listener’s senses, has the perfect partner... Read More

Business/Personal Development

HUMANS NEED NOT APPLY

WINNER
HUMANS NEED NOT APPLY

Jerry Kaplan, Read by John Pruden

This audiobook on how the development of artificial intelligence threatens jobs, thereby... Read More

Erotica

MARRIAGE GAMES

WINNER
MARRIAGE GAMES

CD Reiss, Read by Elena Wolfe, Sebastian York

Narrator Sebastian York creates a world of dominance and surrender in CD Reiss's erotic romance.... Read More

Excellence in Design

GEEK FEMINIST REVOLUTION

WINNER
GEEK FEMINIST REVOLUTION

Kameron Hurley, Read by C.S.E. Cooney

Hurley, a two-time Hugo winner and deeply thoughtful social and media critic, has published a... Read More

Excellence in Marketing

BATTLEFIELD EARTH

WINNER
BATTLEFIELD EARTH

L. Ron Hubbard, Read by Josh Clark, Charlie Davis, Scott Menville, Jim Meskimen, Stefan Rudnicki, and a Full Cast

Jonnie Tyler isn’t like the rest of his small, isolated tribe. He wants to know what lies beyond his... Read More

Excellence in Production

ALIEN: OUT OF THE SHADOWS

WINNER
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

Fantasy

THE HIKE

WINNER
THE HIKE

Drew Magary, Read by Christopher Lane

Imagine landing in a role-playing game in which one must go through ridiculously stressful... Read More

Fiction

SISTER OF MINE

WINNER
SISTER OF MINE

Sabra Waldfogel, Read by Bahni Turpin

Narrator Bahni Turpin dramatizes the emotions of two sisters, one born a slave, the other born free.... Read More

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