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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 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. 

Audio Drama

OLIVER TWIST

WINNER
OLIVER TWIST

Charles Dickens, Paul McCusker [Adapt.], Read by Joe Holgate, Henry Goodman, Bill Sykes, Geoffrey Palmer, Roy Hudd, Finty Williams, and a Full Cast

Dodging from the orphanage to the workhouse to the back alleys of London, OLIVER TWIST is one of the... Read More

Audiobook of the Year

STILL FOOLIN' 'EM

WINNER
STILL FOOLIN' 'EM

Billy Crystal, Read by Billy Crystal

At 65, Billy Crystal is a master of comic timing, as he demonstrates during his narration of STILL... Read More

Biography/Memoir

THE ELEPHANT WHISPERER

WINNER
THE ELEPHANT WHISPERER

Lawrence Anthony, Graham Spence, Read by Simon Vance

In 1999, Lawrence Anthony welcomed some troubled wild elephants to his game reserve. Simon Vance's... Read More

Children's Titles - Ages 8-12

MATILDA

WINNER
MATILDA

Roald Dahl, Read by Kate Winslet

Who better than Kate Winslet to narrate Dahl’s beloved children’s classic in its 25th-anniversary... Read More

Children's Titles - Ages Up to 8

HOORAY FOR ANNA HIBISCUS!

WINNER
HOORAY FOR ANNA HIBISCUS!

Atinuke, Read by Mutiyat Ade-Salu

When a talented storywriter and a compelling storyteller get together, the result is an irresistible... Read More

Classic

THE COMPLETE SHERLOCK HOLMES

WINNER
THE COMPLETE SHERLOCK HOLMES

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Read by Simon Vance

Simon Vance can hardly be equaled as a Holmes narrator. He carries the stories with cultured British... Read More

DISTINGUISHED ACHIEVEMENT IN PRODUCTION

THE STORM KING

WINNER
THE STORM KING

Pete Seeger, Jeff Haynes [Ed.], Read by Pete Seeger

This marvelous presentation of Pete Seeger’s words and music is a gift to all lovers of folk music,... Read More

Erotica

CARRIE'S STORY

WINNER
CARRIE'S STORY

Molly Weatherfield, Read by Shana Savage

A doctoral-candidate-turned-sex slave is preparing to be sold at auction in this graphic novel... Read More

Fantasy

WISP OF A THING

WINNER
WISP OF A THING

Alex Bledsoe, Read by Stefan Rudnicki

A famous musician recovering from a recent tragedy seeks solace and anonymity in Appalachia. He... Read More

Fiction

DOCTOR SLEEP

WINNER
DOCTOR SLEEP

Stephen King, Read by Will Patton

Will Patton’s delivery enhances King’s prose in ways that make King’s work so much more enjoyable in... Read More

History

DEVIL IN THE GROVE

WINNER
DEVIL IN THE GROVE

Gilbert King, Read by Peter Francis James

This biography of Thurgood Marshall uses as its centerpiece a tragic case in central Florida that... Read More

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