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Audie Award Finalists


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 26 categories. 

See the Press Release (pdf) of the 2017 Finalists—released February 8, here.
Explore the 2017 Audie Award Finalists with sound clips and reviews in all categories below.  Browse prior years' awards, 2016  Audies2015 Audies, 2014 Audies.

Best Female Narrator

THE LITTLE RED CHAIRS

THE LITTLE RED CHAIRS

Edna O'Brien, Read by Juliet Stevenson

After a charismatic foreign healer sets up practice in a sleepy Irish village, the residents find... Read More

Best Female Narrator

THE TURN OF THE SCREW

THE TURN OF THE SCREW

Henry James, Read by Emma Thompson, Richard Armitage [Intro.]

Following Richard Armitage's appropriately Jamesian (that is, slightly stuffy) reading of the... Read More

Best Female Narrator

THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD

THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD

Colson Whitehead, Read by Bahni Turpin

Magical realism meets historical fiction in this heartbreaking story of Cora's escape from the... Read More

Best Male Narrator

BOB HONEY WHO JUST DO STUFF

BOB HONEY WHO JUST DO STUFF

Pappy Pariah, Read by Sean Penn, Frances McDormand, Ari Fliakos, Leila George

AudioFile review pending. FROM THE PUBLISHER: By turns tender and terrifying, Bob Honey Who Just Do... Read More

Best Male Narrator

END OF WATCH

END OF WATCH

Stephen King, Read by Will Patton

In the fascinating final book in King's Bill Hodges Trilogy, narrator Will Patton leads listeners... Read More

Best Male Narrator

JERUSALEM

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

Best Male Narrator

THE LAST TRIBE

THE LAST TRIBE

Brad Manuel, Read by Scott Brick

AudioFile review pending. FROM THE PUBLISHER: Imagine being alone in the world, one of only a... Read More

Best Male Narrator

THE PURLOINED POODLE

THE PURLOINED POODLE

Kevin Hearne, Read by Luke Daniels

AudioFile review pending. FROM THE PUBLISHER: Thanks to his relationship with the ancient Druid... Read More

Best Male Narrator

UNDERGROUND AIRLINES

UNDERGROUND AIRLINES

Ben H. Winters, Read by William DeMeritt

Narrator William DeMeritt expertly captures the bleak tone of Winters's daring alternate history. A... Read More

Business/Personal Development

CAPITAL OFFENSES

CAPITAL OFFENSES

Samuel W. Buell, Read by LJ Ganser

AudioFile review pending. FROM THE PUBLISHER: From the lead prosecutor on the Enron investigation,... Read More

Business/Personal Development

HUMANS NEED NOT APPLY

HUMANS NEED NOT APPLY

Jerry Kaplan, Read by John Pruden

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

Business/Personal Development

SHRILL

SHRILL

Lindy West, Read by Lindy West

The 34-year-old author is known for writing about feminism, fat-shaming, and social justice for... Read More

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