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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). 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.

Autobiography/Memoir

THE GREATEST

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

Autobiography/Memoir

THE RAINBOW COMES AND GOES

THE RAINBOW COMES AND GOES

Anderson Cooper, Gloria Vanderbilt, Read by Anderson Cooper, Gloria Vanderbilt

This is a bittersweet, touching, and intimate series of email conversations between a celebrated... Read More

Autobiography/Memoir

WHEN BREATH BECOMES AIR

WHEN BREATH BECOMES AIR

Paul Kalanithi, Abraham Verghese, Read by Sunil Malhotra, Cassandra Campbell

Narrator Sunil Malhotra is faithful to the straightforward tone of Paul Kalanithi's memoir about... Read More

Best Female Narrator

ANOTHER BROOKLYN

ANOTHER BROOKLYN

Jacqueline Woodson, Read by Robin Miles

A slow jazz interlude sets the tone for Robin Miles’s performance of this long-awaited new novel for... Read More

Best Female Narrator

BE FRANK WITH ME

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 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

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