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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.

History/Biography

IN HARM'S WAY

WINNER
IN HARM'S WAY

Doug Stanton, Read by Mark Boyett

With a delivery like a seasoned storyteller, Mark Boyett makes this riveting story of the sinking of... Read More

Humor

I'M JUDGING YOU

WINNER
I'M JUDGING YOU

Luvvie Ajayi, Read by Luvvie Ajayi

"Who does that?" This central question running throughout Luvvie Ajayi's comic memoir is asked again... Read More

Inspirational/Faith-Based Fiction

RISEN

WINNER
RISEN

Angela Hunt, Read by P.J. Ochlan, Alana Kerr

Two narrators give this audiobook clear, enthusiastic, performances as they tell the story of a... Read More

Inspirational/Faith-Based Non-Fiction

THE AWAKENING OF H.K. DERRYBERRY

WINNER
THE AWAKENING OF H.K. DERRYBERRY

Jim Bradford, Andy Hardin, Read by Milton Bagby

You never know when a 25-cent cup of coffee will forever change your life. That was the case for Jim... Read More

Literary Fiction & Classics

HOMEGOING

WINNER
HOMEGOING

Yaa Gyasi, Read by Dominic Hoffman

Narrator Dominic Hoffman does a masterful job of telling the stories of two half sisters who are... Read More

Middle Grade

HOW TO FIGHT A DRAGON'S FURY

WINNER
HOW TO FIGHT A DRAGON'S FURY

Cressida Cowell, Read by David Tennant

The final chapter of Hiccup's dragon adventures is spectacular from start to finish. Narrator David... Read More

Multi-Voiced Performance

SMALL GREAT THINGS

WINNER
SMALL GREAT THINGS

Jodi Picoult, Read by Audra McDonald, Cassandra Campbell, Ari Fliakos

Three narrators portray the diverse perspectives of Picoult's three main characters. Audra McDonald... Read More

Mystery

THE CROSSING

WINNER
THE CROSSING

Michael Connelly, Read by Titus Welliver

Narrator Titus Welliver's strong, deep voice carries the plot as Connelly's two great... Read More

Narration by the Author or Authors

A LIFE IN PARTS

WINNER
A LIFE IN PARTS

Bryan Cranston, Read by Bryan Cranston

In this gritty, honest memoir, Emmy Award-winning actor Bryan Cranston looks at both his career and... Read More

Non-Fiction

HILLBILLY ELEGY

WINNER
HILLBILLY ELEGY

J.D. Vance, Read by J.D. Vance

Listening to San Francisco investor J.D. Vance narrate his own memoir makes one think that HILLBILLY... Read More

Original Work

THE DISPATCHER

WINNER
THE DISPATCHER

John Scalzi, Read by Zachary Quinto

The hero of this book is narrator Zachary Quinto, who makes a potentially confusing story simple and... Read More

Paranormal

GHOST GIFTS

WINNER
GHOST GIFTS

Laura Spinella, Read by Nicol Zanzarella

Narrator Nicol Zanzarella clearly gives voice to Aubrey Ellis, a medium. Through Zanzarella's soft... Read More

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