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Audies Award Finalists and Winners


The Audie Awards recognize distinction in audiobooks and spoken word entertainment and are sponsored by the Audio Publishers Association (APA). 2019 is the 24th year of annual Audie Awards. Finalists are announced in 24 categories. 

See the Press Release (pdf) of the 2019 Winners—released February 4, here. Winners were announced at the Audies Gala, March 4.

Explore the 2019 Audie Award Winners and Finalists with sound clips and reviews in all categories below.  Browse prior years' awards: 2018 Audies, 2017 Audies, 2016 Audies, 2015 Audies, 2014 Audies.

Audio Drama

THE MARTIAN INVASION OF EARTH

WINNER
THE MARTIAN INVASION OF EARTH

H.G. Wells, Nicholas Briggs, Read by Richard Armitage, Lucy Briggs-Owen, Hywel Morgan, et al.

FROM THE PUBLISHER: A curiosity falls to Earth on Horsell Common, and a nightmare begins. England is... Read More

Audiobook of the Year

CHILDREN OF BLOOD AND BONE

WINNER
CHILDREN OF BLOOD AND BONE

Tomi Adeyemi, Read by Bahni Turpin

Bahni Turpin’s breathtaking narration of this exhilarating novel will keep listeners rooted to their... Read More

Autobiography/Memoir

EDUCATED

WINNER
EDUCATED

Tara Westover, Read by Julia Whelan

This riveting memoir recounts the author’s childhood in a fundamentalist and isolationist family and... Read More

Best Female Narrator

EDUCATED

WINNER
EDUCATED

Tara Westover, Read by Julia Whelan

This riveting memoir recounts the author’s childhood in a fundamentalist and isolationist family and... Read More

Best Male Narrator

WATCHERS

WINNER
WATCHERS

Dean Koontz, Read by Edoardo Ballerini

Edoardo Ballerini does a top-notch job of narrating this story. Listeners join Travis Cornell, who... Read More

Business/Personal Development

HOW TO BE HEARD

WINNER
HOW TO BE HEARD

Julian Treasure, Read by Julian Treasure

Apart from his clear-toned voice and flawless delivery, what makes this audiobook so seductive is... Read More

Faith-Based Fiction & Non-Fiction

THE MAN ON THE MOUNTAINTOP

WINNER
THE MAN ON THE MOUNTAINTOP

Susan Trott, Libby Spurrier [Adapt.], Read by Stanley Tucci, Toby Jones, Clare Corbett, Rachel Atkins, Jeff Harding, David Thorpe and a Full Cast

Hollywood stalwarts Stanley Tucci and Toby Jones get behind the microphone and bring their versatile... Read More

Fantasy

SPINNING SILVER

WINNER
SPINNING SILVER

Naomi Novik, Read by Lisa Flanagan

Novik updates the story of Rumpelstiltskin with a wildly original fantasy tale that has all the... Read More

Fiction

THE TATTOOIST OF AUSCHWITZ

WINNER
THE TATTOOIST OF AUSCHWITZ

Heather Morris, Read by Richard Armitage

This engaging audiobook demonstrates that, despite the passage of nearly two generations, new... Read More

History/Biography

DARKEST HOUR

WINNER
DARKEST HOUR

Anthony McCarten, Read by John Lee

Detail-rich and utterly fascinating, this audiobook delves into the personality of Winston Churchill... Read More

Humor

THE GREATEST LOVE STORY EVER TOLD

WINNER
THE GREATEST LOVE STORY EVER TOLD

Nick Offerman, Megan Mullally, Read by Nick Offerman, Megan Mullally

Actors Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally regale the listener with stories of their lives, from... Read More

Literary Fiction & Classics

BLEAK HOUSE

WINNER
BLEAK HOUSE

Charles Dickens, Read by Miriam Margolyes

Such a miraculously good new audio version of this great novel is cause for hats in the air. BLEAK... Read More

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