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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). 2018 is the 23rd year of annual Audie Awards. Finalists are announced in 26 categories. 

See the Press Release (pdf) of the 2018 Finalists—released February 6, here. Winners will be announced at the Audies Gala, May 31.

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

Audio Drama

BROTHER FRANCIS

WINNER
BROTHER FRANCIS

Augustine Institute, Tim Gray, Paul McCusker, Read by Joseph Timms, Janie Dee, Owen Teale, Daniel Philpott, Geoffrey Palmer, Harry Lloyd, Theo Maggs, Elizabeth Counsell, and a Full Cast

Francis of Assisi is most commonly depicted as a simple saint who communed with animals, but he was... Read More

Audiobook of the Year

LINCOLN IN THE BARDO

WINNER
LINCOLN IN THE BARDO

George Saunders, Read by Nick Offerman, David Sedaris, George Saunders, and a Full Cast

Like an Impressionist painting that comes into focus as we soften our gaze, this first novel by the... Read More

Autobiography/Memoir

BORN TO RUN

WINNER
BORN TO RUN

Bruce Springsteen, Read by Bruce Springsteen

When you live in New Jersey, as I do, then any audio featuring rock musician Bruce Springsteen is... Read More

Best Female Narrator

THE HATE U GIVE

WINNER
THE HATE U GIVE

Angie Thomas, Read by Bahni Turpin

Starr is from a gang-ridden neighborhood but attends a private, mostly white, school. Differences... Read More

Best Male Narrator

BORN A CRIME

WINNER
BORN A CRIME

Trevor Noah, Read by Trevor Noah

Comedian Trevor Noah’s stories of growing up in South Africa are vivid, sometimes harrowing, and... Read More

Business/Personal Development

PEAK PERFORMANCE

WINNER
PEAK PERFORMANCE

Brad Stulberg, Steve Magness, Read by Christopher Lane

Narrator Christopher Lane's first few sentences sound so powerful that it takes a moment to shift... Read More

Erotica

CLAIM & PROTECT

WINNER
CLAIM & PROTECT

Rhenna Morgan, Read by John Lane

The sexy timbre of narrator John Lane’s voice immediately draws the listener into the romance of... Read More

Excellence in Production

SHERLOCK HOLMES

WINNER
SHERLOCK HOLMES

Arthur Conan Doyle, Stephen Fry [Intro.], Read by Stephen Fry

Consummate British actor, writer, comedian, and all-round performer Stephen Fry delivers an audio... Read More

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