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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). 2016 is the 21st year of annual Audies Awards. Finalists are announced in 25 categories. 

See the Press Release (pdf) of the 2016 Finalists—released February 9, here .
Explore the 2016 Audie Award Finalists with sound clips and reviews in all categories below. 

Audio Drama

SWORDSPOINT

WINNER
SWORDSPOINT

Ellen Kushner, Read by Ellen Kushner, Dion Graham, Katherine Kellgren, Robert Fass, Nick Sullivan, Simon Jones

Richard St. Vier, swordsman extraordinaire, often fights duels to protect the honor of a noble—or... Read More

Audiobook of the Year

THE END OF THE AFFAIR

WINNER
THE END OF THE AFFAIR

Graham Greene, Read by Colin Firth

The smooth and convincing intimacy of Colin Firth's narration brings listeners quickly into dreary,... Read More

Biography/Memoir

THE SEAMSTRESS

WINNER
THE SEAMSTRESS

Sara Tuvel Bernstein, Louise Loots Thornton, Marlene Bernstein Samuels, Read by Wanda McCaddon

In this gripping memoir, narrator Wanda McCaddon recounts how Holocaust survivor Sara Tuvel... Read More

Business/Educational

SPY THE LIE

WINNER
SPY THE LIE

Philip Houston, Mike Floyd, Susan Carnicero, Don Tennant, Read by Fred Berman

Can body language reveal when someone is lying? Is there a way to identify when an interviewee is... Read More

Children's Titles - Ages 8-12

SAME SUN HERE

WINNER

Silas House, Neela Vaswani, Read by Silas House, Neela Vaswani

Sometimes an author-narrator’s spoken voice does not ring as true as his or her characters' voices... Read More

CHILDRENS TITLES - AGES UP TO 8

THE GREAT CAKE MYSTERY

WINNER
THE GREAT CAKE MYSTERY

Alexander McCall Smith, Read by Adjoa Andoh

The heroine of Alexander McCall Smith’s popular series becomes accessible to the younger set with... Read More

Classic

DOMBEY AND SON

WINNER
DOMBEY AND SON

Charles Dickens, Read by Charlton Griffin

Add this title to the list of Dickens works that leap to life, thanks to a skillful narrator. After... Read More

DISTINGUISHED ACHIEVEMENT IN PRODUCTION

DRACULA

WINNER
DRACULA

Bram Stoker, Read by Alan Cumming, Tim Curry, Simon Vance, Katherine Kellgren, Susan Duerden, John Lee, Graeme Malcolm, Steven Crossley, Simon Prebble, James Adams

Followers of the popular vampire literary and film interpretations of recent years might be blasé... Read More

Fantasy

ANITA

WINNER
ANITA

Keith Roberts, Read by Nicola Barber

Neil Gaiman Presents reintroduces listeners to Keith Roberts’s flirty witch, Anita. Anita flits... Read More

Fiction

THE HANDMAID'S TALE

WINNER
THE HANDMAID'S TALE

Margaret Atwood, Read by Claire Danes

Claire Danes sparkles in this performance. At once timeless and timely, this dystopian novel... Read More

History

THE WRECKING CREW

WINNER
THE WRECKING CREW

Kent Harman, Read by Dan John Miller

One of the key innovations of rock and roll was that it empowered young artists to not only write... Read More

Humor

I SUCK AT GIRLS

WINNER
I SUCK AT GIRLS

Justin Halpern, Read by Sean Schemmel

Halpern’s collection of relationship faux pas is filtered through interactions between himself and... Read More

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