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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 28 categories. 


Explore the 2016 Audie Award Finalists with sound clips and reviews in all categories below. 

History/Biography

A MAN ON THE MOON

WINNER
A MAN ON THE MOON

Andrew Chaikin, Read by Bronson Pinchot

A 23-hour journey to the moon and back needs a narrator who is easy on the ears, and Bronson... Read More

Humor

FURIOUSLY HAPPY

WINNER
FURIOUSLY HAPPY

Jenny Lawson, Read by Jenny Lawson

In her second memoir, Jenny Lawson wears the hats of both author and narrator. While her reading... Read More

Inspirational/Faith-Based Fiction

TO WIN HER FAVOR

WINNER
TO WIN HER FAVOR

Tamera Alexander, Read by Melba Sibrel

AudioFile review pending. FROM THE PUBLISHER: A gifted rider in a world where ladies never race,... Read More

Inspirational/Faith-Based Non-Fiction

BOY BORN DEAD

WINNER
BOY BORN DEAD

David Ring, David Wideman, John Driver, Read by Paul Michael

Narrator Paul Michael passionately conveys the painful but ultimately uplifting story of David Ring,... Read More

Literary Fiction & Classics

LITTLE BIG MAN

WINNER
LITTLE BIG MAN

Thomas Berger, Read by Scott Sowers, David Aaron Baker, Henry Strozier

This audio achievement begins with narrator David Aaron Baker portraying writer Ralph Fielding... Read More

Middle Grade

ECHO

WINNER
ECHO

Pam Muñoz Ryan, Read by Mark Bramhall, David de Vries, MacLeod Andrews, Rebecca Soler

Music infuses this production as four narrators perform interlocked stories about children who... Read More

Multi-Voiced Performance

ILLUMINAE

WINNER
ILLUMINAE

Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff, Read by Lincoln Hoppe, Olivia Taylor Dudley, Jonathan McClain, and a Full Cast

A full cast, sound effects, strong pacing, and thorough characterizations expand as well as anchor... Read More

Mystery

CAREER OF EVIL

WINNER
CAREER OF EVIL

Robert Galbraith, Read by Robert Glenister

Robert Glenister is the man in this fine performance of Robert Galbraith’s (aka J.K. Rowling) most... Read More

Narration by the Author or Authors

BORN WITH TEETH

WINNER
BORN WITH TEETH

Kate Mulgrew, Read by Kate Mulgrew

In this engrossing memoir, author-narrator Kate Mulgrew recounts her life from her quirky Midwest... Read More

Non-Fiction

GHETTOSIDE

WINNER
GHETTOSIDE

Jill Leovy, Read by Rebecca Lowman

There may be no more tragic story in America than the prevalence of black-on-black violence and the... Read More

Original Work

THE STARLING PROJECT

WINNER
THE STARLING PROJECT

Jeffery Deaver, Read by Alfred Molina and a Full Cast

An international gunrunning, money-laundering, and kidnapping criminal mastermind is on the loose,... Read More

Paranormal

WHITE TRASH ZOMBIE GONE WILD

WINNER
WHITE TRASH ZOMBIE GONE WILD

Diana Rowland, Read by Allison McLemore

Zombie fans, start with Book 1—and you’ll enjoy Allison McLemore’s brainy narration of the latest in... Read More

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