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Audies Award Finalists


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

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

Audio Drama

CICERO

CICERO

David Llewellyn, Read by Samuel Barnett, George Naylor, Simon Ludders, Elizabeth Morton, Stephen Crichlow, Youssef Kerkour

AudioFile review pending. FROM THE PUBLISHER: Rome, 80 BC. A wealthy landowner has been murdered in... Read More

Audio Drama

THE MEAN

THE MEAN

John Arthur Long, Read by John Arthur Long

AudioFile review pending. FROM THE PUBLISHER: Told with elements of heartrending pathos,... Read More

Audio Drama

TREASURE ISLAND

TREASURE ISLAND

Robert Louis Stevenson, Marty Ross [Adapt.], Read by Philip Glenister, Daniel Mays, Catherine Tate, Owen Teale

AudioFile review pending. FROM THE PUBLISHER: Audible Originals takes to the high seas to bring to... Read More

Audio Drama

THE TUG OF WAR

THE TUG OF WAR

David Rambo, Read by Matthew Arkin, Hugo Armstrong, Seamus Dever, Matthew Floyd Miller, James Morrison, David Selby, Rich Sommer, Josh Stamberg, Nick Toren, John Vickery, Jules Willcox

This timely drama about the Kennedy administration's internal battle over the Cuban Missile Crisis... Read More

Audiobook of the Year

BORN A CRIME

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

Audiobook of the Year

COLUMBUS DAY

COLUMBUS DAY

Craig Alanson, Read by R.C. Bray

Narrating military science fiction requires a muscular performance, a good range of energy for the... Read More

Audiobook of the Year

THE HANDMAID'S TALE: SPECIAL EDITION

THE HANDMAID'S TALE: SPECIAL EDITION

Margaret Atwood, Valerie Martin, Read by Claire Danes, Margaret Atwood, and a Full Cast

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

Audiobook of the Year

LINCOLN IN THE BARDO

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 A CRIME

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

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