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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

ALIEN: SEA OF SORROWS

ALIEN: SEA OF SORROWS

James A. Moore, Dirk Maggs, Read by John Chancer, Stockard Channing, Walles Hamonde, Laurel Lefkow

The sinister Weyland-Yutani corporation once again tries to capture and weaponize the aliens known... Read More

Audio Drama

DISGRACED

DISGRACED

Ayad Akhtar, Read by Geoffrey Arend, Behzad Dabu, Hari Dhillon, Sameerah Luqmaan-Harris, Emily Swallow

Race, religion, and culture--maybe these aren't the safest topics for a dinner party, but they all... Read More

Audio Drama

EMMA

EMMA

Jane Austen, Anna Lea [Adaptation], Read by Emma Thompson, Joanne Froggatt, Isabella Inchbald, Aisling Loftus, Joseph Millson, Morgana Robinson

Regal, haughty, with a pinch of sly wit, Emma Thompson's delivery is perfect for Jane Austen's 1815... Read More

Audio Drama

GIRLS & BOYS

GIRLS & BOYS

Dennis Kelly, Read by Carey Mulligan

In this fearless contemporary monologue, actor Carey Mulligan delivers a working-class London accent... Read More

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

Audio Drama

STEAL THE STARS

STEAL THE STARS

Mac Rogers, Nat Cassidy, Read by Mac Rogers, Nat Cassidy, and a Full Cast

Bundling a successful podcast with other material, this audio program makes an attention-grabbing... Read More

Audiobook of the Year

AN AMERICAN MARRIAGE

AN AMERICAN MARRIAGE

Tayari Jones, Read by Sean Crisden, Eisa Davis

Prepare for better--and for worse. Narrators Eisa Davis and Sean Crisden skillfully portray... Read More

Audiobook of the Year

BEASTIE BOYS BOOK

BEASTIE BOYS BOOK

Michael Diamond, Adam Horovitz, Read by Michael Diamond, Adam Horovitz and a Full Cast

This excellent band memoir features more than 40 mostly celebrity narrators—a diverse crew ranging... Read More

Audiobook of the Year

CALYPSO

CALYPSO

David Sedaris, Read by David Sedaris

The latest essay collection by humorist David Sedaris is a meditation on aging. It's a sardonic one... 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

Audiobook of the Year

THE GOOD NEIGHBOR

THE GOOD NEIGHBOR

Maxwell King, Read by LeVar Burton

Host and executive producer of the award-winning children’s series “Reading Rainbow,” LeVar Burton... Read More

Audiobook of the Year

I'LL BE GONE IN THE DARK

I'LL BE GONE IN THE DARK

Michelle McNamara, Read by Gabra Zackman, Gillian Flynn [Intro.], Patton Oswalt [Afterword]

Narrator Gabra Zackman delivers this terrifying account of a little-known serial rapist and murderer... Read More

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