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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). 2021 is the 26th year of annual Audie Awards.

Winners were announced at the Virtual Audies Gala on March 22.

Explore the 2021 Audie Award Finalists with sound clips and reviews in all categories below.  Browse prior years' awards: 2020 Audies, 2019 Audies, 2018 Audies, 2017 Audies, 2016 Audies, 2015 Audies, 2014 Audies.

Audio Drama

ATA GIRL 2

ATA GIRL 2

Helen Goldwyn, Louise Jameson, Read by Cory Chambers, Kate Copeland, Amy Downham, Helen Goldwyn, Holly Jackson Walters, Louise Jameson, Wilf Scolding

The roaring sound of high-flying adventure is combined with the seldom-celebrated history of the... Read More

Audio Drama

COME FIND ME

COME FIND ME

Erin Mallon, Read by Cynthia Darlow, Jonathan Davis, Caitlin Kelly, Erin Mallon, Therese Plummer

Award-winning narrator Erin Mallon puts on a number of theatrical hats (author, actor, publisher) in... Read More

Audio Drama

DOCTOR WHO: STRANDED 1

WINNER
DOCTOR WHO: STRANDED 1

Matt Fitton, David K. Barnes, Lisa McMullin, John Dorney, Read by Paul McGann, Nicola Walker, and a Full Cast

Paul McGann, the eighth Doctor (1996), returns to the Who universe to lead a stellar cast in this... Read More

Audio Drama

FRANKENSTEIN

FRANKENSTEIN

Mary Shelley, A.S. Peterson [Adapt.], Read by Jared Reinfeldt, Euriamis Losada, Chip Arnold, Kim Bretton, Morgan Davis, Matthew Rose, Micah Williams, Brooks Bennett, Austin Olive, and Garris Wimmer

Reanimating the dead. Shunning the living result. Terrible revenge. By combining radio-drama sound... Read More

Audiobook of the Year

THE DECISION

THE DECISION

Kevin Hart, Read by Kevin Hart

This audiobook, written and narrated by comedian Kevin Hart, addresses issues that a "life coach"... Read More

Audiobook of the Year

MORE MYSELF

MORE MYSELF

Alicia Keys, Read by Alicia Keys, America Ferrera, Bono, Clive Davis, Craig Cook, DJ Walton, Jay-Z, Krucial, Leigh Blake, Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Swizz Beats, Terri Augelo

Musician Alicia Keys delivers her own memoir. In addition to her rich, inviting style, we are... Read More

Audiobook of the Year

THE MOUNTAINS SING

THE MOUNTAINS SING

Nguyen Phan Que Mai, Read by Quyen Ngo

Narrator Quyen Ngo transports listeners to Vietnam with this historical fiction debut chronicling a... Read More

Audiobook of the Year

PIRANESI

WINNER
PIRANESI

Susanna Clarke, Read by Chiwetel Ejiofor

Chiwetel Ejiofor narrates an intricate fantasy presented in the form of diary entries. An unnamed... Read More

Audiobook of the Year

WE'RE BETTER THAN THIS

WE'RE BETTER THAN THIS

Elijah Cummings, James Dale, Read by Nancy Pelosi, Laurence Fishburne, Maya Rockeymoore Cummings

Laurence Fishburne serves as the lead narrator in this powerful tribute to long-serving Congressman... Read More

Autobiography/Memoir

THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MALCOLM X

WINNER
THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MALCOLM X

Malcolm X, Alex Haley, Read by Laurence Fishburne

Laurence Fishburne expertly modulates his tone and suits his cadence to the scenes and dialogue in... Read More

Autobiography/Memoir

BECOMING DUCHESS GOLDBLATT

BECOMING DUCHESS GOLDBLATT

Anonymous, Read by Gabra Zackman, Lyle Lovett, J. Smith-Cameron

Narrator Gabra Zackman’s lovely clear voice and crisp delivery enhance this touching audiobook.... Read More

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