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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). 2020 is the 25th year of annual Audie Awards.

Winners will be announced at the Audies Gala, March 2.

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

Audio Drama

ANGELS IN AMERICA

WINNER
ANGELS IN AMERICA

Tony Kushner, Read by Andrew Garfield, Nathan Lane, Susan Brown, Denise Gough, and a Full Cast

Intimate, surreal, and devastatingly honest. Tony Award winners Nathan Lane and Andrew Garfield lead... Read More

Audiobook of the Year

THE ONLY PLANE IN THE SKY

WINNER
THE ONLY PLANE IN THE SKY

Garrett M. Graff, Read by Holter Graham and a Full Cast

This powerful audiobook is narrated by an appropriately understated but very talented cast. The... Read More

Autobiography/Memoir

BECOMING

WINNER
BECOMING

Michelle Obama, Read by Michelle Obama

In a rich, warm timbre, Michelle Obama treats us to reminiscences and reflections on her life as... Read More

Best Female Narrator

NOTHING TO SEE HERE

WINNER
NOTHING TO SEE HERE

Kevin Wilson, Read by Marin Ireland

Narrator Marin Ireland flawlessly introduces listeners to Lillian and Madison, two unlikely friends... Read More

Best Male Narrator

KINGDOM OF THE BLIND

WINNER
KINGDOM OF THE BLIND

Louise Penny, Read by Robert Bathurst

In the fourteenth Three Pines outing, narrator Robert Bathurst brings a world-weary quality to Chief... Read More

Business/Personal Development

SO YOU WANT TO START A PODCAST

WINNER
SO YOU WANT TO START A PODCAST

Kristen Meinzer, Read by Kristen Meinzer

Kristen Meinzer’s energetic narration is well suited to her information-packed account of what it... Read More

Faith-Based Fiction & Non-Fiction

HOW THE LIGHT GETS IN

WINNER
HOW THE LIGHT GETS IN

Jolina Petersheim, Read by Tavia Gilbert

Skilled narrator Tavia Gilbert provides a compelling performance as young widow Ruth Neufeld. After... Read More

Fiction

CITY OF GIRLS

WINNER
CITY OF GIRLS

Elizabeth Gilbert, Read by Blair Brown

Blair Brown delivers a superb narration of Elizabeth Gilbert’s novel, which features the... Read More

History/Biography

AMERICAN MOONSHOT

WINNER
AMERICAN MOONSHOT

Douglas Brinkley, Read by Stephen Graybill

Narrator Stephen Graybill’s assured performance captures the author’s focus on the space race and... Read More

Humor

MORE BEDTIME STORIES FOR CYNICS

WINNER
MORE BEDTIME STORIES FOR CYNICS

Kirsten Kearse, Gretchen Enders, Aparna Nancherla, Cirocco Dunlap, Dave Hill, Read by Nick Offerman, Patrick Stewart, Alia Shawkat, Ellen Page, Jane Lynch, John Waters, Anjelica Huston, Wendell Pierce, Mike Birbiglia, Rachel Dratch, Matt Walsh, Nicole Byer, Harry Goaz, Aisling Bea, Gary Anthony Williams

Host and principal narrator Nick Offerman warns that these triple-X-rated bedtime stories are for... Read More

Literary Fiction & Classics

THE WATER DANCER

WINNER
THE WATER DANCER

Ta-Nehisi Coates, Read by Joe Morton

Joe Morton doesn't just give a stellar performance of Coates's audiobook. He embodies its characters... Read More

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