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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.

Best Female Narrator

THE CITY WE BECAME

WINNER
THE CITY WE BECAME

N.K. Jemisin, Read by Robin Miles

Robin Miles gives voice to everything New York in this fantastical celebration of the city’s spirit.... Read More

Best Female Narrator

THE COLOR PURPLE

THE COLOR PURPLE

Alice Walker, Read by Samira Wiley

In Samira Wiley's mesmerizing performance, Alice Walker's extraordinary novel glows with warmth,... Read More

Best Female Narrator

THE LYING LIFE OF ADULTS

THE LYING LIFE OF ADULTS

Elena Ferrante, Ann Goldstein [Trans.], Read by Marisa Tomei

Actress Marisa Tomei’s dramatic reading takes the listener inside the mind of a teenage girl... Read More

Best Female Narrator

ONE BY ONE

ONE BY ONE

Ruth Ware, Read by Imogen Church

Imogen Church’s extraordinary narration of Ruth Ware’s newest suspense novel will keep listeners... Read More

Best Female Narrator

SUCH A FUN AGE

SUCH A FUN AGE

Kiley Reid, Read by Nicole Lewis

Narrator Nicole Lewis hooks listeners with her lively pacing and vivid characterizations in this... Read More

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