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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). 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.

Young Adult

BEFORE THE DEVIL BREAKS YOU

BEFORE THE DEVIL BREAKS YOU

Libba Bray, Read by January LaVoy

Narrator January LaVoy shines in the third installment of The Diviners series. In 1920s Harlem, the... Read More

Young Adult

DISAPPEARED

DISAPPEARED

Francisco X. Stork, Read by Roxana Ortega, Christian Barillas

Roxana Ortega and Christian Barillas dramatize the alternating voices of siblings from Juarez,... Read More

Young Adult

THE HATE U GIVE

WINNER
THE HATE U GIVE

Angie Thomas, Read by Bahni Turpin

Starr is from a gang-ridden neighborhood but attends a private, mostly white, school. Differences... Read More

Young Adult

SOLO

SOLO

Kwame Alexander, Mary Rand Hess, Read by Kwame Alexander

This novel-in-verse, written by Kwame Alexander with Mary Rand Hess, sings with the despair, hope,... Read More

Young Adult

YOU BRING THE DISTANT NEAR

YOU BRING THE DISTANT NEAR

Mitali Perkins, Read by Sneha Mathan, Shivali Bhammer, Priya Ayyar, N'Jameh Camara, Zehra Jane Naqvi

Five narrators represent the alternating voices of three generations of women from South Asia. A... Read More

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