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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.

Young Listeners

GOING DOWN HOME WITH DADDY

GOING DOWN HOME WITH DADDY

Kelly Starling Lyons, Read by Daxton Edwards

In a performance that pays homage to dads everywhere, Daxton Edwards narrates with down-home warmth... Read More

Young Listeners

OVERGROUND RAILROAD

WINNER
OVERGROUND RAILROAD

Lesa Cline-Ransome, Read by Shayna Small, Dion Graham, Lesa Cline-Ransome [Note]

The rumble of train tracks, warm twangs of a banjo, and soft humming set the scene for this... Read More

Young Listeners

SAY SOMETHING!

SAY SOMETHING!

Peter H. Reynolds, Read by Peter H. Reynolds

Author/narrator Peter H. Reynolds encourages each of his young listeners to find their voice, as... Read More

Young Listeners

STUCK

STUCK

Chris Grabenstein, Read by Mark Sanderlin, Elizabeth Hess, Oliver Wyman, Farah Bala, Rita Wolf, Caroline Grogan, Cynthia Darlow, Mateo D'Amato, J.J. Myers, Neil Hellegers, Genesis Oliver, Chris Grabenstein

An animated full cast captures the whimsy and warmth in this story of a birthday wish gone horribly... Read More

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