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Audies Award Finalists


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.

Autobiography/Memoir

BORN TO RUN

BORN TO RUN

Bruce Springsteen, Read by Bruce Springsteen

When you live in New Jersey, as I do, then any audio featuring rock musician Bruce Springsteen is... Read More

Autobiography/Memoir

NEVERTHELESS

NEVERTHELESS

Alec Baldwin, Read by Alec Baldwin

Comic actor and political activist Alec Baldwin delivers a very personal—actually, arrogantly... Read More

Autobiography/Memoir

WE'RE GOING TO NEED MORE WINE

WE'RE GOING TO NEED MORE WINE

Gabrielle Union, Read by Gabrielle Union

Actor Gabrielle Union begins by saying that the stories listeners are about to hear have previously... Read More

Autobiography/Memoir

WHAT HAPPENED

WHAT HAPPENED

Hillary Rodham Clinton, Read by Hillary Rodham Clinton

Hillary Rodham Clinton's book is pure Hillary--forceful, inspiring, yet humble. No one could deliver... Read More

Best Female Narrator

THE ALICE NETWORK

THE ALICE NETWORK

Kate Quinn, Read by Saskia Maarleveld

AudioFile review pending. FROM THE PUBLISHER: In an enthralling new historical novel from national... Read More

Best Female Narrator

ANNE OF GREEN GABLES

ANNE OF GREEN GABLES

L.M. Montgomery, Read by Rachel McAdams

Listeners will relish this production of L.M. Montgomery's classic. Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert are... Read More

Best Female Narrator

THE HATE U GIVE

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

Best Female Narrator

THE STONE SKY

THE STONE SKY

N.K. Jemisin, Read by Robin Miles

Narrator Robin Miles keeps up the suspense throughout this dramatic conclusion to the Broken Earth... Read More

Best Male Narrator

BORN A CRIME

BORN A CRIME

Trevor Noah, Read by Trevor Noah

Comedian Trevor Noah’s stories of growing up in South Africa are vivid, sometimes harrowing, and... Read More

Best Male Narrator

GLASS HOUSES

GLASS HOUSES

Louise Penny, Read by Robert Bathurst

In his third narration of Louise Penny's popular Three Pines series, Robert Bathurst emphasizes the... Read More

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