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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.

Middle Grade

CHARLOTTE'S WEB

WINNER
CHARLOTTE'S WEB

E.B. White, Read by Meryl Streep, January LaVoy, Kirby Heyborne, MacLeod Andrews, and a Full Cast

Melissa Sweet, author of SOME WRITER, introduces this edition of CHARLOTTE'S WEB with insights into... Read More

Multi-Voiced Performance

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

Mystery

THE CHESTNUT MAN

WINNER
THE CHESTNUT MAN

Søren Sveistrup, Caroline Waight [Trans.], Read by Peter Noble

This superlatively good audio thriller, a first novel by the accomplished screenwriter Søren... Read More

Narration by the Author or Authors

WITH THE FIRE ON HIGH

WINNER
WITH THE FIRE ON HIGH

Elizabeth Acevedo, Read by Elizabeth Acevedo

Author Elizabeth Acevedo sounds natural and authentic as Emoni, an immensely likable Philadelphia... Read More

Non-Fiction

GRACE WILL LEAD US HOME

WINNER
GRACE WILL LEAD US HOME

Jennifer Berry Hawes, Read by Karen Chilton, Jennifer Berry Hawes [Intro.]

This audiobook achieves an exceptional performance of an important work on a difficult subject--mass... Read More

Original Work

EVIL EYE

WINNER
EVIL EYE

Madhuri Shekar, Read by Nick Choksi, Harsh Nayyar, Annapurna Sriram, Bernard White, Rita Wolf

Madhuri Shekar's play is a truly original and entertaining genre-bending story of a New Delhi mother... Read More

Romance

DEVIL'S DAUGHTER

WINNER
DEVIL'S DAUGHTER

Lisa Kleypas, Read by Mary Jane Wells

The listener is immediately immersed in this historical romance featuring Phoebe, Lady Clare, and... Read More

Science Fiction

EMERGENCY SKIN

WINNER
EMERGENCY SKIN

N.K. Jemisin, Read by Jason Isaacs

Narrator Jason Isaacs's voice is the perfect mix of insistent, pedantic, and scornful as he portrays... Read More

Short Stories/Collections

FULL THROTTLE

WINNER
FULL THROTTLE

Joe Hill, Read by Zachary Quinto, Wil Wheaton, Kate Mulgrew, Neil Gaiman, Ashleigh Cummings, Joe Hill, Laysla De Oliveira, Nate Corddry, Connor Jessup, Stephen Lang, George Guidall

A terrific cast of narrators lend their voices to 13 stories by Joe Hill, two of which are cowritten... Read More

Thriller/Suspense

THE INSTITUTE

WINNER
THE INSTITUTE

Stephen King, Read by Santino Fontana

Stephen King's newest audiobook is compulsively entertaining and features a dazzling performance by... Read More

Young Adult

HEY, KIDDO

WINNER
HEY, KIDDO

Jarrett J. Krosoczka, Read by Jarrett J. Krosoczka, Jeanne Birdsall, Richard Ferrone, Jenna Lamia, and a Full Cast

A full cast of more than 40 performers brings this powerful graphic novel memoir vividly to life.... Read More

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