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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.

History/Biography

LOVING VS. VIRGINIA

WINNER
LOVING VS. VIRGINIA

Patricia Hruby Powell, Read by Adenrele Ojo, MacLeod Andrews

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision that legalized marriage between... Read More

Humor

CARPET DIEM

WINNER
CARPET DIEM

Justin Lee Anderson, Read by Matthew Lloyd Davies

Narrator Matthew Lloyd Davies shines in this funny, vivid story in which a hermit, Simon, and his... Read More

Inspirational/Faith-Based Fiction

CATCHING THE WIND

WINNER
CATCHING THE WIND

Melanie Dobson, Read by Nancy Peterson

Nancy Peterson gives an outstanding narration of this heartbreaking yet uplifting story. During... Read More

Inspirational/Faith-Based Non-Fiction

FIRE ROAD

WINNER
FIRE ROAD

Kim Phuc Phan Thi, Ashley Wiersma, Read by Emily Woo Zeller

There are images from history that tell a story so dramatic that they're etched in our mind's eye no... Read More

Literary Fiction & Classics

HOUSE OF NAMES

WINNER
HOUSE OF NAMES

Colm Tóibín, Read by Juliet Stevenson, Charlie Anson, Pippa Nixon

When it comes to female characters who have something to say, Colm Tóibín, author of the intense... Read More

Middle Grade

SEE YOU IN THE COSMOS

WINNER
SEE YOU IN THE COSMOS

Jack Cheng, Read by Kivlighan de Montebello, Brittany Pressley, Graham Halstead, Michael Crouch, Jason Culp, and a Full Cast

Kivlighan de Montebello’s engaging young voice embodies 11-year-old Alex Petroski. Alex is obsessed... Read More

Multi-Voiced Performance

RESTART

WINNER
RESTART

Gordon Korman, Read by Jonathan Todd Ross, Laura Knight Keating, Ramon De Ocampo, Graham Halstead, Suzy Jackson, John Kroft, Andy Paris

Hotshot football star and notorious middle school bully Chase Ambrose awakens from a coma after an... Read More

Narration by the Author or Authors

NORSE MYTHOLOGY

WINNER
NORSE MYTHOLOGY

Neil Gaiman, Read by Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman’s retelling of Norse myths is destined to become a classic for both his sure-footed... Read More

Non-Fiction

AMERICAN WOLF

WINNER
AMERICAN WOLF

Nate Blakeslee, Read by Mark Bramhall, Nate Blakeslee [Epilogue]

Narrator Mark Bramhall's gravelly voice is a perfect match for this timeless yet contemporary story... Read More

Original Work

ROMEO AND JULIET

WINNER
ROMEO AND JULIET

David Hewson, Read by Richard Armitage

Consummate actor Richard Armitage narrates this dynamic reimagining of ROMEO AND JULIET. It's an... Read More

Paranormal

CURSE ON THE LAND

WINNER
CURSE ON THE LAND

Faith Hunter, Read by Khristine Hvam

Nell, the first-person narrator telling this story, grew up in an isolated religious community in... Read More

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