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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.

Romance

THE DUCHESS DEAL

WINNER
THE DUCHESS DEAL

Tessa Dare, Read by Mary Jane Wells

A battle-scarred duke in need of an heir. A vicar's-daughter-turned-seamstress in need of payment.... Read More

Science Fiction

PROVENANCE

WINNER
PROVENANCE

Ann Leckie, Read by Adjoa Andoh

Narrator Adjoah Andoh creates a stunning tapestry of characters within the vast galaxy this... Read More

Short Stories/Collections

THE LANGUAGE OF THORNS

WINNER
THE LANGUAGE OF THORNS

Leigh Bardugo, Read by Lauren Fortgang

This short collection of stories loosely based on familiar fairy tales like "The Little Mermaid" is... Read More

Thriller/Suspense

THE FOURTH MONKEY

WINNER
THE FOURTH MONKEY

J.D. Barker, Read by Edoardo Ballerini, Graham Winton

The Four Monkey Killer, found dead, has left behind a diary filled with clues to his real identity.... 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 Listeners

TROMBONE SHORTY

WINNER
TROMBONE SHORTY

Troy Andrews, Read by Dion Graham

Music featuring a single trombone precedes Dion Graham’s narration of this picture-book... Read More

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