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2014 AUDIE AWARDS
Katherine Kellgren, David Pittu, Billy Crystal
Top Audie Award Winners - Congratulate Them All

May 30, 2014  


By John Florian
VoiceOverXtra  

And the top 2014 Audie Award winners are …  
  • Katherine Kellgren (pictured): Best Solo Narration-Female for her narration of The Twelve Clues of Christmas, and also winning in the TEENS category for Viva Jacquelina;
  • David Pittu: Best Solo Narration-Male, for his narration of The Goldfinch;
  • Billy Crystal: Audiobook of the Year for Still Foolin’ Em, which he wrote and narrated – and also winning in the NARRATION BY AUTHOR OR AUTHORS and HUMOR categories;
  • Pete Seeger: The Storm King, Distinguished Achievement in Production Award; and
  • George Guidall, narrator of more than 1,100 audiobooks, who received the year’s Lifetime Achievement Award.  
Amid echoing cheers and applause last night at the 19th Annual Audie Awards Gala and Presentation at the New York Academy of Medicine in New York City, these talents and many, many more were awarded the coveted Audie – the ‘Oscar’ of the audiobook industry, sponsored by the Audio Publishers Association (APA).  

Following an elegant reception, APA President Michele Lee Cobb opened the awards presentation and then riotous best-selling author Libba Bray (pictured) tipped the laughter decibels in a multi-media show of commentary, video and song.  

"It’s such fun to celebrate the growth and accomplishments of our industry in a wonderful setting," Cobb told the SRO audience. "We have much to celebrate and the quality of winners and nominees this year highlights that perfectly.”

Join us in congratulating the 2014 Audie Award winners! (Also see all finalists in the 29 awards categories.)  

THE 2014 AUDIE AWARD WINNERS

AUDIO DRAMA
  • Oliver Twist; by Charles Dickens; Narrated by Joe Holgate, Henry Goodman, Bill Sykes, Geoffrey Palmer, Roy Hudd, Finty Williams, and full cast; Tyndale House
BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • The Elephant Whisperer; by Lawrence Anthony with Graham Spence; Narrated by Simon Vance; Tantor Media

BUSINESS/EDUCATIONAL

  • Leadership Secrets of the Salvation Army; by Robert Watson; Narrated by Bob Souer; (pictured, with the audiobook's director Pam Tierney); eChristian
CHILDREN’S TITLES FOR AGES 8-12
  • Matilda; by Roald Dahl; Narrated by Kate Winslet; Penguin Audio
CHILDREN’S TITLES FOR AGES UP TO 8
  • Hooray for Anna Hibiscus; by Atinuke; Narrated by Mutiyat Ade-Salu; Recorded Books
CLASSIC
  • The Complete Sherlock Holmes; by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle; Narrated by Simon Vance; Brilliance Audio
EROTICA
  • Carrie’s Story: An Erotic S/M Novel; by Molly Weatherfield; Narrated by Shana Savage; Audible, Inc.

FANTASY

  • Wisp of a Thing; by Alex Bledsoe; Narrated by Stefan Rudnicki; Blackstone Audio Inc.
FICTION
  • Doctor Sleep; by Stephen King; Narrated by Will Patton; Simon & Schuster Audio
HISTORY
  • Devil in the Grove; by Gilbert King; Narrated by Peter Francis James; HarperAudio
HUMOR
  • Still Foolin’ ’Em; by Billy Crystal; Narrated by Billy Crystal; Macmillan Audio
INSPIRATIONAL/FAITH-BASED FICTION
  • A Story of God and All of Us; by Mark Burnett and Roma Downey; Narrated by Keith David and the Authors; Hachette Audio
INSPIRATIONAL/FAITH-BASED NON-FICTION
  • Keeping Hope Alive; by Dr. Hawa Abdi; Narrated by Robin Miles; Hachette Audio
LITERARY FICTION
  • The Goldfinch; by Donna Tartt; Narrated by David Pittu; Hachette Audio
MULTI–VOICED PERFORMANCE
  • World War Z: The Complete Edition; by Max Brooks; Narrated by Max Brooks and full cast; Random House Audio/Books on Tape
MYSTERY
  • Unleashed; by David Rosenfelt; Narrated by Grover Gardner; Listen & Live Audio
NARRATION BY THE AUTHOR or AUTHORS
  • Still Foolin’ ’Em; by Billy Crystal; Narrated by Billy Crystal; Macmillan Audio
NON-FICTION
  • David and Goliath; by Malcolm Gladwell; Narrated by Malcolm Gladwell; Hachette Audio
ORIGINAL WORK
  • Thirteen; by Scott Harrison and others; Narrated by Barnaby Edwards et al.; Spokenworld Audio/Ladbroke Audio Ltd
PACKAGE DESIGN
  • Clockwork Angels: The Watchmaker’s Edition; by Kevin J. Anderson; Narrated by Neil Peart; Brilliance Audio
PARANORMAL
  • Reviver; by Seth Patrick; Narrated by Ari Fliakos; Macmillan Audio
PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT
  • You Are a Badass; by Jen Sincero; Narrated by Jen Sincero; Tantor Media
ROMANCE
  • The Longest Ride; by Nicholas Sparks; Narrated by Ron McLarty and January LaVoy; Hachette Audio
SCIENCE FICTION
  • Captain Vorpatril’s Alliance; by Lois McMaster Bujold; Narrated by Grover Gardner; Blackstone Audio Inc.
SHORT STORIES/COLLECTIONS
  • Sherlock Holmes in America; by John L. Lellenberg et al.; Narrated by Graeme Malcolm; Audible, Inc.
SOLO NARRATION — FEMALE
  • The Twelve Clues of Christmas; by Rhys Bowen; Narrated by Katherine Kellgren; Audible, Inc.
SOLO NARRATION — MALE
  • The Goldfinch; by Donna Tartt; Narrated by David Pittu; Hachette
TEENS
  • Viva Jacquelina; by L.A. Meyer; Narrated by Katherine Kellgren; Listen & Live Audio
THRILLER/SUSPENSE
  • The Hit; by David Baldacci; Narrated by Ron McLarty and Orlagh Cassidy; Hachette Audio
ABOUT THE APA ...

The Audio Publishers Association (APA) is a not-for-profit trade organization whose primary goals are to promote awareness of the audiobook industry, gather and disseminate industry statistics, encourage high production standards and represent the interests of audiobook publishers. The APA sponsors many events, including the annual APAC (APA Convention), Audie Awards and member mixers.

Please visit www.audiopub.org for more information. 

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Comments (2)
Johnny George
5/31/2014 at 3:39 PM
We're all so proud of you, Bob. Quite an accomplishment. Congrats, my friend.
Joe Loesch
5/30/2014 at 10:59 AM
What a great week this must have been! I'll have to see about this event for next year. Thanks for sharing the good news, John.
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