2013 AUDIES AWARDS
Congratulate All 2013 Audie Award Winners:
Kellgren & Ballerini Named Top Narrators
May 31, 2013
(VOXtra) - Popular audiobook narrators Katherine Kellgren and Edoardo Ballerini (both pictured) won top awards at the 2013 Audie Awards Gala in New York City Thursday night - Kellgren for best Solo Narration/Female, and Ballerini for best Solo Narration/Male - leading a field of many who received hoops and hollers and well-deserved applause for their winning achievements.
Sponsored by the Audio Publishers Association (APA), the 18th Annual Audie Awards on May 30 at the New York-Historical Society was an elegant gathering of audiobook authors, narrators and publishers celebrating the most prestigious awards in the U.S. honoring audiobooks.
The Audies are often referred to as the "Oscars" of spoken word entertainment.
Other major winners (also detailed on the list below):
"Another great night, another great year, another great list of winners," said APA President Michelle Cobb at the event. "As the industry grows and thrives we reach new heights of visibility, quality and enthusiasm for the format - all reflected in every one of tonight's nominees and winners."
- Audiobook of the Year: End of the Affair
- Distinguished Achievement in Production: Dracula
- and Special Award Sales Achievement: Fifty Shades of Grey by EL James, read by Becca Battoe, published by Random House Audio.
AND THE WINNERS ARE ...
Here are the 2013 Audie Award winners - all deserving our admiration and congratulations. (Click here to see all of the competition's Finalists.)
- Swordspoint, by Ellen Kushner, Narrated by Ellen
Kushner & Supporting Cast Dion
Graham, Katherine Kellgren, Robert Fass, Nick Sullivan, Simon Jones, Sam
Guncler & Anne Bobby, SueMedia
- The Seamstress, by Bernstein, Sara Tuvel; Thornton, Louise Loots; Samuels,
Marlene Bernstein, Narrated by Wanda McCaddon.
- Spy The Lie, by Philip Houston, Michael Floyd, Susan Carnicero, Don Tennant,
Narrated by Fred Berman, Macmillan Audio.
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- Same Sun Here, by Silas House and Neela Vaswani, Narrated by Silas House
and Neela Vaswani, Brilliance Audio.
The Great Cake Mystery: Precious Ramotswe's
Very First Case, Alexander McCall Smith,
Narrated by Adjoa Andoh, Listening
Library/Books on Tape.
Dombey and Son, by Charles Dickens, Narrated by Charlton Griffin, Audio Connoisseur.
A Death in the Family, by James Agee, Narrated by Lloyd James, Blackstone.
by Keith Roberts, Narrated by Nicola Barber, Audible Inc.
By Anthony Stover, Narrated by Stefan Rudnicki, Audible Inc.
- The Handmaid’s Tale, by Margaret Atwood, Narrated by Claire Danes, Audible Inc.
- The Wrecking Crew, by Kent Hartman, Narrated by Dan John Miller, Tantor
INSPIRATIONAL FAITH FICTION
- I Suck at Girls, by Justin Halpern, Narrated by Sean Schemmel, Harper Audio.
INSPIRATIONAL FAITH NON-FICTION
- The Good Dream, by Donna VanLiere, Narrated by Donna VanLiere, Macmillan Audio.
by Eric Blehm, Narrated by Paul Michael, eChristian Inc.
- Bring Up the Bodies, by Hilary Mantel, Narrated by Simon Vance, Macmillan Audio.
by Bram Stoker, Narrated by Alan Cumming, Tim Curry, Simon Vance, Katherine
Kellgren, Susan Duerden, John Lee, Graeme Malcolm, Audible Inc.
The Beautiful Mystery, by Louise Penny, Narrated by Ralph Cosham, MacMillan
NARRATION BY THE AUTHOR or AUTHORS
- Society's Child: My Autobiography, by Janis Ian, Read by Janis Ian, Audible Inc.
by Florence Williams, Narrated by Kate Reading, Tantor Media.
- Gun Church,
by Reed Farrel Coleman, Narrated by Joe Barrett, John Keating, Audible Inc.
- On the Night You Were Born, by Nancy Tillman, Narrated by Orlagh Cassidy, Macmillan Audio.
- Spellbound, by Larry Correia, Narrated by Bronson Pinchot, Audible Inc.
The Tao of Pooh, by Benjamin Hoff, Narrated by Simon Vance, Tantor Media.
- The Witness, by Nora Roberts, Narrated by Julia Whelan, Brilliance.
- The Age of Miracles, by Karen Thompson Walker, Narrated by Emily Janice Card, Random House Audio/Books on Tape.
by Emma Donoghue, Narrated by Khristine Hvam, James Langton, Robert Petkoff,
Suzanne Toren, Dion Graham, Hachette Audio.
- Beautiful Ruins, by Jess Walter, Narrated by Edoardo Ballerini, Harper
The Boy in the Suitcase, by Lene Kaaberbøl and Agnete Friis, Narrated by Katherine
- The Fault in Our Stars, by John Green, Narrated by Kate Rudd, Brilliance Audio.
ABOUT THE APA ....
- Red, White, and Blood, by Christopher Farnsworth, Narrated by
Bronson Pinchot, Blackstone.
Audio Publishers Association (APA), which sponsors the annual Audie Awards, 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
Since 1986, the APA has worked to bring audio publishers together
to increase interest in audiobooks. Please visit www.audiopub.org
for more information.
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