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2022 AUDIE AWARDS®
'Audiobook of Year' and Best Narrators Announced
At Virtual Audie Awards® Ceremony Friday Night
March 5, 2022

(VOXtra) - In a worldwide virtual ceremony streamed live on YouTube Friday night, the Audio Publishers Association (APA) announced winners of the 2022 Audie Awards® with top honors going to:

  • Audiobook of the Year: Project Hail Mary, written by Andy Weir and narrated by Ray Porter
  • Best Female Narrator: Deepti Gupta, for The Parted Earth
  • Best Male Narrator: Lin-Manuel Miranda, for Aristotle and Dante Dive into the Waters of the World
The Audie Awards is the audiobook industry's premier awards program, recognizing distinction in audiobooks and spoken-word entertainment.

With amiable humor that included his own recent experience in audiobook narration, host Kal Penn (pictured - actor, author, narrator, producer and former Associate Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement), guided the recorded upbeat 1-1/4 hour ceremony through presentations in 25 categories by guest presenters.

Highly engaging and informative were numerous brief recorded interviews with narrators who shared tips about their craft and what they enjoy about their career.

And prior to the ceremony, a live and lively streamed pre-show (screenshot) was hosted by Suzanne Elise Freeman at a Los Angeles "watch party" and Jennifer Jill Arya in New York, bringing dozens of laughs and faces to the screen. It notably started with a fundraiser for Ukraine relief through attendees donating services and art.

Congratulations to the winners and all nominees!

PS: Congratulations, as well, to narrators Ronnie Butler, Robin Miles and Jane Santos (Spanish language) for their smooth performances announcing the finalists and winners.

AND THE WINNERS ARE ...
AUDIOBOOK OF THE YEAR
Project Hail Mary
Written by Andy Weir
Narrated by Ray Porter
Published by Audible Studios

AUDIO DRAMA
Sherlock Holmes - The Seamstress of Peckham Rye
Written by Jonathan Barnes
Performed by Nicholas Briggs, Richard Earl, Lucy Briggs-Owen, India Fisher, James Joyce, Anjella MacKintosh, Glen McCready, and Mark Elstob
Published by Big Finish Productions

AUTOBIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
Somebody's Daughter
Written and narrated by Ashley C. Ford
Published by Macmillan Audio

BEST FEMALE NARRATOR
Deepti Gupta (pictured, in acceptance speech)
The Parted Earth
Written by Anjali Enjeti
Published by Novel Audio

BEST MALE NARRATOR
Lin-Manuel Miranda
Aristotle and Dante Dive into the Waters of the World
Written by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
Published by Simon & Schuster Audio

BUSINESS/PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT
Machiavelli for Women
Written and narrated by Stacey Vanek Smith
Published by Simon & Schuster Audio

ESPAÑOL - SPANISH LANGUAGE
La casa de Bernarda Alba
Written by Federico García Lorca
Narrated by Gloria Muñoz, Elena González, Rebeca Hernando, Carmen Mayordomo, MartaPoveda, Sol de la Barreda, Beatriz Melgares, Cristina Arias, and Antonio Martínez Asensio
Published by Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial

FAITH-BASED FICTION OR NON-FICTION
The Gift of Black Folk
Written by W.E.B. Du Bois
Narrated by Arnell Powell
Published by Brilliance Publishing3

FANTASY
Rhythm of War
Written by Brandon Sanderson
Narrated by Michael Kramer and Kate Reading
Published by Macmillan Audio

FICTION
The Final Revival of Opal & Nev
ritten by Dawnie Walton
Narrated by Janina Edwards, Bahni Turpin, James Langton, André De Shields, Dennis Boutsikaris, Steve West, Gabra Zackman, Robin Miles, and a full cast
Published by Simon & Schuster Audio

HISTORY/BIOGRAPHY
Clanlands: Whisky, Warfare, and a Scottish Adventure Like No Other
Written and narrated by Sam Heughan and Graham McTavish (with a foreword written and narrated by Diana Gabaldon)
Published by Hodder & Stoughton

HUMOR
How Y'all Doing?
Written and narrated by Leslie Jordan
Published by HarperAudio

LITERARY FICTION & CLASSICS
All Creatures Great and Small
Written by James Herriot
Narrated by Nicholas Ralph
Published by Macmillan Audio

MIDDLE GRADE
Playing the Cards You're Dealt
Written by Varian Johnson
Narrated by Dion Graham
Published by Scholastic Audio

MULTI-VOICED PERFORMANCE
Heresy
Written by Melissa Lenhardt
Narrated by Barrie Kreinik, Bailey Carr, Ella Turenne, Nikki Massoud, Natalie Naudus, Imani Jade Powers, and James Fouhey
Published by Hachette Audio4

MYSTERY
Later
Written by Stephen King
Narrated by Seth Numrich
Published by Simon & Schuster Audio

NARRATION BY THE AUTHOR
A Promised Land
Written and narrated by Barack Obama
Published by Penguin Random House Audio

NON-FICTION
The Joy of Sweat
Written by Sarah Everts
Narrated by Sophie Amoss
Published by Penguin Random House Audio

ORIGINAL WORK
Heroine
Written and narrated by Mary Jane Wells
Published by Author's Republic

ROMANCE
Reel: Hollywood Renaissance, Book 1
Written by Kennedy Ryan
Narrated by Eboni Flowers, Jakobi Diem, Nicole Small, and April Christina
Published by Scribechick Media LLC, Produced by Lyric Audiobooks

SCIENCE FICTION
Project Hail Mary
Written by Andy Weir
Narrated by Ray Porter
Published by Audible Studios

SHORT STORIES/COLLECTIONS
Blackout
Written by Dhonielle Clayton, Tiffany D. Jackson, Nic Stone, Angie Thomas, Ashley Woodfolk, and Nicola Yoon
Narrated by Joniece Abbott-Pratt, Dion Graham, Imani Parks, Jordan Cobb, Shayna Small, A.J.Beckles, and Bahni Turpin
Published by HarperAudio

THRILLER/SUSPENSE
Local Woman Missing
Written by Mary Kubica
Narrated by Brittany Pressley, Jennifer Jill Araya, Gary Tiedemann, and Jesse Vilinsky
Published by HarperAudio5

YOUNG ADULT
Be Dazzled
Written by Ryan La Sala
Narrated by Pete Cross
Published by Dreamscape Media

YOUNG LISTENERS
I and I Bob Marley
Written by Tony Medina
Narrated by Jaime Lincoln Smith and Tony Medina
Published by Live Oak Media
ABOUT THE AUDIE AWARDS®
The Audie Awards® is the premier awards program in the United States recognizing distinction in audiobooks and spoken-word entertainment. Publishers and rights holders enter titles in various categories for recognition of achievement. Finalists are selected, and from that group of finalists one winner is awarded. The Audie Awards® is a registered trademark of the AudioPublishers Association. To learn more about the 2022 finalists visit https://www.audiofilemagazine.com/audies.

ABOUT THE AUDIO PUBLISHERS ASSOCIATION
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. Since 1986, the APA has worked to bring audio publishers together to increase interest in audiobooks. For more information about the APA - its programs and how to join,  visit https://www.audiopub.org.


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