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AUDIE AWARDS®
See And Congratulate Scores Of Finalists
In The 22nd Annual Audie Awards
® Competition
February 16, 2017

(VOXtra) - When you're an audiobook narrator nominated for a coveted Audie Award from the Audio Publishers Association (APA), you know you've "arrived." And when your nomination makes it through judging to the pared list of finalists - well, that's truly a career milestone.

The APA has announced Audie Awards® finalists in 26 categories for the 22nd annual Audie Awards® Competition, which is the premier awards program in the United States recognizing distinction in audiobooks and spoken word entertainment. 

Winners will be revealed at the Audie Awards® Gala on June 1, 2017, at the French Institute Alliance Française in New York City.

And for the second year in a row, award-winning comedian, author, and commentator Paula Poundstone will emcee that event.   

"This year has shown another increase in both the number and quality of submissions, which mirrors the continued year-over-year growth and interest in audiobooks," says APA President Linda Lee.  "We are excited to have Paula Poundstone back to emcee our festivities this year, which again promises to be a rollicking good time celebrating the best-of-the best in our vibrant industry!"  

Awards Chair Janet Benson adds: "Every year our judges' mission is to select the best, and every year they moan to me over how hard that is."

Through the Audie Awards® competition, publishers enter titles in various categories for recognition of excellence, the APA explains. Finalists are selected by a diverse group of experienced judges, and one winner is awarded the Audie in each category. 

AND THE FINALISTS ARE ...


Finalists to congratulate in this year's competition are:                                  

AUDIO DRAMA
  • Alien: Out of the Shadows: An Audible Original Drama by Tim Lebbon and Dirk Maggs, narrated by Rutger Hauer, Corey Johnson, Matthew Lewis, Kathryn Drysdale, Laurel Lefkow, Andrea Deck, and Mac McDonald, published by Audible Studios  
  • Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor Adventures: Death and the Queen by James Goss, narrated by David Tennant, Catherine Tate, Alice Krige, Blake Ritson, Beth Chalmers, and Alan Cox, published by Big Finish Productions  
  • Doctor Who: The War Doctor: Only The Monstrous by Nicholas Briggs, narrated by John Hurt, Jacqueline Pearce, Carolyn Seymour, and Lucy Briggs-Owen, published by Big Finish Productions  
  • In the Embers by Brian Price and Jerry Stearns, narrated by Robin Miles, Edwin Strout, Dean Johnson, et al; music by Mike Wheaton, published by Great Northern Audio Theatre/Blackstone Audio 
  • The Mountaintop by Katori Hall, narrated by Aja Naomi King and Larry Powell, published by LA Theatre Works  
AUTOBIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • Around the Way Girl written and narrated by Taraji P. Henson, published by Simon & Schuster Audio  
  • Buffering: Unshared Tales of a Life Fully Loaded by Hannah Hart, narrated by Hannah Hart and Judy Young, published by HarperAudio  
  • The Greatest: My Own Story by Muhammad Ali with Richard Durham, narrated by Dion Graham, published by Graymalkin Media  
  • The Rainbow Comes and Goes written and narrated by Anderson Cooper and Gloria Vanderbilt, published by HarperAudio  
  • When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi; Foreword by Abraham Verghese, narrated by Sunil Malhotra and Cassandra Campbell, published by Penguin Random House Audio / Books On Tape  
BEST FEMALE NARRATOR
  • Another Brooklyn: A Novel by Jacqueline Woodson, narrated by Robin Miles, published by HarperAudio  
  • Be Frank with Me by Julia Claiborne Johnson, narrated by Tavia Gilbert, published by HarperAudio  
  • The Little Red Chairs by Edna O'Brien, narrated by Juliet Stevenson, published by Hachette Audio  
  • The Turn of the Screw by Henry James, narrated by Emma Thompson, published by Audible Studios 
  • The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead, narrated by Bahni Turpin, published by Penguin Random House Audio / Books On Tape  
BEST MALE NARRATOR
  • Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff by Pappy Pariah, narrated by Sean Penn, published by Audible Studios  
  • End of Watch by Stephen King, narrated by Will Patton, published by Simon & Schuster Audio  
  • Jerusalem by Alan Moore, narrated by Simon Vance, published by Recorded Books  
  • The Last Tribe by Brad Manuel, narrated by Scott Brick, published by Podium Publishing
  • The Purloined Poodle by Kevin Hearne, narrated by Luke Daniels, published by Kevin Hearne/ACX  
  • Underground Airlines by Ben H. Winters, narrated by William DeMeritt, published by Hachette Audio
BUSINESS/PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT
  • Capital Offenses: Business Crime and Punishment in America's Corporate Age by Samuel W. Buell, narrated by LJ Ganser, published by Audible Studios  
  • Humans Need Not Apply by Jerry Kaplan, narrated by John Pruden, published by Tantor Media, a Division of Recorded Books  
  • Shrill written and narrated by Lindy West, published by Hachette Audio  
  • The Storyteller's Secret written and narrated by Carmine Gallo, published by Macmillan Audio  
  • Trekonomics: The Economics of Star Trek by Manu Saadia, narrated by Oliver Wyman, published by Audible Studios  
EROTICA
  • The Baller by Vi Keeland, narrated by Mackenzie Cartwright and Sean Crisden, published by Tantor Media, a Division of Recorded Books  
  • The Darkest Torment by Gena Showalter, narrated by Max Bellmore, published by Recorded Books  
  • Eighteen (18): Based on a True Story by J.A. Huss, narrated by Ava Erickson, published by Podium Publishing  
  • January: Calendar Girl, Book 1 by Audrey Carlan, narrated by Summer Morton, published by Brilliance Publishing  
  • Marriage Games by CD Reiss, narrated by Sebastian York and Elena Wolfe, published by Flip City Media Inc.  
  • Sweet Dreams by Sunny Leone, narrated by Vikas Adams and Simone Lewis, published by Novel Audio  
FANTASY
  • The Bands of Mourning by Brandon Sanderson, narrated by Michael Kramer, published by Macmillan Audio  
  • The Black Prism by Brent Weeks, narrated by Simon Vance, published by Hachette Audio
  • The Everything Box by Richard Kadrey, narrated by Oliver Wyman, published by HarperAudio  
  • The Hike by Drew Magary, narrated by Christopher Lane, published by Brilliance Audio
  • League of Dragons by Naomi Novik, narrated by Simon Vance, published by Tantor Media, a Division of Recorded Books  
FICTION
  • America's First Daughter by Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie, narrated by Cassandra Campbell, published by HarperAudio  
  • Darktown by Thomas Mullen, narrated by Andre Holland, published by Simon & Schuster Audio  
  • End of Watch by Stephen King, narrated by Will Patton, published by Simon & Schuster Audio  
  • Julian Fellowes's Belgravia by Julian Fellowes, narrated by Juliet Stevenson, published by Hachette Audio  
  • Sister of Mine by Sabra Waldfogel, narrated by Bahni Turpin, published by Brilliance Publishing  
HISTORY/BIOGRAPHY
  • In Harm's Way: The Sinking of the U.S.S. Indianapolis and the Extraordinary Story of Its Survivors by Doug Stanton, narrated by Mark Boyett, published by Audible Studios  
  • Paul McCartney: The Life by Philip Norman, narrated by Jonathan Keeble, published by Recorded Books  
  • A Time to Die by Robert Moore, narrated by Pete Cross, published by Dreamscape Media, LLC  
  • Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution by Nathaniel Philbrick, narrated by Scott Brick, published by Penguin Random House Audio / Books On Tape  
  • The Year of Lear by James Shapiro, narrated by Robert Faas, published by Tantor Media, a Division of Recorded Books  
HUMOR
  • The Bassoon King: My Life in Art, Faith, and Idiocy written and narrated by Rainn Wilson, published by Penguin Random House Audio / Books On Tape  
  • Black Man, White House: An Oral History of the Obama Years by D.L. Hughley, narrated by Keith Szarabajka, John Reynolds, Fran Tunno, Cherise Boothe, Dan Woren, P.J. Ochlan, Gregory Itzin, Paula Jai Parker-Martin, Mia Barron, Ron Butler, and James Shippy, published by HarperAudio  
  • I'm Judging You written and narrated by Luvvie Ajayi, published by Macmillan Audio  
  • Life and Other Near Death Experiences by Camille Pagán, narrated by Amy McFadden, published by Brilliance Publishing  
  • You Can't Touch My Hair: And Other Things I Still Have to Explain by Phoebe Robinson; Foreword by Jessica Williams, narrated by Phoebe Robinson, published by Penguin Random House Audio / Books On Tape  
  • You'll Grow Out Of It written and narrated by Jessi Klein, published by Hachette Audio
INSPIRATIONAL/FAITH-BASED FICTION
  • Beric the Briton by G.A. Henty, narrated by Brian Blessed, Brian Cox, Tom Baker, Honeysuckle Weeks, John Rhys-Davies, and a full cast, published by Heirloom Audio Productions  
  • The Christmas Town written and narrated by Donna VanLiere, published by Macmillan Audio
  • The Dragon and the Raven by G.A. Henty, narrated by Brian Blessed, John Rhys-Davies, Helen George, Sylvester McCoy, John Bell, and a full cast, published by Heirloom Audio Productions  
  • The Girl from the Train by Irma Joubert, narrated by Sarah Zimmerman, published by Thomas Nelson/HarperAudio  
  • Journey's End by Renee Ryan, narrated by Karen Peakes, published by Brilliance Publishing  
  • Risen: The Novelization of the Major Motion Picture by Angela Hunt, narrated by P.J. Ochlan and Alana Kerr Collins, published by christianaudio, a division of Recorded Books
INSPIRATIONAL/FAITH-BASED NON-FICTION
  • The Awakening of HK Derryberry by Jim Bradford and Andy Hardin, narrated by Milton Bagby, published by Thomas Nelson/HarperAudio  
  • Divine Collision by Jim Gash, narrated by Brandon Batchelar and Jason White, published by Oasis Audio  
  • Forgiving My Daughter's Killer by Kate Grosmaire and Nancy French, narrated by Kate Rudd and Nick Podehl, published by Brilliance Publishing  
  • The Great Good Thing written and narrated by Andrew Klavan, published by Thomas Nelson/HarperAudio  
  • Space at the Table written and narrated by Brad Harper and Drew Harper, published by Oasis Audio  
LITERARY FICTION & CLASSICS
  • Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (read by Johansson) by Lewis Carroll, narrated by Scarlett Johansson, published by Audible Studios  
  • Another Brooklyn: A Novel by Jacqueline Woodson, narrated by Robin Miles, published by HarperAudio  
  • David Copperfield by Charles Dickens, narrated by Richard Armitage, published by Audible Studios  
  • Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi, narrated by Dominic Hoffman, published by Penguin Random House Audio / Books On Tape  
  • LaRose written and narrated by Louise Erdrich, published by HarperAudio  
  • The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead, narrated by Bahni Turpin, published by Penguin Random House Audio / Books On Tape  
MIDDLE GRADE
  • All Rise for the Honorable Perry T. Cook by Leslie Connor, narrated by Michael Crouch and Kathleen McInerney, published by HarperAudio  
  • Demon Dentist by David Walliams, narrated by David Walliams, Jocelyn Jee Esien, and Nitin Ganatra, published by HarperAudio
  • The Enchanted Files: Hatched by Bruce Coville, narrated by a full cast, published by Listening Library  
  • How to Train Your Dragon: How to Fight a Dragon's Fury by Cressida Cowell, narrated by David Tennant, published by Hachette Audio  
  • The Inquisitor's Tale: Or, The Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog by Adam Gidwitz, narrated by Adam Gidwitz and various, published by Listening Library  
MULTI-VOICED PERFORMANCE
  • Les Liaisons Dangereuses: Read by the Cast of the Stage Play by Choderlos de Laclos, narrated by Dominic West, Janet McTeer, Una Stubbs, Elaine Cassidy, Adjoa Andoh, Edward Holcroft, and Morfydd Clark, published by Audible Studios  
  • The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto by Mitch Albom, narrated by Mitch Albom, Roger McGuinn, Ingrid Michaelson, John Pizzarelli, Paul Stanley, George Guidall, and more, published by HarperAudio  
  • Pruno, Ramen, and a Side of Hope: Stories of Surviving Wrongful Conviction by Courtney Lance and Nikki Pope, narrated by Whoopi Goldberg and Bill Kurtis, published by Post Hill Press  
  • Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult, narrated by Audra McDonald, Cassandra Campbell and Ari Fliakos, published by Penguin Random House Audio / Books On Tape  
  • Thomas Jefferson-From Boy to Man by Jayne D'Alessandro-Cox, narrated by James Brinkley, published by James Brinkley/Jayne D'Alessandro-Cox  
  • A Wild Swan by Michael Cunningham, narrated by Lili Taylor and Billy Hough, published by Macmillan Audio  
MYSTERY
  • Crimson Shore by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child, narrated by Rene Auberjonois, published by Hachette Audio  
  • The Crossing by Michael Connelly, narrated by Titus Welliver, published by Hachette Audio  
  • A Great Reckoning by Louise Penny, narrated by Robert Bathurst, published by Macmillan Audio  
  • The Heavens May Fall by Allen Eskens, narrated by R.C. Bray, David Colacci and Amy McFadden, published by Tantor Media, a Division of Recorded Books  
  • IQ by Joe Ide, narrated by Sullivan Jones, published by Hachette Audio  
NARRATION BY THE AUTHOR or AUTHORS
  • Dear Mr. You written and narrated by Mary-Louise Parker, published by Simon & Schuster Audio  
  • The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo written and narrated by Amy Schumer, published by Simon & Schuster Audio  
  • In Such Good Company: Eleven Years of Laughter, Mayhem, and Fun in the Sandbox written and narrated by Carol Burnett, published by Penguin Random House Audio / Books On Tape  
  • LaRose by Louise Erdrich, written and narrated by Louise Erdrich, published by HarperAudio  
  • A Life in Parts written and narrated by Bryan Cranston, published by Simon & Schuster Audio  
  • The View from the Cheap Seats written and narrated by Neil Gaiman, published by HarperAudio  
NON-FICTION
  • Adnan's Story written and narrated by Rabia Chaudry, published by Macmillan Audio
  • Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond, narrated by Dion Graham, published by Penguin Random House Audio / Books On Tape  
  • The Gene by Siddhartha Mukherjee, narrated by Dennis Boutsikaris, published by Simon & Schuster Audio  
  • Hillbilly Elegy written and narrated by J.D. Vance, published by HarperAudio  
  • A Million Years in a Day by Greg Jenner, narrated by Matthew Lloyd Davies, published by Tantor Media, a Division of Recorded Books  
  • Words on the Move: Why English Won't - and Can't - Sit Still (Like, Literally) written and narrated by John McWhorter, published by Audible Studios  
ORIGINAL WORK
  • The Adventures of Tom Stranger, Interdimensional Insurance Agent by Larry Correia, narrated by Adam Baldwin, published by Audible Studios  
  • Alien: Out of the Shadows: An Audible Original Drama by Tim Lebbon and Dirk Maggs, narrated by Rutger Hauer, Corey Johnson, Matthew Lewis, Kathryn Drysdale, Laurel Lefkow, Andrea Deck, and Mac McDonald, published by Audible Studios  
  • Car Talk Science: MIT Wants Its Diplomas Back written and narrated by Tom Magliozzi and Ray Magliozzi, published by HighBridge/Recorded Books  
  • The Dispatcher by John Scalzi, narrated by Zachary Quinto, published by Audible Studios 
  • In the Embers by Brian Price and Jerry Stearns, narrated by Robin Miles, Edwin Strout, Dean Johnson, Jacquie Maddix and a full cast, published by Great Northern Audio Theatre/Blackstone Audio 
  • Pete Seeger: The Storm King, Vol. 2 by Pete Seeger, ed. and Jeff Haynes, narrated by Pete Seeger, published by Hachette Audio  
PARANORMAL
  • Blood of the Earth: Soulwood, Book 1 by Faith Hunter, narrated by Khristine Hvam, published by Audible Studios  
  • The Elementals by Michael McDowell, narrated by R.C. Bray, published by Valancourt Audiobooks in association with Blue Heron Audio  
  • Ghost Gifts by Laura Spinella, narrated by Nicol Zanzarella, published by Brilliance Publishing  
  • The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater, narrated by Will Patton, published by Scholastic Audio  
  • Staked by Kevin Hearne, narrated by Luke Daniels, published by Penguin Random House Audio / Books On Tape  
ROMANCE
  • Dirty by Kylie Scott, narrated by Andi Arndt, published by Macmillan Audio  
  • Duke of Sin by Elizabeth Hoyt, narrated by Ashford McNab, published by Hachette Audio
  • First Star I See Tonight by Susan Elizabeth Phillips, narrated by Nicole Poole, published by HarperAudio  
  • Glitterland: Spires, Book 1 by Alexis Hall, narrated by Nicholas Boulton, published by Hedgehog Inc Productions  
  • The Obsession by Nora Roberts, narrated by Shannon McManus, published by Brilliance Publishing  
SCIENCE FICTION
  • The Book of the Unnamed Midwife by Meg Ellison, narrated by Angela Dawe, published by Brilliance Publishing  
  • Crosstalk by Connie Willis, narrated by Mia Barron, published by Recorded Books  
  • The Dispatcher by John Scalzi, narrated by Zachary Quinto, published by Audible Studios
  • Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel, narrated by a full cast, published by Penguin Random House Audio / Books On Tape  
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens by Alan Dean Foster, narrated by Marc Thompson, published by Penguin Random House Audio / Books On Tape  
SHORT STORIES/COLLECTIONS
  • The Brink: Stories by Austin Bunn, narrated by Austin Bunn, Luke Daniels, Tanya Eby, Ralph Lister, Amy McFadden, Mikael Naramore, and Nick Podehl, published by Blunder Woman Productions via ACX  
  • Certain Dark Things by M.J. Pack, narrated by Jacob York, published by Audible Studios
  • Coffee at Luke's edited by Jennifer Crusie, narrated by Colby Elliott, published by Last Word Audio  
  • The Collected Stories of Arthur C. Clarke by Arthur C. Clarke, narrated by Ray Porter, Jonathan Davis and Ralph Lister, published by Audible Studios  
  • East, West by Salman Rushdie, narrated by Sunil Malhotra and Steven Crossley, published by Recorded Books  
  • Killer Women: Crime Club Anthology #1 by Louise Millar, Alex Marwood and Tammy Cohen, narrated by Clare Corbett, Adjoa Andoh, Rachel Atkins, and Carl Prekopp, published by Audible Studios  
THRILLER/SUSPENSE
  • Cross Justice by James Patterson, narrated by Ruben Santiago Hudson and Jefferson Mays, published by Hachette Audio  
  • The Fall of Moscow Station by Mark Henshaw, narrated by Eric G. Dove, published by Dreamscape Media, LLC  
  • Hidden Bodies by Caroline Kepnes, narrated by Santino Fontana, published by Simon & Schuster Audio  
  • Home by Harlan Coben, narrated by Steven Weber, published by Brilliance Publishing
  • The Short Drop by Matthew FitzSimmons, narrated by James Patrick Cronin, published by Brilliance Publishing  
YOUNG ADULT
  • The Game of Love and Death by Martha Brockenbrough, narrated by Susan Hanfield, published by Scholastic Audio 
  • Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff, narrated by Carla Corvo, Steve West and various, published by Listening Library  
  • My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows, narrated by Katherine Kellgren published by HarperAudio  
  • Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys, narrated by Jorjeana Marie, Will Damron, Cassandra Morris and Michael Crouch, published by Listening Library  
  • Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco and James Patterson, narrated by Nicola Barber, published by Hachette Audio  
  • Winter by Marissa Meyer, narrated by Rebecca Soler, published by Macmillan Audio  
YOUNG LISTENERS (up to age 8)
  • 28 Days: Moments in Black History That Changed the World by Charles R. Smith, Jr., narrated by a full cast, published by Live Oak Media
  • Island Treasures: Growing up in Cuba by Alma Flor Ada, narrated by Trini Alvarado, published by Recorded Books  
  • The Quentin Blake and John Yeoman Collection by Quentin Blake and John Yeoman, narrated by Stephen Thorne, published by Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd  
  • The Tale of Kitty-in-Boots by Beatrix Potter, narrated by Helen Mirren, published by Listening Library  
  • Voice of Freedom by Carole Boston Weatherford, narrated by Janina Edwards, published by Dreamscape Media, LLC  
  • The Wooden Prince: Out of Abaton by John Claude Bemis, narrated by Ralph Lister, published by Oasis Audio
FOR MORE ABOUT AUDIES ...

For more information about the Audies, the Audie Awards Gala, and the Audio Publishers Association, please visit www.audiopub.org.

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