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VOICE OVER AWARDS
See Finalists For 2024 Audiobook Audie Awards® 
- Including Best Fiction & Non-Fiction Narrators
January 31, 2024

(VOXtra) - Honoring "the art of human narration" - as described by Audiobook Publishers Association (APA) President Scott McManus - the APA has announced finalists in the 27 categories of its 2024 Audie Awards® competition.

The Audies are cited by the APA as the premier awards program recognizing distinction in audiobooks and spoken word entertainment.

Winners will be announced and celebrated at the Audie Awards Gala on March 4 at The Avalon in Los Angeles, which the APA says will be streamed to the public.

"The remarkable display of talent and creativity that breathes life into these audiobooks is truly inspiring," McManus says about the finalists.

Five talents are now vying for the "Best Fiction Narrator" honor, and another five, for being the year's "Best Non-Fiction Narrator" (see the finalists below). These are new awards that morphed from the traditional "Best Male Narrator" and "Best Female Narrator" categories in what the APA says reflects its "commitment to inclusivity and diversity."

This year's Audies also inaugurated the "APA Choice" award to "recognize audiobooks that not only captivated listeners, but also became cultural phenomena."

And of course, the annual "Audiobook of the Year" award has five contenders.

BEST IN FICTION ...

Finalists for the "Best Fiction Narrator" award are:
Billie Fulford-Brown for The Last Lifeboat
By Hazel Gaynor
Published by Penguin Random House Audio
 
Ethan Hawke for The Eyes and the Impossible
By Dave Eggers
Published by Listening Library
 
Marni Penning for Johanna Porter Is Not Sorry
By Sara Read
Published by Harlequin Audio
 
Meryl Streep for Tom Lake
By Ann Patchett
Published by HarperAudio
 
Eunice Wong for Land of Milk and Honey
By C Pam Zhang
Published by Penguin Random House Audio
BEST IN NON-FICTION

Finalists in the "Best Non-Fiction Narrator" category are:
Edoardo Ballerini for The Art Thief
By Michael Finkel
Published by Penguin Random House Audio
 
Dion Graham for King: A Life
By Jonathan Eig
Published by Macmillan Audio
 
Dion Graham for The Lost Sons of Omaha
By Joe Sexton
Published by Simon & Schuster Audio
 
Dion Graham for The Wager
By David Grann
Published by Penguin Random House Audio
 
Michelle Williams for The Woman in Me
By Britney Spears
Published by Simon & Schuster Audio
For all 2024 Audie Award finalists, please click here: www.audiopub.org/2024audies.

Congratulations to all!

FOR MORE INFO ...

For more about the March 4 Audie Awards Gala, visit: www.audiopub.org/audies-gala.

For more about the programs, events and membership of the APA - the audiobook industry's trade association - visit www.audiopub.org.


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