2020 Audie Award® Winners: Audiobook Of The
Year, Best Male & Female Narrators, And More ...
March 3, 2020
(VOXtra) - Excellence has its rewards.
Last night at an elegant gala in New York City, the Audio Publishers Association (APA) announced this year's winners of the prestigious Audie Awards®, recognizing the best in audiobook and spoken word entertainment.
Big winners include:
The Audies recognize outstanding achievement from authors, narrators, publishers,and producers across a wide array of genres and categories.
The APA notes that judges chose The Only Plane in the Sky as Audiobook of the Year based on criteria including narrative performance and author intent. (Pictured: Author Garrett M. Graff, left, and narrator Holter Graham; photos by Sean Zanni for Getty ).
'MOST HONORABLE FORM OF STORYTELLING'
In a recap of the Gala held at NYC's historic Guastavino's, the APA reports it's presentation of the Lifetime Achievement Award to author Stephen King (pictured) in recognition for his achievements in the audiobook industry.
"Stephen King is the best damn ambassador for audiobooks that anyone could ever wish or hope for," said King's son, bestselling author Joe Hill, when introducing the award. "His love for the form goes back decades. I know. I was there."
And in his acceptance speech, King said, "I listen to my own books - the reason why is because you can hear everything you did right and everything you did wrong. This is the most honorable form of storytelling there is."
The celebratory evening was hosted by Mo Rocca, CBS Sunday Morning correspondent, author, and host of the Mobituaries podcast.
Rocca described audiobooks as "Part storytelling, part acting, wholly engaging with an unseen audience with your voice, heart and soul … all while doing your best not to 'pop your P's. I am proud to help celebrate all of tonight's nominees."
Congratulations to all winners! (Also see all Finalists.)
2020 AUDIE AWARD® WINNERS
For more information about the Audie Awards and the APA - a not-for-profit trade organization for the audiobook industry - visit www.AudioPub.org.
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