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2019 AUDIE AWARDS®
24th Annual Audie Awards® Competition
Winners Announced At NYC Awards Gala ...
March 5, 2019

By Tom Dheere
VoiceOverXtra

Congratulations to winners of the 24th Annual Audie Awards®, announced last night at the Audies Gala in New York City.

Sponsored by the Audio Publishers Association (APA), the coveted Audies recognize outstanding achievement in audiobook narration and all aspects of production.

The Gala had a wonderfully different spin this year. Hosted at Guastavino's, nestled under the 59th Street Bridge, this year's event was not only the shortest in recent memory, but also brilliantly and elegantly produced.

Champagne flowed and delectable desserts were served as the audiobook industry's best and brightest celebrated the occasion with the recognition of some of the finest narrators of our time.

The Gala was star-studded with the industry's favorite narrators and celebrities including endearing host, Queer Eye's Tan France, D.L. Hughley (nominated for "How Not to Get Shot") as well as presenters Patton Oswalt (nominated for "I'll be Gone in the Dark") and Levar Burton (nominated for "The Good Neighbor").

It's clear that moving the event from late May (traditionally the day following the Audio Publishers Association Conference) to early March to coincide with other awards galas was well worth the effort. This was a truly unforgettable evening. The world of audiobooks could not be better celebrated.

And the winners in this year's 24 categories are ...
AUDIOBOOK OF THE YEAR
Children of Blood and Bone
By Tomi Adeyemi
Narrated by Bahni Turpin
Macmillan Audio

AUDIO DRAMA
The Martian Invasion of Earth
By HG Wells, dramatised by Nicholas Briggs
Performed by Richard Armitage and Lucy Briggs-Owen
Big Finish Productions

AUTOBIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
Educated
By Tara Westover
Narrated by Julia Whelan
Penguin Random House Audio

BEST FEMALE NARRATOR
Educated
By Tara Westover
Narrated by Julia Whelan  (pictured)
Penguin Random House Audio

BEST MALE NARRATOR
Watchers
By Dean Koontz
Narrated by Edoardo Ballerini (pictured)
Brilliance Publishing

BUSINESS/PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT
How to Be Heard
By Julian Treasure
Narrated by Julian Treasure
Blackstone Publishing

FAITH-BASED FICTION & NON-FICTION
The Man on the Mountaintop
By Susan Trott, adapted by Libby Spurrier
Narrated by Stanley Tucci, Toby Jones, Clare Corbett, Rachel Atkins, Jeff Harding, and David Thorpe
Audible Studios

FANTASY
Spinning Silver
By Naomi Novik
Narrated by Lisa Flanagan
Penguin Random House Audio

FICTION
The Tattooist of Auschwitz
By Heather Morris
Narrated by Richard Armitage
Harper Audio

HISTORY/BIOGRAPHY
Darkest Hour
By Anthony McCarten
Narrated by John Lee
HarperAudio

HUMOR
The Greatest Love Story Ever Told
Written and narrated by Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally
Penguin Random House Audio

LITERARY FICTION & CLASSICS
Bleak House
By Charles Dickens
Narrated by Miriam Margolyes
Audible Studios

MIDDLE GRADE
Sunny
By Jason Reynolds
Narrated by Guy Lockard
Simon & Schuster Audio

MULTI-VOICED PERFORMANCE
Dreamland Burning
By Jennifer Latham
Narrated by Pyeng Threadgill and Luke Slattery
Hachette Audio

MYSTERY
The Punishment She Deserves
By Elizabeth George
Narrated by Simon Vance
Penguin Random House Audio

NARRATION BY AUTHOR OR AUTHORS
The Secret of Nightingale Wood
Written and narrated by Lucy Strange
Scholastic Audio

NON-FICTION
The Perfectionists
By Simon Winchester
Narrated by Simon Winchester
HarperAudio

ORIGINAL WORK
Spin
By Harvey Edelman and Neil Fishman, adapted for audio by David B. Coe
Narrated by Jim Dale, Barrett Leddy, Lisa Livesay, Nicola Barber, Khristine Hvam, Nick Sullivan, John Brady, and Johnny Heller
HarperAudio

ROMANCE
His Viking Bride
By Olivia Norem
Narrated by Greg Patmore
Olivia Norem

SCIENCE FICTION
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: Hexagonal Phase
By Eoin Colfer and Douglas Adams
Narrated by John Lloyd, Simon Jones, Geoff McGivern, Mark Wing-Davey, Sandra Dickinson, Susan Sheridan, Samantha Béart, Toby Longworth, Andy Secombe, Mitch Benn, Jane Horrocks, Ed Byrne, Jon Culshaw, Jim Broadbent, Professor Stephen Hawking, Lenny Henry, Tom Alexander, Philip Pope, Theo Maggs, Phillipe Bosher, and John Marsh
Penguin Random House UK Audio

SHORT STORIES/COLLECTIONS
Heads of the Colored People
By Nafissa Thompson-Spires
Narrated by Adenrele Ojo
HighBridge Audio, a division of Recorded Books

THRILLER/SUSPENSE
Crimson Lake
By Candice Fox
Narrated by Euan Morton
Macmillan Audio

YOUNG ADULT   
Sadie
By Courtney Summers
Narrated by Dan Bittner, Rebecca Soler, Gabra Zackman, and Fred Berman
Macmillan Audio

YOUNG LISTENERS
Before She Was Harriet
By Lesa Cline-Ransome
Narrated by SiSi Aisha Johnson, January LaVoy, Lisa Renee Pitts, and Bahni Turpin
Live Oak Media
For more about the winning titles, visit the AudioFile Magazine reviews at www.theaudies.com.


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