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AUDIE AWARDS
Here Are The 2014 Audie® Award
Finalists, Plus New Erotica Category

February 18, 2014

(VOXtra) - The Audio Publishers Association (APA) has announced finalists for its 2014 Audie Awards® competition in 29 categories - including the new category of Erotica, and nominees for the best female and male solo narrations.

In number of nominations, prolific narrator Katherine Kellgren leads with seven, including a nomination for Solo Narration-Female.

Finalists for two special awards, Distinguished Achievement in Production and Audiobook of the Year will be announced in April. And all winners will be announced at the Audies Gala on May 29, 2014, at the New York Academy of Medicine in New York.

"Excitement for the 2014 Audies abounds as we congratulate the many finalists on distinguishing themselves this year,” says Michele Cobb, APA president. "Our success and growth as an industry continues to give rise to excellence in production, and we look forward to celebrating together.”

SHADES OF EROTICA


This year there will be an additional category: Erotica. At last year’s Audies Gala, the APA presented a Special Sales Achievement Award to Fifty Shades of Grey (and its publisher, Random House Audio).

Janet Benson
of Audio Editions, who is 2014 Audies Competition Chair explains,

"The phenomenal success of that title, and the way it brought new listeners to hear the pleasures of an audiobook alerted us to the need for a new Audies category, so we’ve tested it this year with ‘Judges’ Award: Erotica.”

She notes that APA has similarly introduced categories in politics, language learning, and most recently, Paranormal.

"The first-round judges were enthusiastic about the many quality Erotica submissions that came in, so we anticipate it will now be a regular feature of the Audie Awards,” says Benson.

WHO MADE IT THIS YEAR?


Sponsored by the APA, the Audies is the premier awards program in the United States recognizing distinction in audiobooks and spoken word entertainment. Through this competition, publishers are able to enter titles in various categories for recognition of achievement.

One winner is chosen in each category. Here are the finalists to congratulate in this year’s competition:

AUDIO DRAMA
  • The Fall of the Kings; by Ellen Kushner and Delia Sherman; Narrated by Ellen Kushner, Nick Sullivan, Neil Gaiman, Simon Jones, Katherine Kellgren, Robert Fass, Richard Ferrone, and Tim Jerome; SueMedia Productions for Neil Gaiman Presents/Audible, Inc.
  • Hollywood Said No!; by Bob Odenkirk and David Cross; Narrated by Bob Odenkirk, David Cross, and a full cast; Hachette Audio
  • Marvel Civil War; by Stuart Moore; Narrated by Richard Rohan, Richard Cutting, Tim Getman, James Keegan, Kimberly Gilbert, and a full cast; GraphicAudio
  • Oliver Twist; by Charles Dickens; Narrated by Joe Holgate, Henry Goodman, Bill Sykes, Geoffrey Palmer, Roy Hudd, Finty Williams, and full cast; Tyndale House
  • Screaming with the Cannibals; by Lee Maynard; Narrated by Ross Ballard II; MountainWhispers.com Audiobooks
  • War of the Worlds; by M.J. Elliott and H.G. Wells; Narrated by The Colonial Radio Players; The Colonial Radio Theatre on the Air
BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • [sic]: A Memoir; by Joshua Cody; Narrated by Edoardo Ballerini; Audible, Inc.
  • The Elephant Whisperer; by Lawrence Anthony with Graham Spence; Narrated by Simon Vance; Tantor Media
  • I Am Malala; by Malala Yousafzai; Narrated by Archie Panjabi; Hachette Audio
  • My Beloved World; by Sonia Sotomayor; Narrated by Rita Moreno; Random House Audio/Books on Tape
  • World on a String; by John Pizzarelli and Joseph Cosgriff; Narrated by John Pizzarelli and Joseph Cosgriff; Audible, Inc.
BUSINESS/EDUCATIONAL
  • The Everything Store; by Brad Stone; Narrated by Peter Larkin; Hachette Audio
  • The Invisible Heart: An Economic Romance; by Russell D. Roberts; Narrated by Kirby Heyborne; Audible, Inc.
  • Leadership Secrets of the Salvation Army; by Robert Watson; Narrated by Bob Souer; eChristian
  • Leading Apple with Steve Jobs; by Jay Elliot; Narrated by Richard Davidson; Audible, Inc.
  • Naked Statistics; by Charles Wheelan; Narrated by Jonathan Davis; Audible, Inc.
  • Without Their Permission; by Alexis Ohanian; Narrated by Alexis Ohanian; Hachette Audio
CHILDREN’S TITLES FOR AGES 8-12
  • A Long Walk to Water; by Linda Sue Park; Narrated by David Baker and Cynthia Bishop; Full Cast Audio
  • Magic Marks the Spot: The Very Nearly Honorable League of Pirates; by Caroline Carlson; Narrated by Katherine Kellgren; HarperAudio
  • Matilda; by Roald Dahl; Narrated by Kate Winslet; Penguin Audio
  • Sugar; by Jewell Parker Rhodes; Narrated by Bahni Turpin; Brilliance Audio
  • The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp; by Kathi Appelt; Narrated by Lyle Lovett; Simon & Schuster Audio
CHILDREN’S TITLES FOR AGES UP TO 8
  • Betty Bunny Loves Chocolate Cake; by Michael B. Kaplan; Narrated by Katherine Kellgren; Live Oak Media Creepy Carrots!; by Aaron Reynolds; Narrated by James Naughton; Weston Woods
  • The Dark; by Lemony Snicket; Narrated by Neil Gaiman; Hachette Audio
  • Hooray for Anna Hibiscus; by Atinuke; Narrated by Mutiyat Ade-Salu; Recorded Books
  • Nelson Mandela; by Kadir Nelson; Narrated by Forest Whitaker; Weston Woods
  • Stink and the Freaky Frog Freakout; by Megan McDonald; Narrated by Barbara Rosenblat; Brilliance Audio
CLASSIC
  • Coming of Age in Mississippi; by Anne Moody; Narrated by Lisa Reneé Pitts; Tantor Media
  • The Complete Sherlock Holmes; by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle; Narrated by Simon Vance; Brilliance Audio
  • Frankenstein; by Mary Shelley; Narrated by Dan Stevens; Audible, Inc.
  • The Great Gatsby; by F. Scott Fitzgerald; Narrated by Jake Gyllenhaal; Audible, Inc.
  • Love in the Time of Cholera; by Gabriel Garcia Marquez; Narrated by Armando Duran; Blackstone Audio Inc.
EROTICA
  • Carrie’s Story: An Erotic S/M Novel; by Molly Weatherfield; Narrated by Shana Savage; Audible, Inc.
  • Fallen Too Far; by Abbi Glines; Narrated by Jennifer Bronstein; Audible, Inc.
  • The Killer Wore Leather; by Laura Antoniou; Narrated by Lauren Fortgang; Audible, Inc.
  • Release Me (The Stark Trilogy); by J. Kenner; Narrated by Sofia Willingham; Random House Audio/Books on Tape
  • This Man; by Jodi Ellen Malpas; Narrated by Edita Brychta; Hachette Audio
  • Wuthering Nights; by Emily Bronte and I.J. Miller; Narrated by Joy Pratt; Hachette Audio
FANTASY
  • Kill City Blues; by Richard Kadrey; Narrated by MacLeod Andrews; HarperAudio
  • The Republic of Thieves; by Scott Lynch; Narrated by Michael Page; Tantor Media
  • The Rithmatist; by Brandon Sanderson; Narrated by Michael Kramer; Macmillan Audio
  • Swords of Waar; by Nathan Long; Narrated by Dina Pearlman; Audible, Inc.
  • Wisp of a Thing; by Alex Bledsoe; Narrated by Stefan Rudnicki; Blackstone Audio Inc.
FICTION
  • Doctor Sleep; by Stephen King; Narrated by Will Patton; Simon & Schuster Audio
  • The Golem and the Jinni; by Helene Wecker; Narrated by George Guidall; HarperAudio
  • The Good House; by Ann Leary; Narrated by Mary Beth Hurt; Macmillan Audio
  • The Imposter Bride; by Nancy Richler; Narrated by Tavia Gilbert; Tantor Media
  • Jacob’s Oath; by Martin Fletcher; Narrated by George Guidall; Macmillan Audio
  • The Ocean at the End of the Lane; by Neil Gaiman; Narrated by Neil Gaiman; HarperAudio
HISTORY
  • C.C. Pyle’s Amazing Foot Race; by Geoff Williams; Narrated by Robertson Dean; Tantor Media
  • Devil in the Grove; by Gilbert King; Narrated by Peter Francis James; HarperAudio
  • Frozen in Time; by Mitchell Zuckoff; Narrated by Mitchell Zuckoff; HarperAudio
  • The Hour of Peril; by Daniel Stashower; Narrated by Edoardo Ballerini; Macmillan Audio
  • Nero’s Killing Machine: The True Story of Rome’s Remarkable 14th Legion; by Stephen Dando-Collins; Narrated by Robert Fass; Audible, Inc.
  • One Summer; by Bill Bryson; Narrated by Bill Bryson; Random House Audio/Books on Tape
HUMOR
  • How I Slept My Way to the Middle; by Kevin Pollak with Alan Goldsher; Narrated by Kevin Pollak; Brilliance Audio
  • Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls; by David Sedaris; Narrated by David Sedaris; Hachette Audio
  • Someone Could Get Hurt; by Drew Magary; Narrated by Drew Magary; Penguin Audio
  • The Stench of Honolulu; by Jack Handey; Narrated by Jack Handey; Hachette Audio
  • Still Foolin’ ’Em; by Billy Crystal; Narrated by Billy Crystal; Macmillan Audio
INSPIRATIONAL/FAITH-BASED FICTION
  • Icecutter’s Daughter; by Tracie Peterson; Narrated by Stina Nielsen; Recorded Books
  • Illuminations; by Mary Sharratt; Narrated by Tavia Gilbert; Tantor Media
  • A Story of God and All of Us; by Mark Burnett and Roma Downey; Narrated by Keith David and the Authors; Hachette Audio
  • Truth-Stained Lies; by Terri Blackstock; Narrated by Gabrielle de Cuir; Zondervan
  • Unveiled: Tamar; by Francine Rivers; Narrated by Barbara Rosenblat; Recorded Books
INSPIRATIONAL/FAITH-BASED NON-FICTION
  • Break Out!; by Joel Osteen; Narrated by Joel Osteen; Hachette Audio
  • Called to the Fire; by Cheston M. Bush; Narrated by David Cochran Heath; eChristian
  • Grace Happens Here; by Max Lucado; Narrated by Wayne Shepherd, Kate Rudd, and Luke Daniels; Brilliance Audio
  • Keeping Hope Alive; by Dr. Hawa Abdi; Narrated by Robin Miles; Hachette Audio
  • Sparkly Green Earrings; by Melanie Shankle; Narrated by Melanie Shankle; eChristian
LITERARY FICTION
  • Amy Falls Down; by Jincy Willett; Narrated by Amy McFadden; Brilliance Audio
  • The Curiosity; by Stephen Kiernan; Narrated by Kate Udall, Erik Bergmann, Jason Culp, and George Guidall; HarperAudio
  • The Goldfinch; by Donna Tartt; Narrated by David Pittu; Hachette Audio
  • The Son; by Philipp Meyer; Narrated by Will Patton, Kate Mulgrew, Scott Shepherd, and Clifton Collins, Jr.; HarperAudio
  • The Testament of Mary; by Colm Toibin; Narrated by Meryl Streep; Simon & Schuster Audio
  • White Dog Fell from the Sky; by Eleanor Morse; Narrated by Carla Mercer-Meyer; Tantor Media
MULTI–VOICED PERFORMANCE
  • Ender’s Game Alive; by Orson Scott Card; Narrated by a full cast; Audible, Inc.
  • The Fall of the Kings; by Ellen Kushner and Delia Sherman; Narrated by Ellen Kushner, Nick Sullivan, Neil Gaiman, Simon Jones, Katherine Kellgren, Robert Fass, Richard Ferrone, and Tim Jerome; SueMedia Productions for Neil Gaiman Presents/Audible, Inc.
  • Snowbound; by Richard S. Wheeler; Narrated by Brian Hutchison, T. Ryder Smith, Robert Ian Mackenzie, James Colby, Cellest Ciulla, Scott Sowers, et al.; Recorded Books
  • William Shakespeare’s Star Wars; by Ian Doescher; Narrated by Daniel Davis, Jonathan Davis, January LaVoy and Marc Thompson; Random House Audio/Books on Tape
  • World War Z: The Complete Edition; by Max Brooks; Narrated by Max Brooks and full cast; Random House Audio/Books on Tape
MYSTERY
  • Death and the Lit Chick; by G.M. Malliet; Narrated by Davina Porter; Dreamscape Media, LLC
  • The Enemy of My Enemy; by Richard Bard; Narrated by R.C. Bray; Richard Bard
  • Heirs and Graces; by Rhys Bowen; Narrated by Katherine Kellgren; Audible, Inc.
  • He’s Gone; by Deb Caletti; Narrated by Cassandra Campell; Tantor Media Rage
  • Against the Dying; by Becky Masterman; Narrated by Judy Kaye; Macmillan Audio
  • Unleashed; by David Rosenfelt; Narrated by Grover Gardner; Listen & Live Audio
NARRATION BY THE AUTHOR or AUTHORS
  • Grace: A Memoir; by Grace Coddington; Narrated by Grace Coddington; Random House Audio/Books on Tape
  • I, Rhoda; by Valerie Harper; Narrated by Valerie Harper; Simon & Schuster Audio Love,
  • Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish; by David Rakoff; Narrated by David Rakoff; Random House Audio/Books on Tape
  • The Ocean at the End of the Lane; by Neil Gaiman; Narrated by Neil Gaiman; HarperAudio
  • Shirley Jones; by Shirley Jones; Narrated by Shirley Jones; Tantor Media
  • Still Foolin’ ’Em; by Billy Crystal; Narrated by Billy Crystal; Macmillan Audio
NON-FICTION
  • Beyond Belief; by Jenna Miscavige Hill; Narrated by Sandy Rustin; HarperAudio
  • David and Goliath; by Malcolm Gladwell; Narrated by Malcolm Gladwell; Hachette Audio
  • The End of Nature; by Bill McKibben; Narrated by Jeff Woodman; Audible, Inc.
  • The Telling Room; by Michael Paterniti; Narrated by L.J. Ganser; Audible, Inc.
  • Thank You for Your Service; by David Finkel; Narrated by Arthur Bishop; Macmillan Audio
ORIGINAL WORK
  • Ender’s Game Alive; by Orson Scott Card; Narrated by a full cast; Audible, Inc.
  • Letter from a Birmingham Jail; by Martin Luther King, Jr.; Narrated by Dion Graham; eChristian
  • METAtropolis: Green Space; by Jay Lake, Elizabeth Bear, Karl Schroeder, Seanan McGuire, Tobias S. Buckell, Mary Robinette Kowal, Ken Scholes; Narrated by Dion Graham, Robin Miles, Mark Boyett, Scott Brick, Allyson Johnson, Sanjiv Jhaveri, Jennifer Van Dyck, Jonathan Davis; Audible, Inc.
  • Pete Seeger: The Storm King; by Pete Seeger; Narrated by Pete Seeger; Hachette Audio
  • Rip-Off!; by John Scalzi, Jack Campbell, Mike Resnick, Allen Steele, Lavie Tidhar, Nancy Kress, and Gardner Dozois; Narrated by Wil Wheaton, Scott Brick, Christian Rummel, Jonathan Davis, Stefan Rudnicki, and L.J. Ganser; Audible, Inc.
  • Thirteen; by Scott Harrison and others; Narrated by Barnaby Edwards et al.; Spokenworld Audio/Ladbroke Audio Ltd
PACKAGE DESIGN
  • The Canyon; by Jack Schaefer; Narrated by Eric G. Dove; Dreamscape Media, LLC
  • Clockwork Angels: The Watchmaker’s Edition; by Kevin J. Anderson; Narrated by Neil Peart; Brilliance Audio
  • The Ernest Hemingway Audiobook Library; by Ernest Hemingway; Narrated by Various; Simon & Schuster Audio
  • NPR Laughter Therapy; by National Public Radio; Narrated by Audie Cornish; HighBridge
  • Sold; by Patricia McCormick; Narrated by Justine Eyre; Tantor Media
  • The Time Machine; by H.G. Wells; Narrated by Sir Derek Jacobi; Random House Audio/Books on Tape
PARANORMAL
  • Ever After; by Kim Harrison; Narrated by Marguerite Gavin; HarperAudio
  • Inferno; by Sherrilyn Kenyon; Narrated by Holter Graham; Macmillan Audio
  • Red Moon; by Benjamin Percy; Narrated by Benjamin Percy; Hachette Audio
  • Reviver; by Seth Patrick; Narrated by Ari Fliakos; Macmillan Audio
  • Warbound; by Larry Correia; Narrated by Bronson Pinchot; Audible, Inc.
PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT
  • Dream More; by Dolly Parton; Narrated by Dolly Parton; Penguin Audio
  • Fitness Confidential; by Vinnie Tortorich; Narrated by Vinnie Tortorich; Pistachio Press
  • Get the Guy; by Matthew Hussey; Narrated by Matthew Hussey; HarperAudio
  • Happy This Year!; by Will Bowen; Narrated by Will Bowen; Brilliance Audio
  • The Secret to Success; by Eric Thomas; Narrated by Charles Arrington and Eric Thomas; Eric Thomas
  • You Are a Badass; by Jen Sincero; Narrated by Jen Sincero; Tantor Media
ROMANCE
  • The Darkest Craving; by Gena Showalter; Narrated by Max Bellmore; Audible, Inc.
  • For My Lady’s Heart; by Laura Kinsale; Narrated by Nicholas Boulton; Hedgehog, Inc.
  •  Kissing under the Mistletoe: A Sullivan Christmas; by Bella Andre; Narrated by Eva Kaminsky; Oak Press LLC
  • The Longest Ride; by Nicholas Sparks; Narrated by Ron McLarty and January LaVoy; Hachette Audio
  • The Wanderer; by Robyn Carr; Narrated by Therese Plummer; Recorded Books
SCIENCE FICTION
  • Captain Vorpatril’s Alliance; by Lois McMaster Bujold; Narrated by Grover Gardner; Blackstone Audio Inc.
  • Extinction Machine; by Jonathan Maberry; Narrated by Ray Porter; Macmillan Audio
  • MaddAddam; by Margaret Atwood; Narrated by Bernadette Dunn, Bob Walter, and Robbie Daymond; Random House Audio/Books on Tape
  • The Martian; by Andy Weir; Narrated by R.C. Bray; Podium Publishing
  • Protector: Foreigner Sequence 5, Book 2; by C.J. Cherryh; Narrated by Daniel Thomas May; Audible, Inc.
  • Shaman; by Kim Stanley Robinson; Narrated by Graeme Malcolm; Hachette Audio
SHORT STORIES/COLLECTIONS
  • The Ballad of the Sad Café; by Carson McCullers; Narrated by David Ledoux, Joe Barrett, Therese Plummer, Kevin Pariseau, Suzanne Toren, Edoardo Ballerini, and Barbara Rosenblat; Audible, Inc.
  • The Cage Keeper and Other Stories; by Andre Dubus III; Narrated by Andre Dubus III; Blackstone Audio Inc.
  • Nine Inches; by Tom Perrotta; Narrated by William Dufris, Andi Arndt, Tom Perrotta, and Rupert Degas; Macmillan Audio
  • Nothing Gold Can Stay; by Ron Rash; Narrated by Alexander Cendese, Robert Petkoff, Prentice Onayemi, Christian Baskous, and Phoebe Strole; HarperAudio
  • Sherlock Holmes in America; by John L. Lellenberg et al.; Narrated by Graeme Malcolm; Audible, Inc.
  • We Live in Water; by Jess Walter; Narrated by Edoardo Ballerini and Jess Walter; HarperAudio
SOLO NARRATION — FEMALE
  • Heartburn; by Nora Ephron; Narrated by Meryl Streep; Random House Audio/Books on Tape
  • My Beloved World; by Sonia Sotomayor; Narrated by Rita Moreno; Random House Audio/Books on Tape
  • NOS4A2; by Joe Hill; Narrated by Kate Mulgrew; HarperAudio
  • The Testament of Mary; by Colm Toibin; Narrated by Meryl Streep; Simon & Schuster Audio
  • The Twelve Clues of Christmas; by Rhys Bowen; Narrated by Katherine Kellgren; Audible, Inc.
SOLO NARRATION — MALE
  • Dimension of Miracles; by Robert Sheckley; Narrated by John Hodgman; Audible, Inc.
  • Doctor Sleep; by Stephen King; Narrated by Will Patton; Simon & Schuster Audio
  • Frankenstein; by Mary Shelley; Narrated by Dan Stevens; Audible, Inc.
  • The Goldfinch; by Donna Tartt; Narrated by David Pittu; Hachette
  • Audio In a Glass Grimmly; by Adam Gidwitz; Narrated by Johnny Heller; Recorded Books
  • Warbound; by Larry Correia; Narrated by Bronson Pinchot; Audible, Inc.
TEENS
  • Eleanor & Park; by Rainbow Rowell; Narrated by Rebecca Lowman and Sunil Malhotra; Listening Library
  • Far Far Away; by Tom McNeal; Narrated by W. Morgan Sheppard; Listening Library
  • Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock; by Matthew Quick; Narrated by Noah Galvin; Hachette Audio
  • Rose Under Fire; by Elizabeth Wein; Narrated by Sasha Pick; Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
  • Viva Jacquelina; by L.A. Meyer; Narrated by Katherine Kellgren; Listen & Live Audio
THRILLER/SUSPENSE
  • The Book of Obeah; by Sandra Carrington-Smith; Narrated by Dave Fennoy; Cherry Hill Publishing
  • The Fifth Assassin; by Brad Meltzer; Narrated by Scott Brick; Hachette Audio
  • The Hit; by David Baldacci; Narrated by Ron McLarty and Orlagh Cassidy; Hachette Audio
  • Suspect; by Robert Crais; Narrated by MacLeod Andrews; Brilliance Audio
  • Sycamore Row; by John Grisham; Narrated by Michael Beck; Random House Audio/Books on Tape
FOR MORE INFO ...

Additional information can be found online at www.theaudies.com.

For more information about the Audies Gala, please contact Gretchen Koss at 212-629-1990 ext., or gretchenkoss@tandemliterary.com. To purchase tickets, visit www.audiopub.org.

The 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. Please visit www.audiopub.org for more information.

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