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2013 AUDIES FINALISTS
Scores Of Audiobook Narrators Named
As Finalists In 2013 Audie Awards Competition
February 22, 2013

(VOXtra) - The 2013 Audie Awards competition finalists have been announced by the Audio Publishers Association (APA), and popular audiobook narrator Katherine Kellgren (pictured) is a finalist twice in the Solo Narration-Female category - competing there with narrators Anne Hathaway, Nicola Barber and Cassandra Campbell.

Kellgren also leads as the most-named finalist among all award categories.

In the Solo Narration-Male field, finalists are Dustin Hoffman, Colin Firth, Edoardo Ballerini, Simon Vance and Michael Maloney.

Scores of additional narrators have been declared finalists by the APA in the 28 award categories of this coveted competition - the only awards program in the United States devoted entirely to honoring spoken word entertainment. (All finalists are noted below.)

Winners will be announced at the Audies Gala on May 30 at the New-York Historical Society in New York.

"It is always an exciting revelation to see which titles have been nominated, especially as the number of titles produced in audio each year is growing so rapidly,” says Michele Cobb, president of the APA.

"This year’s finalists do not disappoint," she adds. "With an outstanding host, an amazing list of potential winners and a gorgeous venue, we look forward to once again celebrating excellence in audio publishing.”  

DANIEL HANDLER EMCEE

Writer Daniel Handler, longtime friend and supporter of the audiobook industry will emcee the awards gala.  

At last year’s 12th Annual Audiobook and Author Tea held during Book Expo America, Handler kept the audience laughing for the bulk of the event as he described his ill-fated decision to replace Tim Curry as the narrator of his popular Lemony Snicket series.

"It was a terrible idea,” he said, describing in vivid detail his "stuttering, stammering, lip-smacking” attempt at audio narration. Handler is more optimistic of his emceeing gig at this year’s Audie Award® gala.

"At long last I get to combine my two great loves - audiobooks and hogging the spotlight.”

In addition to his mega bestselling A Series of Unfortunate Events series written under the pseudonym Lemony Snicket, Handler is the author of literary novels The Basic Eight, Watch Your Mouth, and Adverbs.
                          
AND THE FINALISTS ARE ...

At the Gala, one winner will be announced in each of the following categories. Finalists in this year’s competition include the following titles, authors, performers and publishers:  

AUDIO DRAMA

  • Die, Snow White! Die, Damn You!, by Yuri Rasovsky, Narrated by a full cast, Blackstone Audio.
  • The Star Angel, by Jerry Robbins, Narrated by Jerry Robbins and The Colonial Radio Players, Brilliance Audio.
  • Trouble on His Wings, by L. Ron Hubbard, Narrated by Jennifer Aspen, Bob Caso, RF Daley, Jim Meskimen, Matt Scott, Galaxy Press.
  • Swordspoint, by Ellen Kushner, Narrated by Ellen Kushner & Supporting Cast  Dion Graham, Katherine Kellgren, Robert Fass, Nick Sullivan, Simon Jones, Sam Guncler & Anne Bobby, SueMedia Productions.
  • Titanium Rain, Episode One, by Josh Finney, Narrated by a full cast, The AudioComics Company.  
BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • Cronkite, by Douglas Brinkley, Narrated by George Guidall, Harper Audio.
  • My Cross to Bear, by Greg Allman and Alan Light, Narrated by Will Patton, Harper Audio.
  • Two Rings, by Millie Werber and Eve Keller, Narrated by Yelena Shmulenson; introduction read by Eve Keller, HighBridge.
  • Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey, by The Countess of Carnarvon, Narrated by Wanda McCaddon, Tantor Media.
  • The Seamstress, by Bernstein, Sara Tuvel; Thornton, Louise Loots; Samuels, Marlene Bernstein, Narrated by Wanda McCaddon.  
BUSINESS/EDUCATIONAL
  • A Capitalism for the People, by Luigi Zingales, Narrated by Jonathan Davis, Audible Inc.
  • The Personal MBA, by Josh Kaufman, Narrated by Josh Kaufman, Audible Inc.
  • Great on The Job, by Jodi Glickman, Narrated by Tanya Eby, Brilliance Audio.
  • Inside Apple, by Adam Lashinsky, Narrated by Adam Lashinsky, Hachette Audio.
  • Spy The Lie, by Philip Houston, Michael Floyd, Susan Carnicero, Don Tennant, Narrated by Fred Berman, Macmillan Audio.  
CHILDRENS 8-12
  • Same Sun Here, by Silas House and Neela Vaswani, Narrated by Silas House and Neela Vaswani, Brilliance Audio.
  • Wonder, by R.J. Palacio, Narrated by Diana Steele, Nick Podehl, and Kate Rudd, Brilliance Audio.
  • The Freedom Maze, by Delia Sherman, Narrated by Robin Miles, Listening Library/Books on Tape.
  • The Cheshire Cheese Cat, by Carmen Agra Deedy and Randall White, Narrated by Katherine Kellgren and Robin Sachs, Listening Library/Books on Tape.
  • Splendors and Glooms, by Laura Amy Schlitz, Narrated by Davina Porter, Recorded Books.  
Childrens up to 8
  • We Are America, by Walter Dean Meyers, Narrated by Dion Graham with a Multi-cast, Live Oak Media.
  • The Great Cake Mystery: Precious Ramotswe's Very First Case, Alexander McCall Smith, Narrated by Adjoa Andoh, Listening Library/Books on Tape.
  • Sylvester & The Magic Pebble, by William Steg, Narrated by James Earl Jones, Simon & Schuster Audio.
  • Knuffle Bunny Free: An Unexpected Diversion, by Mo Willems, Narrated by Cher Mo and Trixie Willems, Weston Woods Studios.
  • A Sick Day for Amos McGee, by Philip C. Stead, Illustrated by Erin E. Stead, Narrated by David de Vries, Weston Woods Studios.  
CLASSIC
  • Dracula, by Bram Stoker, Narrated by Alan Cumming, Tim Curry, Simon Vance, Katherine Kellgren, Susan Duerden, John Lee, Graeme Malcolm, Audible Inc.
  • Dombey and Son, by Charles Dickens, Narrated by Charlton Griffin, Audio Connoisseur. A Death in the Family, by James Agee, Narrated by Lloyd James, Blackstone.
  • The Mark of Zorro, by Johnston McCulley, Narrated by Armando Durán, Blackstone.
  • The Prime Minister, by Anthony Trollope, Narrated by Simon Vance, Blackstone.  
FANTASY
  • Anita, by Keith Roberts, Narrated by Nicola Barber, Audible Inc. Heroes Die, By Anthony Stover, Narrated by Stefan Rudnicki, Audible Inc.
  • Princess of Wands, by John Ringo, Narrated by Suzy Jackson, Audible Inc.
  • The Restorer, By Amanda Stevens, Narrated by Khristine Hvam, Audible Inc.
  • All Men of Genius, by Lev AC Rosen, Narrated by Emily Gray, Recorded Books.
  • Theft of Swords, by Michael J. Sullivan, Narrated by Tim Gerard Reynolds, Recorded Books.  
FICTION
  • A Rage in Harlem, by Chester Himes, Narrated by Samuel L. Jackson, Audible Inc.
  • The Handmaid’s Tale, by Margaret Atwood, Narrated by Claire Danes, Audible Inc.
  • Speaks the Nightbird, Robert McCammon, Narrated by Edoardo Ballerini, Audible Inc.
  • Beautiful Ruins, by Jess Walter, Narrated by Edoardo Ballerini, Harper Audio.
  • The Bartender's Tale, by Ivan Doig, Narrated by David Aaron Baker, Recorded Books.  
HISTORY
  • Pacific Crucible: War at Sea in the Pacific, 1941-1942, by Ian W. Toll, Narrated by Grover Gardner, Audible Inc.
  • Twelve Desperate Miles, by Tim Brady, Narrated by Joe Barrett, AudioGO.
  • Season of the Witch, by David Talbot, Narrated by Arthur Morey, Brilliance Audio.
  • Da Vinci's Ghost, Toby Lester, Narrated by Stephen Hoye, Tantor Media. L.A. Noir, by Buntin, John, Narrated by Kirby Heyborne, Tantor Media.
  • The Wrecking Crew, by Kent Hartman, Narrated by Dan John Miller, Tantor Media.  
HUMOR
  • America Again, by Stephen Colbert, Narrated by Stephen Colbert, Hachette Audio.
  • I Suck at Girls, by Justin Halpern, Narrated by Sean Schemmel, Harper Audio.
  • The Cursing Mommy's Book of Days, by Ian Frazier, Narrated by Cynthia Nixon, Macmillan Audio.
  • Let's Pretend This Never Happened, by Jenny Lawson, Narrated by Jenny Lawson, Penguin Audio.
  • Me The People, by Kevin Bleyer, Narrated by Kevin Bleyer, Random House Audio/Books on Tape.  
INSPIRATIONAL FAITH FICTION
  • Touching the Sky, by Tracie Peterson, Narrated by Renee Raudman, Brilliance Audio.
  • His Love Endures Forever, by Beth Wiseman, Donna VanLiere, eChristian Inc.
  • The Good Dream, by Donna VanLiere, Narrated by Donna VanLiere, Macmillan Audio.
  • The Tao of Pooh, by Benjamin Hoff, Narrated by Simon Vance, Tantor Media.
  • Coming Home, by Karen Kingsbury, Narrated by Stefan Rudnicki and Gabrielle de Cuir, Zondervan.
INSPIRATIONAL FAITH NON-FICTION
  • Anna and the King of Siam, by Margaret Langdon, Narrated by Anne Flosnik, eChristian Inc.
  • Fearless, by Eric Blehm, Narrated by Paul Michael, eChristian Inc.
  • Miracle For Jen, by Linda Barrick, Narrated by Kirsten Potter, eChristian Inc.
  • Real Marriage, by Mark and Grace Driscoll, Narrated by William Dufris and Tavia Gilbert, eChristian Inc.
  • KJV Audio Bible, Pure Voice, by Scott Brick, Stefan Rudnicki, Edward Herrmann, LeVar Burton, John Rubinstein, Samantha Eggar, Juliet, Zondervan.  
LITERARY FICTION
  • The End of the Affair, by Graham Greene, Narrated by Colin Firth, Audible Inc.
  • Heft, by Liz Moore, Narrated by Kirby Heyborne and Keith Szarabajka, Blackstone.
  • Bring Up the Bodies, by Hilary Mantel, Narrated by Simon Vance, Macmillan Audio.
  • Remember Ben Clayton, by Stephen Harrigan, Narrated by George Guidall, Recorded Books.
  • The Remains of the Day, by Kazou Ishiguro, Narrated by Simon Prebble, Tantor Media.  
MULTI-VOICED PERFORMANCE
  • Dracula, by Bram Stoker, Narrated by Alan Cumming, Tim Curry, Simon Vance, Katherine Kellgren, Susan Duerden, John Lee, Graeme Malcolm, Audible Inc.
  • My Awesome/Awful Popularity Plan, by Seth Rudetsky, Narrated by Seth Rudetsky, Andrea Burns, Paul Castree, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Josh Gad, Ana Gasteyer, Megan Hilty, Audible Inc.
  • October Mourning, by Lesléa Newman, Narrated by Emily Beresford, Luke Daniels, Lesléa Newman, Tom Parks, Nick Podehl, Kate Rudd, and Christina Traister, Brilliance Audio.
  • Suddenly, a Knock on the Door, by Etgar Keret, Narrated by Ira Glass,Willem Dafoe, Ben Marcus, Gary Shteyngart, Michael Chabon, Neal Stephenson, Stanley Tucci, etc., Macmillan Audio.
  • That is All, by John Hodgman, Narrated by John Hodgman, Dick Cavett, Patton Oswalt, Jon Hamm, Paul Rudd, Sarah Vowell, Brooke Shields, etc., Penguin Audio.
  • The Privilege Of The Sword, by Ellen Kushner, Narrated by Ellen Kushner / Barbara Rosenblat & Supporting Cast Joe Hurley, Katherine Kellgren, Nick Sullivan , Neil Gaiman, Felicia Day & Jason Collins, SueMedia Productions.  
MYSTERY
  • Hush Money, by Chuck Greaves, Narrated by Dan Butler, AudioGO.
  • The Good Thief's Guide to Vegas, by Chris Ewan, Narrated by Simon Vance, AudioGO.
  • And When She Was Good, by Laura Lippman, Narrated by Linda Emond, MacMillan Audio.
  • The Beautiful Mystery, by Louise Penny, Narrated by Ralph Cosham, MacMillan Audio.
  • The Nightmare, by Lars Kepler, Narrated by Mark Bramhall, Macmillan Audio.  
NARRATION BY AUTHOR OR AUTHORS
  • Society's Child: My Autobiography, by Janis Ian, Read by Janis Ian, Audible Inc.
  • American Dervish, by Ayad Akhtar, Read by Ayad Akhtar, Hachette Audio.
  • How to Be Black, by Baratunde Thurston, Read by Baratunde Thurston, HarperAudio.
  • When It Happens to You: A Novel in Stories, by Molly Ringwald, Read by Molly Ringwald, Harper Audio.
  • Most Talkative, by Andy Cohen, Read by Andy Cohen, Macmillan Audio.
  • Yes, Chef, by Marcus Samuelsson, Read by Marcus Samuelsson, Random House Audio/Books on Tape.
NON-FICTION
  • Sex and God at Yale, by Nathan Harden, Narrated by Scott Aiello, Audible Inc.
  • Love is the Cure, by Elton John, Read by Elton John, Hachette Audio.
  • Breasts, by Florence Williams, Narrated Kate Reading, Tantor Media.
  • Cemetery John, by Robert Zorn, Narrated by Sean Runnette, Tantor Media.
  • The Crisis of Zionism, by Peter Beinart, Narrated by Lloyd James, Tantor Media.  
ORIGINAL WORK
  • Gun Church, by Reed Farrel Coleman, Narrated by Joe Barrett, John Keating, Audible Inc.
  • The Junkie Quatrain, by Peter Clines, Narrated by Christian Rummel, Therese Plummer, Audible Inc.
  • Die, Snow White! Die, Damn You!, by Yuri Rasovsky, Narrated by a full cast, Blackstone.
  • Coming Home To Us: A Trilogy of Love, Loss, & Healing, Helen Engelhardt, Marjorie Van Halteren, Narrated by Mary Lou Ciulla, Mary Kay Stratis, Eleanor Bright, Pat Simpson, Wendy Giebler, Midsummer Sound Company.
  • Titanium Rain, Episode One, by Josh Finney, Narrated by a full cast, The AudioComics Company.  
PACKAGE DESIGN
  • The Great Gazzoon, by Rick Scott & Valley Hennell, Narrated by Rick Scott and a full cast, Grand PooBah Music.
  • NPR Road Trips: Fairs and Festivals, by National Public Radio, Narrated by Scott Simon, HighBridge.
  • On the Night You Were Born, by Nancy Tillman, Narrated by Orlagh Cassidy, Macmillan Audio.
  • Coming Home To Us: A Trilogy of Love, Loss, & Healing, by Helen Engelhardt, Marjorie Van Halteren, Narrated by Mary Lou Ciulla, Mary Kay Stratis, Eleanor Bright, Pat Simpson, Wendy Giebler, Midsummer Sound Company.
  • Savages, by Don Wilson, Narrated by Michael Kramer, Tantor Media.  
PARANORMAL
  • My Life as a White Trash Zombie, by Diana Rowland, Narrated by Allison McLemore, Audible Inc.
  • Spellbound, by Larry Correia, Narrated by Bronson Pinchot, Audible Inc.
  • The Bride Wore Black Leather, by Simon R. Green, Narrated by Marc Vietor, Audible Inc.
  • The Greyfriar - Vampire Empire Book 1, by Clay and Susan Griffith, Narrated by James Marsters, Buzzy Multimedia Publishing.
  • Gunmetal Magic, by Ilona Andrews, Narrated by Renée Raudman, Tantor Media.  
PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT
  • Naked at Our Age, by Joan Price, Narrated by Suzanne Toren, Audible Inc.
  • Just One Thing, by Rick Hanson, Ph.D., Narrated by Fred Stella, Brilliance Audio.
  •  The Whole-Brain Child, by Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson, Narrated by Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson, Brilliance.
  • It Worked for Me: In Life and Leadership, by Colin Powell, Narrated by Colin Powell, Harper Audio.
  • The Tao of Pooh, by Benjamin Hoff, Narrated by Simon Vance, Tantor Media.  
ROMANCE
  • Don't Cry for Me, Sharon Sala, Narrated by Kathe Mazur, Audible Inc.
  • The Witness, by Nora Roberts, Narrated by Julia Whelan, Brilliance.
  • Scandalous Desires, by Elizabeth Hoyt, Narrated by Ashford MacNab, Hachette Audio.
  • The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie, by Jennifer Ashley, Narrated by Angela Dawe, Tantor Media.
  • Never Seduce a Scot, by Maya Banks, Narrated by Kristen Potter, Tantor Media.  
SCIENCE FICTION
  • 14, by Peter Clines, Narrated by Ray Porter, Audible Inc. Invincible, by Jack Campbell, Narrated by Christian Rummel, Audible Inc.
  • Agatha H. and the Clockwork Princess, by Phil Foglio and Kaja Foglio, Narrated by Angela Dawe, Brilliance Audio.
  • Pure, by Julianna Baggott, Narrated by Khristine Hvam, Joshua Swanson, Kevin T. Collins, and Casey Holloway, Hachette Audio.
  • The Age of Miracles, by Karen Thompson Walker, Narrated by Emily Janice Card, Random House Audio/Books on Tape.  
SHORT STORIES
  • Slouching Towards Bethlehem, by Joan Didion, Narrated by Diane Keaton, Audible Inc.
  • Welcome to Bordertown, by Holly Black and Ellen Kushner, Narrated by Cassandra Campbell, MacLeod Andrews, Holly Black, and Ellen Kushner, Brilliance Audio.
  •  I Am An Executioner, by Rajesh Parameswaran, Narrated by Neil Shah and Lina Patel, Dreamscape Media, LLC.
  • Astray, by Emma Donoghue, Narrated by Khristine Hvam, James Langton, Robert Petkoff, Suzanne Toren, Dion Graham, Hachette Audio.
  • When It Happens to You: A Novel in Stories, by Molly Ringwald, Read by Molly Ringwald, Harper Audio. 
SOLE NARRATION-MALE
  • Being There, by Jerzy Kosinski, Narrated by Dustin Hoffman, Audible Inc.
  • The End of the Affair, by Graham Greene, Narrated by Colin Firth, Audible Inc.
  • Beautiful Ruins, by Jess Walter, Narrated by Edoardo Ballerini, Harper Audio.
  • The Tao of Pooh, by Benjamin Hoff, Narrated by Simon Vance, Tantor Media.
  • The Absolutist, by John Boyne, Narrated by Michael Maloney, Tantor Media.  
SOLO NARRATION-FEMALE
  • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, by L. Frank Baum, Narrated by Anne Hathaway, Audible Inc.
  • The Boy in the Suitcase, by Lene Kaaberbøl and Agnete Friis, Narrated by Katherine Kellgren, AudioGO.
  • The Unseen Guest: The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place, Book 3, by Maryrose Wood, Narrated by Katherine Kellgren, Harper Audio.
  • Call the Midwife, by Jennifer Worth, Narrated by Nicola Barber, HighBridge.
  • Juliet in August, by Dianne Warren, Narrated by Cassandra Campbell, Tantor Media.  
TEENS
  • Enchanted, by Althea Kontis, Narrated by Katherine Kellgren, Brilliance Audio.
  • The Fault in Our Stars, by John Green, Narrated by Kate Rudd, Brilliance Audio.
  • Dodger, by Terry Pratchett, Narrated by Stephen Briggs, Harper Audio.
  • The Diviners, by Libby Bray, Narrated by January LaVoy , Listening Library/Books on Tape.
  • Inheritance, by Christopher Paolini, Narrated by Gerard Doyle, Listening Library/Books on Tape. 
THRILLER/SUSPENSE
The Boy in the Suitcase, by Lene Kaaberbøl and Agnete Friis, Narrated by Katherine Kellgren, AudioGO.
Red, White, and Blood, by Christopher Farnsworth, Narrated by Bronson Pinchot, Blackstone.
Odd Apocalypse, by Dean Koontz, Narrated by David Aaron Baker, Brilliance Audio.
The Chalk Girl, by Carol O’Connell, Narrated by Barbara Rosenblat, Recorded Books.
Rise Again, by Ben Tripp, Narrated by Kristen Potter, Tantor Media.  
 

Finalists for two special awards, Distinguished Achievement in Production and Audiobook of the Year will be announced in April.  

TO ATTEND AUDIES GALA ...

Additional information about the Audies and the Audies Gala can be found online at www.theaudies.com. And to purchase tickets, visit www.audiopub.org.

 The Audio Publishers Association (APA), which sponsors the annual Audie Awards, 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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Pamela Tansey
2/22/2013 at 12:51 PM
Congratulations to ALL nominees! And a big WhooHoo for Scott Brick for his work in Pure Voice !!
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