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2008 Audies Awards Names Audiobook
Finalists - Check For Familiar Names ...
Feb. 20, 2008
 
The finalists in the Best Solo Female and Solo Male Narration categories of the 2008 Audies Awards competition have been announced - along with finalists in 27 additional categories.
 
Sponsored by the Audio Publishers Association (APA), The Audies honor excellence in audiobooks among performers, authors, producers, publishers and media. The current competition cites "the best of the 2007 audiobook publishing year," says the APA.
 
Finalists for the Audiobook of the Year award will be announced in March. And the winners in all categories will be named at The Audies Awards Gala on May 30 at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel, Los Angeles.
 
For now, check for familiar names of voice actors among the scores of finalists in each category ...
 
Solo Narration - Female
• The Blood of Flowers, by Anita Amirrezvani, narrated by Shohreh Aghdashloo, published by Hachette Audio
• Boomsday, by Christopher Buckley, narrated by Janeane Garofalo, published by Hachette Audio
• Taking Flight, by Adriana Sevan, narrated by Adriana Sevan, published by L.A. Theatre Works
• Tallgrass, by Sandra Dallas, narrated by Lorelei King, published by Macmillan Audio
• The Teahouse Fire, by Ellis Avery, narrated by Barbara Caruso, published by HighBridge
 
Solo Narration - Male
• Catch-22, by Joseph Heller, narrated by Jay O. Sanders, published by Caedmon (HarperAudio)
• The Coldest Winter, by David Halberstam, narrated by Edward Herrmann, published by Hyperion Audiobooks
• Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, by J.K. Rowling, narrated by Jim Dale, published by Random House Listening Library
• The Long Walk, by Slavomir Rawicz, narrated by John Lee, published by Blackstone Audio Inc.
 
Achievement in Abridgement
• I Am America (And So Can You!), by Stephen Colbert, narrated by Stephen Colbert with Paul Dinello, Kevin Dorff, Greg Hollimon, Evie McGee, David Pasquesi, Allison Silverman, Brian Stack and Jon Stewart, published by Hachette Audio
• The Race, by Richard North Patterson, narrated by Michael Boatman, published by Macmillan Audio
• Reclaiming History, by Vincent Bugliosi, narrated by Edward Herrmann, abridged by Jesse Boggs, published by Simon & Schuster Audio
• The Reagan Diaries Abridged Selections, by Ronald Reagan, narrated by Eric Conger, published by HarperAudio
• The Terror, by Dan Simmons, narrated by Simon Vance, published by Hachette Audio
 
Achievement in Production
• Dune, by Frank Herbert, narrated by Scott Brick, Simon Vance and a full cast, published by Macmillan Audio
• Inspired By… The Bible Experience: Old Testament, narrated by Angela Bassett, Cuba Gooding Jr., Samuel L. Jackson, Denzel Washington, Forest Whitaker and many more, published by Zondervan
• The Invention of Hugo Cabret, by Brian Selznick, narrated by Jeff Woodman, published by Scholastic Audio
• Radio Theatre's Amazing Grace, by Paul McCusker and Dave Arnold, narrated by Robert Lindsay, David Oyelowo, Chris Larkin, Sir Donald Sinden, Martin Jarvis, Laura-Michelle Kelly and a full cast, published by Focus on the Family / Tyndale House
• Sweeney Todd and the String of Pearls, by Yuri Rasovsky, narrated by a full cast, published by Blackstone Audio Inc.
 
Audio Drama
• Princess Academy, by Shannon Hale, narrated by Laura Credidio, published by Full Cast Audio
• Radio Theatre's Amazing Grace, by Paul McCusker and Dave Arnold, narrated by Robert Lindsay, David Oyelowo, Chris Larkin, Sir Donald Sinden, Martin Jarvis, Laura-Michelle Kelly and a full cast, published by Focus on the Family / Tyndale House
• Star Beast, by Robert A. Heinlein, narrated by David Baker, published by Full Cast Audio
• Sweeney Todd and the String of Pearls, by Yuri Rasovsky, narrated by a full cast, published by Blackstone Audio Inc.
• Vienna Prelude, by Bodie Thoene, narrated by Sean Barrett, published by FamilyAudioLibrary.com
 
Audiobook Adapted from Another Medium
• Douglas Adams Live: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams, narrated by Douglas Adams, published by Phoenix Books and Audio, Inc. and A Digital Village Production
• Selected Shorts: Pets! by T.C. Boyle, Robertson Davies, Molly Giles, Gail Godwin, Ana Mendez and Max Steele, narrated by Jane Curtin, Jacqueline Kim, Charles Keating, Kate Burton, Isaiah Sheffer and Paul Hecht, published by Symphony Space
• Selected Shorts: Wartime Lives, by Robert Olen Butler, Tom Bissell, Charles Johnson, Tim O'Brien, Maile Meloy and Benjamin Percy, narrated by Kathleen Chalfant, Oskar Eustis, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Dylan Baker, Keith Szarabajka and Ted Marcoux, published by Symphony Space
• The Twilight Zone Radio Dramas Collection 11, by various authors, narrated by various narrators including: Stacy Keach, Fred Willard and Blair Underwood, published by Blackstone Audio Inc.
• Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me: The Best of 'Not My Job', narrated by Peter Sagal, Carl Kasell and various celebrity guests, published by HighBridge
 
Biography/Memoir
• Einstein, by Walter Isaacson, narrated by Edward Herrmann, published by Simon & Schuster Audio
• My Lobotomy, by Howard Dully and Charles Fleming, narrated by Johnny Heller, published by Tantor Media, Inc.
• Schulz and Peanuts, by David Michaelis, narrated by Holter Graham, published by HarperAudio
• Shakespeare, by Bill Bryson, narrated by Bill Bryson, published by HarperAudio
• Tearing Down the Wall of Sound, by Mick Brown, narrated by Ray Porter, published by Blackstone Audio Inc.
 
Business Information/Educational
• The Dream Manager, by Matthew Kelly, narrated by David Slavin, published by Hyperion Audiobooks
• The House of Mondavi, by Julia Flynn Siler, narrated by Alan Sklar, published by Tantor Media, Inc.
• How to Get to the Top, by Jeffrey Fox, narrated by Jeffrey Fox, published by Macmillan Audio
• The Tao of Warren Buffett, by Mary Buffett and David Clark, narrated by Anna Fields, published by Tantor Media, Inc.
• Words that Work, by Dr. Frank Luntz, narrated by Dr. Frank Luntz and L.J. Gansek, published by Hyperion Audiobooks
• Do You! by Russell Simmons with Chris Morrow, narrated by Black Ice, published by Penguin Audio
 
Children’s Titles – Ages 12 +
• Bloody Jack, by L.M. Meyer, narrated by Katherine Kellgren, published by Listen & Live Audio
• InterWorld, by Neil Gaiman, narrated by Christopher Evan Welch, published by HarperAudio
• A Mango Shaped Space, by Wendy Mass, narrated by Danielle Ferland, published by Recorded Books
• M Is for Magic, by Neil Gaiman, narrated by Neil Gaiman, published by HarperAudio
• Slam, by Nick Hornby, narrated by Nicholas Hoult, published by Penguin Audio
 
Children’s Titles – Ages 8-11
• Clementine, by Sara Pennypacker, narrated by Jessica Almasy, published by Recorded Books
• The Great Christmas Kidnapping Caper, by Jean van Leeuwen, narrated by Daniel Bostick, published by Full Cast Audio
• Rosa, by Nikki Giovanni, narrated by Nikki Giovanni, published by Weston Woods Studios
• Skulduggery Pleasant, by Derek Landy, narrated by Rupert Degas, published by HarperAudio
• The Wednesday Wars, by Gary D. Schmidt, narrated by Joel Johnstone, published by Scholastic Audio
 
Children’s Titles – Ages up to 8
• In Aunt Giraffe's Green Garden, by Jack Prelutsky, narrated by Jack Prelutsky, published by HarperAudio
• Goodnight Hawaiian Moon, by Dr. Carolan, narrated by Amy Hanaialii Gilliom, published by Banana Patch Press
• More About Paddington, by Michael Bond, narrated by Stephen Fry, published by HarperAudio
• Ogre in a Toga, by Geoffrey McSkimming, narrated by Geoffrey McSkimming, published by Bolinda Publishing, Inc.
• The One and Only Shrek! by William Steig, narrated by Meryl Streep and Stanley Tucci, published by Macmillan Audio
 
Classic
• 1984, by George Orwell, narrated by Simon Prebble, published by Blackstone Audio Inc.
• The Call of the Wild and White Fang, by Jack London, narrated by John Lee, published by Blackstone Audio Inc.
• Catch-22, by Joseph Heller, narrated by Jay O. Sanders, published by Caedmon (HarperAudio)
• A Clockwork Orange (unabridged), by Anthony Burgess, narrated by Tom Hollander with a selection read by Anthony Burgess, published by Caedmon (HarperAudio)
• Treasure Island, by Robert Louis Stevenson, narrated by Alfred Molina, published by Random House Listening Library
 
Fiction
• Exile, by Richard North Patterson, narrated by Dennis Boutsikaris, published by Macmillan Audio
• The Friday Night Knitting Club, by Kate Jacobs, narrated by Carrington MacDuffie, published by Blackstone Audio Inc.
• Tallgrass, by Sandra Dallas, narrated by Lorelei King, published by Macmillan Audio
• The Tenderness of Wolves, by Stef Penney, narrated by Sally Armstrong and Adam Sims, published by Ulverscroft Group / Isis Publishing
• The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox, by Maggie O'Farrell, narrated by Anne Flosnik, published by Blackstone Audio Inc.
 
Humor
• Don't Make a Black Woman Take off Her Earrings, by Tyler Perry, narrated by Tyler Perry, published by Penguin Audio
• I Am America (And So Can You!), by Stephen Colbert, narrated by Stephen Colbert with Paul Dinello, Kevin Dorff, Greg Hollimon, Evie McGee, David Pasquesi, Allison Silverman, Brian Stack and Jon Stewart, published by Hachette Audio
• Our Dumb World: The Onion's Atlas of the Planet Earth, 73rd Edition, by The Onion, published by Hachette Audio
• Plato and a Platypus Walk Into a Bar, by Thomas Cathcart and Daniel Klein, narrated by Johnny Heller, published by Recorded Books
• The Ultimate David Sedaris Box Set, by David Sedaris, narrated by David Sedaris with Amy Sedaris and Ann Magnuson, published by Hachette Audio
 
Inspirational/Faith-Based Fiction
• Ever After, by Karen Kingsbury, narrated by Kathy Garver, published by Zondervan
• Not Easily Broken, by T.D. Jakes, narrated by Tracey Leigh, published by BBC Audiobooks America
• The Penny, by Joyce Meyer and Deborah Bedford, narrated by Ellen Archer, published by Hachette Audio
• Renovating Becky Miller, by Sharon Hinck, narrated by Johanna Parker, published by Recorded Books
• River Rising, by Athol Dickson, narrated by Dion Graham, published by Recorded Books
 
Inspirational/Spiritual
• Ana's Story, by Jenna Bush, narrated by Jenna Bush, published by HarperAudio
• Anger, by Gary Chapman, narrated by Gary Chapman, published by Oasis Audio
• Finding Home, by Jim Daly, narrated by Jim Daly, published by Oasis Audio
• The Great Omission, by Dallas Willard, narrated by Grover Gardner, published by ChristianAudio
• Inspired By … The Bible Experience: Old Testament, narrated by Angela Bassett, Cuba Gooding Jr., Samuel L. Jackson, Denzel Washington, Forest Whitaker and many more, published by Zondervan
• Vienna Prelude, by Bodie Thoene, narrated by Sean Barrett, published by FamilyAudioLibrary.com
 
Literary Fiction
• Blood Meridian, by Cormac McCarthy, narrated by Richard Poe, published by Recorded Books
• The Inheritance of Loss, by Kiran Desai, narrated by Meera Simhan, published by Penguin Audio
• Portrait of an Unknown Woman, by Vanora Bennett, narrated by Josephine Bailey, published by Tantor Media, Inc.
• Tree of Smoke, by Denis Johnson, narrated by Will Patton, published by Macmillan Audio
• The Yiddish Policemen's Union, by Michael Chabon, narrated by Peter Riegert, published by HarperAudio
 
Multi-Voiced Performance
• Dune, by Frank Herbert, narrated by Scott Brick, Simon Vance and a full cast, published by Macmillan Audio
• I Am America (And So Can You!), by Stephen Colbert, narrated by Stephen Colbert with Paul Dinello, Kevin Dorff, Greg Hollimon, Evie McGee, David Pasquesi, Allison Silverman, Brian Stack and Jon Stewart, published by Hachette Audio
• Inspired By … The Bible Experience: Old Testament, narrated by Angela Bassett, Cuba Gooding Jr., Samuel L. Jackson, Denzel Washington, Forest Whitaker and many more, published by Zondervan
• The Word of Promise™ New Testament Audio Bible, narrated by a full cast including Jim Caviezel, Louis Gossett, Jr., Richard Dreyfuss, Marisa Tomei, Stacy Keach, Ernie Hudson, Terance Stamp, John Heard, John Schneider, Chris McDonald, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, and Luke Perry, published by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
• Hollowville: A Ghost Story, by Mary Jane Hansen, music composed by Will Severin, narrated by Bruce Dern, published by NYS Theatre Institute
 
Mystery
• A Fatal Grace, by Louise Penny, narrated by Ralph Cosham, published by Blackstone Audio Inc.
• Hollywood Station, by Joseph Wambaugh, narrated by Adam Grupper, published by Hachette Audio
• Thunder Bay, by William Kent Krueger, narrated by Buck Schirmer, published by Brilliance Audio
• The Tin Roof Blowdown, by James Lee Burke, narrated by Will Patton, published by Simon & Schuster Audio
• Up in Honey's Room, by Elmore Leonard, narrated by Arliss Howard, published by HarperAudio
 
Narration by the Author or Authors
• Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, by Barbara Kingsolver, narrated by Barbara Kingsolver, Camille Kingsolver and Steven L. Hopp, published by HarperAudio
• Here If You Need Me, by Kate Braestrup, narrated by Kate Braestrup, published by Hachette Audio
• Michael Tolliver Lives, by Armistead Maupin, narrated by Armistead Maupin, published by HarperAudio
• Neverwhere, by Neil Gaiman, narrated by Neil Gaiman, published by HarperAudio
• Pontoon, by Garrison Keillor, narrated by Garrison Keillor, published by HighBridge
• The Traveler, by Ron McLarty, narrated by Ron McLarty, published by Recorded Books
 
Non-Fiction
• Banker to the Poor, by Muhammad Yunus, narrated by Ray Porter, published by Blackstone Audio Inc.
• The Coldest Winter, by David Halberstam, narrated by Edward Herrmann, published by Hyperion Audiobooks
• Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage, by Alfred Lansing, narrated by Simon Prebble, published by Blackstone Audio Inc.
• Jesus for the Non-Religious, by John Shelby Spong, narrated by Alan Sklar, published by HarperAudio
• Roots, by Alex Haley, narrated by Avery Brooks, published by BBC Audiobooks America
 
Original Work
• The Chopin Manuscript, by various authors, narrated by Alfred Molina, published by Audible, Inc.
• Hollowville: A Ghost Story, by Mary Jane Hansen, music composed by Will Severin, narrated by Bruce Dern, published by NYS Theatre Institute
• Hurricane Katrina: Devastation and Progress and Her Lessons for Us All, by Pamela F. Pipes, narrated by Pamela F. Pipes and others, published by Tours BaYou, LLC
• Sunday Mornings in Plains: Bringing Peace to a Changing World (Volume III), by Jimmy Carter, narrated by Jimmy Carter, published by Simon & Schuster Audio
• Sweeney Todd and the String of Pearls, by Yuri Rasovsky, narrated by a full cast, published by Blackstone Audio Inc.
 
Package Design
• The Christmas Hope Collection, by Donna VanLiere, narrated by various narrators including Paul Michael, Oliver Wyman and Donna VanLiere, published by Macmillan Audio
• Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, by J.K. Rowling, narrated by Jim Dale, published by Random House Listening Library
• Inspired By … The Bible Experience: Old Testament, narrated by Angela Bassett, Cuba Gooding Jr., Samuel L. Jackson, Denzel Washington, Forest Whitaker and many more, published by Zondervan
• The One and Only Shrek!, by William Steig, narrated by Meryl Streep and Stanley Tucci, published by Macmillan Audio
• Speak in a Week - Latin American Spanish Street Smart, by Linton H. Robinson, M.F. Jones- Reid and Charlene Lopez, narrated by Robert Moutal, published by Penton Overseas
 
Personal Development/Motivational
• Fit to Live, by Pamela Peeke, narrated by Pamela Peeke, published by Audio Renaissance
• From the Heart, by Robin Roberts, narrated by Robin Roberts, published by Hyperion Audiobooks
• Giving: How Each of Us Can Change the World, by Bill Clinton, narrated by Bill Clinton, published by Random House Audio
• Mariel Hemingway's Healthy Living from the Inside Out, by Mariel Hemingway, narrated by Mariel Hemingway, published by HarperAudio
• Merle's Door, by Ted Kerasote, narrated by Patrick Lawlor, published by Tantor Media, Inc.
 
Romance
• Beyond the Highland Mist, by Karen Marie Moning, narrated by Phil Gigante, published by Brilliance Audio
• Consequences, by Penelope Lively, narrated by Josephine Bailey, published by Tantor Media, Inc.
• Everlasting, by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss, narrated by Xanthe Elbrick, published by HarperAudio
• On Tall Pine Lake, by Dorothy Garlock, narrated by Anna Fields, published by BBC Audiobooks America
• Natural Born Charmer, by Susan Elizabeth Phillips, narrated by Anna Fields, published by HarperAudio
• Sugar Daddy, by Lisa Kleypas, narrated by Jeannie Stith, published by Brilliance Audio
 
Science Fiction
• The Draco Tavern, by Larry Niven, narrated by Tom Weiner, published by Blackstone Audio Inc.
• Dune, by Frank Herbert, narrated by Scott Brick, Simon Vance and a full cast, published by Macmillan Audio
• The Invasion of the Body Snatchers, by Jack Finney, narrated by Kristoffer Tabori, published by Blackstone Audio Inc.
• Marion Zimmer Bradley's Ravens of Avalon, by Diana L. Paxson, narrated by Lorna Raver, published by Tantor Media, Inc.
• Selections from Dreamsongs 1: Fan Fiction and Sci-Fi from Martin's Early Years: Unabridged Selections, by George R.R. Martin, narrated by Claudia Black, Mark Bramhall, Scott Brick, Roy Dotrice, Kim Mai Guest, Kirby Heyborne and Adrian Paul, published by Random House Audio
 
Short Stories/Collections
• 20th Century Ghosts, by Joe Hill, narrated by David LeDoux, published by HarperAudio
• Big Country, by Louis L'Amour, narrated by Stefan Rudnicki, published by Blackstone Audio Inc.
• Grace Under Fire, edited by Andrew Carroll, narrated by Patrick Lawlor, published by Tantor Media Inc.
• Growing Up Ethnic in America, by various authors, narrated by a full cast, published by Audible, Inc.
• Selected Readings from the Portable Dorothy Parker, edited by Marion Meade, narrated by Lorna Raver, published by Blackstone Audio Inc.
 
Spanish Language
• 20 Mil Leguas de Viaje Submarino (20 Thousand Leagues Under the Sea), by Jules Verne, narrated by a full cast, published by FonoLibro Inc.
• El Zahir (The Zahir), by Paulo Coelho, narrated by a full cast, published by FonoLibro Inc.
• Ines del Alma Mia (Ines of My Soul), by Isabel Allende, narrated by Isabel Varas, published by FonoLibro Inc.
• La Isla del Tesoro (Treasure Island), by Robert Louis Stevenson, narrated by a full cast, published by FonoLibro Inc.
• Malinche, by Laura Esquivel, narrated by Lucia Mendez, published by FonoLibro Inc.
 
Thriller/Suspense
• Daddy's Girl, by Lisa Scottoline, narrated by Barbara Rosenblat, published by HarperAudio
• Heart-Shaped Box, by Joe Hill, narrated by Stephen Lang, published by HarperAudio
• The Judas Strain, by James Rollins, narrated by Peter Jay Fernandez, published by HarperAudio
• No Time for Goodbye, by Linwood Barclay, narrated by Christopher Lane, published by Brilliance Audio
• The Secret Servant, by Daniel Silva, narrated by Phil Gigante, published by Brilliance Audio
• What the Dead Know, by Laura Lippman, narrated by Linda Emond, published by HarperAudio
 
 
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