'Audiobook of the Year' Finalists Announced,
Plus 'Distinguished Achievement in Production'
April 10, 2013
(VOXtra) - Four audiobook titles have been announced by the Audio Publishers Association (APA) as finalists for Audiobook of the Year, in the 18 Annual Audie Awards competition. And an additional four are finalists in the Distinguished Achievement in Production category.
Winners will be announced at the Audie Awards Gala, May 30 at the New-York Historical Society in New York City.
The four titles competing for Audiobook of the Year are:
The jury tasked with judging this category commented that this year's Audiobook of the Year finalists each found new audiences for audiobooks while presenting a unique listening experience and the promise of a long listening life.
Ellen Myrick, Audies Judging Chair, adds: "This year's finalists demonstrate the diversity and passion that is at the heart of the audiobook community.
"In this year's finalists for Distinguished Achievement in Production and Audiobook of the year, there truly is something for everyone," she says, "whether you want to understand our country better, gain a new appreciation for classic literature, dive into the lives of fascinating people, or simply enjoy superlative fiction."
The four titles competing for Distinguished Achievement in Production are:
"Every year our task to select the best and the most impactful audiobooks becomes harder as the quality of the productions and innovation in marketing reaches new heights," notes Myrick, the Audies Judging Chair.
Michele Cobb, President of the APA, adds, "It's no wonder that the audience and enthusiasm for audiobooks continue to grow as our members produce high caliber and high visibility titles such as these. We are pleased to recognize their accomplishments."
To see all finalists in this year's competition, please click here for VoiceOverXtra's earlier article.
And for more about the APA and the Audie Awards, please visit www.AudioPub.org.
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