I look forward to the Audie Awards every spring, but for the life of me I can never remember they’re coming up until after they’re over with! So, as usual, this is a belated post concerning the biggest event of the year in the audiobook world.
You can view a complete list of the nominated finalists, as well as the winners here, but among the ones that caught my eye are as follows (winners are marked with *’s):
Dick Van Dyke was nominated for narrating his autobiography “Keep Moving”; Scott Brick had several top contender positions as best male narrator (“Dead Wake,” by Erik Larson, “Jurassic Park,” by Michael Crichton*), and in the suspense/thriller genre (“The Patriot Threat,” by Steve Barry*, “The President’s Shadow,” by Brad Meltzer). Richard Armitage was also nominated as best male narrator for reading “Classic Love Poems” (can I hear an audible sigh?). Alex Jennings was noticed for “A God in Ruins,” by Kate Atkinson. Under classics, Robert Louis Stevenson’s “Kidnapped” (read by Kieron Elliott) was nominated. The new Heirloom Productions (more on this in a coming post) was a finalist in the multi-voice productions category for “With Lee in Virginia,” by G. A. Henty and starring Sean Astin and Kirk Cameron. Edward Hermann narrated the YA adaptation of “Unbroken,” by Laura Hillenbrand. Audible Studios was a contender in the audio drama section with their Jungle Books: Mowgli Stories by Rudyard Kipling*. Well-known Katherine Kellgren had many top-notch reads, including Best Female Narrator: “Wild Rover No More,” by L. A. Meyer*; also “The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place: Book V,” by Maryrose Wood. Talented Simon Vance was a finalist in the Fantasy genre for “Ascension,” by Brian K. Fuller and in History for “In Search of Sir Thomas Browne,” by Hugh Aldersley-Williams.
Lots of links! Lots of resources! Go check them out! 🙂