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2016 Audie Awards – Overview

20 Feb

audie-award-2016-logo-260x200So this overview of the nominees for the 2016 Audie Awards is definately a bit late in coming. I’ll try to blame it in part on my insane work schedule and my inability to remember to finish writing up a simple overview…yeah, i know excuses, excuses. Heck, I even lost track of when the nominees were going to be announced until after the fact – so I didn’t even get to do my twitter party with my fellow Armchair Audies bloggers.

My initials thoughts on the nominees (prior to listening to any of them)…I’m so excited to see that the romance category is actually full of traditionally defined romance again (happy ever afters and all that). I’m also excited to see a number of self published authors with self produced audiobooks nominated, many of them in the Erotica category (in fact, all but 1, which was done by Audible, is self published). Father/Son duo, Stephen King and Joe Hill, both have nominees in the Original Work category – it’ll be interesting to see how that one plays out. Overall, I’m excited to see how things play out and i’m looking forward to digging into my Armchair Audies categories, so stayed tuned for those reviews.

AUDIO DRAMA
*Amok by Sebastian Fitzek, narrated by a full cast
*Christmas Eve, 1914 by Charles Olivier, narrated by a full cast
*Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book: The Mowgli Stories by Rudyard Kipling, narrated by a full cast
*The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman, narrated by Julian Rhind-Tutt, Lara Pulver, Niamh
Walsh, Adjoa Andoh, Peter Forbes, John Sessions, and Michael Maloney
born with teeth*The Starling Project by Jeffrey Deaver, narrated by Alfred Molina and a full cast

AUTOBIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
*Born with Teeth by Kate Mulgrew, narrated by Kate Mulgrew
*The Courage to Act: A Memoir of a Crisis and Its Aftermath by Ben S. Bernanke, narrated by Grover Gardner
*Ghost Boy by Martin Pistorius, narrated by Simon Bubb
*I Must Say by Martin Short, narrated by Martin Short
*Keep Moving by Dick Van Dyke, narrated by Dick Van Dyke
*Travels by Michael Crichton, narrated by Christopher Lane

BEST FEMALE NARRATOR
*All the Stars in Heaven by Adriana Trigiani, narrated by Blair Brown
*The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant, narrated by Linda Lavin
*Lair of Dreams by Libba Bray, narrated by January LaVoy
*The Lost Landscape by Joyce Carol Oates, narrated by Cassandra Campbell
*The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah, narrated by Polly Stone
dead wake*Wild Rover No More by L.A. Meyer, narrated by Katherine Kellgren

BEST MALE NARRATOR
*Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut, narrated by John Malkovich
*Classic Love Poems by various authors, narrated by Richard Armitage
*Dead Wake by Erik Larson, narrated by Scott Brick
*The English Spy by Daniel Silva, narrated by George Guidall
*Finders Keepers by Stephen King, narrated by Will Patton
*Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton, narrated by Scott Brick

BUSINESS/EDUCATIONAL
*Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man, Expanded Edition by Steve Harvey, narrated by Mike Hodge,
*A Curious Mind by Brian Grazer with Charles Fishman, narrated by Norbert Leo Butz
*Get Big Things Done, The Power of Connectional Intelligence by Erica Dhawan and Saj-nicole Joni,
narrated by Christina Moore
*Talk to Crazy by Mark Goulston, MD, narrated by L.J. Ganser
*Wake up Happy: The Dream Big, Win Big Guide to Transforming Your Life by Michael Strahan and Veronica Chambers, narrated by Michael Strahan

EROTICA
*Beg Tease Submit by CD Reiss, narrated by Jo Raylan
*Beta by Jasinda Wilder, narrated by Summer Roberts and Tyler Donne
*Control Burn Resist by CD Reiss, narrated by Jo Raylan and Christian Fox
*Curing Doctor Vincent by Renea Mason, narrated by Noah Michael Levine and Erin deWard,
*Trust by Ella Frank, narrated by Shannon Gunn

FANTASY
*Ascension: The Trysmoon Saga, Book 1 by Brian K. Fuller, narrated by Simon Vance
*The Cycle of Arawn by Edward W. Robertson, narrated by Tim Gerard Reynolds
*The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin, narrated by Robin Miles
*Nice Dragons Finish Last by Rachel Aaron, narrated by Vikas Adam
a god in ruins*Son of the Black Sword by Larry Correia, narrated by Tim Gerard Reynolds

FICTION
*Citizens Creek by Lalita Tademy, narrated by Bahni Turpin and J. D. Jackson
*A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson, narrated by Alex Jennings
*Kitchens of the Great Midwest by J. Ryan Stradal, narrated by Amy Ryan and Michael Stuhlbarg
*The Last Bus to Wisdom by Ivan Doig, narrated by David Aaron Baker
*The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah, narrated by Polly Stone
*The Sellout by Paul Beatty, narrated by Prentice Onayemi

HISTORY/BIOGRAPHY
*In Search of Sir Thomas Browne by Hugh Aldersey-Williams, read by Simon Vance
*A Man on the Moon by Andrew Chaikin and Tom Hanks, narrated by Bronson Pinchot
*Operation Nemesis by Eric Bogosian, narrated by Eric Bogosian
*Pacific Pacific by Simon Winchester, narrated by Simon Winchester
*Texas Rising by Stephen L. Moore, narrated by P.J. Ochlan

HUMOR
*Almost Interesting by David Spade, narrated by David Spade
*Car Talk Classics: No Factory Recalls, So Far by Tom and Ray Magliozzi, narrated by Tom and Ray
*MagliozziFuriously Happy by Jenny Lawson, narrated by Jenny Lawson
*Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari with Eric Klinenberg, narrated by Aziz Ansari
*Texts from Jane Eyre by Mallory Ortberg, narrated by Amy Landon and Zach Villa
her brother's keeper*Why Not Me? By Mindy Kaling, narrated by Mindy Kaling

INSPIRATIONAL/FAITH-BASED FICTION
*Come to Me Alive by Leah Atwood, narrated by Pamela Almand
*Her Brother’s Keeper by Beth Wiseman, narrated by Clifton Harris
*The Pursuit of Tamsen Littlejohn by Lori Benton, narrated by Kate Forbes
*Secrets She Kept by Cathy Gohlke, narrated by Morgan Hallett and Suzy Jackson
*To Win Her Favor by Tamera Alexander, narrated by Melba Sibrel

INSPIRATIONAL/FAITH-BASED NON-FICTION
*And Then There Were Nuns by Jane Christmas, narrated by Elizabeth Wiley
*Boy Born Dead by David Ring, narrated by Paul Michael
*Glory Days by Max Lucado, narrated by Ben Holland
*The Pastor’s Wife by Sabina Wurmbrand, narrated by Sadie Alexandru
*Through the Eyes of a Lion by Levi Lusko, narrated by Levi Lusko

the fishermanLITERARY FICTION & CLASSICS
*The Fishermen by Chigozie Obioma, narrated by Chukwudi Iwuji
*Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson, narrated by Kieron Elliott
*Little Big Man by Thomas Berger, narrated by Scott Sowers, cameo by David Aaron Baker
*Sweetland by Michael Crummey, narrated by John Lee
*Til the Well Runs Dry by Lauren Francis-Sharma, narrated by Ron Butler and Bahni Turpin

MIDDLE GRADE
*Echo by Pam Munoz Ryan, narrated by Mark Bramhall, David deVries, MacLeod Andrews, and
Rebecca Soler
*The Enchanted Files: Diary of a Mad Brownie by Bruce Coville, narrated by various people
*The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place: Book V by Maryrose Wood, narrated by Katherine
Kellgren
*Jump Back, Paul: The Life and Poems of Paul Laurence Dunbar by Sally Derby, narrated by Dion
Graham and Bahni Turpin
*Stella by Starlight by Sharon M. Draper, narrated by Heather Alicia Simms

MULTI-VOICED PERFORMANCE
*Clockwork Lives by Kevin J. Anderson and Neil Peart, narrated by Morgan Hallet, George Guidall,
Richard Poe, Jim Jenner, Tandy Cronyn, Pete Bradbury, Barbara Rosenblat, and Brian Hutchison
*Echo by Pam Munoz Ryan, narrated by Mark Bramhall, David deVries, MacLeod Andrews, and
Rebecca Soler
just kids from the bronx*How It Went Down by Kekla Magoon, narrated by Cherise Boothe, Shari Peele, Kevin R. Free, Avery Glymph, Patricia R. Floyd, and Brian Hutchison
*Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff, narrated by Olivia Taylor Dudley, Lincoln Hoppe, and
Jonathan McClain
*Just Kids from the Bronx by Arlene Alda, narrated by Alan Alda, Arlene Alda, Christina Delaine with Milton Glaser, Regis Philbin, Robert Klein, Gabrielle Salvatto and Carlos Serrano
*With Lee in Virginia by G.A. Henty, narrated by Brian Blessed, Sean Astin, Kirk Cameron, and a full
Cast

MYSTERY
*All the Old Knives by Olen Steinhauer, narrated by Ari Fliakos and Juliana Francis Kelly
*Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith, narrated by Robert Glenister
*Corrupted by Lisa Scottoline, narrated by Kate Burton
*Gun Street Girl by Adrian McKinty, narrated by Gerard Doyle
*Malice at the Palace by Rhys Bowen, narrated by Katherine Kellgren
*The Nature of the Beast by Louise Penny, narrated by Robert Bathurst

NARRATION BY THE AUTHOR or AUTHORS
*The Art of Asking by Amanda Palmer, narrated by Amanda Palmer
*Born with Teeth by Kate Mulgrew, narrated by Kate Mulgrew
*Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson, narrated by Jenny Lawson
*I Must Say by Martin Short, narrated by Martin Short
the dorito effect*Thirteen Ways of Looking by Colum McCann, narrated by Colum McCann

NON-FICTION
*The Dorito Effect by Mark Schatzker, narrated by Chris Patton
*Ghettoside by Jill Leovy, narrated by Rebecca Lowman
*I Wasn’t Strong Like This When I Started Out by Lee Gutkind, narrated by Tavia Gilbert
*Missoula by Jon Krakauer, narrated by Mozhan Marno
*Song Machine by John Seabrook, narrated by Dion Graham

ORIGINAL WORK
*Carmilla by J. Sheridan Le Fanu, narrated by Rose Leslie and David Tennant
*Drunken Fireworks by Stephen King, narrated by Tim Sample
*Locke & Key by Joe Hill, narrated by Haley Joel Osment, Tatiana Maslany, and a full cast
*NPR American Chronicles: First Ladies by National Public Radio, narrated by Cokie Roberts
*The Starling Project by Jeffery Deaver, narrated by Alfred Molina and a full cast
white trash zombie*Storycorps: Outloud: Voices of the LGBTQ Community from Across America, by David Isay, narrated by Ari Shapiro and a full cast

PARANORMAL
*The Dead House by Dawn Kurtagich, narrated by Charlotte Parry and Christian Coulson
*Hounacier by Seth Skorkowsky, narrated by R.C. Bray
*Lycan Fallout 2: Fall of Man by Mark Tufo, narrated by Sean Runnette
*Seven Years by Dannika Dark, narrated by Nicole Poole
*White Trash Zombie Gone Wild by Diana Rowland, narrated by Allison McLemore

ROMANCE
*The Duke’s Holiday by Maggie Fenton, narrated by Sue Pitkin
*The Highwayman by Kerrigan Byrne, narrated by Derek Perkins
*Never Judge a Lady by Her Cover by Sarah MacLean, narrated by Justine Eyre
*The Secrets of Sir Richard Kenworthy, by Julia Quinn, narrated by Rosalyn Landor
*A Sorceress of His Own by Dianne Duvall, narrated by Kirsten Potter

SCIENCE FICTION
*Ancillary Mercy by Ann Leckie, narrated by Adjoa Andoh
*Aurora by Kim Stanley Robinson, narrated by Ali Ahn
*Golden Son: Book II of the Red Rising Trilogy by Pierce Brown, narrated by Tim Gerard Reynolds,
*Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton, narrated by Scott Brick
season of fear*Star Wars: Return of the Jedi: Beware the Power of the Dark Side! by Tom Angleberger, narrated by Marc Thompson

THRILLER/SUSPENSE
*Blue Labyrinth by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child, narrated by Rene Auberjonois
*The Patriot Threat by Steve Berry, narrated by Scott Brick
*The President’s Shadow by Brad Meltzer, narrated by Scott Brick
*Season of Fear by Brian Freeman, narrated by Joe Barrett
*Signal by Patrick Lee, narrated by Ari Fliakos

YOUNG ADULT
*All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven, narrated by Kirby Heyborne, Ariadne Meyers, and Jennifer
Niven
*Lair of Dreams by Libba Bray, narrated by January LaVoy
*The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman , narrated by Julian Rhind-Tutt, Lara Pulver, Niamh
Walsh, Adjoa Andoh, Peter Forbes, John Sessions, and Michael Maloney
*Unbroken (The Young Adult Adaptation) by Laura Hillenbrand, narrated by Edward Herrmann
*The Winter Horses by Philip Kerr, narrated by James Langton
appleblossom on the possum*X: A Novel by Ilyasah Shabazz and Kekla Magoon, narrated by Dion Graham and Ilyasah Shabazz

YOUNG LISTENERS (up to age 8)
*Appleblossom the Possum by Holly Goldberg Sloan, narrated by Dustin Hoffman
*Brother Hugo and the Bear by Katy Beebe and S.D. Schindler, narrated by Gildart Jackson
*Dory Fantasmagory by Abby Hanlon, narrated by Suzy Jackson
*The Eloise Collection by Kay Thompson, narrated by Bernadette Peters, with music by Anthony de
Mare
*Little Shop of Monsters by R.L. Stine and Marc Brown, narrated by Jack Black
*Nino Wrestles the World by Yuyi Morales, narrated by Adriana Sananes

 
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