Audie Awards 2018

The Audio Publishers Association (APA) announced the winners of the 2018 Audie Awards at its 23rd Annual Audies Gala on May 31, the most popular award honoring audiobooks.

Held at the New York Historical Society in New York City, authors, narrators and publishers attended the 23rd Audie Awards. The president of the Audio Publishers Association, Linda Lee, made the following statement “The Audies Awards Gala gives us a time to recognize all the hard work that so many talented people put into thousands of productions each year. Each of the nominees and winners are to be commended for the tremendous contributions they have made to our flourishing industry and this special event is the perfect venue for us to show appreciation to each and every one of them.”

Here is the list of Audie winners for 2018:

Audiobook of the Year: Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders, narrated by Nick Offerman, David Sedaris, George Saunders along with a full cast.

Audio Drama: Brother Francis: The Barefoot Saint of Assisi by Paul McCusker, narrated by over 30 actors including Joseph Timms, Owen Teale, and Geoffrey Palmer

Autobiography/Memoir: Born to Run, written and narrated by Bruce Springsteen

Best Female Narrator: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas, read by Bahni Turpin

Best Male Narrator: Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood, written and narrated by Trevor Noah

Business/Personal Development: Peak Performance by Brad Stullberg and Steve Magness, read by Christopher Lane

Erotica: Claim & Protect by Rhenna Morgan, read by John Lane

Excellence in Design: In Death Limited Collector’s Edition by J.D. Robb, design by Carissa Dreese

Excellence in Marketing: Transform Your Commute Campaign

Excellence in Production: Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle and Stephen Fry, read by Stephen Fry

Fantasy: The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter by Theodora Goss, read by Kate Reading

Fiction: Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman, read by Cathleen McCarron

History/Biography: Loving Vs. Virginia by Patricia Hruby Powell, narrated by Adenrele Ojo and MacLeod Andrews

Humor: Carpet Diem: Or...How to Save the World by Accident by Justin Lee Anderson, read by Matthew Lloyd Davies

Inspirational/Faith-Based Fiction: Catching the Wind by Melanie Dobson, read by Nancy Peterson

Inspirational/Faith-Based Nonfiction: Fire Road: The Napalm Girl’s Journey through the Horrors of War to Faith, Forgiveness, and Peace by Kim Phuc Phan Thi, read by Emily Woo Zeller

Literary Fiction and Classics: House of Names by Colm Toibin, read by Juliet Stevenson, et al.

Middle Grade: See You in the Cosmos by Jack Cheng, read by Kivlighan de Montebello, Brittany Pressley, Michael Crouch, and a full cast

Multi-Voices Performance: Restart by Gordon Korman, read by Jonathan Todd Ross, Laura Knight Keating, Ramon de Ocampo, Andy Paris, Suzy Jackson, Graham Halstead, and John Kroft (Recorded Books)

Mystery: The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye by David Lagercrantz, read by Simon Vance

Narration by the Author: Norse Mythology, written and read by Neil Gaiman

Nonfiction: American Wolf: A True Story of Survival and Obsession in the West by Nate Blakeslee, read by Mark Bramhall

Original Work: Romeo and Juliet: A Novel by David Hewson, read by Richard Armitage (Audible Studios)

Paranormal: Curse on the Land: Soulwood, Book 2 by Faith Hunter, read by Khristine Hvam

Romance: The Duchess Deal, by Tessa Dare, read by Mary Jane Wells

Science Fiction: Provenance, by Ann Leckie, read by Adjoa Andoh

Short Stories/Collections: The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magi, by Leigh Bardugo, read by Lauren Fortgang

Thriller/Suspense: The Fourth Monkey by J.D. Barker, read by Edoardo Ballerini and Graham Winton

Young Adult: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas, read by Bahni Turpin

Young Listeners: Trombone Shorty by Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews and Charles R. Smith, Jr., read by Dion Graham





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