The Audie Awards, presented annually by the Audio Publishers Association, described itself as the “premier awards program in the United States recognizing distinction in audiobooks and spoken-word entertainment.” Each year, they recognize audiobooks in several categories, and they’ve just released their list of finalists.
Here are the finalists in just a few of the Audie Awards categories.
Audiobook of the Year
- The 1619 Project created by Nikole Hannah-Jones and The New York Times Magazine; edited by Caitlin Roper, Ilena Silverman, and Jake Silverstein; and narrated by Nikole Hannah-Jones, January LaVoy, Claudia Rankine, et al.
- Finding Me written and narrated by Viola Davis
- Miracle and Wonder: Conversations with Paul Simon by Malcolm Gladwell and Bruce Headlam, narrated by Paul Simon, Malcolm Gladwell, and Bruce Headlam
- Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt, narrated by Marin Ireland and Michael Urie
- Wake: The Hidden History of Women-Led Slave Revolts adapted by Tyler English-Beckwith, based on the graphic novel by Rebecca Hall and Hugo Martínez, narrated by DeWanda Wise, Chanté Adams, Jerrie Johnson, et al.
Best Female Narrator
- Joniece Abbott-Pratt for Nightcrawling by Leila Mottley
- January Lavoy for Thistlefoot by GennaRose Nethercott
- Stephanie Németh-Parker for NSFW by Isabel Kaplan
- Thandiwe Newton for War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy, translated by Louise Maude and Aylmer Maude
- Rosamund Pike for The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan
Best Male Narrator
To see the finalists in all categories — including Audio Drama, Spanish Language, Autobiography/Memoir, Nonfiction, Erotica, Fantasy, Fiction, Young Listeners, and more — check out the Audio Publishers Association website.
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