Audie Nominations

The Audio Publishers Association has announced the 2014 Audie Awards finalists, recognizing excellence in audiobooks. The winners will be announced at the Audies Gala, on May 29, 2014, at the New York Academy of Medicine in New York City. Following is a list of those categories with nominees of genre interest:

Audio Drama

  • Civil War, by Stuart Moore, read by a full cast
  • The Fall of the Kings, by Ellen Kushner & Delia Sherman, read by Ellen Kushner, Neil Gaiman, Katherine Kellgren, Simon Jones, Richard Ferrone, Robert Fass, et al.
  • Hollywood Said No!, by Bob Odenkirk, David Cross, and Brian Posehn, read by Bob Odenkirk, David Cross, and a Full Cast
  • Oliver Twist, by Charles Dickens, adapted by Paul McCusker, read by Joe Joe Holgate, Henry Goodman, Bill Sykes, Geoffrey Palmer, Roy Hudd, Finty Williams, and a Full Cast
  • Screaming with Cannibals, by Lee Maynard, read by Ross Ballard II
  • The War of the Worlds, by H.G. Wells, adapted by M.J. Elliot, read by David Ault, Fred Robbins, J.T. Turner, and the Colonial Radio Players

Children’s Ages 8-12

  • A Long Walk to Water, by Linda Sue Park, read by David Baker and Cynthia Bishop
  • Magic Marks the Spot, by Caroline Carlson, read by Katherine Kellgren
  • Matilda, by Roald Dahl, read by Kate Winslet
  • Sugar, by Jewell Parker Rhodes, read by Bahni Turpin
  • The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp, by Kathi Appelt, read by Lyle Lovett


  • Coming of Age in Mississippi, by Anne Moody, read by Lisa Renee Pitts
  • The Complete Sherlock Holmes, by Arthur Conan Doyle, read by Simon Vance
  • Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley, read by Dan Stevens
  • The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, read by Jake Gyllenhaal
  • Love in the Time of Cholera, by Gabriel Garcia Márquez, read by Armando Durán


  • Kill City Blues, by Richard Kadrey, read by MacLeod Andrews
  • The Republic of Thieves, by Scott Lynch, read by Michael Page
  • The Rithmatist, by Brandon Sanderson, read by Michael Kramer
  • Swords of Waar, by Nathan Long, read by Dina Pearlman
  • Wisp of a Thing, by Alex Bledsoe, read by Stefan Rudnicki


  • Doctor Sleep, by Stephen King, read by William Patton
  • The Golem and the Jinni, by Helene Wecker, read by George Guidall
  • The Good House, by Ann Leary, read by Mary Beth Hurt
  • The Imposter Bride, by Nancy Richler, read by Tavia Gilbert
  • Jacob’s Oath, by Martin Fletcher, read by Ari Fliakos
  • The Ocean at the End of the Lane, by Neil Gaiman, read by Neil Gaiman

Multi-Voiced Performance

  • Ender’s Game Alive, by Orson Scott Card, read by Kirby Heyborne, Stefan Rudnicki, Theodore Bikel, Scott Brick, Samantha Eggar, Harlan Ellison, Susan Hanfield, Roxanne Hernandez, Janis Ian, Rex Linn, Richard McGonagle, Jim Meskimen, Emily Rankin, John Rubinstein, Christian Rummel, and a full cast
  • The Fall of the Kings, by Ellen Kushner & Delia Sherman, read by Ellen Kushner, Neil Gaiman, Katherine Kellgren, Simon Jones, Richard Ferrone, Robert Fass, et al.
  • Snowbound, by Richard S. Wheeler, read by Brian Hutchison, T. Ryder Smith, Robert Ian Mackenzie, and various.
  • William Shakespeare’s Star Wars, by Ian Doescher, read by Daniel Davis, Jonathan Davis, January LaVoy, Marc Thompson
  • World War Z: The Complete Edition, by Max Brooks, read by Martin Scorcese, Alfred Molina, and a full cast

Narration by the Author or Authors

  • Grace, by Grace Coddington, read by Grace Coddington
  • I, Rhoda, by Valerie Harper, read by Valerie Harper
  • Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish, by David Rakoff, read by David Rakoff
  • The Ocean at the End of the Lane, by Neil Gaiman, read by Neil Gaiman
  • Shirley Jones, by Shirley Jones, read by Shirley Jones
  • Still Foolin’ ‘Em, by Billy Crystal, read by Billy Crystal

Original Work

  • Ender’s Game Alive, by Orson Scott Card, read by Kirby Heyborne, Stefan Rudnicki, Theodore Bikel, Scott Brick, Samantha Eggar, Harlan Ellison, Susan Hanfield, Roxanne Hernandez, Janis Ian, Rex Linn, Richard McGonagle, Jim Meskimen, Emily Rankin, John Rubinstein, Christian Rummel, and a full cast
  • Letter from Birmingham Jail, by Martin Luther King, Jr., read by Dion Graham
  • Metatropolis: Green Space, edited by Jay Lake, read by Dion Graham, Robin Miles, Mark Boyett, et al.
  • Rip-Off! , edited by Gardner Dozois, read by Wil Wheaton, Scott Brick, Christian Rummel, et al.
  • The Storm King, by Pete Seger, edited by Jeff Haynes, read by Pete Seeger
  • Thirteen, edited by Scott Harrison, read by Gemma Arterton, Laila Ward, Frances Barber, Barnaby Edwards, Samuel West, Greg Wise, Arthur Darvill

Package Design

  • The Canyon, by Jack Warner Schaefer, read by Eric Dove
  • Clockwork Angels: The Watchmaker’s Edition, by Kevin J. Anderson, read by Neil Peart
  • The Ernest Hemingway Audiobook Library, by Ernest Hemingway, read by Donald Sutherland, William Hurt, John Slattery, Campbell Scott, et al.
  • NPR Laughter Therapy, by NPR, read by Peter Sagal
  • Sold, by Patricia McCormick, read by Justine Eyre
  • The Time Machine, by H.G. Wells, read by Derek Jacobi


  • Ever After, by Kim Harrison, read by Marguerite Gavin
  • Inferno, by Sherrilyn Kenyon, read by Holter Graham
  • Red Moon, by Benjamin Percy, read by Benjamin Percy
  • Reviver, by Seth Patrick, read by Ari Fliakos
  • Warbound, by Larry Correia, read by Bronson Pinchot

Science Fiction

  • Captain Vorpatril’s Alliance, by Lois McMaster Bujold, read by Grover Gardner
  • Extinction Machine, by Jonathan Maberry, read by Ray Porter

  • Maddaddam, by Margaret Atwood, read by Bernadette Dunne, Bob Walter, Robbie Daymond
  • The Martian, by Andy Weir, read by R.C. Bray
  • Protector, by C. J. Cherryh, read by Daniel Thomas May
  • Shaman, by Kim Stanley Robinson, read by Graeme Malcolm

Solo Narration — Female

  • Heartburn, by Nora Ephron, read by Meryl Streep
  • My Beloved World, by Sonia Sotomayor, read by Rita Moreno
  • NOS4A2, by Joe Hill, read by Kate Mulgrew
  • The Testament of Mary, by Colm Tóibín, read by Meryl Streep
  • The Twelve Clues of Christmas, by Rhys Bowen, read by Katherien Kellgren

Solo Narration — Male

  • Dimension of Miracles, by Robert Sheckley, read by John Hodgman
  • Doctor Sleep, by Stephen King, read by William Patton
  • Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley, read by Dan Stevens
  • The Goldfinch, by Donna Tartt, read by David Pittu
  • In a Glass Grimly, by Adam Gidwitz, read by Johnny Heller
  • Warbound, by Larry Correia, read by Bronson Pinchot

Audie Award Nominees

The finalists of this year’s Audie Awards, presented for excellence in audio books and presented by the Audio Publishers Association, have been announced. The winners will be announced on May 24. The categories with works of genre interest are listed below.

Children’s Titles for Ages 8-12:

  • Alchemy and Meggy Swan, by Karen Cushman, read by Katherine Kellgren
  • Nanny McPhee Returns, by Emma Thompson, read by Emma Thompson
  • One Crazy Summer, by Rita Williams-Garcia, read by Sisi Aisha Johnson
  • The Evolution of Calpuria Tate, by Jacqueline Kelly, read by Natalie Ross
  • The Magician’s Elephant, by Kate DiCamillo, read by Juliet Stevenson

Children’s Titles for Ages Up to 8:

  • Despicable Me: The Junior Novel, by Annie Auerbach, read by Tim Curry
  • Epossumondas Plays Possum, by Coleen Salley, read by Cynthia Darlow
  • Judy Moody & Stink: The Holly Joliday, by Megan McDonald, read by Barbara Rosenblat
  • One Beastly Beast, by Garth Nix, read by Stig Wemyss
  • This Jazz Man, by Karen Ehrhardt, read by James “D Train” Williams


  • A Tale of Two Cities, by Charles Dickens, read by Charlton Griffin
  • Light in August, by William Faulkner, read by Will Patton
  • The Book of Five Rings, by Miyamoto Musashi, read by Scott Brick
  • The Woman in White, by Wilkie Collins, read by Roger Rees, Rosalyn Landor, John Lee, and Judy Geeson
  • Watership Down, by Richard Adams, read by Ralph Cosham


  • Every Last one, by Anna Quindlen, read by Hope Davis
  • Fall of Giants, by Ken Follett, read by John Lee
  • Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls, by Steve Hockensmith & Jane Austen, read by Katherine Kellgren
  • The Lonely Polygamist, by Brady Udall, read by David Aaron Baker
  • The Postmistress, by Sarah Blake, read by Orlagh Cassidy
  • Winter’s Bone, by Daniel Woodrell, read by Emma Galvin


  • Old Jews Telling Jones, by Sam Hoffman and Eric Spiegelman, read by Sam Hoffman with Eric Spiegelman
  • Paul is Undead: The British Zombie Invasion, Alan Goldsher, read by Simon Vance
  • The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Presents Earth (The Audiobook, by jon Stewart and the Daily Show Staff, read by Jon Stewart, with Samantha Bee, Wyatt Cenac, Jason Jones, and John Oliver, featuring Sigourney Weaver
  • Sh*t My Dad Says, by Justin Halpern, read by Sean Schemmel
  • Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk, by David Sedaris, read by David Sedaris, Elaine Stritch, Dylan Baker, and Sian Phillips

Judges’ Award – Paranormal:

  • Bayou Moon, by Ilona Andrews, read by Renée Raudman
  • Beautiful Creatures, by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl, read by Kevin T. Collins
  • Skinwalker, by Faith Hunter, read by Khristie Hvam
  • So Cold the River, by Michael Koryta, read by Robert Petkoff
  • The Girl on Legare Street, by Karen White, read by Aimee Bruneau

Literary Fiction:

  • Beautiful Maria of My Soul, by Oscar Hijuelos, read by Armando Duran
  • Freedom, by Jonathan Franzen, read by David LeDoux
  • My Life As a Man, by Philip Roth, read by Dan John Miller
  • Snakewoman of Little Egypt, by Robert Hellenga, read by Coleen Marlo
  • The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet, by David Mitchell, read by Jonathan Aris & Paula Wilcox

Multi-Voiced Performance:

  • Great Classic Science Fiction: Eight Unabridged Stories, by H.G. Wells, Stanley G. Weinbaum, Lester Del Rey, et al., read by Simon Vance, Nick Sullivan, Robert Fass, et al.
  • Jitters-A Quirky Little Audio Book, by Adele Park, read by a full cast
  • Room, by Emma Donoghue, read by Michal Friedman, Ellen Archer, Robert Petkoff, and Suzanne Toren
  • The Importance of Being Earnest, by Oscar Wilde, read by Emily Bergl, Charles Busch, Neil Dickson, Jill Gascoine, James Marsters, Christopher Neame, Matthew Wold, and Sarah Zimmerman
  • The Shadow Effect: Illuminating the Hidden Power of Your True Self, by Deepak Chopra, read by Deepak Chopra, Debbie Ford, and Marianne Williamson

Original Work:

  • Fashionably Undead, by Meg Cabot, ed., & the Twitterverse, read by Sarah Drew
  • Hearts, Keys, and Puppetry, by Neil Gaiman & the Twitterverse, read by Katherine Kellgren
  • New Adventures of Mickey Spillane’s Mike Hammer, Colume 2: The Little Death, by , read by Stacy Keach, et al.
  • The Alchemist & the Executioness, by Paolo Bacigalupi & Tobias S. Buckell, read by Jonathan Davis & Katherine Kellgren
  • Williams Leap of Freedom, adapted by Renee Pringle, read by Don Graham and Mirron E. Willis, et al.

Package Design:

  • Malcoln Gladwell: The Box Set, by Malcolm Gladwell, read by Malcolm Gladwell
  • Martin Luther King, Junior: The Essential Box Set, by Dr. Martin Luthor King, Jr., edited by Clayborne Carson, Kris Shepard, and Peter Holloran, read by Keith David, Jay Gregory, and Martin Luther King
  • Peter & Max, by Bill Willingham, read by Wil Wheaton
  • Shakespeare the Essential Tragedies: Volume 1, by William Shakespeare, read by a full cast
  • The Very Best of Bob & Ray: Legends of Comedy, by Bob Elliott and Ray Goulding, read by Bob Elliott and Ray Goulding


  • A Kiss at Midnight, by Eloisa James, read by Susan Duerden
  • By King’s Command, by Linda Lee Castle, read by a full cast
  • Fantasy in Death, by J.D. Robb, read by Susan Ericksen
  • The Secret Diaries of Charlotte Bronte, by Syrie James, read by Bianca Amato
  • The Elusive Bride, by Stephanie Laurens, read by Simon Prebble

Science Fiction/Fantasy:

  • Black Magic Sanction, by Kim Harrison, read by Marguerite Gavin
  • Feed, by Mira Grant, read by Paula Christensen & Jessie Bernstein
  • Halo: Evolutions, read by Steve Downes, Holter Graham, Frank O’Connor, and Jen Taylor
  • The Day of the Triffids, by John Wyndham, read by Graeme Malcolm
  • The Stainless Steel Rat, by Harry Harrison, read by Phil Gigante
  • WWW: Watch, by Robert J. Sawyer, read by Jessica Almasy, Marc Vietor, Oliver Wyman, Jennifer Van Dyck, & Robert J. Sawyer

Short Stories/Collections:

  • And Thereby Hands a Tale, by Jeffrey Archer, read by Gerard Doyle
  • A Matter of Matter, by L. Ron Hubbard, read by Josh R. Thompson, R.F. Daley, Jim Meskimen, Corey Burton, Tait Ruppert, & Michael Yurchak
  • A Touch of Dead: Sookie Stackhouse: The Complete Stories, by Charlaine Harris, read by Johanna Parker
  • For County: Stories, by John Grisham, read by John Grisham
  • How Did You Get This Number, by Sloane Crosley, read by Sloane Crosley
  • Long After Midnight, by Ray Bradbury, read by Michael Prichard
  • Stories, edited by Neil Gaiman & Al Sarrantonio, read by Anne Bobby, Jonathan Davis, Peter Francis James, Katherine Kellgren, & Euan Morton

Solo Narration – Female:

  • Spoken from the Heart, by Laura Bush, read by Laura Bush
  • Rapture of the Deep, by L.A. Meyer, read by Katherine Kellgren
  • The Invisible Order: Book One: Rise of the Darklings, by Paul Crilley, read by Katherine Kellgren
  • The Golden Notebook, by Doris Lessing, read by Juliet Stevenson
  • The Magician’s Elephant, by Kate DiCamillo, read by Juliet Stevenson
  • Glorious, by Bernice McFadden, read by Alfre Woodard


  • Dead Aim, by Thomas Perry, read by Michael Kramer
  • Interface, by , read by Neal Stephenson & J. Frederick George, read by Oliver Wyman
  • The Book of Spies, by Gayle Lynds, read by Kate Reading
  • The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest, by Stieg Larsson, read by Simon Vance
  • Vengeance, by AJ Scudiere, read by Kristoffer Tabori, Stephanie Zimbalist, and Don Leslie

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Audie Awards

Susan Dunman reports that this past Friday (May 29, 2009) the annual Audie Awards (think Oscar awards for audiobooks) were presented to this year’s winners. Congratulations go to Neil Gaiman for winning “Audiobook of the Year” with The Graveyard Book. Narrated by the author, this title also took the “Children’s Titles for Ages 8-12″ category. The Science Fiction category was won by Robert J. Sawyer for his book, Calculating God. The narrator was Jonathan Davis.

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