Audies Finalists

Today the Audio Publishers Association announced the 2017 Audie Awards finalists on social media (via high-profile authors and narrators). Recorded Books, Tantor, HighBridge and christianaudio received the following 14 nominations:

Best Male Narrator

Jerusalem by Alan Moore
Narrator: Simon Vance (Recorded Books)

Business/Personal Development

Humans Need Not Apply
by Jerry Kaplan 
Narrator: John Pruden (Tantor)


The Baller
by Vi Keeland
Narrators: Mackenzie Cartwright, Sean Crisden (Tantor)

The Darkest Torment
by Gena Showalter
Narrator: Max Bellmore (Recorded Books)


League of Dragons by Naomi Novik
Narrator: Simon Vance (Tantor)


Paul McCartney: The Life by Philip Norman
Narrator: Jonathan Keeble (Recorded Books)

The Year of Lear
by James Shapiro
Narrator: Robert Fass (Tantor)

Inspirational Faith-Based Fiction

Risen: The Novelization of the Major Motion Picture
by Angela Hunt
Narrator: P.J. Ochlan, Alana Kerr (christianaudio)


The Heavens May Fall
by Allen Eskens
Narrators: R.C. Bray, David Colacci, Amy McFadden (Tantor)


A Million Years in a Day by Greg Jenner
Narrator: Matthew Lloyd Davies (Tantor)

Original Work

Car Talk Science: MIT Wants Its Diplomas Back
by Tom Magliozzi, Ray Magliozzi
Hosts: Tom Magliozzi, Ray Magliozzi (HighBridge)

Science Fiction

by Connie Willis
Narrator: Mia Barron (Recorded Books)

Short Stories/Collections

East, West
by Salman Rushdie
Narrators: Sunil Malhotra, Steven Crossley (Recorded Books)

Young Listeners

Island Treasures: Growing Up in Cuba
by Alma Flor Ada
Narrator: Trini Alvarado (Recorded Books)

The Audies, often promoted as the “Oscars of the audiobook industry,” is the premier awards program in the United States recognizing distinction in audiobooks and spoken-word entertainment. In March, finalists in four other categories will be announced: Audiobook of the Year, Excellence in Design, Excellence in Marketing, and Excellence in Production. Winners will be announced June 1 at the Audies Gala in New York.

For more information or to purchase any of these Audie Award–nominated audiobooks, click here



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