The Audio Publishers Association (APA) awarded Recorded Books, Tantor Media and christianaudio three wins at the 2016 Audie Awards held May 11 at the Adler Planetarium in Chicago.
LITTLE BIG MAN won for the Literary Fiction & Classics category. Published by Recorded Books, written by Thomas Berger, and narrated by Scott Sowers with cameos by David Aaron Baker and Henry Strozier, LITTLE BIG MAN is an epic account of the American West and one man’s extraordinary double life.
The other titles nominated for the Literary Fiction & Classics category were THE FISHERMEN by Chigozie Obioma, narrated by Chukwudi Iwuji, published by Hachette Audio; KIDNAPPED by Robert Louis Stevenson, narrated by Kieron Elliott, published by Recorded Books; SWEETLAND by Michael Crummey, narrated by John Lee, published by HighBridge Audio; and ’TIL THE WELL RUNS DRY by Lauren Francis-Sharma, narrated by Ron Butler and Bahni Turpin, published by Tantor Media.
THE HIGHWAYMAN was the winner in the Romance category. Published by Tantor Media, written by Kerrigan Byrne, and read by Derek Perkins, THE HIGHWAYMAN is the first in the To Tempt a Highlander series featuring wily widow Farah and dangerously sexy Dorian.
THE HIGHWAYMAN was up against four other titles: THE DUKE’S HOLIDAY by Maggie Fenton, narrated by Sue Pitkin, published by Brilliance Audio; NEVER JUDGE A LADY BY HER COVER by Sarah MacLean, narrated by Justine Eyre, published by HarperAudio; THE SECRETS OF SIR RICHARD KENWORTHY by Julia Quinn, narrated by Rosalyn Landor, published by HarperAudio; and A SORCERESS OF HIS OWN by Dianne Duvall, narrated by Kirsten Potter, published by Tantor Media.
THE BOY BORN DEAD won in the Inspirational/Faith-Based Non-Fiction category. Published by christianaudio, written by David Ring, David Wideman and John Driver, and narrated by Paul Michael, THE BOY BORN DEAD is a story of friendship, courage and triumph featuring a boy, literally born dead, who survives with sobering consequences.
The other Inspirational/Faith-Based Non-Fiction finalists were AND THEN THERE WERE NUNS by Jane Christmas, narrated by Elizabeth Wiley, published by Post Hypnotic Press; GLORY DAYS by Max Lucado, narrated by Ben Holland, published by Thomas Nelson/HarperAudio; THE PASTOR’S WIFE by Sabina Wurmbrand, narrated by Sadie Alexandru, published by christianaudio; and THROUGH THE EYES OF A LION by Levi Lusko, narrated by Levi Lusko, published by Thomas Nelson/HarperAudio. The win follows the Recorded Books acquisition of christianaudio on May 5.
The audiobook industry’s premier awards program in the United States, the Audies recognizes distinction in audiobooks and spoken-word entertainment. Often referred to as the “Oscars of spoken-word entertainment,” the evening marks an industry-wide gathering of authors, narrators and publishers.
For 2016, three new awards were added for Excellence in Design, Marketing, and Production. Award-winning stand-up comedian and author Paula Poundstone emceed the event, which marked the 21st Annual Audies Gala.
Recorded Books and its family of companies, including Tantor Media, HighBridge Audio and christianaudio, received 25 nominations for the 2016 Audie Awards.
Click here to view the complete list of winners, Congratulations to all of the Audie Award winners!