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Audies finalists announced

Contenders for the best audiobook awards from the Audio Publishers Association were announced today on the APA website. It’s a collection of the top titles of 2010, well worth your investigation, whether for your own listening pleasure or to be sure your library has your patron’s top requests on hand. Winners will be announced on May 25, 2010 – I’ll be live on Twitter at the event, letting you know the top titles as they’re announced!

Here’s the run down from the Audies Finalists press release below:

AUDIOBOOK ADAPTATION

The Maltese Falcon, by Dashiell Hammett, Narrated by Michael Madsen, Sandra Oh, Edward
Herrmann and a full cast, Blackstone Audio
NPR Favorite Driveway Moments, Hosted by Renée Montagne, High Bridge Company
Selected Shorts: A Touch of Magic, Performed by René Auberjonois, Stephen Colbert, Daniel
Gerroll, Dana Ivey, John Lithgow, James Naughton, Bernadette Quigley, Anthony Rapp, Maria
Tucci and Jerry Zaks. Stories by Donald Barthelme, Aimee Bender, T.C. Boyle, Ray Bradbury,
Kevin Brockmeier, W.W. Jacobs, Andrew Lam, Haruki Murakami, Jonathan Safran Foer and
Saki, Symphony Space
Selected Shorts: Whodunit? Performed by René Auberjonois, Fionnula Flanagan, Robert Sean
Leonard, John Shea, Isaiah Sheffer and Hattie Winston. Stories by Louise Erdrich, Nadine
Gordimer, Dashiell Hammett, Shirley Jackson, Ed McBain and C.S. Montanye, Symphony Space
Wait Wait . . . Don’t Tell Me! Famous People Who Returned Our Calls, Hosted by Peter Sagal
and Carl Kasell, High Bridge Company

AUDIO DRAMA

Focus on the Family Radio Theatre: The Screwtape Letters, by C.S. Lewis, adapted by Paul
McCusker, Narrated by Andy Serkis and a full cast, Tyndale House
Little Dorrit, by Charles Dickens, Narrated by a full cast, BBC Audiobooks America
The Maltese Falcon, by Dashiell Hammett, Narrated by Michael Madsen, Sandra Oh, Edward
Herrmann and a full cast, Blackstone Audio
The Rivalry, by Norman Corwin, Narrated by Paul Giamatti, James Gleason, Lily Rabe, David
Strathairn and Shannon Cochran, L.A. Theatre Works
The Word of Promise® Audio Bible, Narrated by a full cast including Michael York, Richard
Dreyfuss, Gary Sinise and others, Thomas Nelson Inc.

BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR

Anne Frank Remembered, by Miep Gies and Leslie Gold, Narrated by Barbara Rosenblat, Oasis
Audio
The Golden Willow, by Harry Bernstein, Narrated by Mike Kellogg, Oasis Audio
The Secret Holocaust Diaries, by Nonna Bannister and Denise George, Narrated by Rebecca
Gallagher, Oasis Audio
True Compass, by Senator Edward Kennedy, Narrated by John Bedford Lloyd, Hachette Audio
Valkyrie: The Story of the Plot to Kill Hitler, by Its Last Member, by Philipp Freiherr von
Boeselager, with Florence Fehrenbach and Jerome Fehrenbach, Narrated by Michael Prichard,
Tantor Audio

BUSINESS/EDUCATIONAL

House of Cards: A Tale of Hubris and Wretched Excess on Wall Street, by William D. Cohan,
Narrated by Alan Sklar, Tantor Media
Rain, by Jeffrey J. Fox, Narrated by Jeffrey J. Fox, Brilliance Audio
Too Big to Fail, by Andrew Ross Sorkin, Narrated by William Hughes, Blackstone Audio
Viral Loop: From Facebook to Twitter, How Today’s Smartest Businesses Grow Themselves, by
Adam L. Penenberg, Narrated by Richard Allen, Tantor Audio
What Would Google Do? by Jeff Jarvis, Narrated by Jeff Jarvis, HarperAudio

CHILDREN’S TITLES FOR AGES 8-12

A Season of Gifts, by Richard Peck, Narrated by Ron McLarty, Listening Library
Lawn Boy, by Gary Paulsen, Narrated by Tom Parks, Brilliance Audio
The Midnight Charter, by David Whitley, Narrated by Simon Vance, Macmillan Audio
Operation Yes, by Sara Holmes, Narrated by Jessica Almasy, Audible
Timothy and the Dragon’s Gate, by Adrienne Kress, Narrated by Christopher Lane, Brilliance
Audio

CHILDREN’S TITLES FOR AGES UP TO 8
A Dog On His Own, by M.J. Auch, Narrated by William Dufris, Full Cast Audio
Arabel’s Raven, by Joan Aiken, Narrated by Sneha Mathan, Listen & Live Audio
Friend or Fiend with the Pain and the Great One, by Judy Blume, Narrated by Kathleen
McInerney and Judy Blume, Listening Library
Knuffle Bunny Too: A Case of Mistaken Identity, by Mo Willems, Narrated by Mo and Trixie
Willems, Westin Woods Studios
Louise, the Adventures of a Chicken, by Kate DiCamillo, Narrated by Barbara Rosenblat, Live
Oak Media

CLASSIC
The Canterbury Tales, by Geoffrey Chaucer, Narrated by a full cast, BBC Audiobooks America
A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens, Narrated by Charlton Griffin, Audio Connoisseur
Great Expectations, by Charles Dickens, Narrated by Charlton Griffin, Audio Connoisseur
Tristram Shandy, by Laurence Sterne, Narrated by Anton Lesser, Naxos AudioBooks
The Turn of the Screw, by Henry James, Narrated by Simon Vance & Vanessa Benjamin,
Blackstone Audio

FICTION
The Bonfire of the Vanities, by Tom Wolfe, Narrated by Joe Barrett, Blackstone Audio
Face of Betrayal, by Lis Wiehl and April Henry, Narrated by Pam Turlow, Oasis Audio
The Help, by Kathryn Stockett, Narrated by Jenna Lamia, Bahni Turpin, Octavia Spencer, and
Cassandra Campbell, Penguin Audio
The Pigman, by Paul Zindel, Narrated by Eden Riegel and Charlie McWade, Graymalkin Media
Slumdog Millionaire, by Vikas Swarup, narrated by Christopher Simpson, BBC Audiobooks
America

HISTORY
1864: Lincoln at the Gates of History, by Charles Bracelen Flood, Narrated by Mel Foster, Tantor
Media
The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World, by Niall Ferguson, Narrated by Simon
Prebble, Tantor Media
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, by Dee Brown, Narrated by Grover Gardner, Blackstone Audio
The Long Knives Are Crying, by Joseph M. Marshall III, Narrated by Joseph M. Marshall III,
Blackstone Audio
Tears in the Darkness: The Story of the Bataan Death March and Its Aftermath, by Michael
Norman and Elizabeth M. Norman, Narrated by Michael Prichard, Tantor Audio

HUMOR
Church People: The Lutherans of Lake Wobegon, by Garrison Keillor, Performed by Garrison
Keillor and a full cast, High Bridge Company
Don’t Say I Didn’t Warn You, by Anita Renfroe, Narrated by Anita Renfroe, Hyperion Audio
I Drink for a Reason, by David Cross, Narrated by David Cross, Hachette Audio
I Shudder, by Paul Rudnick, Narrated by Paul Rudnick, HarperAudio
More Information Than You Require, by John Hodgman, Narrated by John Hodgman and a full
cast, Penguin Audio

INSPIRATIONAL/FAITH-BASED FICTION
Double Minds, by Terri Blackstock, Narrated by Cassandra Campbell, Zondervan
Kiss, by Ted Dekker and Erin Healy, Narrated by Pam Turlow, Oasis Audio
A Month of Summer, by Lisa Wingate, Narrated by Johanna Parker, Recorded Books
The Shape of Mercy, by Susan Meissner, Narrated by Tavia Gilbert, Christianaudio
The Tempest Tales, by Walter Mosley, Narrated by Ty Jones, Recorded Books

INSPIRATIONAL/FAITH-BASED NON-FICTION
The Hiding Place, by Corrie ten Boom, Narrated by Bernadette Dunne, Christianaudio
Lord of the Ringless, by Dee Aspin, Narrated by Julie Williams, Voice-over.com
The Secret Holocaust Diaries, by Nonna Bannister and Denise George, Narrated by Rebecca
Gallagher, Oasis Audio
What Southern Women Know About Faith, by Ronda Rich, Narrated by Ronda Rich, Zondervan
The Word of Promise® Audio Bible, Narrated by a full cast including Michael York, Richard
Dreyfuss, Gary Sinise, and others, Thomas Nelson Inc.

LITERARY FICTION
Come Sunday, by Isla Morley, Narrated by Jennifer Wiltsie, Macmillan Audio
The Coral Thief: A Novel, by Rebecca Stott, Narrated by Simon Prebble, Tantor Audio
The Elegance of the Hedgehog, by Muriel Barbery, Narrated by Barbara Rosenblat and
Cassandra Morris, High Bridge Company
Good-bye and Amen: A Novel, by Beth Gutcheon, Narrated by Joyce Bean, Tantor Media
Wolf Hall, by Hilary Mantel, Narrated by Simon Slater, Macmillan Audio

MULTI-VOICED PERFORMANCE
The Canterbury Tales, by Geoffrey Chaucer, Narrated by a full cast, BBC Audiobooks America
The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer, Narrated by a full cast, Blackstone Audio
Nelson Mandela’s Favorite African Folktales, Edited by Nelson Mandela, Narrated by a celebrity
multi-cast, Hachette Audio
The Rivalry, by Norman Corwin, Narrated by Paul Giamatti, James Gleason, Lily Rabe, David
Strathairn and Shannon Cochran, L.A. Theatre Works
The Word of Promise® Audio Bible, Narrated by a full cast including Michael York, Richard
Dreyfuss, Gary Sinise, and others, Thomas Nelson Inc.

MYSTERY
Black Money, by Ross Macdonald, Narrated by Grover Gardner, Blackstone Audio
Devil in a Blue Dress, by Walter Mosley, Narrated by Michael Boatman, Audible
The Dying Breed, by Declan Hughes, Narrated by Stanley Townsend, Isis Publishing
Revelation, by C.J. Sansom, Narrated by Steven Crossley, Recorded Books
The Complete Stories of Sherlock Holmes, Volume 1, by Arthur Conan Doyle, Narrated by
Charlton Griffin, Audio Connoisseur

NARRATION BY THE AUTHOR or AUTHORS
Michael Chabon, Manhood for Amateurs, HarperAudio
Kristin Chenoweth, A Little Bit Wicked, Oasis Audio
Neil Gaiman, Odd and the Frost Giants, HarperChildrensAudio
Tim Green, Baseball Great, HarperChildrensAudio
Jeannette Walls, Half Broke Horses, Simon & Schuster Audio

NON-FICTION
Anne Frank Remembered, by Miep Gies and Leslie Gold, Narrated by Barbara Rosenblat, Oasis
Audio
Columbine, by Dave Cullen, Narrated by Don Leslie, Blackstone Audio
The National Parks, by Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan, Narrated by Ken Burns and Dayton
Duncan, Random House Audio
Outliers, by Malcolm Gladwell, Narrated by Malcolm Gladwell, Hachette Audio
What Americans Really Want…Really, by Frank I. Luntz, Narrated by L.J Ganser, Hyperion Audio

ORIGINAL WORK
The Copper Bracelet, by Jeffery Deaver, Gayle Lynds, David Hewson, Jim Fusilli, John Gilstrap,
Joseph Finder, Lisa Scottoline, David Corbett, Linda Barnes, Jenny Siler, David Liss, P.J. Parrish,
Brett Battles, Lee Child, Jon Land, and James Phelan, Narrated by Alfred Molina, Audible
Darwin – In a Nutshell, by Peter Whitfield, Narrated by Peter Whitfield, Naxos AudioBooks
The Longest Night: A Personal History of Pan Am 103, by Helen Engelhardt, Narrated by Helen
Engelhardt, Midsummer Sound Company
Tell Me A Story: Women of Wonder, by Amy Friedman, Narrated by Bryce Dallas Howard, Paula
Poundstone, Wendy Hammers, Margot Rose, Jessica DiCicco and Yvette Freeman, Listen & Live
Audio
A Way with Words IV: Understanding Poetry, by Professor Michael D.C. Drout, Narrated by
Professor Michael D.C. Drout, Recorded Books

PACKAGE DESIGN
The J.R.R. Tolkien Collection, by J.R.R. Tolkien, Narrated by a full cast, BBC Audiobooks
America
The Lincoln-Douglas Debates, by Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas, Narrated by David
Strathairn and Richard Dreyfuss, BBC Audiobooks America
The Planet Mars and Its Inhabitants, by Eros Urides, Narrated by Peter Jahns, CoolBeat
Audiobooks
The Word of Promise® Audio Bible, Narrated by a full cast including Michael York, Richard
Dreyfuss, Gary Sinise, and others, Thomas Nelson Inc.
Tokyo Realtime: Kabukicho, by Max Hodges, Narrated by Max Hodges, White Rabbit Press

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT
The Birth Order Book, by Kevin Leman, Narrated by Wayne Shepherd, Oasis Audio
The Hip Chick’s Guide to Macrobiotics: A Philosophy for Achieving a Radiant Mind and Fabulous
Body, by Jessica Porter, Narrated by Jessica Porter and Dan Bernard, Tantor Audio
How to Instantly Connect with Anyone, by Leil Lowndes, Narrated by Leil Lowndes, Listen & Live
Audio
Nurtureshock, By Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman, Narrated by Po Bronson, Hachette Audio
Throw Out Fifty Things, by Gail Blanke, Narrated by Gail Blanke, Listen & Live Audio

ROMANCE
Dark Slayer, by Christine Feehan, Narrated by Phil Gigante and Jane Brown, Brilliance Audio
The House on Tradd Street, by Karen White, Narrated by Aimée Bruneau, Listen & Live Audio
A Rogue of My Own, by Johanna Lindsey, Narrated by Rosalyn Landor, Brilliance Audio
The Untamed Bride, by Stephanie Laurens, Narrated by Simon Prebble, HarperAudio
What I Did for Love, by Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Narrated by Julia Gibson, HarperAudio

SCIENCE FICTION/FANTASY
Bellwether, by Connie Willis, Narrated by Kate Reading, Blackstone Audio
The Gathering Storm, by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson, Narrated by Kate Reading and
Michael Kramer, Macmillan Audio
Kushiel’s Dart, by Jacqueline Carey, Narrated by Anne Flosnik, Tantor Media
Kushiel’s Scion, by Jacqueline Carey, Narrated by Simon Vance, Tantor Media
Podkayne of Mars, by Robert A. Heinlein, Narrated by Emily Janice Card, Blackstone Audio

SHORT STORIES/COLLECTIONS
Black Mask Audio Magazine Vol 1, by various authors, Narrated by a full cast, Blackstone Audio
The Complete Stories of Sherlock Holmes, Volume 1, by Arthur Conan Doyle, Narrated by
Charlton Griffin, Audio Connoisseur
Just After Sunset, by Stephen King, Narrated by Stephen King, Jill Eikenberry, Holter Graham,
George Guidall, Ron McLarty, Denis O’Hare and a full cast, Simon & Schuster Audio
Love Letters of Great Men, by Ursula Doyle, Narrated by Anton Lesser, Macmillan Audio
Nothing with Strings: NPR’s Beloved Holiday Stories, by Bailey White, Narrated by Lorna Raver,
Tantor Media

SOLO NARRATION—FEMALE
Katherine Kellgren, narrator of In the Belly of the Bloodhound, by L.A. Meyer, Listen & Live Audio
Katherine Kellgren, narrator of Mississippi Jack, by L.A. Meyer, Listen & Live Audio
Jenna Lamia, narrator of The Chosen One, by Carol Lynch Williams, Macmillan Audio
Lorna Raver, narrator of Washington Square, by Henry James, Tantor Media
Barbara Rosenblat, narrator of Fatally Flaky, by Diane Mott Davidson, HarperAudio

SOLO NARRATION—MALE
Charlton Griffin, narrator of A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens, Audio Connoisseur
Charlton Griffin, narrator of Great Expectations, by Charles Dickens, Audio Connoisseur
Edward Herrmann, narrator of The Birthing House, by Christopher Ransom, Blackstone Audio
Will Patton, narrator of Jesus’ Son, by Denis Johnson, Macmillan Audio
Robert Petkoff, narrator of Beat the Reaper, by Josh Bazell, Hachette Audio

SPANISH LANGUAGE
El juego del angel, by Carlos Ruiz Zafon, Narrated by Francisco Rivela, Recorded Books
La audacia de la esperanza, by Barack Obama, Narrated by Erwin Dorado, FonoLibro
La traversia de Enrique, by Sonia Nazario, Narrated by Adriana Sananes, Recorded Books
Por qué ese idiota es rico y yo no?, by Robert Shemin, Narrated by Francisco Rivela, Recorded
Books
Una nueva tierra by Eckhart Tolle, Narrated by Jose Manuel Vieira, FonoLibro

TEENS
Going Bovine, by Libba Bray, Narrated by Erik Davies, Listening Library
In the Belly of the Bloodhound, by L.A. Meyer, Narrated by Katherine Kellgren, Listen & Live
Audio
Mississippi Jack, by L.A. Meyer, Narrated by Katherine Kellgren, Listen & Live Audio
Peace, Locomotion, by Jacqueline Woodson, Narrated by Dion Graham, Brilliance Audio
Wintergirls, by Laurie Halse Anderson, Narrated by Jeannie Stith, Brilliance Audio

THRILLER/SUSPENSE
Darling Jim: A Novel, by Christian Moerk, Narrated by Stephen Hoye and Justine Eyre, Tantor
Media
The Devil’s Punchbowl, by Greg Iles, Narrated by Dick Hill, Brilliance Audio
Level 26, by Anthony E. Zuiker w/ Duane Swierczynski, Narrated by John Glover, Penguin Audio
The Price of Love and Other Stories, by Peter Robinson, Narrated by John Lee, Gideon Emery,
Rosalyn Landor and Angela Goethals, HarperAudio
Road Dogs, by Elmore Leonard, Narrated by Peter Francis James, HarperAudio

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Mary Burkey is a National Board Certified teacher-librarian in the Olentangy School District in Columbus, Ohio.

4 Comments on "Audies finalists announced"

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  1. Sbeauregard@ala.org' Sue-Ellen says:

    Hmmmm The Pigman in the fiction category. I am not commenting on the quality of the audio but fiction seems a strange category for a title that is obviously geared to kids.

  2. Mary Burkey says:

    I thought the exact same thing about The Pigman – a classic TEEN title!

  3. dave@davecullen.com' Dave Cullen says:

    I was tickled and honored to see my book, Columbine on the list.

    Great job by Don Leslie narrating. I hope to meet him someday.

  4. Nice resource. rss feed added

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