Audies Awards 2010

What a great night of festivities celebrating the best in the audiobook industry! Here’s the complete list of winners:

AUDIOBOOK OF THE YEAR
Nelson Mandela’s Favorite African Folktales by Nelson Mandela, narrated by a full cast including Samuel L. Jackson, Helen Mirren, Don Cheadle, and Alan Rickman (Hachette Audio)

DISTINGUISHED ACHIEVEMENT IN PRODUCTION
The Help by Kathryn Stockett, narrated by Cassandra Campbell, Jenna Lamia, Octavia Spencer, and Bahni Turpin (Penguin Audiobooks)

SOLO NARRATION – MALE For excellence in the solo reading of an audiobook by a male, any category: Great Expectations by Charles Dickens, narrated by Charlton Griffin (Audio Connoisseur)

SOLO NARRATION – FEMALE
For excellence in the solo reading of an audiobook by a female, any category: The Chosen One by Carol Lynch Williams, narrated by Jenna Lamia (Macmillan Audio)

FICTION For excellence in narration, direction, engineering, and mix of an abridged or unabridged fiction audiobook. This category is for those titles that do not fit into the specific fiction categories below: The Help by Kathryn Stockett, narrated by Jenna Lamia, Bahni Turpin, Octavia Spencer, and Cassandra Campbell (Penguin Audio)

LITERARY FICTION For excellence in narration, direction, engineering, and mix of an abridged or unabridged audiobook of literary fiction: Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel, narrated by Simon Slater (Macmillan Audio)

MYSTERY For excellence in narration, direction, engineering, mix and abridgment when applicable of an unabridged or abridged mystery audiobook, usually featuring a protagonist trying to solve a crime, usually a murder committed early in the story: Devil in a Blue Dress by Walter Mosley, narrated by Michael Boatman (Audible, Inc.)

THRILLER/SUSPENSE For excellence in narration, direction, engineering, mix and abridgment when applicable of an unabridged or abridged thriller/suspense audiobook, usually featuring a protagonist racing to stop a catastrophe from occurring: Darling Jim: A Novel by Christian Moerk, narrated by Stephen Hoye and Justine Eyre (Tantor Media)

ROMANCE For excellence in narration, direction, engineering, mix, and an abridgment when applicable of an audiobook of romance, including romantic suspense, historical romance, and other romance subgenres: The Untamed Bride by Stephanie Laurens, narrated by Simon Prebble (HarperAudio)

SCIENCE FICTION For excellence in narration, direction, engineering, mix, and abridgment when applicable of an unabridged or abridged science fiction audiobook: Bellwether by Connie Willis, narrated by Kate Reading (Blackstone Audio)

CHILDREN?S TITLES FOR AGES UP TO 8 For excellence in narration, direction, engineering, mix, and abridgment (when applicable) of a children?s audiobook. Audiobooks accompanied by book product are accepted in this category: Louise, the Adventures of a Chicken by Kate DiCamillo, narrated by Barbara Rosenblat (Live Oak Media)

CHILDREN?S TITLES FOR AGES 8-12 For excellence in narration, direction, engineering, mix, and abridgment (when applicable) of a children?s audiobook for middle readers: Operation Yes by Sara Holmes, narrated by Jessica Almasy (Audible, Inc.)

TEEN For excellence in narration, direction, engineering, mix, and abridgment (when applicable) of a young adult audiobook: Peace, Locomotion by Jacqueline Woodson, narrated by Dion Graham (Brilliance Audio)

BUSINESS/EDUCATIONAL For excellence in narration, direction, engineering, mix, and abridgment (when applicable) of a business/management or educational audiobook which augments the study of any subject, including business and professional skills, factual information, crafts or methodology, or foreign languages:? Rain by Jeffrey J. Fox, narrated by Jeffrey J. Fox (Brilliance Audio)

AUDIOBOOK ADAPTATION Whether an accomplished abridgment from a complete text or an adaptation from another medium altogether such as radio, film or television, this category is designed to honor the versatility of the format for a satisfying audio listening experience. At least 51% must be spoken: Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett, narrated by Michael Madsen, Sandra Oh, Edward Herrmann (Blackstone Audio)

NON-FICTION For excellence in narration, direction, engineering, and mix of an abridged and unabridged non-fi ction audiobook. This category is for those titles that do not fit into the specific non-fiction categories below: The National Parks by Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan, narrated by Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan (Random House Audio)

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT For excellence in narration, direction, engineering, mix, and abridgment (when applicable) of a personal development/motivational audiobook on topics such as personal motivation, emotional/psychological enrichment, self-improvement (not related to employment), and interpersonal relationships: Nurtureshock by Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman, narrated by Po Bronson (Hachette Audio)

ORIGINAL WORK For excellence in narration, direction, engineering, and mix of an audiobook which is not based on a print work or recording produced for another medium: 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)

SHORT STORIES/COLLECTIONS For excellence in narration, direction, engineering, mix, and selection of the elements of a program which consists of multiple stories, essays, anecdotes, or other short prose elements: Black Mask Audio Magazine, Vol. 1 by various authors, narrated by a full cast (Blackstone Audio)

CLASSIC For excellence in narration, direction, engineering, mix, and abridgment (when applicable) of an unabridged or abridged classic of enduring literature (may be in public domain or covered under copyright): Great Expectations by Charles Dickens, narrated by Charlton Griffin (Audio Connoisseur)

NARRATION BY THE AUTHOR or AUTHORS For excellence in the reading of an audiobook by the author or authors of that audiobook, any category: Odd and the Frost Giants by Neil Gaiman, narrated by Neil Gaiman (HarperChildrensAudio)

MULTI?VOICED PERFORMANCE For excellence in a multi-voiced performance of an audiobook, which includes multiple readers with OR without interaction: Nelson Mandela’s Favorite African Folktales by Nelson Mandela, narrated by a celebrity multi-cast (Hachette Audio)

AUDIO DRAMA For excellence in a dramatic audio performance, which includes an actor or actors portraying one or more fully voiced characters, using interaction and dialogue as key elements. The program may be augmented by sound effects and music: The Word of Promise Audio Bible by Nelson Bibles, narrated by a full cast including Michael York, Richard Dreyfuss, Gary Sinise and others (Thomas Nelson Inc.)

PACKAGE DESIGN For excellence in the aesthetic and physical design of an audio package. Criteria for judging this category include typography; graphic design; show-casing of graphic images on front, back, and spine; ease in use of the physical package; and appropriate labeling information for the consumer. Audiobooks with new packaging may be entered, even though the recording may have been released in a prior period: The Word of Promise Audio Bible by Nelson Bibles, narrated by a full cast including Michael York, Richard Dreyfuss, Gary Sinise, and others (Thomas Nelson Inc.)

HISTORY For excellence in narration, direction, engineering and mix of an abridged or unabridged audiobook on a non-fi ction historical subject: 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)

SPANISH LANGUAGE For excellence in narration, direction, engineering, mix, and abridgment (when applicable) of a Spanish language audiobook. Fiction and non-fiction titles are eligible for this category, as are single and multi-voiced productions; learning language titles are not: La Traversia de Enrique by Sonia Nazario, narrated by Adriana Sananes (Recorded Books)

INSPIRATIONAL/FAITH-BASED FICTION For excellence in narration, direction, engineering, mix, and abridgment when applicable of an unabridged or abridged inspirational or faith-based fiction audiobook: A Month of Summer by Lisa Wingate, narrated by Johanna Parker (Recorded Books)

INSPIRATIONAL/FAITH-BASED NON-FICTION For excellence in narration, direction, engineering, mix and abridgment (when applicable) of an unabridged or abridged inspirational or faith-based non-fiction audiobook: The Word of Promise Audio Bible by Nelson Bibles, narrated by a full cast including Michael York, Richard Dreyfuss, Gary Sinise, and others (Thomas Nelson Inc.)

HUMOR For excellence in narration, direction, engineering, mix, and abridgment (when applicable) of a humor audiobook: Church People: The Lutherans of Lake Wobegon by Garrison Keillor, narrated by Garrison Keillor and a full cast (High Bridge Company)

Thanks to the Audio Publishers Association staff & volunteers for a marvelous evening recognizing the nominees & winners!

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

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

    Thanks for posting, Mary. And how cool that Louise, the Adventures of a Chicken, the winner of the 2010 Odyssey Award also won the Audie in its category. And another Odyssey Honor title, Peace Locomotion, narrated by Dion Graham also won in its category. The cream always rises to the top.

  2. meredee@hotmail.com' meredee says:

    Isn’t _Bellwether_ by Connie Willis narrated by Kate Reading?

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