Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Listen Up!

I can tell you from experience, that summer road trip goes by so quickly while you enjoy an audiobook! In everyday life, I have a fairly long commute that is made mIsErAbLe if I don't have a great book to listen to! Luckily for the audiobook lovers among us, audiobooks have their own awards so that we can pick through the cream of the crop for our listening enjoyment, The Audie Awards! The Audies, sponsored by the Audio Publishers Association (APA), is the premier awards program in the United States recognizing distinction in audiobooks and spoken word entertainment.

Duma Key by Stephen King

Literary Fiction
Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis

Voice of the Violin by Andrea Camilleri

Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith

The Dark Highlander by Karen Marie Moning

Science Fiction
Calculating God by Robert J. Sawyer

Inspirational/Faith-Based Fiction
Prague Counterpoint by Bodie and Brock Thoene

Great Expectations by Charles Dickens



Gandhi and Churchill: The Epic Rivalry that Destroyed an Empire and Forged Our Age by Arthur Herman


Children's Titles for Ages 8-12


Children's Titles for Ages Up To 8
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman (also won Audiobook of the Year!)

Inspirational/Faith-Based Nonfiction


Short Stories/Collections

Original Work
Louis Vuitton Soundwalk, China: Beijing by Stephan Crasneanscki

Personal Development

Multi-Voiced Performance
Mudbound by Hillary Jordan

Audio Drama
The Odyssey by Homer narrated by Tim McInnerny, Amanda Redman, and a full cast

Audiobook Adaptation

Happy Listening!
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