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The 2014 Audies are Nearly Upon Us!

If you don’t know what the Audies are, let me explain. Audies are to the audiobook industry as the Oscars are to the film industry, as the Grammys are to the music industry. The Audies is where all of us gather to pay our respect to some of the best voice narration we’ve heard all year. We love the Audies, and more importantly, we love the people behind the nominated voices. This year’s nominees are: AUDIO DRAMA The Fall of the Kings; by Ellen Kushner and Delia Sherman; Narrated by Ellen Kushner, Nick Sullivan, Neil Gaiman, Simon Jones, Katherine Kellgren, Robert Fass, Richard Ferrone, and Tim Jerome; SueMedia Productions for Neil Gaiman Presents/Audible, Inc. Hollywood Said No!; by Bob Odenkirk and David Cross; Narrated by Bob Odenkirk, David Cross, and a full cast; Hachette Audio Marvel Civil War; by Stuart Moore; Narrated by Richard Rohan, Richard Cutting, Tim Getman, James Keegan, Kimberly Gilbert, and a full cast; GraphicAudio Oliver Twist; by Charles Dickens; Narrated by Joe Holgate, Henry Goodman, Bill Sykes, Geoffrey Palmer, Roy Hudd, Finty Williams, and full cast; Tyndale House Screaming with the Cannibals; by Lee Maynard; Narrated by Ross Ballard II; MountainWhispers.com Audiobooks War of the Worlds; by M.J. Elliott and H.G. Wells; Narrated by The Colonial Radio Players; The Colonial Radio Theatre on the Air BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR A Memoir; by Joshua Cody; Narrated by Edoardo Ballerini; Audible, Inc. The Elephant Whisperer; by Lawrence Anthony with Graham Spence; Narrated by Simon Vance; Tantor Media I Am Malala; by Malala Yousafzai; Narrated by Archie Panjabi; Hachette Audio My Beloved World; by Sonia Sotomayor; Narrated by Rita Moreno; Random House Audio/Books on Tape World on a String; by John Pizzarelli and Joseph Cosgriff; Narrated by John Pizzarelli and Joseph Cosgriff; Audible, Inc. BUSINESS/EDUCATIONAL The Everything Store; by Brad Stone; Narrated by Peter Larkin; Hachette Audio The Invisible Heart: An Economic Romance; by Russell D. Roberts; Narrated by Kirby Heyborne; Audible, Inc. Leadership Secrets of the Salvation Army; by Robert Watson; Narrated by Bob Souer; eChristian Leading Apple with Steve Jobs; by Jay Elliot; Narrated by Richard Davidson; Audible, Inc. Naked Statistics; by Charles Wheelan; Narrated by Jonathan Davis; Audible, Inc. Without Their Permission; by Alexis Ohanian; Narrated by Alexis Ohanian; Hachette Audio CHILDREN’S TITLES FOR AGES 8-12 A Long Walk to Water; by Linda Sue Park; Narrated by David Baker and Cynthia Bishop; Full Cast Audio Magic Marks the Spot: The Very Nearly Honorable League of Pirates; by Caroline Carlson; Narrated by Katherine Kellgren; HarperAudio Matilda; by Roald Dahl; Narrated by Kate Winslet; Penguin Audio Sugar; by Jewell Parker Rhodes; Narrated by Bahni Turpin; Brilliance Audio The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp; by Kathi Appelt; Narrated by Lyle Lovett; Simon & Schuster Audio CHILDREN’S TITLES FOR AGES UP TO 8 Betty Bunny Loves Chocolate Cake; by Michael B. Kaplan; Narrated by Katherine Kellgren; Live Oak Media Creepy Carrots!; by Aaron Reynolds; Narrated by James Naughton; Weston Woods The Dark; by Lemony Snicket; Narrated by Neil Gaiman; Hachette Audio Hooray for Anna Hibiscus; by Atinuke; Narrated by Mutiyat Ade-Salu; Recorded Books Nelson Mandela; by Kadir Nelson; Narrated by Forest Whitaker; Weston Woods Stink and the Freaky Frog Freakout; by Megan McDonald; Narrated by Barbara Rosenblat; Brilliance Audio CLASSIC Coming of Age in Mississippi; by Anne Moody; Narrated by Lisa Reneé Pitts; Tantor Media The Complete Sherlock Holmes; by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle; Narrated by Simon Vance; Brilliance Audio Frankenstein; by Mary Shelley; Narrated by Dan Stevens; Audible, Inc. The Great Gatsby; by F. Scott Fitzgerald; Narrated by Jake Gyllenhaal; Audible, Inc. Love in the Time of Cholera; by Gabriel Garcia Marquez; Narrated by Armando Duran; Blackstone Audio Inc. EROTICA Carrie’s Story: An Erotic S/M Novel; by Molly Weatherfield; Narrated by Shana Savage; Audible, Inc. Fallen Too Far; by Abbi Glines; Narrated by Jennifer Bronstein; Audible, Inc. The Killer Wore Leather; by Laura Antoniou; Narrated by Lauren Fortgang; Audible, Inc. Release Me (The Stark Trilogy); by J. Kenner; Narrated by Sofia Willingham; Random House Audio/Books on Tape This Man; by Jodi Ellen Malpas; Narrated by Edita Brychta; Hachette Audio Wuthering Nights; by Emily Bronte and I.J. Miller; Narrated by Joy Pratt; Hachette Audio FANTASY Kill City Blues; by Richard Kadrey; Narrated by MacLeod Andrews; HarperAudio The Republic of Thieves; by Scott Lynch; Narrated by Michael Page; Tantor Media The Rithmatist; by Brandon Sanderson; Narrated by Michael Kramer; Macmillan Audio Swords of Waar; by Nathan Long; Narrated by Dina Pearlman; Audible, Inc. Wisp of a Thing; by Alex Bledsoe; Narrated by Stefan Rudnicki; Blackstone Audio Inc. FICTION Doctor Sleep; by Stephen King; Narrated by Will Patton; Simon & Schuster Audio The Golem and the Jinni; by Helene Wecker; Narrated by George Guidall; HarperAudio The Good House; by Ann Leary; Narrated by Mary Beth Hurt; Macmillan Audio The Imposter Bride; by Nancy Richler; Narrated by Tavia Gilbert; Tantor Media Jacob’s Oath; by Martin Fletcher; Narrated by George Guidall; Macmillan Audio The Ocean at the End of the Lane; by Neil Gaiman; Narrated by Neil Gaiman; HarperAudio HISTORY C.C. Pyle’s Amazing Foot Race; by Geoff Williams; Narrated by Robertson Dean; Tantor Media Devil in the Grove; by Gilbert King; Narrated by Peter Francis James; HarperAudio Frozen in Time; by Mitchell Zuckoff; Narrated by Mitchell Zuckoff; HarperAudio The Hour of Peril; by Daniel Stashower; Narrated by Edoardo Ballerini; Macmillan Audio Nero’s Killing Machine: The True Story of Rome’s Remarkable 14th Legion; by Stephen Dando-Collins; Narrated by Robert Fass; Audible, Inc. One Summer; by Bill Bryson; Narrated by Bill Bryson; Random House Audio/Books on Tape HUMOR How I Slept My Way to the Middle; by Kevin Pollak with Alan Goldsher; Narrated by Kevin Pollak; Brilliance Audio Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls; by David Sedaris; Narrated by David Sedaris; Hachette Audio Someone Could Get Hurt; by Drew Magary; Narrated by Drew Magary; Penguin Audio The Stench of Honolulu; by Jack Handey; Narrated by Jack Handey; Hachette Audio Still Foolin’ ’Em; by Billy Crystal; Narrated by Billy Crystal; Macmillan Audio INSPIRATIONAL/FAITH-BASED FICTION Icecutter’s Daughter; by Tracie Peterson; Narrated by Stina Nielsen; Recorded Books Illuminations; by Mary Sharratt; Narrated by Tavia Gilbert; Tantor Media A Story of God and All of Us; by Mark Burnett and Roma Downey; Narrated by Keith David and the Authors; Hachette Audio Truth-Stained Lies; by Terri Blackstock; Narrated by Gabrielle de Cuir; Zondervan Unveiled: Tamar; by Francine Rivers; Narrated by Barbara Rosenblat; Recorded Books INSPIRATIONAL/FAITH-BASED NON-FICTION Break Out!; by Joel Osteen; Narrated by Joel Osteen; Hachette Audio Called to the Fire; by Cheston M. Bush; Narrated by David Cochran Heath; eChristian Grace Happens Here; by Max Lucado; Narrated by Wayne Shepherd, Kate Rudd, and Luke Daniels; Brilliance Audio Keeping Hope Alive; by Dr. Hawa Abdi; Narrated by Robin Miles; Hachette Audio Sparkly Green Earrings; by Melanie Shankle; Narrated by Melanie Shankle; eChristian LITERARY FICTION Amy Falls Down; by Jincy Willett; Narrated by Amy McFadden; Brilliance Audio The Curiosity; by Stephen Kiernan; Narrated by Kate Udall, Erik Bergmann, Jason Culp, and George Guidall; HarperAudio The Goldfinch; by Donna Tartt; Narrated by David Pittu; Hachette Audio The Son; by Philipp Meyer; Narrated by Will Patton, Kate Mulgrew, Scott Shepherd, and Clifton Collins, Jr.; HarperAudio The Testament of Mary; by Colm Toibin; Narrated by Meryl Streep; Simon & Schuster Audio White Dog Fell from the Sky; by Eleanor Morse; Narrated by Carla Mercer-Meyer; Tantor Media MULTI–VOICED PERFORMANCE Ender’s Game Alive; by Orson Scott Card; Narrated by a full cast; Audible, Inc. The Fall of the Kings; by Ellen Kushner and Delia Sherman; Narrated by Ellen Kushner, Nick Sullivan, Neil Gaiman, Simon Jones, Katherine Kellgren, Robert Fass, Richard Ferrone, and Tim Jerome; SueMedia Productions for Neil Gaiman Presents/Audible, Inc. Snowbound; by Richard S. Wheeler; Narrated by Brian Hutchison, T. Ryder Smith, Robert Ian Mackenzie, James Colby, Cellest Ciulla, Scott Sowers, et al.; Recorded Books William Shakespeare’s Star Wars; by Ian Doescher; Narrated by Daniel Davis, Jonathan Davis, January LaVoy and Marc Thompson; Random House Audio/Books on Tape World War Z: The Complete Edition; by Max Brooks; Narrated by Max Brooks and full cast; Random House Audio/Books on Tape MYSTERY Death and the Lit Chick; by G.M. Malliet; Narrated by Davina Porter; Dreamscape Media, LLC The Enemy of My Enemy; by Richard Bard; Narrated by R.C. Bray; Richard Bard Heirs and Graces; by Rhys Bowen; Narrated by Katherine Kellgren; Audible, Inc. He’s Gone; by Deb Caletti; Narrated by Cassandra Campell; Tantor Media Rage Against the Dying; by Becky Masterman; Narrated by Judy Kaye; Macmillan Audio Unleashed; by David Rosenfelt; Narrated by Grover Gardner; Listen & Live Audio NARRATION BY THE AUTHOR or AUTHORS Grace: A Memoir; by Grace Coddington; Narrated by Grace Coddington; Random House Audio/Books on Tape I, Rhoda; by Valerie Harper; Narrated by Valerie Harper; Simon & Schuster Audio Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish; by David Rakoff; Narrated by David Rakoff; Random House Audio/Books on Tape The Ocean at the End of the Lane; by Neil Gaiman; Narrated by Neil Gaiman; HarperAudio Shirley Jones; by Shirley Jones; Narrated by Shirley Jones; Tantor Media Still Foolin’ ’Em; by Billy Crystal; Narrated by Billy Crystal; Macmillan Audio NON-FICTION Beyond Belief; by Jenna Miscavige Hill; Narrated by Sandy Rustin; HarperAudio David and Goliath; by Malcolm Gladwell; Narrated by Malcolm Gladwell; Hachette Audio The End of Nature; by Bill McKibben; Narrated by Jeff Woodman; Audible, Inc. The Telling Room; by Michael Paterniti; Narrated by L.J. Ganser; Audible, Inc. Thank You for Your Service; by David Finkel; Narrated by Arthur Bishop; Macmillan Audio ORIGINAL WORK Ender’s Game Alive; by Orson Scott Card; Narrated by a full cast; Audible, Inc. Letter from a Birmingham Jail; by Martin Luther King, Jr.; Narrated by Dion Graham; eChristian METAtropolis: Green Space; by Jay Lake, Elizabeth Bear, Karl Schroeder, Seanan McGuire, Tobias S. Buckell, Mary Robinette Kowal, Ken Scholes; Narrated by Dion Graham, Robin Miles, Mark Boyett, Scott Brick, Allyson Johnson, Sanjiv Jhaveri, Jennifer Van Dyck, Jonathan Davis; Audible, Inc. Pete Seeger: The Storm King; by Pete Seeger; Narrated by Pete Seeger; Hachette Audio Rip-Off!; by John Scalzi, Jack Campbell, Mike Resnick, Allen Steele, Lavie Tidhar, Nancy Kress, and Gardner Dozois; Narrated by Wil Wheaton, Scott Brick, Christian Rummel, Jonathan Davis, Stefan Rudnicki, and L.J. Ganser; Audible, Inc. Thirteen; by Scott Harrison and others; Narrated by Barnaby Edwards et al.; Spokenworld Audio/Ladbroke Audio Ltd PACKAGE DESIGN The Canyon; by Jack Schaefer; Narrated by Eric G. Dove; Dreamscape Media, LLC Clockwork Angels: The Watchmaker’s Edition; by Kevin J. Anderson; Narrated by Neil Peart; Brilliance Audio The Ernest Hemingway Audiobook Library; by Ernest Hemingway; Narrated by Various; Simon & Schuster Audio NPR Laughter Therapy; by National Public Radio; Narrated by Audie Cornish; HighBridge Sold; by Patricia McCormick; Narrated by Justine Eyre; Tantor Media The Time Machine; by H.G. Wells; Narrated by Sir Derek Jacobi; Random House Audio/Books on Tape PARANORMAL Ever After; by Kim Harrison; Narrated by Marguerite Gavin; HarperAudio Inferno; by Sherrilyn Kenyon; Narrated by Holter Graham; Macmillan Audio Red Moon; by Benjamin Percy; Narrated by Benjamin Percy; Hachette Audio Reviver; by Seth Patrick; Narrated by Ari Fliakos; Macmillan Audio Warbound; by Larry Correia; Narrated by Bronson Pinchot; Audible, Inc. PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT Dream More; by Dolly Parton; Narrated by Dolly Parton; Penguin Audio Fitness Confidential; by Vinnie Tortorich; Narrated by Vinnie Tortorich; Pistachio Press Get the Guy; by Matthew Hussey; Narrated by Matthew Hussey; HarperAudio Happy This Year!; by Will Bowen; Narrated by Will Bowen; Brilliance Audio The Secret to Success; by Eric Thomas; Narrated by Charles Arrington and Eric Thomas; Eric Thomas You Are a Badass; by Jen Sincero; Narrated by Jen Sincero; Tantor Media ROMANCE The Darkest Craving; by Gena Showalter; Narrated by Max Bellmore; Audible, Inc. For My Lady’s Heart; by Laura Kinsale; Narrated by Nicholas Boulton; Hedgehog, Inc. Kissing under the Mistletoe: A Sullivan Christmas; by Bella Andre; Narrated by Eva Kaminsky; Oak Press LLC The Longest Ride; by Nicholas Sparks; Narrated by Ron McLarty and January LaVoy; Hachette Audio The Wanderer; by Robyn Carr; Narrated by Therese Plummer; Recorded Books SCIENCE FICTION Captain Vorpatril’s Alliance; by Lois McMaster Bujold; Narrated by Grover Gardner; Blackstone Audio Inc. Extinction Machine; by Jonathan Maberry; Narrated by Ray Porter; Macmillan Audio MaddAddam; by Margaret Atwood; Narrated by Bernadette Dunn, Bob Walter, and Robbie Daymond; Random House Audio/Books on Tape The Martian; by Andy Weir; Narrated by R.C. Bray; Podium Publishing Protector: Foreigner Sequence 5, Book 2; by C.J. Cherryh; Narrated by Daniel Thomas May; Audible, Inc. Shaman; by Kim Stanley Robinson; Narrated by Graeme Malcolm; Hachette Audio SHORT STORIES/COLLECTIONS The Ballad of the Sad Café; by Carson McCullers; Narrated by David Ledoux, Joe Barrett, Therese Plummer, Kevin Pariseau, Suzanne Toren, Edoardo Ballerini, and Barbara Rosenblat; Audible, Inc. The Cage Keeper and Other Stories; by Andre Dubus III; Narrated by Andre Dubus III; Blackstone Audio Inc. Nine Inches; by Tom Perrotta; Narrated by William Dufris, Andi Arndt, Tom Perrotta, and Rupert Degas; Macmillan Audio Nothing Gold Can Stay; by Ron Rash; Narrated by Alexander Cendese, Robert Petkoff, Prentice Onayemi, Christian Baskous, and Phoebe Strole; HarperAudio Sherlock Holmes in America; by John L. Lellenberg et al.; Narrated by Graeme Malcolm; Audible, Inc. We Live in Water; by Jess Walter; Narrated by Edoardo Ballerini and Jess Walter; HarperAudio SOLO NARRATION — FEMALE Heartburn; by Nora Ephron; Narrated by Meryl Streep; Random House Audio/Books on Tape My Beloved World; by Sonia Sotomayor; Narrated by Rita Moreno; Random House Audio/Books on Tape NOS4A2; by Joe Hill; Narrated by Kate Mulgrew; HarperAudio The Testament of Mary; by Colm Toibin; Narrated by Meryl Streep; Simon & Schuster Audio The Twelve Clues of Christmas; by Rhys Bowen; Narrated by Katherine Kellgren; Audible, Inc. SOLO NARRATION — MALE Dimension of Miracles; by Robert Sheckley; Narrated by John Hodgman; Audible, Inc. Doctor Sleep; by Stephen King; Narrated by Will Patton; Simon & Schuster Audio Frankenstein; by Mary Shelley; Narrated by Dan Stevens; Audible, Inc. The Goldfinch; by Donna Tartt; Narrated by David Pittu; Hachette Audio In a Glass Grimmly; by Adam Gidwitz; Narrated by Johnny Heller; Recorded Books Warbound; by Larry Correia; Narrated by Bronson Pinchot; Audible, Inc. TEENS Eleanor & Park; by Rainbow Rowell; Narrated by Rebecca Lowman and Sunil Malhotra; Listening Library Far Far Away; by Tom McNeal; Narrated by W. Morgan Sheppard; Listening Library Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock; by Matthew Quick; Narrated by Noah Galvin; Hachette Audio Rose Under Fire; by Elizabeth Wein; Narrated by Sasha Pick; Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd Viva Jacquelina; by L.A. Meyer; Narrated by Katherine Kellgren; Listen & Live Audio THRILLER/SUSPENSE The Book of Obeah; by Sandra Carrington-Smith; Narrated by Dave Fennoy; Cherry Hill Publishing The Fifth Assassin; by Brad Meltzer; Narrated by Scott Brick; Hachette Audio The Hit; by David Baldacci; Narrated by Ron McLarty and Orlagh Cassidy; Hachette Audio Suspect; by Robert Crais; Narrated by MacLeod Andrews; Brilliance Audio Sycamore Row; by John Grisham; Narrated by Michael Beck; Random House Audio/Books on Tape Some books we’ve really enjoyed this year and are crossing our fingers for: The Fall of the King (We have a special place in our heart for anything voiced by Neil Gaiman) The Ocean at the End of the Lane (Again, we can’t get enough of Neil Gaiman) The Republic of Thieves Doctor Sleep Frankenstein Matilda If you haven’t had a chance to listen to these books yet, we’d suggest downloading a copy today. We look forward to seeing your wonderful faces at the Audies this year. Keep an eye out for Mackenzie and Brent if you’re able to make it. Original article: http://audiobooker.booklistonline.com/2014/02/18/looking-for-the-best-in...

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