Friday, February 25, 2011

2011 Audie Awards Nominees

The Audio Publishers Association has announced the nominees for their 16th annual Audies awards, "devoted entirely to honoring spoken word entertainment." The winners will be announced 24 May 2010 at the Audies Gala at the TimesCenter in New York City. Following are nominees of interest to Mystery/Crime Fiction/Thriller Fans. Let me know if I've forgotten any.

Every Last One by Anna Quindlen, narrated by Hope Davis (Simon & Schuster Audio)
Fall of Giants by Ken Follett, narrated by John Lee (Penguin)
The Lonely Polygamist by Brady Udall, narrated by David Aaron Baker (Recorded Books)
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls by Jane Austen and Steve Hockensmith, narrated by Katherine Kellgren (
The Postmistress by Sarah Blake, narrated by Orlagh Cassidy (Blackstone Audio)
Winter's Bone by Daniel Woodrell, narrated by Emma Galvin (Hachette Audio)

Dead Aim by Thomas Perry, narrated by Michael Kramer (Tantor Audio)
Interface by Neal Stephenson and J. Frederick George, narrated by Oliver Wyman (
The Book of Spies by Gayle Lynds, narrated by Kate Reading (Blackstone Audio)
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larsson, narrated by Reg Keeland (Random House Audio)
Vengeance by AJ Scudiere, narrated by Kristoffer Tabori, Stephanie Zimbalist, and Don Leslie (Griffyn Ink)

Original Work:
Fashionably Undead by Meg Cabot and the Twitterverse, narrated by Sarah Drew (AudioGO/BBC Audiobooks America)
Hearts, Keys and Puppetry by Neil Gaiman and the Twitterverse, narrated by Katherine Kellgren (AudioGO/BBC Audiobooks America)
New Adventures of Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer Vol 2 by Max Allan Collins, narrated by Stacy Keach and full cast (Blackstone Audio)
The Alchemist and the Executioness by Paolo Bacigalupi and Tobias S. Buckell, narrated by Jonathan Davis and Katherine Kellgren (
William's Leap for Freedom adapted by Renee Pringle with assistance by Sue Zizza, narrated by Mirron E. Willis and a full cast (SueMedia)

Judges' Award: Paranormal:
Bayou Moon by Ilona Andrews, narrated by Renee Raudman (Tantor Audio)
Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl, narrated by Kevin T. Collins (Hachette Audio)
Skinwalker: Jane Yellowrock, Book 1 by Faith Hunter, narrated by Khristine Hvam (
So Cold the River by Michael Koryta, narrated by Robert Petkoff (Hachette Audio)
The Girl on Legare Street by Karen White, narrated by Aimee Bruneau (Listen & Live Audio)

Short Stories/Collections:
A Matter of Matter by L. Ron Hubbard, narrated by Corey Burton, R.F. Daley, Jim Meskimen, Tait Ruppert, and Josh Thompson (Galaxy Press)
A Touch of Dead by Charlaine Harris, narrated by Johanna Parker (Recorded Books)
And Thereby Hangs a Tale by Jeffrey Archer, narrated by Gerard Doyle (Macmillan Audio)
Ford County: Stories by John Grisham, narrated by John Grisham (Random House Audio)
How Did You Get This Number by Sloane Crosley, narrated by Sloane Crosley (Penguin)
Long After Midnight by Ray Bradbury, narrated by Michael Prichard (Tantor Audio)
Stories by Neil Gaiman, narrated by Anne Bobby, Jonathan Davis, Peter Francis James, Katherine Kellgren, and Euan Morton (HarperCollins Publishers)

The nominees, in all 28 categories, are available HERE 9-page pdf.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for this summing-up, Janet. It's such an interesting development in the way we experience stories...

susied said...

I listen to audios all the time in my car. Thanks for the list.

My favorite narrator to date is Kate Reading. I really enjoy listening to her tell a story.

My least favorite is John Lee. Am currently listening to him now and his enunciations are driving me crazy.

Reg / Steve said...

Thanks for the news of the Audie shortlists, Janet, but I did not narrate The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, I translated it!
Steven T. Murray aka Reg Keeland

Janet Rudolph said...

Of course.. sorry, Steven/Reg. Got this off the Audie Website.

David said...

Now I have more ideas of how to spend my credits! Thanks!