The Audiobook Publishers Association runs the Audie Awards, which are dispensed to a number of notable titles in different categories. The most important one is Audiobook of the Year because every single one of them is a solid listen for people looking to discover new authors and narrators. Each nominated title is distinguished by excellence in production as well as its ability to create new interest in the audiobook format through creative marketing.
Here are the finalists for Audiobook of the Year
- Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood written and narrated by Trevor Noah, published by Audible Studios
- Columbus Day: Expeditionary Force, Book One by Craig Alanson, narrated by R.C. Bray, published by Podium Publishing
- The Handmaid’s Tale: Special Edition by Margaret Atwood and Valerie Martin, narrated by Claire Danes, Margaret Atwood, and a full cast, published by Audible Studios
- Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders, narrated by George Saunders, Nick Offerman, David Sedaris, and 163 others, published by Random House Audio
- The Totally Unscientific Study of the Search for Human Happiness, written and narrated by Paula Poundstone, published by HighBridge Audio, a division of Recorded Books
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.