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The Audie Awards 2011


The Audie Awards 2011

The Audie Awards (The Audies®) is the only awards program in the U.S.A. devoted solely to spoken word entertainment. They are annually bestowed upon recipients for outstanding audio books. The Audies have been granted by the Audio Publisher Association, a not-for-profit trade organization since 1996.

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2011 Winners


Audiobook of the Year
LIFE: A Memoir of Keith Richards, performed by Joe Hurley, Keith Richards and Johnny Depp (Hachette Audio)

Audio Drama
SAINT JOAN: A Chronicle Play in Six Scenes and an Epilogue (Blackstone Audiobooks)

Audiobook Adapted from Another Medium

LIFE (Hachette Audio)

Business Information/Educational

Children's Titles – Ages 8-11

Children's Titles – Ages up to 8
THIS JAZZ MAN (Live Oak Media)

THE WOMAN IN WHITE (Blackstone Audiobooks)

Distinguished Achievement in Production
HERE IN HARLEM: Poems in Many Voices (Live Oak Media)

WINTER'S BONE (Hachette Audio)

EMPIRE OF LIBERTY: A History of the Early Republic (Audible, Inc.)

OLD JEWS TELLING JOKES: 5,000 Years of Funny Bits and Not-So-Kosher Laughs (HighBridge Audio)

Inspirational/Faith-Based Fiction

Inspirational/Faith-based Nonfiction
IN A HEARTBEAT (Macmillan Audio)

Judges' Award – Paranormal

Literary Fiction

Multi-Voiced Performance
JITTERS: A Quirky Little Audio Book (Straight to Audio Productions)

Mystery & Suspense
THE REVERSAL (Hachette Audio/AudioGO)

Narration by the Author or Authors
NANNY MCPHEE RETURNS (Macmillan Audio/AudioGO)


Original Work

Package Design
THE VERY BEST OF BOB AND RAY: Legends of Comedy (HighBridge Audio)

Personal Development
PUT ON YOUR CROWN (Hachette Audio)


Science Fiction

Short Stories/Collections
STORIES (Harper Audio/AudioGO)

Solo Narration – Female
GLORIOUS (Audible, Inc.)

Solo Narration – Male
ZORGAMAZOO (Penguin Audio)

THE ROCK AND THE RIVER (Brilliance Audio)

THE GIRL WHO KICKED THE HORNET'S NEST (Random House Audio/Books on Tape)

2011 Nominees


"Art" by Yasmina Reza, narrated by Bob Balaban, Brian Cox and Jeff Perry (L.A. Theatre Works)
"Saint Joan" by George Bernard Shaw, narrated by Amy Irving, Edward Herrmann, Kristoffer Tabori and a distinguished cast (Blackstone Audio)
"Sunset Limited" by Cormac McCarthy, narrated by Austin Pendleton, Ezra Knight and Tom Stechschulte (Recorded Books)
"The Importance of Being Earnest" by Oscar Wilde, narrated by Emily Bergl, Charles Busch, Neil Dickson, Jill Gascoine, James Marsters, Christopher Neame, Matthew Wolf and Sarah Zimmerman (L.A. Theatre Works)
VENGEANCE by AJ Scudiere, narrated by Kristoffer Tabori, Stephanie Zimbalist and Don Leslie (Griffyn Ink Corp)

NPR: The First 40 Years by NPR hosts and guests (HighBridge Company)
NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN by Cormac McCarthy, narrated by Sean Barrett (Naxos AudioBooks)
SELECTED SHORTS: American Classics by Amy Tan, Donald Barthelme, Eudora Welty, Edgar Allan Poe, Joyce Carol Oates, John Sayles, Alice Walker, and John Cheever, Narrated by Freda Foh Shen, David Strathairn, Stockard Channing, René Auberjonois, Christine Baranski, Jerry Stiller, Carmen de Lavallade and Malachy McCourt (Symphony Space)
SELECTED SHORTS: Even More Laughs by T. Coraghessan Boyle, Jonathan Lethem, Miranda July, Saki, Harry Mathews, Thomas Meehan, Julia Slavin, and Philip Roth, Narrated by Stephen Colbert, Robert Sean Leonard, Parker Posey, Marian Seldes, Isaiah Sheffer, Christine Baranski, Alec Baldwin and Jerry Zaks (Symphony Space)
VENETIA by Georgette Heyer, narrated by Richard Armitage (Naxos AudioBooks)

ABIGAIL ADAMS by Woody Holton, narrated by Cassandra Campbell (Tantor Audio)
LIFE by Keith Richards, narrated by Johnny Depp, with Joe Hurley, featuring Keith Richards (Hachette Audio)
SOMEWHERE INSIDE by Lisa Ling and Laura Ling, narrated by Lisa Ling and Laura Ling (HarperAudio)
THE SLAVE ACROSS THE STREET by Theresa Flores, narrated by Renee Raudman (Christianaudio)
THIS TIME TOGETHER by Carol Burnett, narrated by Carol Burnett (Random House Audio)

BUY-IN by John P. Kotter and Lorne A. Whitehead, narrated by Tim Wheeler (Brilliance Audio)
DELIVERING HAPPINESS: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose by Tony Hsieh, narrated by Tony Hsieh (Hachette Audio)
LEAD LIKE IKE by Geoff Loftus, narrated by Mort Crim (Oasis Audio)
THE 4-HOUR WORK WEEK (Expanded and Updated), by Timothy Ferriss, narrated by Ray Porter (Blackstone Audio)
THE INTELLIGENT ENTREPRENEUR by Bill Murphy, Jr., narrated by LJ Ganser and Fred Berman (Audible, Inc.)

ALCHEMY AND MEGGY SWAN by Karen Cushman, nrrated by Katherine Kellgren (Random House Audio/Listening Library)
NANNY MCPHEE RETURNS by Emma Thompson, narrated by Emma Thompson (Macmillan Audio)
ONE CRAZY SUMMER by Rita Williams-Garcia, narrated by Sisi Aisha Johnson (Recorded Books)
THE EVOLUTION OF CALPURNIA TATE by Jacqueline Kelly, narrated by Natalie Ross (Brilliance Audio)
THE MAGICIAN'S ELEPHANT by Kate DiCamillo, narrated by Juliet Stevenson (Brilliance Audio)

DESPICABLE ME: The Junior Novel by Annie Auerbach, narrated by Tim Curry (Hachette Audio)
EPOSSUMONDAS PLAYS POSSUM by Coleen Salley, narrated by Cynthia Darlow (Recorded Books)
JUDY MOODY & STINK: The Holly Joliday by Megan McDonald, narrated by Barbara Rosenblat (Brilliance Audio)
ONE BEASTLY BEAST by Garth Nix, narrated by Stig Wemyss (Bolinda)
THIS JAZZ MAN by Karen Ehrhardt, narrated by James "D Train" Williams (Live Oak Media)

A TALE OF TWO CITIES by Charles Dickens, narrated by Charlton Griffin (Audio Connoisseur)
LIGHT IN AUGUST by William Faulkner, narrated by Will Patton (Audible, Inc.)
THE BOOK OF FIVE RINGS by Miyamoto Musashi, narrated by Scott Brick (Tantor Audio)
THE WOMAN IN WHITE by Wilkie Collins, narrated by Roger Rees, Rosalyn Landor, John Lee and Judy Geeson (Blackstone Audio)
WATERSHIP DOWN by Richard Adams, Narrated by Ralph Cosham (Blackstone Audio)

EVERY LAST ONE by Anna Quindlen, narrated by Hope Davis (Simon & Schuster Audio)
FALL OF GIANTS by Ken Follett, narrated by John Lee (Penguin Audio)
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES: Dawn of the Dreadfuls by Steve Hockensmith, Narrated by Katherine Kellgren (Audible, Inc.) 
THE LONELY POLYGAMIST by Brady Udall, narrated by David Aaron Baker (Recorded Books)
THE POSTMISTRESS by Sarah Blake, narrated by Orlagh Cassidy (Blackstone Audio)
WINTER'S BONE by Daniel Woodrell, narrated by Emma Galvin (Hachette Audio)

1959: THE YEAR EVERYTHING CHANGED by Fred Kaplan, narrated by Joe Barrett (Audible, Inc.)
A PEOPLE'S HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES by Howard Zinn, narrated by Jeff Zinn (HarperAudio)
EMPIRE OF LIBERTY: A History of the Early Republic by Gordon S. Wood, narrated by Robert Fass (Audible, Inc.) 
THE HISTORY OF ROME, Volume 1  by Livy, narrated by Charlton Griffin (Audio Connoisseur)
VIKINGS OF THE ICE by George Allan England, narrated by Frank Holden (Rattling Books)

OLD JEWS TELLING JOKES by Sam Hoffman and Eric Spiegelman, narrated by Sam Hoffman, with Eric Spiegelman and an ensemble cast (HighBridge Company)
PAUL IS UNDEAD: The British Zombie Invasion by Alan Goldsher, narrated by Simon Vance (Blackstone Audio)
THE DAILY SHOW WITH JON STEWART PRESENTS EARTH (The Audiobook), by Jon Stewart and "The Daily Show," narrated by Jon Stewart, with Samantha Bee, Wyatt Cenac, Jason Jones and John Oliver, featuring Sigourney Weaver (Hachette Audio)
SH*T MY DAD SAYS by Justin Halpern, narrated by Sean Schemmel (HarperAudio)
SQUIRREL SEEKS CHIPMUNK by David Sedaris, narrated by David Sedaris, Elaine Stritch, Dylan Baker and Siân Phillips (Hachette Audio)

EDGE OF APOCALYPSE by Tim LaHaye and Craig Parshall, narrated by Stefan Rudnicki (Zondervan)
FIREFLIES IN DECEMBER by Jennifer Erin Valent, narrated by Kate Forbes (Recorded Books)
MISSING MAX by Karen Young, narrated by Laural Merlington (Oasis Audio)
THE GATHERING STORM by Bodie Thoene, Ph.D. and Brock Thoene, Ph.D., narrated by Bil Cornelius (Oasis Audio)
UNLOCKED by Karen Kingsbury, narrated by Roxanne Hernandez (Zondervan)

GOD NEVER BLINKS: 50 Lessons for Life's Little Detours by Regina Brett, narrated by Regina Brett (Hachette Audio)
IN A HEARTBEAT: Sharing the Power of Cheerful Giving by Leigh Anne Tuohy and Sean Tuohy, with Sally Jenkins, narrated by Leigh Anne Tuohy, Sean Tuohy, Kathleen McInerney and Rick Adamson (Macmillan Audio)
SHATTERED: Struck Down but Not Destroyed by Frank Pastore and Ellen Vaughn, narrated by Tim Gregory (Oasis Audio)
THE BLUEPRINT: A Plan for Overcoming Life's Obstacles by Kirk Franklin, narrated by Dion Graham (Brilliance Audio)
TOWARD A TRUE KINSHIP OF FATES: How the World's Religions Can Come Together by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, narrated by Richard Gere (Random House Audio)

BAYOU MOON by IIona Andrews, narrated by Renée 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 (Audible, Inc.)
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)

BEAUTIFUL MARIA OF MY SOUL by Oscar Hijuelos, narrated by Armando Duran (Blackstone Audio)
FREEDOM by Jonathan Franzen, narrated by David LeDoux (Macmillan Audio)
MY LIFE AS A MAN by Philip Roth, narrated by Dan John Miller (Brilliance Audio)
SNAKEWOMAN OF LITTLE EGYPT by Robert Hellenga, narrated by Coleen Marlo (Tantor Audio)
THOUSAND AUTUMNS OF JACOB DE ZOET by David Mitchell, narrated by Jonathan Aris and Paula Wilcox (Recorded Books)

GREAT CLASSIC SCIENCE FICTION by H. G. Wells, Stanley G. Weinbaum, Lester del Rey, Fritz Leiber, James H. Schmitz, Philip K. Dick, Frank Herbert and Andre Norton, Narrated by Simon Vance, Nick Sullivan, Robert Fass, Katherine Kellgren, Stephen R. Thorne, Greg Itzin, Scott Brick and Barbara Rosenblat (AudioGo, formerly BBC Audiobooks America)
JITTERS A-QUIRKY LITTLE AUDIO BOOK by Adele Park, narrated by a full cast (Straight to Audio Productions)
ROOM by Emma Donoghue, narrated by Michal Friedman, Ellen Archer, Robert Petkoff and Suzanne Toren (Hachette Audio)
"The Importance of Being Earnest" by Oscar Wilde, narrated by Emily Bergl, Charles Busch, Neil Dickson, Jill Gascoine, James Marsters, Christopher Neame, Matthew Wolf and Sarah Zimmerman (L.A. Theatre Works)
THE SHADOW EFFECT: Illuminating the Hidden Power of Your True Self, by Deepak Chopra, Debbie Ford and Marianne Williamson, narrated by Deepak Chopra, Debbie Ford and Marianne Williamson (HarperAudio)

DOG TAGS by David Rosenfelt, narrated by Grover Gardner (Listen & Live Audio)
HER ROYAL SPYNESS: A Royal Spyness Mystery by Rhys Bowen, narrated by Katherine Kellgren (Audible, Inc.)
OUR KIND OF TRAITOR by John Le Carré, narrated by Robin Sachs (Penguin Audio)
THE DEAD ROOM by Chris Mooney, narrated by Regina Reagan (Isis Publishing Ltd) THE REVERSAL by Michael Connelly, narrated by Peter Giles (Hachette Audio)
THIS BODY OF DEATH by Elizabeth George, narrated by John Lee (HarperAudio)

Thomas Cobb, CRAZY HEART (HarperAudio)
Garrison Keillor, A CHRISTMAS BLIZZARD (HighBridge Company)
Emma Thompson, NANNY MCPHEE RETURNS (Macmillan Audio)
Alice Walker, THE COLOR PURPLE (Recorded Books)
John Waters, ROLE MODELS (Tantor Audio)

GAME CHANGE: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime by John Heilemann, narrated by Dennis Boutsikaris (HarperAudio)
NO ONE WOULD LISTEN: A True Financial Thriller by Harry Markopolos, narrated by Scott Brick, Harry Markopolos, Frank Casey, Neil Chelo, David Kotz, Gaytri Kachroo and Michael Ocrant (Audible, Inc.)
OBAMA'S WARS by Bob Woodward, narrated by Boyd Gaines (Simon & Schuster Audio)
THE IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS by Rebecca Skloot, narrated by Cassandra Campbell, with Bahni Turpin (Random House Audio)
THE POISONER'S HANDBOOK: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York by Deborah Blum, narrated by Coleen Marlo (Tantor Audio)

FASHIONABLY UNDEAD by Meg Cabot and the Twitterverse, narrated by Sarah Drew (AudioGo, formerly BBC Audiobooks America)
HEARTS, KEYS AND PUPPETRY by Neil Gaiman and the Twitterverse, narrated by Katherine Kellgren (AudioGo, formerly BBC Audiobooks America)
NEW ADVENTURES OF MICKEY SPILLANE'S MIKE HAMMER, Vol. 2: THE LITTLE DEATH by Max Allan Collins, from a story by Mickey Spillane and Max Allan Collins, narrated by Stacy Keach and a full cast (Blackstone Audio)
THE ALCHEMIST AND THE EXECUTIONESS by Paolo Bacigalupi and Tobias S. Buckell, narrated by Jonathan Davis and Katherine Kellgren (Audible, Inc.)
WILLIAM'S LEAP FOR FREEDOM, adapted by Renee Pringle, with assistance by Sue Zizza, narrated by Dion Graham, Mirron E. Willis and a full cast (SueMedia)

MALCOLM GLADWELL: The Box Set by Malcolm Gladwell, narrated by Malcolm Gladwell (Hachette Audio)
MARTIN LUTHER KING, JUNIOR: The Essential Box Set by Dr. Martin Luther King, edited by Clayborne Carson, Kris Shepard, and Peter Holloran, narrated by Keith David, Jay Gregory and Martin Luther King (Hachette Audio)
PETER & MAX by Bill Willingham, narrated by Wil Wheaton (Brilliance Audio)
SHAKESPEARE: THE ESSENTIAL TRAGEDIES, Volume 1 by William Shakespeare, narrated by a full cast (AudioGo, formerly BBC Audiobooks America)
THE VERY BEST OF BOB AND RAY: Legends of Comedy by Bob Elliott and Ray Goulding, narrated by Bob Elliott and Ray Goulding (HighBridge Company)

GOOD DISCIPLINE, GREAT TEENS by Dr. Ray Guarendi, narrated by Dr. Ray Guarendi (St. Anthony Messenger Press)
PUT ON YOUR CROWN: Life-Changing Moments on the Path to Queendom by Queen Latifah, narrated by Queen Latifah (Hachette Audio)
SPIRITUAL PARTNERSHIP by Gary Zukav, narrated by Gary Zukav (HarperAudio)
THE MUSIC LESSON: A Spiritual Search for Growth Through Music by Victor L. Wooten, narrated by Victor L. Wooten (Tantor Audio)
THIS IS WATER: The Original David Foster Wallace Recording by David Foster Wallace, narrated by David Foster Wallace (Hachette Audio)
ZIG ZIGLAR'S LEADERSHIP & SUCCESS SERIES by Zig Ziglar, narrated by Zig Ziglar (Blackstone Audio)

A KISS AT MIDNIGHT by Eloisa James, narrated by Susan Duerden (HarperAudio)
BY KING'S COMMAND by Linda Lea Castle, narrated by a full cast (Siren Audio Studios)
FANTASY IN DEATH by J.D. Robb, narrated by Susan Ericksen (Brilliance Audio)
THE SECRET DIARIES OF CHARLOTTE BRONTE by Syrie James, narrated by Bianca Amato (Recorded Books)
THE ELUSIVE BRIDE by Stephanie Laurens, narrated by Simon Prebble (HarperAudio)

BLACK MAGIC SANCTION by Kim Harrison, narrated by Marguerite Gavin (Blackstone Audio)
FEED by Mira Grant, narrated by Paula Christensen and Jesse Bernstein, Hachette Audio
HALO: Evolutions by Various Authors, including Tobias S. Bucknell, B.K. Evenson and Jonathan Goff, narrated by Steve Downes, Holter Graham, Frank O'Connor and Jen Taylor (Macmillan Audio)
THE DAY OF THE TRIFFIDS by John Wyndham, narrated by Graeme Malcolm (Audible, Inc.)
THE STAINLESS STEEL RAT by Harry Harrison, narrated by Phil Gigante, Brilliance Audio
WWW: WATCH by Robert J. Sawyer, narrated by Jessica Almasy, Marc Vietor, Oliver Wyman, Jennifer Van Dyck and Robert J. Sawyer (Audible, Inc.)

AND THEREBY HANGS A TALE by Jeffrey Archer, narrated by Gerard Doyle (Macmillan Audio)
A MATTER OF MATTER by L. Ron Hubbard, narrated by Corey Burton, R.F. Daley, Jim Meskimen, Tait Ruppert and Josh Thompson (Galaxy Audio)
A TOUCH OF DEAD by Charlaine Harris, narrated by Johanna Parker (Recorded Books)
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 Audio)
LONG AFTER MIDNIGHT by Ray Bradbury, narrated by Michael Prichard (Tantor Audio)
STORIES by Neil Gaiman and Al Sarrantino, narrated by Anne Bobby, Jonathan Davis, Peter Francis James, Katherine Kellgren and Euan Morton (HarperAudio)

Laura Bush, narrator of SPOKEN FROM THE HEART by Laura Bush (Simon & Schuster Audio)
Katherine Kellgren, narrator of RAPTURE OF THE DEEP by L.A. Meyer (Listen & Live Audio)
Katherine Kellgren, narrator of THE INVISIBLE ORDER: Rise of the Darklings by Paul Crilley (Audible, Inc.)
Juliet Stevenson, narrator of THE GOLDEN NOTEBOOK by Doris Lessing (Naxos AudioBooks)
Juliet Stevenson, narrator of THE MAGICIAN'S ELEPHANT by Kate DiCamillo (Brilliance Audio)
Alfre Woodard, narrator of GLORIOUS by Bernice McFadden (Audible, Inc.)

Alan Cumming, narrator of ZORGAMAZOO by Robert Paul Weston (Penguin Audio)
Jim Dale, narrator of THE BOY WITH THE CUCKOO-CLOCK HEART by Mathias Malzieu (Blackstone Audio)
Charlton Griffin, narrator of THE COMPLETE STORIES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES, Volume 2 by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Audio Connoisseur)
George Guidall, narrator of EVERY MAN DIES ALONE by Hans Fallada (Recorded Books)
Edward Herrmann, narrator of INNOCENT by Scott Turow (Hachette Audio)

HERE IN HARLEM by Walter Dean Myers, narrated by a full cast (Live Oak Media)
RAPTURE OF THE DEEP by L.A. Meyer, narrated by Katherine Kellgren (Listen & Live Audio)
THE ROCK AND THE RIVER by Kekla Magoon, narrated by Dion Graham (Brilliance Audio)
WILL GRAYSON, WILL GRAYSON by John Green and David Levithan, narrated by MacLeod Andrews and Nick Podehl (Brilliance Audio)
ZORA AND ME by Victoria Bond and T.R. Simon, narrated by Channie Waites (Brilliance Audio)

DEAD AIM by Thomas Perry, narrated by Michael Kramer (Tantor Audio)
INTERFACE by Neal Stephenson and J. Frederick George, narrated by Oliver Wyman (Audible, Inc.)
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 Simon Vance (Random House Audio)
VENGEANCE by AJ Scudiere, narrated by Kristoffer Tabori, Stephanie Zimbalist and Don Leslie (Griffyn Ink Corp)