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Audies Award Finalists and Winners


The Audie Awards recognize distinction in audiobooks and spoken word entertainment and are sponsored by the Audio Publishers Association (APA). 2019 is the 24th year of annual Audie Awards. Finalists are announced in 24 categories. 

See the Press Release (pdf) of the 2019 Winners—released February 4, here. Winners were announced at the Audies Gala, March 4.

Explore the 2019 Audie Award Winners and Finalists with sound clips and reviews in all categories below.  Browse prior years' awards: 2018 Audies, 2017 Audies, 2016 Audies, 2015 Audies, 2014 Audies.

Middle Grade

SUNNY

WINNER
SUNNY

Jason Reynolds, Read by Guy Lockard

Sunny is the third winning character in Jason Reynolds's Track series. Sunny has always seemed to... Read More

Multi-Voiced Performance

DREAMLAND BURNING

WINNER
DREAMLAND BURNING

Jennifer Latham, Read by Luke Slattery, Pyeng Threadgill

Dual narrators deliver a story of racism and violence, which alternates between the 1920s Jim Crow... Read More

Mystery

THE PUNISHMENT SHE DESERVES

WINNER
THE PUNISHMENT SHE DESERVES

Elizabeth George, Read by Simon Vance

Let's face it, Simon Vance is a rock star. His performance of this complex and multifaceted murder... Read More

Narration by the Author or Authors

THE SECRET OF NIGHTINGALE WOOD

WINNER
THE SECRET OF NIGHTINGALE WOOD

Lucy Strange, Read by Lucy Strange

Author Lucy Strange narrates her debut novel with the sensitivity that comes from having written it.... Read More

Non-Fiction

THE PERFECTIONISTS

WINNER
THE PERFECTIONISTS

Simon Winchester, Read by Simon Winchester

Ever-improving precision in engineering has been the key to industrial growth from the start of the... Read More

Original Work

SPIN

WINNER
SPIN

Neil Fishman, Harvey Edelman, David B. Coe [Adapt.], Read by Jim Dale, Barrett Leddy, Lisa Livesay, Nicola Barber, Khristine Hvam, Nick Sullivan, John Brady, Johnny Heller

With jokes that kids will laugh at and adults will knowingly smile at, this audio production has... Read More

Romance

HIS VIKING BRIDE

WINNER
HIS VIKING BRIDE

Olivia Norem, Read by Greg Patmore

Listeners will vividly imagine icy seas and the raucous laughter of a Viking hall, thanks to Greg... Read More

Science Fiction

THE HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY

WINNER
THE HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY

Eoin Colfer, Douglas Adams, Read by John Lloyd, Jane Horrocks, Sandra Dickinson, Susan Sheridan, Jim Broadbent, Mark Wing-Davey, Geoffrey McGivern, Simon Jones and a Full Cast

This entertainingly absurd audiobook is the latest in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series... Read More

Short Stories/Collections

HEADS OF THE COLORED PEOPLE

WINNER
HEADS OF THE COLORED PEOPLE

Nafissa Thompson-Spires, Read by Adenrele Ojo

Narrator Adenrele Ojo has the vocal dexterity to keep up with the many stories in this collection.... Read More

Thriller/Suspense

CRIMSON LAKE

WINNER
CRIMSON LAKE

Candice Fox, Read by Euan Morton

Fleeing allegations of having committed a horrible crime, former police detective Ted Conkaffey... Read More

Young Adult

SADIE

WINNER
SADIE

Courtney Summers, Read by Rebecca Soler, Dan Bittner, Gabra Zackman, and a Full Cast

Courtney Summers’s powerful story of love, neglect, abuse, and revenge is narrated with irresistible... Read More

Young Listeners

BEFORE SHE WAS HARRIET

WINNER
BEFORE SHE WAS HARRIET

Lesa Cline-Ransome, Read by SiSi Aisha Johnson, January LaVoy, Lisa Renee Pitts, Bahni Turpin

Listeners travel back through time to explore the life of Harriet Tubman, guided by four... Read More

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