19th Annual Audie® finalists announced in twenty-nine categories; Winners announced at the Audie Awards Gala in New York City on May 29th

Princeton Junction, NJ – The Audio Publishers Association (APA) has announced finalists for its 2014 Audie Awards® competition, the only awards program in the United States devoted entirely to honoring spoken word entertainment. Winners will be announced at the Audies Gala on May 29, 2014, at the New York Academy of Medicine in New York. “Excitement for the 2014 Audies abounds as we congratulate the many finalists on distinguishing themselves this year,” says Michele Cobb, President of the APA. “Our success and growth as an industry continues to give rise to excellence in production and we look forward to celebrating together.”

This year there will be an additional category: Erotica. At last year’s Audies Gala, the APA presented a Special Sales Achievement Award to Fifty Shades of Grey (and its publisher, Random House Audio). Janet Benson of Audio Editions, 2014 Audies Competition Chair says “The phenomenal success of that title, and the way it brought new listeners to hear the pleasures of an audiobook alerted us to the need for a new Audies category, so we’ve tested it this year with ‘Judges’ Award: Erotica.” (We have done this before with Politics, language learning, and most recently, Paranormal). The first-round judges were enthusiastic about the many quality Erotica submissions that came in, so we anticipate it will now be a regular feature of the Audie Awards.”

The Audies, sponsored by the Audio Publishers Association (APA), is the premier awards program in the United States recognizing distinction in audiobooks and spoken word entertainment. Through The Audies award competition, publishers are able to enter titles in various categories for recognition of achievement. Finalists are selected and, from that group of finalists, one winner is awarded.

Finalists in this year’s competition include the following titles:

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
[sic]: 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 Campbell; 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, Khristine Hvam, David Marantz, Nicola Barber, Dina Pearlman, Allyson Johnson, Marc Vietor, Ilyana Kadushin, 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 Dunne, 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; Neil Gaiman Presents/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

Finalists for two special awards, Distinguished Achievement in Production and Audiobook of the Year will be announced in April.

Additional information can be found online at http://www.theaudies.com.

For more information about the Audies Gala, contact
Gretchen Koss at 212-629-1990 ext.1 or gretchenkoss@tandemliterary.com.

To purchase tickets, visit http://www.audiopub.org.

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