Announcing the 2015 Audie nominees

20th Annual Audie® finalists announced in thirty categories

Winners to be announced at the Audie Awards Gala in New York City on May 28th, hosted by award winning author Jack Gantos

Philadelphia, PA – The Audio Publishers Association (APA) has announced finalists for its 2015 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 28, 2015, at the New York Academy of Medicine in New York. Newbery award-winning author and audiobook narrator extraordinaire Jack Gantos will emcee the event, and says “I’m thrilled to host the Audies. Unlike when I’m in the recording studio, while on stage at the Audies Gala I can wear a watch, have my stomach growl, jiggle pocket change, trip over my own tongue, laugh at my own jokes, completely screw up my lines and not have to worry about repeating myself–again and again. It is an honor to be a part of recognizing all the incredible audio talent in the industry who do the hard work of controlling themselves in the studio every single day.”

This year there will be an additional category: JUDGES AWARD – SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY. Janet Benson, Audies Competition Chair, says “Recognizing the constantly evolving nature of modern science and technology, the Audies Competition Committee wished to honor audiobooks which celebrate Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Entries in this field are often more challenging to judge, as the content can be dense, but our finalists were lauded by the judges as titles you can both learn from AND enjoy listening to!”

Of this year’s finalists, Michele Cobb, President of the APA, says “Our nominees continue to astound and impress with the creation of high quality productions that convert new listeners to the format every day; we are pleased to have such a great list.”

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 Audie Award competition, publishers enter titles in various categories for recognition of excellence. Finalists are selected by a diverse group of experienced judges and, from that group of finalists, one winner is awarded.

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

AUDIO DRAMA
Anne Manx and the Blood Chase; by Larry Weiner; Narrated by Claudia Christian, Moira Kelly, Patricia Tallman, with full cast; RRCA

The Hound of the Baskervilles; by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle adapted by David Pichette and R. Hamilton Wright; Narrated by Geoffrey Arend, Wilson Bethel, Seamus Dever, Sarah Drew, Henri Lubatti, James Marsters, Christopher Neame, Moira Quirk, Darren Richardson; L.A. Theatre Works

Mistborn: The Final Empire; by Brandon Sanderson; Narrated by Terence Aselford, Kimberly Gilbert, David Jourdan and a full cast; Graphic Audio® A Movie in Your Mind®

The Swords of Riverside; by Ellen Kushner and Delia Sherman; Narrated by Ellen Kushner, Barbara Rosenblat, Katherine Kellgren, Dion Graham, Simon Jones, et al.; SueMedia Productions for Neil Gaiman / ACX

Under Drake’s Flag; by G.A. Henty; Narrated by Brian Blessed; Heirloom Audio Productions

AUTOBIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
Daring: My Passages; by Gail Sheehy; Narrated by Bernadette Dunne; HarperAudio

Living on Air; by Joe Cipriano and Ann Cipriano; Narrated by Joe Cipriano; Joe Cipriano Promos, Inc.

My Life in Middlemarch; by Rebecca Mead; Narrated by Kate Reading; Blackstone Audio Inc.

Not My Father’s Son; by Alan Cumming; Narrated by Alan Cumming; HarperAudio

Yes Please; by Amy Poehler; Narrated by Amy Poehler, Carol Burnett, Seth Meyers, Mike Schur, Eileen and William Poehler, Patrick Stewart, and Kathleen Turner; HarperAudio

BUSINESS/EDUCATIONAL
#GIRLBOSS; by Sophia Amoruso; Narrated by Sara Jes Austell; Penguin Random House Audio

Creativity, Inc.; by Ed Catmull and Amy Wallace; Narrated by Peter Altschuler; Penguin Random House Audio

A More Beautiful Question; by Warren Berger; Narrated by Michael Quinlan; Audible, Inc.

Playing to Win; by A.G. Lafley and Roger L. Martin; Narrated by L.J. Ganser; Audible, Inc.

Talk Like TED; by Carmine Gallo; Narrated by Carmine Gallo; Macmillan Audio

CHILDREN’S TITLES FOR AGES 8-12
The Graveyard Book; by Neil Gaiman; Narrated by Derek Jacobi, Neil Gaiman, Robert Madge, Clare Corbett, Miriam Margolyes, Andrew Scott, and Julian Rhind-Tutt; HarperAudio

The Hero’s Guide to Being an Outlaw; by Christopher Healy; Narrated by Bronson Pinchot; HarperAudio

How to Catch a Bogle; by Catherine Jinks; Narrated by Mandy Williams; Listening Library

A Snicker of Magic; by Natalie Lloyd; Narrated by Cassandra Morris; Scholastic Audio

Unstoppable Octobia May; by Sharon G. Flake; Narrated by Bahni Turpin; Scholastic Audio

CHILDREN’S TITLES FOR AGES UP TO 8
Deep in the Swamp; by Donna M. Bateman; Narrated by Tom Chapin; Live Oak Media

Follow, Follow; by Marilyn Singer; Narrated by Marilyn Singer & Joe Morton; Live Oak Media

H.O.R.S.E.; by Christopher Myers; Narrated by Christopher Myers and Dion Graham; Live Oak Media

Josephine: The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker; by Patricia Hruby Powell; Narrated by Lizan Mitchell; Recorded Books

This Is Not My Hat; by Jon Klassen; Narrated by John Keating; Weston Woods

Timeless Tales of Beatrix Potter; by Beatrix Potter; Narrated by Katherine Kellgren; Tantor Media

CLASSIC
Andersonville; by MacKinlay Kantor; Narrated by Grover Gardner; Audible, Inc.

Breakfast at Tiffany’s; by Truman Capote; Narrated by Michael C. Hall; Audible, Inc.

Darkwater: Voices from within the Veil; by W.E.B. Du Bois; Narrated by Bernard K. Addison, Dion Graham, Lisa Renee Pitts, Bahni Turpin, and Mirron Willis; Skyboat Media, Inc. and Blackstone Audio, Inc.

The New York Stories; by John O’Hara; Narrated by E.L. Doctorow, Becky Ann Baker, Dylan Baker, Bobby Cannavale, Jon Hamm, Richard Kind, Jan Maxwell, Gretchen Mol, and Dallas Roberts; Penguin Random House Audio

The Odyssey; by Homer/Robert Fitzgerald; Narrated by Dan Stevens; Macmillan Audio

EROTICA
Alpha; by Jasinda Wilder; Narrated by Summer Roberts and Tyler Donne; ACX/Seth Clarke

Beauty from Love; by Georgia Cates; Narrated by Bunny Warren and Robert Black; Audible, Inc.

Beauty from Pain; by Georgia Cates; Narrated by Bunny Warren and Robert Black; Audible, Inc.

Carter Reed; by Tijan; Narrated by Lucy Rivers; Tantor Media

One Dom to Love; by Shayla Black, Jenna Jacob and Isabella LaPearl; Narrated by Christian Fox; Tantor Media

FANTASY
Cress; by Marissa Meyer; Narrated by Rebecca Soler; Macmillan Audio

The Emperor’s Blades; by Brian Staveley; Narrated by Simon Vance; Brilliance Publishing

Hawk; by Steven Brust; Narrated by Bernard Setaro Clark; Audible, Inc.

The Queen of the Tearling; by Erika Johansen; Narrated by Katherine Kellgren; HarperAudio

Words of Radiance; by Brandon Sanderson; Narrated by Kate Reading and Michael Kramer; Macmillan Audio

FICTION
All the Light We Cannot See; by Anthony Doerr; Narrated by Zach Appelman; Simon & Schuster

Fives and Twenty Fives; by Michael Pitre; Narrated by Kevin T. Collins, Nick Sullivan, Jay Snyder, Fajer Al-Kaisi and Michael Pitre; Audible, Inc.

The Invention of Wings; by Sue Monk Kidd; Narrated by Sue Monk Kidd, Jenna Lamia and Adepero Oduye; Penguin Random House Audio

Mr. Mercedes; by Stephen King; Narrated by Will Patton; Simon & Schuster

Us; by David Nicholls; Narrated by David Haig; HarperAudio

Written in My Own Heart’s Blood; by Diana Gabaldon; Narrated by Davina Porter; Recorded Books

HISTORY/BIOGRAPHY
The Bully Pulpit; by Doris Kearns Goodwin; Narrated by Edward Herrmann; Simon & Schuster

Enduring Courage; by John F. Ross; Narrated by Edward Herrmann; Macmillan Audio

Enemy Coast Ahead – Uncensored; by Guy Gibson; Narrated by Simon Vance; Tantor Media

In the Kingdom of Ice; by Hampton Sides; Narrated by Arthur Morey; Penguin Random House Audio

Lincoln’s Gamble; by Todd Brewster; Narrated by Todd Brewster; Brilliance Publishing

A Spy Among Friends; by Ben Macintyre; Afterword by John Le Carré; Narrated by John Lee; Penguin Random House Audio

HUMOR
Ben Franklin: Unplugged; by Josh Kornbluth; Narrated by Josh Kornbluth; Audible, Inc.

The Disaster Artist; by Greg Sestero and Tom Bissell; Narrated by Greg Sestero; Tantor Media

Food: A Love Story; by Jim Gaffigan; Narrated by Jim Gaffigan; Penguin Random House Audio

God Is Disappointed in You; by Mark Russell and Shannon Wheeler; Narrated by James Urbaniak; Audible, Inc.

Yes Please; by Amy Poehler; Narrated by Amy Poehler, Carol Burnett, Seth Meyers, Mike Schur, Eileen and William Poehler, Patrick Stewart, and Kathleen Turner; HarperAudio

You Can Date Boys When You’re Forty; by Dave Barry; Narrated by Dave Barry; Penguin Random House Audio

INSPIRATIONAL/FAITH-BASED FICTION
The Auschwitz Escape; by Joel C. Rosenberg; Narrated by Christopher Lane; Brilliance Publishing

Chasing the Lion; by Nancy Kimball; Narrated by Joseph Narducci; Nancy Kimball

The Christmas Light; by Donna VanLiere; Narrated by Donna VanLiere; Macmillan Audio

The First Phone Call from Heaven; by Mitch Albom; Narrated by Mitch Albom; HarperAudio

Grounded; by Angela Correll; Narrated by Lyssa Browne; Cedar House Audio Productions

A Sensible Arrangement; by Tracie Peterson; Narrated by Barbara McCulloh; Recorded Books

INSPIRATIONAL/FAITH-BASED NON-FICTION
Before Amen; by Max Lucado; Narrated by Ben Holland; Thomas Nelson

Living a Life That Matters: From Nazi Nightmare to American Dream; by Ben Lesser; Narrated by Ben Lesser and Jonathan Silverman; Remembrance Publishing LLC

Prepared for a Purpose; by Antoinette Tuff; Narrated by Robin Miles; eChristian

The Singer and the Song; by Miriam Therese Winter; Narrated by Janis Ian; Audible, Inc.

Steel Will; by Shilo Harris; Narrated by Johnny Heller; eChristian

JUDGES’ AWARD: SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
The Copernicus Complex; by Caleb Scharf; Narrated by Caleb Scharf; Macmillan Audio

The Marshmallow Test; by Walter Mischel; Narrated by Alan Alda; Brilliance Publishing

A Primate’s Memoir; by Robert M. Sapolsky; Narrated by Mike Chamberlain; Tantor Media

The Second Machine Age; by Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee; Narrated by Jeff Cummings; Brilliance Publishing

When Google Met Wikileaks; by Julian Assange; Narrated by Tom Pile; Audible, Inc.

LITERARY FICTION
The Bone Clocks; by David Mitchell; Narrated by Jessica Ball, Leon Williams, Colin Mace, Steven Crossley, Laurel Lefkow, and Anna Bentinck; Recorded Books

Euphoria; by Lily King; Narrated by Simon Vance and Xe Sands; Blackstone Audio Inc.

Nora Webster; by Colm Tóibín; Narrated by Fiona Shaw; Simon & Schuster

The Patrick Melrose Novels; by Edward St. Aubyn; Narrated by Alex Jennings; Macmillan Audio

An Unnecessary Woman; by Rabih Alameddine; Narrated by Suzanne Toren; Audible, Inc.

Your Fathers, Where Are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever?; by Dave Eggers; Narrated by MacLeod Andrews with Marc Cashman, Mark Deakins, Michelle Gonzalez, Rebecca Lowman, John H. Mayer, Kate McGregor-Stewart, and Bruce Turk; Penguin Random House Audio

MULTI–VOICED PERFORMANCE
The Anatomy Lesson; by Nina Siegal; Narrated by Adam Alexi-Malle, Peter Altschuler, Emma Jayne Appleyard, Hannah Curtis, Gildart Jackson, Bruce Mann, Steve West; Penguin Random House Audio

The Graveyard Book; by Neil Gaiman; Narrated by Derek Jacobi, Neil Gaiman, Robert Madge, Clare Corbett, Miriam Margolyes, Andrew Scott, and Julian Rhind-Tutt; HarperAudio

Land of Love and Drowning; by Tiphanie Yanique; Narrated by Cherise Boothe,  Korey Jackson,  Rachel Leslie,  Myra Lucretia Taylor; Recorded Books

A Long Time Gone; by Karen White; Narrated by Susan Bennett, Jennifer Ikeda, and Pilar Witherspoon; Recorded Books

The Sixteenth of June; by Maya Lang; Narrated by Julia Whelan, Will Damron, and MacLeod Andrews; Brilliance Publishing

Stars: Original Stories Based on the Songs of Janis Ian; by Janis Ian (editor), Mike Resnick; Narrated by Janis Ian, Emily Rankin, Gabrielle du Cuir, John Rubinstein, Kathe Mazur, Kristoffer Tabori, Paul Boehmer, Sile Bermingham, Stefan Rudnicki and Susan Hanfield; Audible, Inc.

MYSTERY
The Dead Will Tell; by Linda Castillo; Narrated by Kathleen McInerney; Macmillan Audio

Hounded; by David Rosenfelt; Narrated by Grover Gardner; Listen & Live Audio, Inc.

Malice; by Keigo Higashino; Narrated by Jeff Woodman; Macmillan Audio

Missing You; by Harlan Coben; Narrated by January LaVoy; Brilliance Publishing

Providence Rag; by Bruce DeSilva; Narrated by Jeff Woodman; Audible, Inc.

The Silkworm; by Robert Galbraith; Narrated by Robert Glenister; Hachette Audio

NARRATION BY THE AUTHOR or AUTHORS
A Fighting Chance; written and narrated by Elizabeth Warren; Macmillan Audio

Herbie Hancock: Possibilities; written and narrated by Herbie Hancock; Penguin Random House Audio

Not My Father’s Son; written and narrated by Alan Cumming; HarperAudio

What I Know For Sure; written and narrated by Oprah Winfrey; Macmillan Audio

Yes Please; written and narrated by Amy Poehler, with Carol Burnett, Seth Meyers, Mike Schur, Eileen and William Poehler, Patrick Stewart, and Kathleen Turner; HarperAudio

NON-FICTION
Being Mortal; by Atul Gawande; Narrated by Robert Petkoff; Macmillan Audio

Deep Down Dark; by Héctor Tobar; Narrated by Henry Leyva; Macmillan Audio

Flash Boys; by Michael Lewis; Narrated by Dylan Baker; Simon & Schuster

Furious Cool; by David Henry and Joe Henry; Narrated by Dion Graham; Tantor Media

The Innovators; by Walter Isaacson; Narrated by Dennis Boutsikaris; Simon & Schuster

Unruly Places; by Alastair Bonnett; Narrated by Derek Perkins; Tantor Media

ORIGINAL WORK
The Child; by Sebastian Fitzek; Narrated by Rupert Penry-Jones, Jack Boulter, Emilia Fox, Stephen Marcus, Robert Glenister, and Andy Serkis; Audible, Inc.

Gadzooks! A Comically Quirky Audio Book; by Adele Park; Narrated by Garry Morris, Andra Harbold, Lesley Mendenhall, Abby Elvidge, Rhett Guter, Melissa Sandberg, Kent Hayes, Jack de Golia, Steve Campbell; Straight to Audio Productions

Hamlet, Prince of Denmark; by A.J. Hartley and David Hewson; Narrated by Richard Armitage; Audible, Inc.

Mandela: An Audio History; by Nelson Mandela; Narrated by Desmond Tutu, Nelson Mandela, and Joe Richman; Highbridge, a division of Recorded Books

Transparent: Behind the Scenes; Narrated by Jeffrey Tambor; Audible, Inc.

PACKAGE DESIGN
Bad Kitty Christmas Storytime Set; by Nick Bruel; Package Design by Margo Goody; Macmillan Audio

 The Hall; from The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum; Package Design by Cindy Belinfanti; Hachette Audio

Jean M. Auel’s Earth’s Children® Series – Collector’s Edition; by Jean M. Auel; Package Design by Kathlyn Miller; Brilliance Publishing

Light at the End; by Nicholas Briggs; Package Design by Alex Mallinson; Big Finish Productions

Under Drake’s Flag; by G.A. Henty; Package Design by Steve Tyrrell/Tyrrell Creative; Heirloom Audio Productions

PARANORMAL
Damoren; by Seth Skorkowsky; Narrated by R.C. Bray; Audible, Inc.

The Girl with All the Gifts; by M.R. Carey; Narrated by Finty Williams; Hachette Audio

Pleasure of a Dark Prince; by Kresley Cole; Narrated by Robert Petkoff; Simon & Schuster

A Second Chance; by Jodi Taylor; Narrated by Zara Ramm; Audible, Inc.

Suffer the Children; by Craig Dilouie; Narrated by R.C. Bray; Tantor Media

Yesterday’s Gone, Season One; by Sean Platt, David Wright; Narrated by R.C. Bray, Chris Patton, Brian Holsopple, Ray Chase, Maxwell Glick, Tamara Marston; Podium Publishing

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT
Act Like a Success, Think Like a Success; by Steve Harvey; Narrated by Mike Hodge; HarperAudio

Autism Breakthrough; by Raun K. Kaufman; Narrated by Raun K. Kaufman; Tantor Media

Becoming the Kind Father: A Son’s Journey; by Calvin Sandborn; Narrated by Michael Puttonen; Post Hypnotic Press

Learning to Speak Alzheimer’s; by Joanne Koenig Coste; Narrated by Pam Ward; Tantor Media

Strong Mothers, Strong Sons; by Meg Meeker MD; Narrated by Marguerite Gavin; Tantor Media

What I Know For Sure; by Oprah Winfrey; Narrated by Oprah Winfrey; Macmillan Audio

ROMANCE
The Bridges of Madison County; by Robert James Waller; Narrated by Kelli O’Hara and Steven Pasquale; Hachette Audio

Burn for Me; by Ilona Andrews; Narrated by Renee Raudman; HarperAudio

First Love; by James Patterson; Narrated by Lauren Fortgang; Hachette Audio

Just This Once; by Rosalind James; Narrated by Claire Bocking; ACX/Rosalind Iiams

Rumor Has It; by Jill Shalvis; Narrated by Karen White; Tantor Media

SCIENCE FICTION
The Beam: Season 1; by Sean Platt and Johnny B. Truant; Narrated by Johnny Heller, Tara Sands, Ralph Lister, Ray Chase, R.C. Bray, Jeffrey Kafer, Chris Patton, Eric Martin, Brian Holsopple, Rachel Fulginiti, Stephen Bowlby, and Emily Woo Zeller; Podium Publishing

Dark Eden; by Chris Beckett; Narrated by Matthew Frow, Jayne Entwistle, Ione Butler, Hannah Curtis, Robert Hook, Bruce Mann, Nicholas Guy Smith, and Heather Wilds; Penguin Random House Audio

The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August; by Claire North; Narrated by Peter Kenny; Hachette Audio

Lock In; by John Scalzi; Narrated by Wil Wheaton, Amber Benson, and a full cast; Audible, Inc.

The Martian; by Andy Weir; Narrated by R.C. Bray; Podium Publishing

SHORT STORIES/COLLECTIONS
The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher; by Hilary Mantel; Narrated by Jane Carr; Macmillan Audio

Dangerous Women; by George R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois; Narrated by Claudia Black, Scott Brick, Karen Dotrice, Jonathan Frakes, Iain Glen, Janis Ian, Stana Katic, Inna Korobkina, Jenna Lamia, Lee Meriwether, Emily Rankin, Maggi-Meg Reed, Fred Sanders, Allan Scott-Douglas, Sophie Turner, Harriet Walter, Jake Weber; Penguin Random House Audio

Faceoff; Edited by David Baldacci. Written by Linwood Barclay, Steve Berry, Lee Child, Lincoln Child, Michael Connelly, Jeffery Deaver, Linda Fairstein, Joseph Finder, Lisa Gardner, Heather Graham, Peter James, Raymond Khoury, Dennis Lehane, John Lescroart, Steve Martini, T. Jefferson Parker, Douglas Preston, Ian Rankin, James Rollins, M. J. Rose, John Sandford, R.L. Stine, F. Paul Wilson; Narrated by Dylan Baker, Dennis Boutsikaris, Jeremy Bobb, Daniel Gerroll, January LaVoy, with David Baldacci; Simon & Schuster

Heroes, Gods and Monsters of the Greek Myths; by Bernard Evslin; Narrated by Todd Haberkorn; Graymalkin Media

The Legend of Drizzt: The Collected Stories; by R. A. Salvatore; Narrated by Dan Harmon, Danny Pudi, Al Yankovic, Felicia Day, Greg Gurnberg, Melissa Rauch, Michael Chiklis, Sean Astin, Tom Felton, David Duchovny, Ice T, and Wil Wheaton; Audible, Inc.

The Wily O’Reilly: Irish Country Stories; by Patrick Taylor; Narrated by John Keating; Macmillan Audio

SOLO NARRATION — FEMALE
Boston Jacky; by L.A. Meyer; Narrated by Katherine Kellgren; Listen & Live Audio, Inc.

Life Drawing; by Robin Black; Narrated by Cassandra Campbell; Penguin Random House Audio

Murphy’s Law; by Rhys Bowen; Narrated by Nicola Barber; Audible, Inc.

Until the End of the World; by Sarah Lyons Fleming; Narrated by Julia Whelan; Podium Publishing

Written in My Own Heart’s Blood; by Diana Gabaldon; Narrated by Davina Porter; Recorded Books

Yellow Crocus; by Laila Ibrahim; Narrated by Bahni Turpin; Brilliance Publishing

SOLO NARRATION — MALE
Hamlet, Prince of Denmark; by A.J. Hartley and David Hewson; Narrated by Richard Armitage; Audible, Inc.

The Hero’s Guide to Being an Outlaw; by Christopher Healy; Narrated by Bronson Pinchot; HarperAudio

The Martian; by Andy Weir; Narrated by R.C. Bray; Podium Publishing

Mr. Mercedes; by Stephen King; Narrated by Will Patton; Simon & Schuster

The Other Story; by Tatiana de Rosnay; Narrated by Simon Vance; Macmillan Audio

Radiance of Tomorrow; by Ishmael Beah; Narrated by Dion Graham; Macmillan Audio

TEENS
The Accidental Highwayman; by Ben Tripp; Narrated by Steve West; Macmillan Audio

Boston Jacky; by L.A. Meyer; Narrated by Katherine Kellgren; Listen & Live Audio, Inc.

Cress; by Marissa Meyer; Narrated by Rebecca Soler; Macmillan Audio

Curtsies and Conspiracies; by Gail Carriger; Narrated by Moira Quirk; Hachette Audio

Egg & Spoon; by Gregory Maguire; Narrated by Michael Page; Brilliance Publishing

The Impossible Knife of Memory; by Laurie Halse Anderson; Narrated by Julia Whelan and Luke Daniels; Brilliance Publishing

THRILLER/SUSPENSE
The Avengers, Lost Episodes Vol 1: Hot Snow; Adapted by John Dorney; Narrated by Various; Big Finish Productions

Dead Six; by Larry Correia and Mike Kupari; Narrated by Bronson Pinchot; Audible, Inc.

In the Morning I’ll Be Gone; by Adrian McKinty; Narrated by Gerard Doyle; Blackstone Audio Inc.

The Lost Key; by Catherine Coulter and J.T. Ellison; Narrated by Renee Raudman and MacLeod Andrews; Brilliance Publishing

Those Who Wish Me Dead; by Michael Koryta; Narrated by Robert Petkoff; Hachette Audio

Wayfaring Stranger; by James Lee Burke; Narrated by Will Patton; Simon & Schuster

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