And the Audie goes to…

Awards season is starting to heat up in the literary world. These literary awards make my job easier, as I try to order copies of short-listed and winning titles.  Helps me spend our budget amounts wisely, helps get good books into our library’s collection, and (hopefully) helps make our patrons happy. Some of the awards I monitor include:

Coming up this weekend are the Audie Awards. These awards are given to recognize distinction in audiobooks and spoken word entertainment, and is sponsored by the Audio Publishers Association. Some of the awards relate to types of writing, including abridged and unabridged fiction and non-fiction, and such genres as romance and mystery; other awards recognize excellence in different styles of narration and production, such as multi-voiced performance and production values. This year’s finalists are an impressive bunch, and I can’t seem to make up my mind on potential winners.

So in honour of the Audies and audiobooks in general, and because I am once again late with my blog posting, I’d like to present WPL’s top 20 most popular audiobooks for the past month, and determined by you, the reader listener!

litigators20 – The litigators, by John Grisham, read by Dennis Boutsikaris
19 – The black box, by Michael Connelly, read by Michael McConnohie
18 – The lost years, by Mary Higgins Clark, read by Jan Maxwell
17 – The power of now: a guide to spiritual enlightenment, by Eckhart Tolle, read by the author
16 – Private games, by James Patterson and Mark Sullivan, read by Paul Panting
15 – The bughouse affair, by Marcia Muller and Bill Pronzini, read by Nick Sullivan and Meredith Mitchell
14 – The hit, by David Baldacci, read by Ron McLarty and Orlagh Cassidy
13 – The sins of the father, by Jeffrey Archer, read by Alex Jennings and Emilia Fox
Bughouse Affair12 – Don’t go, by Lisa Scottoline, read by Jeremy Davidson
11 – Two graves, by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child, read by René Auberjonois
10 – The innocent, by David Baldacci, read by Ron McLarty and Orlagh Cassidy
9 – Whiskey Beach, by Nora Roberts, read by Peter Berkrot
8 – Guilt, by Jonathan Kellerman, read by John Rubinstein
7 – Gone girl, by Gillian Flynn, read by Julia Whelan and Kirby Heyborne
6 – A week in winter, by Maeve Binchy, read by Rosalyn Landor
5 – The casual vacancy, by J.K. Rowling, read by Tom Hollander
4 – The storyteller, by Jody Picoult, read by various narrators
dontgo3 – Alex Cross, run, by James Patterson, ready by Michael Boatman and Steven Boyer
2 – The forgotten, by David Baldacci, ready by Ron McLarty and Orlach Cassidy
1 – Six years, by Harlan Coben, read by Scott Brick

— Barbara

One response to “And the Audie goes to…

  1. Great post! I thoroughly enjoy audiobooks, but didn’t know that there were awards for them too!

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