Awards & Recognition AudioFile Magazine’s Best Audiobooks for Children and Teens: 2014

AudioFile Magazine’s reviewers share their top listens of 2014! These are AudioFile’s favorite children’s and teen listens of the year that celebrate “the alchemy of writing and performance…[and] the talent and hard work that goes in to creating audiobooks.”

Here are Listening Library’s amazing audiobooks that made AudioFile‘s list! (And check out all of AudioFile’s ‘Best Of’ 2014 here).

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Best Audiobooks: Children and Family Listening
BROWN GIRL DREAMING by Jacqueline Woodson, read by the author
CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY (ROALD DAHL COLLECTION, VOLUME I) by Roald Dahl, read by Douglas Hodge & David Walliams
FRANK EINSTEIN AND THE ANTIMATTER MOTOR by Jon Scieszka, read by Jon Scieszka & Brian Biggs
THE KEY THAT SWALLOWED JOEY PIGZA by Jack Gantos, read by the author
LEROY NINKER SADDLES UP by Kate DiCamillo, read by Arthur Morey

Best Audiobooks: Young Adult

THE FAMILY ROMANOV
By Candace Fleming
Read by Kimberly Farr & Various

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“The author brings stellar research and nonfiction storytelling skills to the fate of Russia’s last imperial family, the Romanovs, including young Anastasia. Narrator Kimberly Farr adds energy and soul to their story, conveying a range of emotions…Russian-accented narrators read period newspaper articles, diaries, and correspondence, providing a fully immersive experience of a time, a place, and a tragically doomed family.”—AudioFile Earphones Award

WE WERE LIARS
By E. Lockhart
Read by Ariadne Meyers

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“Narrator Ariadne Meyers’s tone is candid…Meyers’s expression of Cadence’s pain is raw and startling, as is the Liars’ tragic response to her unlocking of secrets. The impact of Cady’s realizations will be just as shocking to listeners, who may immediately return to Meyers’s narration of this haunting story.”—AudioFile Earphones Award

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Best Voices: Children and Family Listening
BROWN GIRL DREAMING by Jacqueline Woodson, read by the author
FRANK EINSTEIN AND THE ANTIMATTER MOTOR by Jon Scieszka, read by Jon Scieszka & Brian Biggs
THE KEY THAT SWALLOWED JOEY PIGZA by Jack Gantos, read by the author
THE MISADVENTURES OF THE FAMILY FLETCHER by Dana Alison Levy, read by Dan Woren

Best Voices: Young Adult
BELZHAR by Meg Wolitzer, read by Jorjeana Marie
MIDWINTERBLOOD by Marcus Sedgwick, read by Julian Rhind-Tutt
SCOWLER by Daniel Kraus, read by Kirby Heyborne

Best Voices: History & Biography

UNBROKEN (The YA Adaptation)
By Laura Hillenbrand
Read by Edward Herrmann

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“Narrator Edward Herrmann[‘s]…voice is so compelling that the narrative flows smoothly and engagingly. The author is a magazine journalist, so the text itself is especially listener-friendly…This production will have listeners driving round and round the block, unable to turn it off.”—AudioFile Earphones Award

Click here to see AudioFile‘s Best Adult picks.

And click here to see the full list of Listening Library’s ‘Best Of’ 2014 titles from the country’s top publications (includes library order form).

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