Audie Award Finalists 2019
Awards & Recognition, Collection Development, Featured Titles Congratulations to Our 2019 Audie Award Finalists!

The Audie Award Finalists are in! Celebrate by listening to clips from our nominees in the following categories—and make sure these audiobooks are available to meet patron requests. Winners will be announced March 4, 2019.


Nominee for Audiobook of the Year

Beastie Boys Book
Author: Michael Diamond and Adam Horovitz
Read By: Various, Michael Diamond and Adam Horovitz
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A panoramic experience that tells the story of Beastie Boys, an audiobook as unique as the band itself. Formed as a New York City hardcore band in 1981, Beastie Boys struck an unlikely path to global hip hop superstardom. Here is their story, told for the first time in the words of the band.

Nominee for Autobiography/Memoir

Educated
Author: Tara Westover
Read by: Julia Whelan
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An unforgettable memoir about a young girl who, kept out of school, leaves her survivalist family and goes on to earn a PhD from Cambridge University.

“Westover has somehow managed not only to capture her unsurpassably exceptional upbringing, but to make her current situation seem not so exceptional at all, and resonant for many others.”—The New York Times Book Review

Nominees for Fantasy

Kill the Farm Boy
Author: Kevin Hearne and Delilah S. Dawson
Read by: Luke Daniels
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In an irreverent new series in the tradition of Monty Python, the bestselling authors of the Iron Druid Chronicles and Star Wars: Phasma reinvent fantasy, fairy tales, and floridly written feast scenes.

“A rollicking fantasy adventure that upends numerous genre tropes in audacious style…a laugh-out-loud-funny fusion of Monty Python–esque humor and whimsy à la Terry Pratchett’s Discworld.”—Kirkus Reviews
Spinning Silver
Author: Naomi Novik
Read by: Lisa Flanagan
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With the Nebula Award–winning Uprooted, Naomi Novik opened a brilliant new chapter in an already acclaimed career, delving into the magic of fairy tales to craft a love story that was both timeless and utterly of the now. Spinning Silver draws readers deeper into this glittering realm of fantasy, where the boundary between wonder and terror is thinner than a breath, and safety can be stolen as quickly as a kiss.

Nominee for Fiction

An Absolutely Remarkable Thing
Author: Hank Green
Read By: Kristen Sieh and Hank Green
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THE INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER. In his much-anticipated debut novel, Hank Green—co-creator of Crash Course, Vlogbrothers, and SciShow—spins a sweeping, cinematic tale about a young woman who becomes an overnight celebrity before realizing she’s part of something bigger, and stranger, than anyone could have possibly imagined.

Nominees for Humor

Everything's Trash, But It's Okay
Author: Phoebe Robinson and Ilana Glazer
Read by: Phoebe Robinson
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New York Times bestselling author and star of 2 Dope Queens Phoebe Robinson is back with a new, hilarious, and timely essay collection on gender, race, dating, and the dumpster fire that is our world.
The Greatest Love Story Ever Told
Author: Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally
Read By: Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally
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Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman reveal the full story behind their epic romance--presented in a series of intimate conversations between the couple.The year: 2000. The setting: Los Angeles. A gorgeous virtuoso of an actress agreed to star in a random play, and a basement-dwelling scenic carpenter said he would assay a supporting role in the selfsame pageant.

Nominee for Middle Grade

Louisiana's Way Home
Author: Kate DiCamillo
Read by: Cassandra Morris
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From two-time Newbery Medalist Kate DiCamillo comes a story of discovering who you are--and deciding who you want to be.When Louisiana Elefante's granny wakes her up in the middle of the night to tell her that the day of reckoning has arrived and they have to leave home immediately, Louisiana isn't overly worried.

Nominees for Multi-Voiced Performance

Hans Christian Andersen's Fairy Tales
Brought to life by Academy Award®-winning actor F. Murray Abraham and an ensemble cast of narrators, and featuring original music by Michael Bacon, this collection contains Hans Christian Andersen’s most beloved fairy tales, as well as a selection of lesser-known favorites.
There There
Tommy Orange’s “groundbreaking, extraordinary” (The New York Times) There There is the “brilliant, propulsive” (People Magazine) story of twelve unforgettable characters, urban Indians living in Oakland, California, who converge and collide on one fateful day. It’s “the year’s most galvanizing debut novel” (Entertainment Weekly).

Nominee for Romance

The Wedding Date
Author: Jasmine Guillory
Read by: Janina Edwards
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A groomsman and his last-minute guest are about to discover if a fake date can go the distance in this fun and flirty multicultural romance debut by New York Times bestselling author Jasmine Guillory.

Nominee for Short Stories/Collections

You Think It, I'll Say It
Author: Curtis Sittenfeld
Read By: Mark Deakins and Emily Rankin
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A dazzling collection from the New York Times bestselling author of Prep, American Wife, and Eligible.

“I really loved all the characters in this book. They’re so complex and interesting, and in every story, you’ll find them going through these pivotal moments in their lives.”—Reese Witherspoon (Reese’s Book Club x Hello Sunshine Book Pick)

Nominee for Best Female Narrator

Educated
Author: Tara Westover
Read by: Julia Whelan
LISTEN TO A CLIP: audio
An unforgettable memoir about a young girl who, kept out of school, leaves her survivalist family and goes on to earn a PhD from Cambridge University.

“Westover has somehow managed not only to capture her unsurpassably exceptional upbringing, but to make her current situation seem not so exceptional at all, and resonant for many others.”—The New York Times Book Review

Nominee for Thriller/Suspense

Macbeth
Author: Jo Nesbo
Read by: Euan Morton
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A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF 2018. Shakespeare’s dark and tragic play retold in a heart-pounding New York Times bestselling thriller from the author of The Snowman and The Thirst. Set in the 1970s in a run-down, rainy industrial town, Jo Nesbo’s Macbeth centers around a police force struggling to shed an incessant drug problem.

Nominee for Mystery

The Punishment She Deserves
Author: Elizabeth George
Read by: Simon Vance
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER. Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers and Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley are forced to confront the past as they try to solve a crime that threatens to tear apart the very fabric of a quiet, historic medieval town in England.

 

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