Five varied titles will compete for Audiobook of the Year, the Audio Publishers Association announced today.
The finalists for the “Audie” Awards are: “What I Know For Sure,” in which narrator Oprah Winfrey shares life lessons; “Yes Please,” a memoir read by comedian and actress Amy Poehler; Doris Kearns Goodwin’s “The Bully Pulpit,” read by Edward Herrmann, about the rivalry of presidents Teddy Roosevelt and William Howard Taft; Neil Gaiman’s “The Graveyard Book,” a YA fantasy novel performed by Derek Jacobi and a full cast; and “Mandela: An Audio History,” compiling archival recordings and narration by Desmond Tutu.
Four other titles were nominated for Distinguished Achievement in Production: “The Child” by Sebastian Fitzek; “The Graveyard Book” by Neil Gaiman; “Report from Nuremberg: The International War Crimes Trial” by Harold Burson; and “Revolution” by Deborah Wiles.
In a statement, APA President Linda Lee, said, “Titles like these offer an elevated listening experience that truly drives the growth in our industry. We are proud to recognize and honor them for their artistry and role in exciting listeners in a way that will have them clamoring for more.”
The Audie Awards will be presented at a ceremony in New York City on May 28.