Audie Award

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An Audie Award (or Audie) is an annual award given by the American Audio Publishers Association for audiobooks and spoken-word entertainment. Since 1996, the nominees have been announced in February, and the winners announced at a gala banquet held in May, usually during the BookExpo America fair. The Audies are sometimes promoted as "the Oscars of the audiobook industry" and serve as a way to promote audiobooks. [1] [2]

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Awards are given in about thirty categories. Some of the awards relate to types of writing, including abridged and unabridged fiction and nonfiction, and such genres as romance, fantasy and mystery; other awards recognize excellence in different styles of narration and production, such as multi-voiced performance and production values. Over the years, the structure and the categories of the awards have changed. These changes are apparent in the lists of the Audie award winners in the external links below.

The 2016 award ceremony was held May 11 at the Adler Planetarium in Chicago and was hosted by Paula Poundstone. [3]

Categories

The award categories, effective 2019, are:

Overall

Narration talent

Genre

Infrequent award categories

Defunct or superseded award categories (as of 2019)

Winners

Here is a table of award winners. [4]

Overall categories

Audiobook

of the Year

(first presented 2004)

2004: inaugural

Original Work
Audio Drama
  • 2019 [5] : The Martian Invasion of Earth, based on The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells, dramatized by Nicholas Briggs. Narrated by Richard Armitage and Lucy Briggs-Owen.
  • 2018 [7] : Brother Francis: The Barefoot Saint of Assisi by Paul McCusker. Read by over 30 actors including Joseph Timms, Owen Teale, and Geoffrey Palmer.
  • 2017 [8] : In the Embers by Brian Price and Jerry Stearns. Narrated by Robin Miles, Edwin Strout, Dean Johnson, Jacquie Maddix and a full cast; music by Mike Wheaton.
  • 2016 [9] : Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book: The Mowgli Stories by Rudyard Kipling. Narrated by Bill Bailey, Richard E. Grant, Colin Salmon, Tim McInnerny, Bernard Cribbins, Celia Imrie, and Martin Shaw.
  • 2015 [10] : 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, and Darren Richardson.
  • 2014 [11] : Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens, adapted by Paul McCusker. Narrated by Joe Holgate, Henry Goodman, Bill Sykes, Geoffrey Palmer, Roy Hudd, Finty Williams, and a full cast.
  • 2013 [12] [25] : Swordspoint: A Melodrama of Manners by Ellen Kushner. Narrated by Ellen Kushner, Dion Graham, Katherine Kellgren, Robert Fass, Nick Sullivan, Simon Jones, Sam Guncler, and Anne Bobby.
  • 2012 [13] : I, Claudius by Robert Graves. Narrated by a full cast, featuring Derek Jacobi and Tom Goodman Hill.
  • 2011 [15] : Saint Joan: A Chronicle Play in Six Scenes and an Epilogue by George Bernard Shaw. Narrated by Amy Irving, Edward Herrmann, Kristoffer Tabori, and a full cast.
  • 2010 [16] : The Word of Promise Audio Bible by Nelson Bibles. Narrated by Michael York, Richard Dreyfus, Gary Sinise, et al.
  • 2009 [17] : The Odyssey by Homer. Narrated by Tim McInnerny, Amanda Redman, and a full cast.
  • 2008 [23] : Sweeney Todd and The String of Pearls by Yuri Rasovsky. Narrated by Phil Proctor, Simon Templeman, Moira Quirk, Martin Jarvis, Rosalind Ayres, Robertson Dean, and W. Morgan Sheppard.
  • 2007 [21] : The Life of Jesus: Dramatic Eyewitness Accounts from the Luke Reports by Paul McClusker. Narrated by a full cast.
  • 2006 [22] : The Sherlock Holmes Theatre by Arthur Conan Doyle, William Gillette, and Yuri Rasovsky. Narrated by Martin Jarvis, Kristoffer Tabori, and a full cast.
  • 2005 [22] : Buddha Boy by Kathe Koja. Narrated by Spencer Murphy and the Full Cast Family.
  • 2004 [22] : The Complete Arkangel Shakespeare by William Shakespeare. Narrated by a full cast.
  • 2003 [22] : The Guys by Anne Nelson. Narrated by Swoosie Kurtz and Bill Irwin.

Prior to 2003, this award category was titled: "Theatrical Performance"

Narration talent categories

Best Female

Narrator

Prior to 2016, this award category was titled: "Solo Narration-Female"

Best Male

Narrator

Prior to 2016, this award category was titled: "Solo Narration-Male"

Multi Voiced

Performance

Narration by

the Author

or Authors

Prior to 2005, this award category was titled: "Solo Narration by the Author or Authors"

Genre categories

Fiction

Prior to 2008, this award category was titled "Fiction, Unabridged"

Literary Fiction

/ Classics

2015: See separate defunct categories "Literary Fiction" and "Classics" for winners prior to 2016

Mystery

Prior to 2007, this award category was titled "Mystery, Fiction"

Thriller

/ Suspense

(first presented 2007)

  • 2019 [5] : Crimson Lake by Candice Fox. Narrated by Euan Morton.
  • 2018 [7] : The Fourth Monkey by J.D. Barker. Narrated by Edoardo Ballerini and Graham Winton.
  • 2017 [8] : Cross Justice by James Patterson. Narrated by Ruben Santiago Hudson and Jefferson Mays.
  • 2016 [9] : The Patriot Threat: Cotton Malone by Steve Berry. Narrated by Scott Brick.
  • 2015 [10] : Those Who Wish Me Dead by Michael Koryta. Narrated by Robert Petkoff.
  • 2014 [11] : The Hit by David Baldacci. Narrated by Ron McLarty and Orlagh Cassidy.
  • 2013 [12] : Red, White, and Blood: The President’s Vampire, Book 3 by Christopher Farnsworth. Narrated by Bronson Pinchot.
  • 2012 [13] : The Nightmare Thief: A Novel by Meg Gardiner. Narrated by Susan Ericksen.
  • 2011 [15] : The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest by Stieg Larsson. Narrated by Simon Vance.
  • 2010 [16] : Darling Jim: A Novel by Christian Moerk. Narrated by Stephen Hoye and Justine Eyre.
  • 2009 [17] : Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith. Narrated by Dennis Boutsikaris.
  • 2008 [30] : Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill. Narrated by Stephen Lang.
  • 2007 [21] : The Dead Yard by Adrian McKinty. Narrated by Gerard Doyle.

2007: inaugural

Science Fiction

(first presented 2003)

2003: inaugural

Fantasy

(first presented 2012)

2012: inaugural

Romance

(first presented 2005)

2005: inaugural

Nonfiction

Prior to 2008, this award category was titled "Nonfiction, Unabridged"

History

/ Biography

2014: See separate defunct categories "History" and "Biography/Memoir" for winners prior to 2015

Autobiography

/ Memoir

2014: See defunct category "Biography/Memoir" for winners prior to 2015

Business

& Personal

Development

  • 2019 [5] : How to Be Heard written and narrated by Julian Treasure.
  • 2018 [7] : Peak Performance by Brad Stullberg and Steve Magness. Narrated by Christopher Lane.
  • 2017 [8] : Humans Need Not Apply by Jerry Kaplan. Narrated by John Pruden.
  • 2016 [9] : Wake Up Happy: The Dream Big, Win Big Guide to Transforming Your Life by Michael Strahan and Veronica Chambers. Narrated by Michael Strahan.

2015: See separate defunct categories "Business/Educational" and "Personal Development" for winners prior to 2016

Faith-Based

Fiction &

Nonfiction

  • 2019 [5] : The Man on the Mountaintop: An Audible Original Drama by Susan Trott, adapted by Libby Spurrier. Narrated by Stanley Tucci, Toby Jones, Clare Corbett, Rachel Atkins, Jeff Harding, and David Thorpe.

2018: See separate defunct categories "Inspirational/Faith-Based Fiction" and "Inspirational/Faith-Based Nonfiction" for winners prior to 2019

Humor
Short Stories

/ Collection

  • 2019 [5] : Heads of the Colored People by Nafissa Thompson-Spires. Narrated by Adenrele Ojo.
  • 2018 [7] : The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic by Leigh Bardugo. Narrated by Lauren Fortgang.
  • 2017 [8] : The Brink: Stories by Austin Bunn. Narrated by Austin Bunn, Luke Daniels, Tanya Eby, Ralph Lister, Amy McFadden, Mikael Naramore, and Nick Podehl.

2016 [9] : *Award not listed on website*

  • 2015 [10] : The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher: Stories by Hilary Mantel. Narrated by Jane Carr.
  • 2014 [11] : Sherlock Holmes in America by Jon L. Lellenberg, Martin H. Greenberg, and Daniel Stashower. Narrated by Graeme Malcolm.
  • 2013 [12] : Astry by Emma Donoghue. Narrated by Khristine Hvam, James Langton, Robert Petkoff, Suzanne Toren, and Dion Graham.
  • 2012 [13] : Selected Shorts: New American Stories by Aleksandar Hemon, Jhumpa Lahirir, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, and Sherman Alexie. Narrated by Boyd Gaines, Rita Wolf, Condola Rashad, and BD Wong.
  • 2011 [15] : Stories: All-New Tales by Neil Gaiman. Narrated by Anne Bobby, Jonathan Davis, Peter Francis James, Katherine Kellgren, and Euan Morton.
  • 2010 [16] : The Black Mask Audio Magazine, Vol. 1: Classic Hard-Boiled Tales From the Original Black Mask by Hugh B. Cave, Paul Cain, Frederick Nebel, Reuben J. Shay, Dashiell Hammett, and William Cole. Narrated by a full cast.
  • 2009 [17] : Armageddon in Retrospect: And Other New and Unpublished Writings on War and Peace by Kurt Vonnegut. Narrated by Rip Torn and Michael Vonnegut.
  • 2008 [36] : 20th Century Ghosts by Joe Hill. Narrated by David Ledoux.
  • 2007 [21] : This I Believe: The Personal Philosophies of Remarkable Men and Women by Jay Allison and Dan Gediman. Narrated by Bill Gates, Martha Graham, et al.
  • 2006 [22] : Runaway: Stories by Alice Munro. Narrated by Kymberly Dakin.
  • 2005 [22] : Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim written and narrated by David Sedaris.
  • 2004 [22] : Home on the Prairie: Stories from Lake Wobegon written and narrated by Garrison Keillor.
  • 2003 [22] : Classic Women's Short Stories by Katherine Mansfield, Kate Chopin, and Virginia Woolf. Narrated by Carole Boyd, Liza Ross, and Teresa Gallagher.
  • 2002 [22] : Blood: Stories of Life and Death from the Civil War by Ulysses S. Grant, et al. Narrated by Christopher Graybill, Colleen Delany, Grover Gardner, Barrett Whitener, and Delores King Williams.

Prior to 2002, this award category was titled "Short Stories/Essays/Collections"

Young Listener

(Up to Age 8)(first presented 2001)

Prior to 2012, this award category was titled "Children's Titles For Ages Up to 8"

Prior to 2004, this award category was titled "Children's Titles For Ages 0-7"

  • 2003 [22] : The Blues of Flats Brown by Walter Dean Myers. Narrated by Charles Turner.
  • 2002 [22] : Ballet Stories by David Angus. Narrated by Jenny Agutter.
  • 2001 [22] : Ouch! by Natalie Babbitt. Narrated by Martin Jarvis.

2001: inaugural

Middle Grade

(Ages 8-11)(first presented 2001)

Prior to 2012, this award category was titled "Children's Titles For Ages 8-12"

Prior to 2007, this award category was titled "Children's Titles For Ages 8+"

2001: inaugural

Young Adult

(Ages 12-18)(first presented 2007)

From 2009 through 2011, this award category was titled "Teen"

Prior to 2009, this award category was titled "Children's Titles for Ages 12+"

2007: inaugural

Infrequent award categories

Excellence

in Design

  • 2018 [7] : In Death Limited Collector's Edition by J. D. Robb. Design by Carissa Dreese.
  • 2017 [8] : Geek Feminist Revolution by Kameron Hurley. Published by HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books. Designed by Jessica Daigle.
  • 2016 [9] : The Hunger Games Trilogy Collection by Suzanne Collins. Package/cover design by Kathlyn Miller (Recorded and published by Scholastic Audio/distributed by Brilliance Publishing, Inc.).

Prior to 2016, this award category was titled "Package Design"

Excellence

in Marketing

Excellence

in Production

  • 2018 [7] : Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle and Stephen Fry. Narrated by Stephen Fry.
  • 2017 [8] : Alien: Out of the Shadows: An Audible Original Drama by Tim Lebbon and Dirk Maggs. Narrated by Rutger Hauer, Corey Johnson, Matthew Lewis, Kathryn Drysdale, Laurel Lefkow, Andrea Deck, and Mac McDonald, published by Audible Studios.
  • 2016 [9] : Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book: The Mowgli Stories by Rudyard Kipling. Narrated by Bill Bailey, Richard E. Grant, Colin Salmon, Tim McInnerny, Bernard Cribbins, Celia Imrie, and Martin Shaw (Audible Studios).
  • 2015 [10] : The Graveyard Book: Full Cast Production by Neil Gaiman. Narrated by a full cast including Neil Gaiman, Derek Jacobi, Robert Madge, Clare Corbett, Miriam Margolyes, Andrew Scott, and Julian Rhind-Tutt (HarperAudio).
  • 2014 [11] : The Storm King: Stories, Narratives, Poems: Spoken Words Set to a World of Music by Pete Seeger, presented by Jeff Haynes. Narrated by Pete Seeger (Hachette Audio).

From 2009 through 2013, this award category was titled "Distinguished Achievement in Production"

From 2003 through 2008, this award category was titled "Achievement in Production"

Prior to 2003, this award category was titled "Achievement and Innovation in Production"

Hall of Fame
Judge's

Award

  • 2015 [10] : Science & Technology - The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies by Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee. Narrated by Jeff Cummings (Brilliance Publishing).
  • 2011 [15] : Paranormal - Beautiful Creatures: Beautiful Creatures, Book 1 by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl. Narrated by Kevin T. Collins.
  • 2009 [17] : Politics - Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution—and How It Can Renew America by Thomas L. Friedman. Narrated by Oliver Wyman.
  • 2007 [21] : Politics - Hubris: The Inside Story of Spin, Scandal, and the Selling of the Iraq War by Michael Isikoff and David Corn. Narrated by Stefan Rudnicki.
  • 2006 [22] : Spanish Language - El Codigo Da Vinci (The Da Vinci Code) by Dan Brown. Narrated by Raul Amundaray.
  • 2005 [22] : Language Learning - Instant Immersion: Hawaiian written and narrated by Kaliko Beamer-Trapp and Kiele Akana Gooch.
Spanish

Language

Special

Achievement

Award

  • 2015 [10] : Edward Herrmann , Actor & Narrator.
  • 2014 [11] : George Guidall , Actor & Narrator.
  • 2013: Bob and Debra Deyan, Deyan Audio, Production Company.
  • 2013: In Sales - Fifty Shades of Grey: Book One of the Fifty Shades Trilogy Audiobook by E. L. James. Narrated by Becca Battoe (Random House Audio).
  • 2012: Craig Black, Founder and CEO of Blackstone Audio.
  • 2009: Michael Snodgrass and Eileen Hutton, Brilliance Audio.
  • 2008 [23] :Linda Olsen and Grady Hesters, Audio Editions.
  • 2007 [21] : Don Katz, CEO and Founder of Audible.com.
  • 2005: Timothy Ditlow and Co-founder, Helen Ditlow of Listening Library.
  • 2001: Duval and Siegrid Hecht, Founders of Books on Tape;
  • 2001: Barbara Holdridge and Marianne Mantell, Founders of Caedmon
  • 2001: Jenny Frost, President of Random House Audio Publishing Group
  • 2001: Paul Rush, Founder of Earful of Books

Defunct or superseded award categories

Achievement in Abridgementdefunct2009: defunct
Audio Adaptationdefunct2012: defunct

Prior to 2009, this award category was titled "Audiobook Adapted from Another Medium"

  • 2008 [23] : The Twilight Zone Radio Dramas Collection 11 by Various Authors. Narrated by Jason Alexander, Stan Freberg, Kate Jackson, Stacy Keach, Hal Sparks, Mike Starr, Blair Underwood, and Fred Willard.
  • 2007 [21] : The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: Quintessential Phase V by Douglas Adams. Narrated by Simon Jones, Geoffrey McGivern, and a full cast.
  • 2006 [22] : Hidden Kitchens: Stories, Recipes, and More From NPR's The Kitchen Sisters by Davia Nelson and Nikki Silva. Narrated by Frances McDormand.
  • 2005 [22] : Lost and Found Sound and Beyond: Stories from NPR's All Things Considered by The Kitchen Sisters with Jay Allison. Narrated by Francis Ford Coppola.
  • 2004 [22] : The Killings Tale by W.A. Frankonis. Narrated by John Romeo, et al.
  • 2003: no winner listed on audiopub.org.
  • 2002 [22] : The Zebra-Striped Hearse: A Lew Archer Novel by Ross Macdonald. Narrated by a full cast featuring Harris Yulin and Edward Asner.
  • 2001 [22] : Lost and Found Sound, Volume One by The Kitchen Sisters with Jay Allison. Narrated by The Kitchen Sisters.
Biography

/ Memoirsuperseded

2015: Biography combined with History category & Memoir combined with Autobiography category.

2003: inaugural

Business

/ Educationalsuperseded

(awarded 2002-2015)

2016: combined with Personal Development category
  • 2015 [10] : A More Beautiful Question: The Power of Inquiry to Spark Breakthrough Ideas by Warren Berger. Narrated by Michael Quinlan.
  • 2014 [11] : Leadership Secrets of the Salvation Army by Robert Watson and Ben Brown. Narrated by Bob Souer
  • 2013 [12] : Spy the Lie: Former CIA Officers Teach You How to Detect Deception by Philip Houston, Michael Floyd, Susan Carnicero, and Don Tennant. Narrated by Fred Berman.
  • 2012 [13] : The Barefoot Executive: The Ultimate Guide for Being Your Own Boss and Achieving Financial Freedom by Carrie Wilkerson. Narrated by Carrie Wilkerson.
  • 2011 [15] : The Intelligent Entrepreneur: How Three Harvard Business School Graduates Learned the 10 Rules of Successful Entrepreneurship by Bill Murphy, Jr. Narrated by LJ Ganser and Fred Berman.
  • 2010 [16] : Rain: What a Paperboy Learned About Business written and narrated by Jeffrey J. Fox.
  • 2009 [17] : The Little Red Book of Selling: 12.5 Principles of Sales Greatness written and narrated by Jeffrey Gitomer.

From 2002 through 2008, this award category was titled "Business Information/Educational"

  • 2008 [19] [39] : Words That Work: It's Not What You Say, It's What People Hear by Dr. Frank Luntz. Narrated by Dr. Frank Luntz and L.J. Ganser.
  • 2007 [21] [42] : The Long Tail: Why the Future of Business Is Selling Less of More by Chris Anderson. Narrated by Christopher Nissley.
  • 2006 [22] : Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap...And Others Don't written and narrated by Jim Collins.
  • 2005 [22] : Death by Meeting: A Leadership Fable about Solving the Most Painful Problem in Business by Patrick Lencioni. Narrated by Jack Arthur.
  • 2004 [22] : Use What You've Got, & Other Business Lessons I Learned from My Mom by Barbara Corcoran and Bruce Littlefield. Narrated by Barbara Corcoran.
  • 2003 [22] : The Art of Profitability by Adrian Slywotzky. Narrated by Scott Mosenson and Jack Ong.
  • 2002 [22] : Rich Kid Smart Kid: Give Your Child a Financial Head Start by Robert T. Kiyosaki. Narrated by Jim Ward.
Business Information

superseded

(awarded 1997-2001)

2002: combined with Educational and Training category
  • 2001 [22] : Rich Dad Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money That the Poor and the Middle Class Do Not! by Robert T. Kiyosaki and Sharon L. Lechter, C.P.A. Narrated by Steve Hoye.
Classicssuperseded2016: combined with Literary Fiction category.

Prior to 2003, this award category was titled "Classics, Fiction"

  • 2002 [22] : A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith. Narrated by Kate Burton.
  • 2001 [22] : Short Stories of William Somerset Maugham, Volume 1 by W. Somerset Maugham. Narrated by Charlton Griffin.
Educational and Trainingsuperseded

(awarded 1996-2001)

2002: combined with Business Information category.
  • 2001: Patton on Leadership: Strategic Lessons for Corporate Warfare by Alan Axelrod. Narrated by Bruce Winant.
Eroticadefunct

(awarded 2014-2018)

2019: defunct
  • 2018 [7] : Claim & Protect by Rhenna Morgan. Narrated by John Lane.
  • 2017 [8] : Marriage Games by CD Reiss. Narrated by Sebastian York and Elena Wolfe.
  • 2016 [9] : Curing Doctor Vincent: The Good Doctor Trilogy, Book 1 by Renea Mason. Narrated by Noah Michael Levine and Erin deWard.
  • 2015 [10] : Alpha by Jasinda Wilder. Narrated by Summer Roberts and Tyler Donne.
  • 2014 [11] : Carrie’s Story: An Erotic S/M Novel by Molly Weatherfield, aka Pam Rosenthal. Narrated by Shana Savage.

2014: inaugural

Fiction, Abridgeddefunct2008: defunct
Fiction or Nonfiction, Licensed or Distributeddefunct2004: defunct

Prior to 2001, this award category was titled "Audio, Licensed or Distributed"

Historysuperseded2015: combined with Biography category.

2009: inaugural

Inspiration

& Faith-Based

Fictionsuperseded

(awarded 2003-2018)

2019: combined with Inspiration & Faith-Based Nonfiction category
  • 2018 [7] : Catching the Wind by Melanie Dobson. Narrated by Nancy Peterson.
  • 2017 [8] : Risen: The Novelization of the Major Motion Picture by Angela Hunt. Narrated by P.J. Ochlan and Alana Kerr Collins.
  • 2016 [9] : To Win Her Favor: Belle Meade, Book 2 by Tamera Alexander. Narrated by Melba Sibre.
  • 2015 [10] : The Auschwitz Escape by Joel C. Rosenberg. Narrated by Christopher Lane.
  • 2014 [11] : A Story of God and All of Us: Based on the Epic TV Miniseries “The Bible” by Roma Downey and Mark Burnett. Narrated by Keith David, Mark Burnett, and Roma Downey.
  • 2013 [12] : The Good Dream by Donna VanLiere. Narrated by Donna VanLiere.
  • 2012 [13] : Courageous: A Novel by Randy Alcorn. Narrated by Roger Mueller.
  • 2011 [15] : Fireflies in December by Jennifer Erin Valent. Narrated by Kate Forbes.
  • 2010 [16] : A Month of Summer by Lisa Wingate. Narrated by Johanna Parker.
  • 2009 [17] : Prague Counterpoint: The Zion Covenant Series, Book 2 by Bodie and Brock Thoene. Narrated by Sean Barrett.
  • 2008 [23] : River Rising by Athol Dickson. Narrated by Dion Graham.
  • 2007 [21] : The Angels of Morgan Hill written and narrated by Donna VanLiere.
  • 2006 [22] : Grace Will Lead Me Home by Katherine Valentine. Narrated by John McDonough.
  • 2005 [22] : The Last Battle: The Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis. Narrated by Patrick Stewart.
  • 2004 [22] : Treasure of Stonewycke by Michael Phillips and Judith Pella. Narrated by Davina Porter.
  • 2003 [22] : Hidden Victory: A Historical Novel of Jesus by Herbert Francis Smith. Narrated by Richard Ferrone.

2003: inaugural

Inspiration

& Faith-Based

Nonfictionsuperseded

(awarded 2001-2018)

2019: combined with Inspiration & Faith-Based Fiction category
  • 2018 [7] : Fire Road: The Napalm Girl’s Journey through the Horrors of War to Faith, Forgiveness, and Peace by Kim Phuc Phan Thi. Narrated by Emily Woo Zeller.
  • 2017 [8] : The Awakening of HK Derryberry by Jim Bradford and Andy Hardin. Narrated by Milton Bagby.
  • 2016 [9] : The Boy Born Dead: A Story of Friendship, Courage and Triumph by David Ring. Narrated by Paul Michael.
  • 2015 [10] : Before Amen: the Power of a Simple Prayer by Max Lucado. Narrated by Ben Holland and Thomas Nelson.
  • 2014 [11] : Keeping Hope Alive: One Woman: 90,000 Lives Changed by Dr. Hawa Abdi and Sarah J. Robbins. Narrated by Robin Miles.
  • 2013 [12] : Fearless: The Undaunted Courage and Ultimate Sacrifice of Navy Seal Team Six Operator Adam Brown by Eric Blehm. Narrated by Paul Michael.
  • 2012 [13] : The Story, Niv: The Bible as One Continuing Story of God and His People by Zondervan Publishing. Narrated by Michael Blain-Rozgay, Allison Moffett, and a full cast.
  • 2011 [15] : In a Heartbeat: Sharing the Power of Cheerful Giving by Leigh Anne Tuohy and Sean Tuohy with Sally Jenkins. Narrated by Leigh Anne Tuohy, Sean Tuohy, Kathleen McInerney, and Rick Adamson.
  • 2010 [16] : The Word of Promise Audio Bible. Narrated by Michael York, Richard Dreyfuss, Gary Sinise, et al.
  • 2009 [17] : The Word of Promise Next Generation: New Testament by Nelson Bibles. Narrated by Sean Astin, Codey Linley, AnnaSophia Robb, Jordin Sparks, et al.

Prior to 2009, this award category was titled "Inspirational/Spiritual"

  • 2008 [19] [30] : Inspired by...The Bible Experience: (Old Testament) by Media Group. Narrated by Angela Bassett, Cuba Gooding Jr., Samuel L. Jackson, Denzel Washington, et al.
  • 2007 [21] : Inspired By...The Bible Experience (New Testament) by Media Group. Narrated by Angela Bassett, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Samuel L. Jackson, Blair Underwood, Denzel Washington, et al.
  • 2006 [22] : Finding God in Unexpected Places by Philip Yancey. Narrated by Mel Foster.
  • 2005 [22] : The World According to Mr. Rogers by Fred Rogers. Narrated by Tyne Daly, John Lithgow, Lily Tomlin, and Andre Watts.
  • 2004 [22] : The Lakota Way written and narrated by Joseph Marshall.
  • 2003 [22] : Conversations with God for Teens written and narrated by Neale Donald Walsch with narration help by Alanis Morissette, LeVar Burton, and a full cast.
  • 2002 [22] : NIV Audio Bible New Testament by Zondervan Publishing. Narrated by a full cast.
  • 2001 [22] : It's Not About the Bike by Lance Armstrong with Sally Jenkins. Narrated by Oliver Wyman.
Literary Fictionsuperseded2016: combined with Classics category.

2005: inaugural

Multi-Voiced Narrationdefunct2002: defunct
  • 2001: Pay It Forward by Catherine Ryan Hyde. Narrated by Debra Monk, et al.
New Publisherdefunct2002: defunct
  • 2001: Americana Audio, established 1997.
Nonfiction, Abridgeddefunct2008: defunct
Paranormaldefunct

(awarded 2012-2018)

2019: defunct
  • 2018 [7] : Curse on the Land: Soulwood, Book 2 by Faith Hunter. Narrated by Khristine Hvam.
  • 2017 [8] : Ghost Gifts by Laura Spinella. Narrated by Nicol Zanzarella.
  • 2016 [9] : White Trash Zombie Gone Wild by Diana Rowland. Narrated by Allison McLemore.
  • 2015 [10] : The Girl With All the Gifts by M.R. Carey. Narrated by Finty Williams.
  • 2014 [11] : Reviver: A Novel by Seth Patrick. Narrated by Ari Fliakos
  • 2013 [12] [25] : Spellbound: Book II of the Grimnoir Chronicles by Larry Correia. Narrated by Bronson Pinchot
  • 2012 [13] : Hard Magic by Larry Correia. Narrated by Bronson Pinchot.

2012: inaugural

Personal

Developmentsuperseded

(awarded 1997-2015)

2016: combined with Business/Educational category
  • 2015 [10] : What I Know For Sure written and narrated by Oprah Winfrey.
  • 2014 [11] : You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life written and narrated by Jen Sincero.
  • 2013 [12] : The Tao of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff. Narrated by Simon Vance.
  • 2012 [13] [14] : Prime Time: Love, Health, Sex, Fitness, Friendship, Spirit and Making the Most of All of Your Life written and narrated by Jane Fonda.
  • 2011 [15] : Put on Your Crown: Life-Changing Moments on the Path to Queendom written and narrated by Queen Latifah.
  • 2010 [16] : Nutureshock: New Thinking About Children by Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman. Narrated by Po Bronson.
  • 2009 [17] : You Staying Young: The Owner’s Manual for Extending Your Warranty written and narrated by Michael Roizen and Mehmet Oz.

From 2002 through 2008, this award category was titled "Personal Development/Motivational"

  • 2008 [19] [39] : Fit to Live: The 5-Point Plan to Be Lean, Strong, and Fearless for Life written and narrated by Pamela Peeke M.D.
  • 2007 [21] : For the Love of a Dog: Understanding Emotion in You and Your Best Friend by Patricia McConnell. Narrated by Ellen Archer.
  • 2006 [22] : The Five Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts written and narrated by Gary Chapman.
  • 2005 [22] : The Happiest Toddler on the Block: The New Way to Stop the Daily Battle of Wills and Raise a Secure and Well-Behaved One-To Four-Year-Old by Harvey Karp and Paula Spencer. Narrated by Johnny Heller.
  • 2004 [22] : The Ultimate Weight Solution: The 7 Keys to Weight Loss Freedom written and narrated by Dr. Phil McGraw.
  • 2003 [22] : Anyway: The Paradoxical Commandments: Finding Personal Meaning in a Crazy World written and narrated by Kent M. Keith.
  • 2002 [22] : Self Matters: Creating Your Life from the Inside Out written and narrated by Dr. Phil McGraw.

For 2001, this award category was titled "Personal Development/Self-Help"

  • 2001 [22] : The Protein Power Lifeplan: A New Comprehensive Blueprint for Optimal Health written and narrated by Michael Eades.

Prior to 2001, this award category was titled "Personal Development"

  • 2000:
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(awarded 1998-2003)

2004: defunct

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