Audie Awards

LINCOLN IN THE BARDO Wins Audiobook of the Year at the Audies

Penguin Random House Audio won the top prize – Audiobook of the Year – for George Saunders’ LINCOLN IN THE BARDO (Random House Audio) last night at the 23nd annual Audie Awards® in New York. The Audio Publishers Association (APA) annually presents the premier awards program for audiobooks in the United States, recognizing excellence in audiobooks and spoken word entertainment.

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LINCOLN IN THE BARDO, narrated by Saunders, Nick Offerman, David Sedaris, and 163 other voices, was produced by Senior Exectuive Producer Kelly Gildea, who accepted the award on stage along with Amanda D’Acierno, Senior Vice President and Publisher, Dan Zitt,Vice President of Content Production, other Penguin Random House Audio team members, and several narrators.. On Wednesday, LINCOLN IN THE BARDO received the Indies Choice Audiobook of the Award at the Celebration of Bookselling & Author Awards Luncheon at BookExpo. Penguin Random House Audio won more Audie Awards in these categories: Nonfiction: AMERICAN WOLF by Nate Blakeslee, narrated by Mark Bramhall and produced by Linda Korn   (Random House Audio) Fiction: ELEANOR OLIPHANT IS COMPLETELY FINE by Gail Honeyman, narrated by Cathleen McCarron (Penguin Audio) Mystery: THE GIRL WHO TAKES AN EYE FOR AN EYE by David Lagercrantz, narrated by Simon Vance and produced by Aaron Blank   (Random House Audio) Middle Grade: SEE YOU IN THE COSMOS by Jack Cheng, narrated by a full cast and produced by Karen Dziekonski (Listening Library) [caption id="attachment_10899" align="alignright" width="150"] (left to right) Vicki Tomao, Heather Dalton, and Rob Guzman[/caption] Big congrats to the authors, narrators, producers, marketers and the entire award-winning PRH Audio team.In addition, Penguin Random House Audio won an Excellence in Marketing Audie Award for “Transform Your Commute,” the NYC campaign that encouraged listeners to turn a sour commute sweet with audiobooks. Pictured at the Audies are several members of the marketing team who created the initiative (left to right) Vicki Tomao, Heather Dalton, and Rob Guzman. To view the complete list of Audie Awards winners, click here.

PRH Audio Earns Three More Audie Awards Noms, including for Audio Book of the Year

The Audio Publishers Association has announced  additional  2018 Audie Awards  finalists, including for its Audio Book of the Year honor, recognizing LINCOLN IN THE BARDO by George Saunders, narrated by George Saunders, Nick Offerman, David Sedaris, and 163 other voices (Random House Audio).  LINCOLN IN THE BARDO is also nominated for Excellence in Production; and Penguin Random House Audio’s “Transform Your Commute” campaign is up for the Excellence in Marketing award.  

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Finalists in 26 other Audie Awards categories were previously announced by the APA on February 7 and included 12 Penguin Random House Audio titles.  To read the Igloo article covering our 2018 Audie Awards finalists in those categories, click here. Winners in all categories will be revealed during the Audies Gala on May 31 in New York during BookExpo 2018.                

12 Penguin Random House Audio Titles are 2018 Audie Awards Finalists

 

The Audio Publishers Association has announced its 2018 Audie Awards finalists, including 12 Penguin Random House Audio titles.  This year’s honorees were revealed via a social media campaign, with each category’s finalists announced by a notable author, narrator, or media outlet. Three PRH Audio authors nominated this year participated in the announcement. George Saunders revealed the Short Stories/Collections category on his Facebook (30.21K followers), John le Carré revealed the Mystery category on his Twitter  (6.4K followers), and Libba Bray revealed the Middle Grade category on her Twitter (55.8K followers).  

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Winners in all categories will be revealed during the Audies Gala on May 31 in New York during BookExpo 2018. Our Audie Awards finalists: Fiction ELEANOR OLIPHANT IS COMPLETELY FINE by Gail Honeyman, read by Cathleen McCarro (Penguin Audio) Thriller Suspense A LEGACY OF SPIES by John le Carré, narrated by Tom Hollander (Penguin Audio) Mystery THE GIRL WHO TAKES AN EYE FOR AN EYE by David Lagercrantz, narrated by Simon Vance (Random House Audio) Multi-Voiced Performance LINCOLN IN THE BARDO by George Saunders, narrated by George Saunders, Nick Offerman, David Sedaris, and 163 others (Random House Audio) Nonfiction AMERICAN WOLF: A True Story of Survival and Obsession in the West by Nate Blakeslee, narrated by Mark Bramhall (Random House Audio) SHATTERED: Inside Hillary Clinton's Doomed Campaign by Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes, narrated by Kimberly Farr (Random House Audio) Inspirational Faith-Based Nonfiction WAKE UP TO THE JOY OF YOU: 52 Meditations and Practices for a Calmer, Happier Life, written and narrated by Agapi Stassinopoulos (Random House Audio) Science Fiction BATTLEFRONT II: Inferno Squad (Star Wars) by Christie Golden, narrated by Janina Gavankar (Random House Audio) Young Adult BEFORE THE DEVIL BREAKS YOU by Libba Bray, narrated by January LaVoy (Listening Library) YOU BRING THE DISTANT NEAR by Mitali Perkins, narrated by Sneha Mathan, Shivali Bhammer, Priya Ayyar, and others (Listening Library) Middle Grade THE EPIC FAIL OF ARTURO ZAMORA, written and narrated by Pablo Cartaya (Listening Library) SEE YOU IN THE COSMOS by Jack Cheng, read by Kivlighan de Montebello and Various (Listening Library) View the complete list of 2018 Audie Awards finalists here.

Celebrating Our 4 Audie Awards Winners

2017 audie awardsPenguin Random House won 4 Audies last night at the 22nd annual Audie Awards® in New York. The Audio Publishers Association (APA) annually presents the premier awards program for audiobooks in the United States, recognizing excellence in audiobooks and spoken word entertainment.

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Here are our winners in the following categories: LIT-FIC_HomegoingMULTIVOICE_SmallGreatThingsMulti-Voiced Performance SMALL GREAT THINGS by Jodi Picoult; read by Audra McDonald, Cassandra Campbell and Ari Fliakos; produced by Orli Moscowitz  (Random House Audio) Literary Fiction & Classics HOMEGOING by Yaa Gyasi; read by Dominic Hoffman; produced by Kelly Gildea  (Random House Audio) Science Fiction YOUNGADULT_SaltToTheSeaSCIENCEFICTION_StarWarsSTAR WARS: The Force Awakens by Alan Dean Foster; read by Marc Thompson; produced by Aaron Blank (Random House Audio) Young Adult SALT TO THE SEA by Ruta Sepetys; read by Jorjeana Marie, Will Damron, Cassandra Morris and Michael Crouch; produced by Sarah Jaffe  (Listening Library) Resounding congratulations to our authors, readers, producers, publishers, and everyone on the Penguin Random House Audio team. View the complete list of 2017 Audie Awards winners here.

18 Penguin Random House Audio Titles are 2017 Audie Awards Finalists

audie-awardsThe Audio Publishers Association has announced the finalists for its 2017 Audie Awards and 18 of them are Penguin Random House Audio titles. The honorees were revealed via a social media campaign, with each category’s finalists named by a notable author, narrator, or media outlet. Three Penguin

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Random House Audio authors nominated this year participated in the announcement. Ruta Sepetys revealed the Audio Drama category on her Twitter (9.7K followers); Amie Kaufman revealed the Mystery category on her Twitter (11.6K followers); and Colson Whitehead revealed the Autobiography & Memoir category on his Twitter (188k followers). The hashtag #Audies2017 is trending nationally. Our Penguin Random House Audie Awards finalists are presented below in the following categories: Autobiography/Memoir audiesWHEN BREATH BECOMES AIR by Paul Kalanithi, read by Sunil Malhotra and Cassandra Campbell (Random House Audio) Best Female Narrator THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD by Colson Whitehead, read by Bahni Turpin (Random House Audio) History/Biography VALIANT AMBITION by Nathaniel Philbrick, read by Scott Brick (Penguin Audio) Humor THE BASSOON KING: My Life in Art, Faith, and Idiocy by Rainn Wilson, read by the author (Penguin Audio) YOU CAN’T TOUCH MY HAIR by Phoebe Robinson, read by Phoebe Robinson, Jessica Williams and John Hodgman (Penguin Audio) Literary Fiction & Classics audies2HOMEGOING by Yaa Gyasi, read by Dominic Hoffman (Random House Audio) THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD by Colson Whitehead, read by Bahni Turpin (Random House Audio) Middle Grade THE ENCHANTED FILES: Hatched by Bruce Coville, read by Matthew Frow, Jeremy Gumbs and a full cast (Listening Library) THE INQUISITOR’S TALE by Adam Gidwitz, read by Adam Gidwitz and a full cast (Listening Library) Multi-Voiced Performance SMALL GREAT THINGS by Jodi Picoult, read by Audra McDonald, Cassandra Campbell and Ari Fliakos (Random House Audio) Narration by Author or Authors audies3IN SUCH GOOD COMPANY by Carol Burnett, read by the author (Random House Audio) Nonfiction EVICTED: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond, read by Dion Graham (Random House Audio) Paranormal STAKED by Kevin Hearne, read by Luke Daniels (Random House Audio) Science Fiction SLEEPING GIANTS by Sylvain Neuvel, read by a full cast (Random House Audio) STAR WARS: The Force Awakens by Alan Dean Foster, read by Marc Thompson (Random House Audio) Young Adult audies4GEMINA by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff, read by Carla Corvo and a full cast (Listening Library) SALT TO THE SEA by Ruta Sepetys, read by Jorjeana Marie, Will Damron, Cassandra Morris and Michael Crouch (Listening Library) Young Listeners THE TALE OF KITTY-IN-BOOTS by Beatrix Potter, read by Helen Mirren (Listening Library) Congratulations to all of our honorees and everyone involved with creating these exemplary titles. View the full list of this year’s Audie Awards nominees here. The winners will be announced at the Audies Gala at the Alliance Français in New York on June 1.