ANGELS, BECOMING, TESTAMENTS, CHARLOTTE’S WEB PRH Audiobook of the Year Nominees

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Fresh from the thrilling Best Spoken Word Album Grammy win for BECOMING, Penguin Random House Audio has earned four of the six nominations for “Audiobook of the Year Audie.” The coveted annual peer awards are sponsored by the Audio Publishers Association trade group. In all, Penguin Random House Audio publishes 19 of the Audie finalists across multiple categories. Winners will be announced at the Audies Gala on March 2 in Manhattan.

Our Audie Awards Finalists:

Audiobook of the Year

  • ANGELS IN AMERICA by Tony Kushner, read by Andrew Garfield, Nathan Lane, Susan Brown, Denise Gough and a full cast (Random House Audio)
  • BECOMING by Michelle Obama, read by the author (Random House Audio)
  • THE TESTAMENTS by Margaret Atwood, read by Ann Dowd, Bryce Dallas Howard, Mae Whitman, Derek Jacobi, Tantoo Cardinal, and Margaret Atwood (Random House Audio)
  • CHARLOTTE’S WEB by E. B. White, read by Meryl Streep and a full cast (Listening Library)

Audio Drama

  • ANGELS IN AMERICA by Tony Kushner, read by Andrew Garfield, Nathan Lane, Susan Brown, Denise Gough and a full cast (Random House Audio)

Autobiography/Memoir

  • BECOMING by Michelle Obama, read by the author (Random House Audio)
  • TOO MUCH IS NOT ENOUGH by Andrew Rannells, read by the author (Random House Audio)

Best Male Narrator

  • THE NICKEL BOYS by Colson Whitehead, narrated by JD Jackson (Random House Audio)

Fantasy

Fiction

  • CITY OF GIRLS by Elizabeth Gilbert, narrated by Blair Brown (Penguin Audio)

History/Biography

Humor

Literary Fiction & Classics

  • RED AT THE BONE by Jacqueline Woodson, read by Jacqueline Woodson, Quincy Tyler Bernstine, Peter Francis James, Shayna Small and Bahni Turpin (Penguin Audio)
  • THE WATER DANCER by Ta-Nehisi Coates, read by Joe Morton (Random House Audio/Books on Tape)

Middle Grade

  • CHARLOTTE’S WEB by E. B. White, read by Meryl Streep and a full cast (Listening Library)
  • ROLLER GIRL by Victoria Jamieson, read by Almarie Guerra and a full cast (Listening Library)

Multi-Voiced Performance

  • DAISY JONES AND THE SIX by Taylor Jenkins Reid, read by Jennifer Beals, Benjamin Bratt, Judy Greer and Pablo Schreiber (Random House Audio)
  • DOOKU: Jedi Lost (Star Wars)by Cavan Scott, narrated by Orlagh Cassidy, Euan Morton, Marc Thompson, and a full cast (Random House Audio)

Narration by the Author or Authors

  • BECOMING by Michelle Obama, read by the author (Random House Audio)

Young Adult

  • LOVELY WAR by Julie Berry, read by Jayne Entwistle, Allan Corduner, Julie Berry, Dion Graham, Fiona Hardingham, John Lee, Nathaniel Parker and Steve West (Listening Library)

Young Listeners

  • RUMPLE BUTTERCUP by Matthew Gray Gubler, read by the author (Listening Library)

Congratulations to our nominated audiobook authors, narrators, producers and publishers.

To view the complete list of 2020 Audie Awards finalists, click here.


Posted: February 4, 2020