Every year, the Audio Publisher’s Association celebrates the best in audiobook entertainment with The Audies. The 2013 finalists list is out, and the winners will be honored at the Audie Awards Gala on May 30th.
Several bloggers are taking part in the voting process informally by listening to all the nominees in a chosen category. (It would be pretty darn impossible for one person to listen to all 28 categories)
The Armchair Audies is in its second year and hosted by Jennifer at Literate Housewife and Bob at The Guilded Earlobe. Bloggers make their predictions and see if their vote agrees with the final tally.
This year I’ll be listening to the five Teen category nominees:
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green, read by Kate Rudd, published by Brilliance Audio – Not surprised to see this on the list! I’ve read the book but haven’t had the pleasure of listening to the audio yet.
Enchanted by Alethea Kontis, read by Katherine Kellgren, published by Brilliance Audio – I’ve had my eye on this one so I’m happy to see it nominated. It’s a fairy tale mash-up that looks like lots of fun.
Dodger by Terry Pratchett, read by Stephen Briggs, published by Harper Audio – Dodger is set in Victorian London, and features many historical figures in the story. I’ve seen this one pop up on year-end lists and I’m curious to check it out.
The Diviners by Libba Bray, read by January LaVoy, published by Listening Library – So glad to see this historical paranormal title on the list. I’ve wanted to read it since its release.
Inheritance by Christopher Paolini, read by Gerard Doyle, published by Listening Library – Inheritance is the most out of my comfort zone as it is book 4 in The Inheritance Cycle, a series I haven’t started. And this audiobook is 31 hours long (!) so I’ll doubt I’ll be able to fit in the other 3 books of the series beforehand. I’m going to read up on the series to see what it’s all about before I start listening.
Did any of your YA favorites of 2012 make the list? Even though I listen to a lot of YA audiobooks I haven’t listened to any of these titles, but it looks like a great line-up. Look for my reviews over the next 3 months, and for my prediction in May.
The Audie Awards will be held at the New York Historical Society on May 30th, and emceed by Daniel Handler.