The nominations for The Audie Awards (The Oscars for the audiobook world) are in!
The Audie Awards recognizes distinction in audiobooks and spoken word entertainment sponsored by the Audio Publishers Association (APA). 2015 is the 20th year of annual Audie Awards. 30 categories are celebrated. This year an additional category: JUDGES AWARD – SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY salutes the constantly evolving nature of modern science and technology. (source)
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I am once again judging the Teen category. This is my third year judging this category, though my choice matched up with the winner only once (The Fault in Our Stars.)
Here are the 2015 Teen Nominees:
- The Accidental Highwayman by Ben Tripp; Narrated by Steve West from Macmillan Audio
- Boston Jacky by L.A. Meyer; Narrated by Katherine Kellgren from Listen & Live Audio, Inc.
- Cress by Marissa Meyer; Narrated by Rebecca Soler from Macmillan Audio
- Curtsies and Conspiracies by Gail Carriger; Narrated by Moira Quirk from Hachette Audio
- Egg & Spoon by Gregory Maguire; Narrated by Michael Page from Brilliance Publishing
- The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson; Narrated by Julia Whelan and Luke Daniels from Brilliance Publishing
I have only listened to The Impossible Knife of Memory so far and that is a really powerful audiobook- glad to see it made the cut here. I have a copy of Cress on hand and I’m obtaining the rest of the nominees through the library. I’m excited to start listening!
Based on history, Katherine Kellgren is the odds-on favorite! She has won in this category 4 times in the last seven years. (I think the Audie judges are hooked on the Bloody Jack series- there’s one more book in the series so that will change the category going forward!)
Have you listened to any of the nominees? What would you pick as the best Teen audiobook of the year?
Winners will be announced at the Audies Gala on May 28, 2015, at the New York Academy of Medicine in New York. Click here to see the full list of nominees. Want to know more about the Audies judging process? Read this round-one judge’s experience.