2016 Audie Winners Press Release

Last night Team Armchair Audies watched the 2016 Audie Awards via live stream. It was a lot of fun. Paula Poundstone, this year’s MC, was hilarious and it was a pleasure to watch this year’s Audiobook Blogger of the Year, Candace from Beth Fish Reads, on stage.

In case you missed the show and all of the tweeting or for a recap of all of the Audie winners, check out the APA’s 2016 Audie Winners Press Release.

It was a great Armchair Audies season. We’re already looking forward to next year.

The Official 2016 Armchair Audies Ballot

Ballot

After four months of listening, the Armchair Audies Team has made predictions in 14 of the 25 Audie Award categories. The Armchair Audies Team will be using our ballot to follow along and invite you to follow along with us. Here is the Official 2016 Armchair Audies Ballot!

The Audies will be awarded on Wednesday, May 11th beginning at 7:30 EST. If you’re on Twitter, you can follow the #ArmchairAudies and #Audies2016 hashtags to find out the winners. This year you can again watch the ceremony because it will be streamed online.

Good luck to all of the nominated titles, narrators, and publishers! We’ll be back to report on how the APA winners match up to the Armchair Audies predictions.

2016 Young Listeners Finalists and Reviews

The following audiobooks were nominated in the 2016 Young Listeners Category. Reviews will be posted as they come in.

This category is being judged by Brooke from Brooke Blogs and Miss Pippi Reads. Would you like to join the crowd? Send an email to armchairaudies@gmail.com.

Here are the nominees:

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  • Appleblossom the Possum by Holly Goldberg Sloan, read by Dustin Hoffman

“In addition to an Academy Award winning actor, Listening Library added sound effects and music throughout the story. It’s is original music by Ry Cooder. Excellent addition to the story. The music brought a country, outdoor tone while the sounds effects gave it some umph and whimsy. I can hear that a lot of work went into this audiobook.”

Miss Pippi Reads’ full review

  • Brother Hugo and the Bear by Katy Beebe, read by Gildart Jackson

“Gildart Jackson narrates this humorous medieval tale. His rendition is regal and humorous and dynamic. (How could you not be dynamic when a bear is chasing you?) The music underneath was instrumental with a classical and medieval feel. The sound effects were well placed throughout the story.”

Miss Pippi Reads’ full review

  • Dory Fantasmagory by Abby Hanlon, read by Suzy Jackson
  • Eloise Audio Collection by Kay Thompson, read by Bernadette Peters
  • The Little Shop of Monsters by R.L. Stine, Marc Brown, read by Jack Black
  • Niño Wrestles the World by Yuyi Morales, read by Adriana Sananes

“Adriana Sananes narrates Niño’s tale. She wrestles with a mix of English words, Spanish words, and onomatopoeia words. It could be quite a tongue twister, but Sananes shares the story very well.”

Miss Pippi Reads’ full review

2016 Young Adult Finalists and Reviews

The following audiobooks were nominated in the 2016 Young Adut Category. Reviews will be posted as they come in.

This category will be judged by Susie from MissSusie’s Reading and Observations and Melanie at Overreader. Would you like to join them? Send an email to armchairaudies@gmail.com.

Here are the nominees:

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  • All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven, read by Kirby Heyborne and Ariadne Meyers
  • Liar of Dreams by Libba Bray, read by January LaVoy
  • The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman , read by Julian Rhind-Tutt, Lara Pulver, Niamh Walsh, Adjoa Andoh, Peter Forbes, John Sessions, Michael Maloney, Sean Baker, Jane Collingwood, Clare Corbett, Allan Corduner, Katherine Kingsley, and Daniel Weyman
  • Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand, read by Edward Herrmann
  • The Winter Horses by Philip Kerr, read by James Langton
  • by Ilyasah Shabazz and Kekla Magoon, read by Dion Graham

2016 Thriller/Suspense Finalists and Reviews

The following audiobooks were nominated in the 2016 Thriller/Suspense Category. Reviews will be posted as they come in.

This category is currently waiting an Armchair Audies judge. Would you like to join the crowd? Send an email to armchairaudies@gmail.com.

Here are the nominees:

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  • Blue Labyrinth by Lincoln Child and Douglas Preston, read by Rene Auberjonois
  • The Patriot Threat by Steve Berry, read by Scott Brick
  • The President’s Shadow by Brad Meltzer, read by Scott Brick
  • Season of Fear by Brian Freeman, read by Joe Barrett
  • Signal by Patrick Lee, read by Ari Fliakos

2016 Science Fiction Finalists and Reviews

The following audiobooks were nominated in the Science Fiction Category. Reviews will be posted as they come in.

This category is currently waiting an Armchair Audies judge. Would you like to join the crowd? Send an email to armchairaudies@gmail.com.

Here are the nominees:

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  • Ancillary Mercy by Ann Leckie, read by Adjoa Andoh
  • Aurora by Kim Stanley Robinson, read by Ali Ahn
  • Golden Son by Pierce Brown, read by Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton, read by Scott Brick
  • Star Wars by Tom Angleberger, read by Marc Thompson

2016 Romance Finalists and Reviews

The following audiobooks were nominated in the Romance Category. Reviews will be posted as they come in.

This category will be judged by Dee from Dee’s Book Blog. Would you like to join her? Send an email to armchairaudies@gmail.com.

Here are the nominees:

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  • The Duke’s Holiday by Maggie Fenton, read by Sue Pitkin
  • The Highwayman by Kerrigan Byrne, read by Derek Perkins

Dee’s Book Blog’s full review

  • Never Judge a Lady by Sarah MacLean, read by Justine Eyre
  • The Secrets of Sir Richard Kenworthy by Julia Quinn, read by Rosalyn Landor
  • A Sorceress of His Own by Dianne Duvall, read by Kirsten Potter
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