Category Archives: Armchair Audies

2016 Paranormal Finalists and Reviews

The following audiobooks were nominated in the 2016 Paranormal 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 Dead House by Dawn Kurtagich, read by Charlotte Parry, and Christian Coulson
  • Hounacier by Seth Skorkowsky, read by R.C. Bray
  • Lycan Fallout 2 by Mark Tufo, read by Sean Runnette
  • Seven Years by Dannika Dark, read by Nicole Poole
  • White Trash Zombie Gone Wild Vol 5 by Diana Rowland, read by Allison McLemore

2016 Original Work Finalists and Reviews

The following audiobooks were nominated in the 2016 Original Work 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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  • Carmilla by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, read by Phoebe Fox, Rose Leslie, David Tennant, David Horovitch, James Wilby, Susan Wooldridge, and Hannah Genesius
  • Drunken Fireworks by Stephen King, read by Tim Sample
  • First Ladies by NPR [Eds.], read by Cokie Roberts et al.
  • Locke & Key by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez, read by Haley Joel Osment, Tatiana Maslany, Kate Mulgrew, and a Full Cast
  • The Starling Project by Jeffery Deaver, read by Alfred Molina and a Full Cast
  • StoryCorps’ OutLoud by Dave Isay, read by Ari Shapiro and Storycorps Participants

2016 Non-Fiction Finalists and Reviews

The following audiobooks were nominated in the 2016 Non-Fiction Category. Reviews will be posted as they come in.

This category will be judged by Shelia from Book Journey. Would you like to join the crowd? Send an email to armchairaudies@gmail.com.

Here are the nominees:

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  • The Dorito Effect by Mark Schatzker, read by Chris Patton

Book Journey’s full review

  • Ghettoside by Jill Leovy, read by Rebecca Lowman
  • I Wasn’t Strong Like This When I Started Out: Nurse by Lee Gutkind, read by Tavia Gilbert
  • Missoula by Jon Krakauer, read by Mozhan Marnò and Scott Brick

“While Mozhan Mamo is new to me and a narrator I look forward to hearing more from, Scott Brick is a narrator I have encountered many times and find perfect for non fiction listens. Together, the two were a perfect blend of narration for this book. Very well done.”

Book Journey’s full review

  • The Song Machine by John Seabrook, read by Dion Graham

2016 Narration by Author Finalists and Reviews

The following audiobooks were nominated in the 2016 Narration by Author Category. Reviews will be posted as they come in.

This category will be judged by Jennifer at Literate Housewife. Would you like to join her? Send an email to armchairaudies@gmail.com.

Here are the nominees:

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  • The Art of Asking by Amanda Palmer, read by Amanda Palmer
  • Born with Teeth by Kate Mulgrew, read by Kate Mulgrew

“Kate Mulgrew’s performance was as phenomenal as her memoir. Together, this experience reminded me of just how powerful and compelling a good memoir can be. I don’t often read much non-fiction. Books like this make me wonder why. I left Born With Teeth begging the universe via Twitter for a sequel. I want Mulgrew to keep writing her story. I will read anything she writes. If she narrates it as well, that will be the sweetest possible icing on the cake.”

Literate Housewife’s full review

  • Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson, read by Jenny Lawson
  • I Must Say by Martin Short, read by Martin Short
  • Thirteen Ways of Looking by Colum McCann, read by Colum McCann

2016 Mystery Finalists and Reviews

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

This category will be judged by Beccy from Audiothing Audiobook & Narrator Reviews. Would you like to join her? Send an email to armchairaudies@gmail.com.

Here are the nominees:

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  • All the Old Knives by Olen Steinhauer, read by Ari Fliakos and Juliana Francis Kelly
  • Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith, read by Robert Glenister
  • Corrupted by Lisa Scottoline, read by Kate Burton
  • Gun Street Girl by Adrian McKinty, read by Gerard Doyle
  • Malice in the Palace by Rhys Bowen, read by Katherine Kellgren
  • The Nature of the Beast by Louise Penny, read by Robert Bathurst

2016 Multi-Voiced Performance Finalists and Reviews

The following audiobooks were nominated in the 2016 Multi-Voiced Performance Category. Reviews will be posted as they come in.

This category is currently waiting an Heather from Worth Getting In Bed For. Would you like to join the crowd? Send an email to armchairaudies@gmail.com.

Here are the nominees:

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  • Clockwork Lives by Kevin J. Anderson and Neil Peart, read by Morgan Hallet, George Guidall, Richard Poe, Jim Jenner, Tandy Cronyn, Pete Bradbury, Barbara Rosenblat, Brian Hutchinson, Luis Moreno, Lynne McCullough, Jonathan Todd Ross, Kevin J. Anderson, and Neil Peart
  • Echo by Pam Muñoz Ryan, read by Mark Bramhall, David de Vries, MacLeod Andrews, and Rebecca Soler
  • How It Went Down by Kekla Magoon, read by Cherise Boothe, Shari Peele, Kevin R. Free, Avery Glymph, Patricia R. Floyd, Brian Hutchinson, Myra Lucretia Taylor, Ezra Knight, Peter Jay Fernandez, Hubert Point-Du-Jour, and Korey Jackson
  • Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff, read by Lincoln Hoppe, Olivia Taylor Dudley, Jonathan McClain, and a Full Cast
  • Just Kids from the Bronx by Arlene Alda, read by Alan Alda, Arlene Alda, Christina Delaine, Regis Philbin, Robert Klein, et al.
  • With Lee in Virginia by G.A. Henty, read by Justin Shenkarow, Andre Sogliuzzo, Jojo Nwoko, Sean Astin, Kirk Cameron, Brian Blessed, Chris Anthony, Kelsey Lansdowne, Jim Weiss, et al.

 

2016 Middle Grade Finalists and Reviews

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

This category is being judged by 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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  • Diary of a Mad Brownie by Bruce Coville, read by Euan Morton, Nancy O’Connor, Amanda Carlin, Scott Sherratt, Amanda D’Acierno, Jennifer Rubins, Joe Scalora, Dan Zitt, Tavia Gilbert, Matt Hostetler, and Karen Dziekonski
  • Echo by Pam Muñoz Ryan, read by Mark Bramhall, David de Vries, MacLeod Andrews, and Rebecca Soler

“It’s definitely a book to hear rather than read. It was nominated for an Audie for good reason! Each main character is read by a different narrator. The music, the ever encouraging music is throughout the entire book. It’s also specially created for this story by Corky Siegel. No stock music or generic tracks here.”

Miss Pippi Reads’ full review

  • Jump Back, Paul by Sally Derby, read by Bahni Turpin and Dion Graham
  • Stellla by Starlight by Sharon M. Draper, read by Heather Alicia Simms

“Heather Alicia Simms read Stella by Starlight. What a smooth voice to hear! Simms has a gentle quality, even when the events of the story were intense. I would definitely listen to Simms again. She could differentiate between women, men, boys, and girls during her reading. There were songs as well which she sang a capella. Well done!”

Miss Pippi Reads’ full review

  • The Unmapped Sea by Maryrose Wood, Read by Katherine Kellgren