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2017 Fantasy Finalists and Reviews

The following audiobooks were nominated in the 2017 Fantasy Category. Reviews will be posted as they come in.

This category will be judged by Pim, who is joining us from Litsy. Would you like to join her? Send an email to armchairaudies@gmail.com.

Here are the nominees:

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  • The Bands of Mourning by Brandon Sanderson, narrated by Michael Kramer
  • The Black Prism by Brent Weeks, narrated by Simon Vance
  • The Everything Box by Richard Kadrey, narrated by Oliver Wyman
  • The Hike by Drew Magary, narrated by Christopher Lane
  • League of Dragons by Naomi Novik, narrated by Simon Vance

2017 Erotica Finalists and Reviews

The following audiobooks were nominated in the 2017 Erotica 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 Baller by Vi Keeland, narrated by Mackenzie Cartwright and Sean Crisden
  • The Darkest Torment by Gena Showalter, narrated by Max Bellmore
  • Eighteen (18): Based on a True Story by J.A. Huss, narrated by Ava Erickson
  • January: Calendar Girl, Book 1 by Audrey Carlan, narrated by Summer Morton
  • Marriage Games by CD Reiss, narrated by Sebastian York and Elena Wolfe
  • Sweet Dreams by Sunny Leone, narrated by Vikas Adams and Simone Lewis

2017 Business/Personal Development Finalists and Reviews

The following audiobooks were nominated in the 2017 Business/Personal Development 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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  • Capital Offenses: Business Crime and Punishment in America’s Corporate Age by Samuel W. Buell, narrated by LJ Ganser
  • Humans Need Not Apply by Jerry Kaplan, narrated by John Pruden
  • Shrill written and narrated by Lindy West
  • The Storyteller’s Secret written and narrated by Carmine Gallo
  • Trekonomics: The Economics of Star Trek by Manu Saadia, narrated by Oliver Wyma

2017 Best Male Narration Finalists and Reviews

The following audiobooks were nominated in the 2017 Best Male Narration 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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  • Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff by Pappy Pariah, narrated by Sean Penn
  • End of Watch by Stephen King, narrated by Will Patton
  • Jerusalem by Alan Moore, narrated by Simon Vance
  • The Last Tribe by Brad Manuel, narrated by Scott Brick
  • The Purloined Poodle by Kevin Hearne, narrated by Luke Daniels
  • Underground Airlines by Ben H. Winters, narrated by William DeMeritt

2017 Best Female Narration Finalists and Reviews

The following audiobooks were nominated in the 2017 Best Female Narrator Category. Reviews will be posted as they come in.

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

Here are the nominees:

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  • Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson, narrated by Robin Miles
  • Be Frank with Me by Julia Claiborne Johnson, narrated by Tavia Gilbert
  • The Little Red Chairs by Edna O’Brien, narrated by Juliet Stevenson
  • The Turn of the Screw by Henry James, narrated by Emma Thompson
  • The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead, narrated by Bahni Turpin

2017 Autobiography/Memoir Finalists and Reviews

The following audiobooks were nominated in the 2017 Autobiography/Memoir Category. Reviews will be posted as they come in.

This category is being judged by Florinda from The 3 Rs: Reading, ‘Riting, and Randomness. Would you like to join her? Send an email to armchairaudies@gmail.com.

Here are the nominees:

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  • Around the Way Girl written and narrated by Taraji P. Henson
  • Buffering: Unshared Tales of a Life Fully Loaded by Hannah Hart, narrated by Hannah Hart and Judy Young
  • The Greatest: My Own Story by Muhammad Ali with Richard Durham, narrated by Dion Graham
  • The Rainbow Comes and Goes written and narrated by Anderson Cooper and Gloria Vanderbilt
  • When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi, narrated by Sunil Malhotra and Cassandra Campbell

 

2017 Audio Drama Finalists and Reviews

The following audiobooks were nominated in the Audio Drama 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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  • Alien: Out of the Shadows: An Audible Original Drama by Tim Lebbon and Dirk Maggs, narrated by Rutger Hauer, Corey Johnson, Matthew Lewis, Kathryn Drysdale, Laurel Lefkow, Andrea Deck, and Mac McDonald (Tanya’s review)
  • Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor Adventures: Death and the Queen by James Gossr, narrated by David Tennant, Catherine Tate, Alice Krige, Blake Ritson, Beth Chalmers, and Alan Cox (Tanya’s review)
  • Doctor Who: The War Doctor: Only The Monstrous by Nicholas Briggs, narrated by John Hurt, Jacqueline Pearce, Carolyn Seymour, and Lucy Briggs-Owen (Tanya’s review)
  • In the Embers by Brian Price and Jerry Stearns, narrated by Robin Miles, Edwin Strout, Dean Johnson, et al (Tanya’s review)
  • The Mountaintop by Katori Hall, narrated by Aja Naomi King and Larry Powell (Tanya’s review)

The 2017 Armchair Audies Season is Here!

The Audies finalists for 2017 have been announced. Have you seen the list? Have any of the categories grabbed you? Would you like to join Team Armchair Audies as a judge or help spread the word? Fill out this form or go to the form’s direct link.

Armchair Audies 2014!

Any day now the Audio Publishers Association will announce the nominees for the 2014 Audie Awards. Again this year several dedicated audiobook loving bloggers will be judging our picks of the 20+ categories and selecting the audiobooks we think deserve the award.

If you would like to participate this year as an Armchair Audies judge, leave a comment here or send an email to armchairaudies at gmail dot com. We’d love to have you. If you’re interested in past categories to get an idea of which you might like to judge, check out the categories and nominees from last year. If you’re brave enough to call a category before the announcements, go ahead and let us know.

This year we’re also planning on awarding our own best audiobook award. This award will be given to the narrator whose work exemplifies the reason why we listeners love audiobooks. The details are still being ironed out. If you’d be interested in volunteering for that committee, please let me know. We’d love to have as many creative ideas for creating this award as we can.

Here’s to another great Armchair Audies season!

2013 Audiobook of the Year Nominees and Reviews

The following audiobooks were nominated in the Package Design Category. This category is being reviewed by Jennifer from Literate Housewife.

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American Grown by Michelle Obama and narrated by Michelle Obama, Jim Adams, Charlie Brandts, Christeta Comerford, Sam Kass, Bill Yosses, and a full cast

Reviews

Literate Housewife

Interesting gardening content, but the narration was akin to watching a local cable channel show. The narrators were passionate, but not very comfortable behind the microphone.

BeautifulRuins

Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter and narrated by Edoardo Ballerini

Reviews

None currently available

TheEndoftheAffair

The End of the Affair by Graham Greene and narrated by Colin Firth

Reviews

Literate Housewife

Colin Firth, while a man with a nice reading voice, was without passion while narrating most of this audiobook. As this book is all about the passion, it left me bored and wishing I had listened to the Michael Kitchen narration again.

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Killing Kennedy by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugars and narrated by Bill O’Reilly

Reviews

Literate Housewife

Engaging narrative non-fiction that was not enhanced by the newscaster quality of O’Reilly’s narration. I will never think of hypothyroidism seriously again.