2017 Narration by Author Finalists and Reviews

The following audiobooks were nominated in the 2017 Narration by Author 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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  • Dear Mr. You written and narrated by Mary-Louise Parker
  • The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo written and narrated by Amy Schumer
  • In Such Good Company: Eleven Years of Laughter, Mayhem, and Fun in the Sandbox written and narrated by Carol Burnett
  • LaRose by Louise Erdrich, written and narrated by Louise Erdrich
  • A Life in Parts written and narrated by Bryan Cranston
  • The View from the Cheap Seats written and narrated by Neil Gaiman

2017 Mystery Finalists and Reviews

The following audiobooks were nominated in the 2017 Mystery 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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  • Crimson Shore by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child, narrated by Rene Auberjonois
  • The Crossing by Michael Connelly, narrated by Titus Welliver
  • A Great Reckoning by Louise Penny, narrated by Robert Bathurst
  • Gun Street Girl by Adrian McKinty, read by Gerard Doyle
  • The Heavens May Fall by Allen Eskens, narrated by R.C. Bray, David Colacci and Amy McFadden
  • IQ by Joe Ide, narrated by Sullivan Jones

2017 Multi-Voiced Performance Finalists and Reviews

The following audiobooks were nominated in the 2017 Multi-Voiced Performance 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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  • Les Liaisons Dangereuses: Read by the Cast of the Stage Play by Choderlos de Laclos, narrated by Dominic West, Janet McTeer, Una Stubbs, Elaine Cassidy, Adjoa Andoh, Edward Holcroft, and Morfydd Clark
  • The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto by Mitch Albom, narrated by Mitch Albom, Roger McGuinn, Ingrid Michaelson, John Pizzarelli, Paul Stanley, George Guidall, and more
  • Pruno, Ramen, and a Side of Hope: Stories of Surviving Wrongful Conviction by Courtney Lance and Nikki Pope, narrated by Whoopi Goldberg and Bill Kurtis
  • Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult, narrated by Audra McDonald, Cassandra Campbell and Ari Fliakos
  • Thomas Jefferson-From Boy to Man by Jayne D’Alessandro-Cox, narrated by James Brinkley
  • A Wild Swan by Michael Cunningham, narrated by Lili Taylor and Billy Hough

2017 Middle Grade Finalists and Reviews

The following audiobooks were nominated in the 2017 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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  • All Rise for the Honorable Perry T. Cook by Leslie Connor, narrated by Michael Crouch and Kathleen McInerney
  • Demon Dentist by David Walliams, narrated by David Walliams, Jocelyn Jee Esien, and Nitin Ganatra
  • The Enchanted Files: Hatched by Bruce Coville, narrated by a full cast
  • How to Train Your Dragon: How to Fight a Dragon’s Fury by Cressida Cowell, narrated by David Tennant
  • The Inquisitor’s Tale: Or, The Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog by Adam Gidwitz, narrated by Adam Gidwitz and various

2017 Literary Fiction & Classics Finalists and Reviews

The following audiobooks were nominated in the 2017 Literary Fiction/Classics 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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  • Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, narrated by Scarlett Johansson
  • Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson, narrated by Robin Miles
  • David Copperfield by Charles Dickens, narrated by Richard Armitage
  • Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi, narrated by Dominic Hoffman
  • LaRose written and narrated by Louise Erdrich
  • The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead, narrated by Bahni Turpin

2017 Insprirational/Faith-Based Non-Fiction Finalists and Reviews

The following audiobooks were nominated in the 2016 Inspirational/Faith-Based Non-Fiction 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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  • The Awakening of HK Derryberry by Jim Bradford and Andy Hardin, narrated by Milton Bagby
  • Divine Collision by Jim Gash, narrated by Brandon Batchelar and Jason White
  • Forgiving My Daughter’s Killer by Kate Grosmaire and Nancy French, narrated by Kate Rudd and Nick Podehl
  • The Great Good Thing written and narrated by Andrew Klavan
  • Space at the Table written and narrated by Brad Harper and Drew Harper

2017 Humor Finalists and Reviews

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

This category will be judged by Meg from Meg’s Book Reviews (and Recipes). Would you like to join her? Send an email to armchairaudies@gmail.com.

Here are the nominees:

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Click on the links for Meg’s reviews:

  • The Bassoon King: My Life in Art, Faith, and Idiocy written and narrated by Rainn Wilson
  • Black Man, White House: An Oral History of the Obama Years by D.L. Hughley, narrated by Keith Szarabajka, John Reynolds, Fran Tunno, Cherise Boothe, Dan Woren, P.J. Ochlan, Gregory Itzin, Paula Jai Parker-Martin, Mia Barron, Ron Butler, and James Shippy
  • I’m Judging You written and narrated by Luvvie Ajayi
  • Life and Other Near Death Experiences by Camille Pagán, narrated by Amy McFadden
  • You Can’t Touch My Hair: And Other Things I Still Have to Explain by Phoebe Robinson, narrated by Phoebe Robinson
  • You’ll Grow out of It written and narrated by Jessi Klein

2017 Inspirational/Faith-Based Fiction Finalists and Reviews

The following audiobooks were nominated in the 2017 Inspirational/Faith-Based 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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  • Beric the Briton by G.A. Henty, narrated by Brian Blessed, Brian Cox, Tom Baker, Honeysuckle Weeks, John Rhys-Davies, and a full cast
  • The Christmas Town written and narrated by Donna VanLiere
  • The Dragon and the Raven by G.A. Henty, narrated by Brian Blessed, John Rhys-Davies, Helen George, Sylvester McCoy, John Bell, and a full cast
  • The Girl from the Train by Irma Joubert, narrated by Sarah Zimmerman
  • Journey’s End by Renee Ryan, narrated by Karen Peakes
  • Risen: The Novelization of the Major Motion Picture by Angela Hunt, narrated by P.J. Ochlan and Alana Kerr Collins

2017 History/Biography Finalists and Reviews

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

This category is being judged by Jill from All the Books I Haven’t Read. Would you like to join her? Send an email to armchairaudies@gmail.com.

Here are the nominees:

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  • In Harm’s Way: The Sinking of the U.S.S. Indianapolis and the Extraordinary Story of Its Survivors by Doug Stanton, narrated by Mark Boyett
  • Paul McCartney: The Life by Philip Norman, narrated by Jonathan Keeble
  • A Time to Die by Robert Moore, narrated by Pete Cross
  • Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution by Nathaniel Philbrick, narrated by Scott Brick
  • The Year of Lear by James Shapiro, narrated by Robert Faas

2017 Fiction Finalists and Reviews

The following audiobooks were nominated in the 2017 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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  • America’s First Daughter by Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie, narrated by Cassandra Campbell
  • Darktown by Thomas Mullen, narrated by Andre Holland
  • End of Watch by Stephen King, narrated by Will Patton
  • Julian Fellowes’s Belgravia by Julian Fellowes, narrated by Juliet Stevenson
  • Sister of Mine by Sabra Waldfogel, narrated by Bahni Turpin