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.

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

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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.