Audie Awards for 2008

The Audio Publishers Association (APA) recognizes excellence in audiobook publishing with the Audie Award announced each June. The awards are given in over twenty categories including fiction, nonfiction, mystery, humor, poetry, self-help, and inspirational.  The winners of the 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, and 2001 Audie Awards are also available online.


Audiobook of the Year
The Chopin Manuscript: A Serial Thriller by Various Authors (Jeffery Deaver, Lee Child, Joseph Finder, Lisa Scottoline, David Hewson, and more), read by Alfred Molina (Audible, Inc.), unabridged CD
Fiction
Tallgrass by Sandra Dallas, read by Lorelei King (Macmillan Audio), unabridged CD
Literary Fiction
Tree of Smoke by Denis Johnson, read by Will Patton (Macmillan Audio)
Mystery
Tin Roof Blowdown by James Lee Burke, read by Will Patton (Simon & Schuster Audio), unabridged CD
Thriller/Suspense
Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill, read by Stephen Lang (HarperAudio)
Romance
Natural Born Charmer by Susan Elizabeth Phillips, read by Anna Fields (HarperAudio), unabridged CD
Science Fiction
Dune by Frank Herbert, read by Scott Brick, Simon Vance and a full cast (Macmillan Audio)
Inspirational/Faith-Based Fiction
River Rising by Athol Dickson, read by Dion Graham (Recorded Books, LLC)
Classic
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson, read by Alfred Molina (Random House Audio and Listening Library), unabridged CD
Achievement in Abridgement
The Race by Richard North Patterson, read by Michael Boatman (Macmillan Audio)
Non-Fiction
Roots: The Saga of an American Family by Alex Haley, read by Avery Brooks (BBC Audiobooks America), unabridged CD
Biography Memoir
Einstein: His Life and Universe by Walter Isaacson, read by Edward Herrmann (Simon & Schuster Audio), unabridged CD
Achievement In Production
Sweeney Todd and the String of Pearls by Yuri Rasovsky, read by Phil Proctor, Simon Templeman, Moira Quirk, Martin Jarvis, Rosalind Ayres, Robertson Dean, and W. Morgan Sheppard (Blackstone Audio Inc.)
Business Information/Educational
Words That Work: It's Not What You Say, It's What People Hear by Dr. Frank Luntz, read by Dr. Frank Luntz and L.J. Ganser (Hyperion Audiobooks)
Children's Titles for Ages Up To 8
More about Paddington by Michael Bond, read by Stephen Fry (HarperChildren's Audio)
Children's Titles for Ages 8-11
Clementine by Sara Pennypacker, read by Jessica Almasy (Recorded Books, LLC), unabridged CD and eAudiobook
Children's Titles for Ages 12+
Bloody Jack: Being an Account of the Curious Adventures of Mary "Jacky" Faber, Ship's Boy by L.A. Meyer, read by Katherine Kellgren (Listen & Live Audio), unabridged CD
Inspirational/Spiritual
Inspired by... The Bible Experience: New Testament read by full cast (Zondervan Publishing), unabridged CD
Humor
I am America (And so can You!) by Stephen Colbert, read by Stephen Colbert with Paul Dinello, Kevin Dorff, Greg Hollimon, Evie McGee, David Pasquesi, Amy Sedaris, Allison Silverman, Brian Stack and Jon Stewart (Hachette Audio)
Short Stories/Collections
20th Century Ghosts by Joe Hill, read by David Ledoux (HarperAudio), unabridged CD
Original Work
Sweeney Todd and the String of Pearls by Yuri Rasovsky, read by Phil Proctor, Simon Templeman, Moira Quirk, Martin Jarvis, Rosalind Ayres, Robertson Dean, and W. Morgan Sheppard (Blackstone Audio Inc.)
Solo Narration - Male
Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling, read by Jim Dale (Random House Audio Listening Library), unabridged CD
Solo Narration - Female
Tallgrass by Sandra Dallas, read by Lorelei King (Macmillan Audio), unabridged CD
Narration by the Author or Authors
Pontoon: A Novel of Lake Wobegon by Garrison Keillor, (HighBridge), unabridged CD
Personal Development/Motivational
Fit to Live: The 5-Point Plan to Be Lean, Strong, and Fearless for Life by Pamela Peeke M.D., read by Pamela Peeke M.D. (Macmillan Audio)
Multi-Voiced Performance
Inspired by... The Bible Experience: New Testament read by full cast (Zondervan Publishing), unabridged CD
Audio Drama
Sweeney Todd and the String of Pearls by Yuri Rasovsky, read by Phil Proctor, Simon Templeman, Moira Quirk, Martin Jarvis, Rosalind Ayres, Robertson Dean, and W. Morgan Sheppard (Blackstone Audio Inc.)
Audiobook adapted from another Medium
The Twilight Zone Radio Dramas Collection 11 by Various authors, read by various narrators (Blackstone Audio Inc.)
Spanish Language
Malinche by Laura Esquivel, read by Lucia Mendez (FonoLibro Inc.)