Listen Up Awards for 2010

Listen Up Awards are selected by the audio editors of Publishers Weekly as a way to acknowledge excellence in a creative industry. Categories include fiction, nonfiction, mystery, biography, humor, and religion.  The awards are announced in January.  Winners in all categories of the 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, and 2001 Listen Up Awards are available online.

Audio Book of the Year Read by the Author
Fiction Full Cast Production
Nonfiction Audio Book Reader of the Year
Classics  

Audio Book of the Year

Life by Keith Richards and James Fox, read by Johnny Depp and Joe Hurley, and featuring the author (Hachette Audio), unabridged CD

Room by Emma Donoghue, read by Michal Friedman, Ellen Archer, Suzanne Toren, and Robert Petkoff (Hachette Audio), unabridged CD

We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson, read by Bernadette Dunne (Blackstone Audio), unabridged CD

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Fiction

The Ask by Sam Lipsyte, read by the author (Macmillan Audio), unabridged CD

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larsson, read by Simon Vance (Random House Audio), unabridged CD

Lay Down My Sword and Shield by James Lee Burke, read by Will Patton (Simon & Schuster Audio), unabridged CD

The Lonely Polygamist by Brady Udall, read by David Aaron Baker (Recorded Books), unabridged CD

Model Home by Eric Puchner, read by David Colacci (Tantor Media)

Remarkable Creatures by Tracy Chevalier, read by Susan Lyons and Charlotte Parry (Penguin Audio), unabridged CD

Savages by Don Winslow, read by Michael Kramer (Tantor Media), unabridged CD

Sleepless by Charlie Huston, read by Mark Bramhall and Ray Porter (Blackstone), unabridged CD

So Much for That by Lionel Shriver, read by Dan John Miller (Brilliance Audio), unabridged CD

A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan, read by Roxana Ortega (BBC Audio), unabridged CD

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Nonfiction

The Big Short by Michael Lewis, read by Jesse Boggs (Simon & Schuster Audio), unabridged CD

Cleopatra: A Life by Stacy Schiff, read by Robin Miles (Hachette Audio), unabridged CD

I Am Ozzy by Ozzy Osbourne, read by Frank Skinner (Hachette Audio), unabridged CD

Ill Fares the Land by Tony Judt, read by James Adams (HighBridge Audio), unabridged CD

No One Would Listen: A True Financial Thriller by Harry Markopolos, read by Scott Brick, Frank Casey, Neil Chelo, David Kotz, Gaytri Kachroo, Michael Ocrant, and the author (Brilliance Audio), unabridged CD

Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea by Barbara Demick, read by Karen White (Tantor Media), unabridged CD

NPR: The First Forty Years read by various narrators (Highbridge Audio), unabridged CD

Operation Mincemeat by Ben Macintyre, read by John Lee (Random House Audio), unabridged CD

The Poisoner's Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York by Deborah Blum, read by Coleen Marlo (Tantor Media), unabridged CD

Third World America by Arianna Huffington, read by Coleen Marlo (Tantor Media), unabridged CD

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Classics

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court by Mark Twain, read by William Dufris (Tantor Media)

Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens, read by Martin Jarvis (BBC Audio)

The Spectator Bird by Wallace Stegner, read by Edward Herrmann (Blackstone Audio)

We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson, read by Bernadette Dunne (Blackstone Audio), unabridged CD

Wise Blood by Flannery O'Connor, read by Bronson Pinchot (Blackstone Audio), unabridged CD

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Read by the Author

Dexter Is Delicious by Jeff Lindsay (Random House Audio), unabridged CD

Half Empty by David Rakoff (Random House Audio), unabridged CD

i know i am but what are you? by Samantha Bee (Simon & Schuster Audio), unabridged CD

The Inheritance by Simon Tolkien (Brilliance Audio), unabridged CD

Lit by Mary Karr (Harper Audio)

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Full Cast Production

Great House by Nicole Krauss, read by Alma Cuervo, George Guidall, Robert Ian MacKenzie, and others (Recorded Books), unabridged CD

House Rules by Jodi Picoult, read by Mark Turetsky, Nicole Poole, Andy Paris, Rich Orlow, and Christopher Evan Welch (Recorded Books), unabridged CD and MP3

Occupied City by David Peace, read by Alton Takiyama-Chung, Daisuke Tsuji, Justine Eyre, Bronson Pinchot, Lorna Raver, and Stefan Rudnicki (Blackstone Audio)

Room by Emma Donoghue, read by Michal Friedman, Ellen Archer, Suzanne Toren, and Robert Petkoff (Hachette Audio), unabridged CD

Sherlock Holmes Essentials: Favorite Stories of Arthur Conan Doyle by Arthur Conan Doyle, read by Clive Merrison, Michael Williams, and a full cast (BBC/AudioGO)

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Audio Book Reader of the Year

Coleen Marlo for Third World America by Arianna Huffington and The Poisoner's Handbook by Deborah Blum (both Tantor Media), unabridged CD

Kate Reading for Private Life by Jane Smiley (Random House Audio) and The Betrayal of the Blood Lily by Lauren Willig (Penguin Audio)

Mark Bramhall for Sleepless by Charlie Huston and Tokyo Year Zero by David Peace (both Blackstone)

Simon Vance for The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larsson (Random House Audio) and Blood Safari by Deon Meyer (HighBridge Audio)

Will Patton for The Glass Rainbow, MP3 and Lay Down My Sword and Shield both by James Lee Burke (both Simon & Schuster Audio)

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