2019 Audie Awards

The 2019 Audie Awards®, recognizing distinction in audiobooks and spoken word entertainment, were presented tonight by the Audio Publishers Association (APA) at a ceremony in New York. Presenters included LeVar Burton and Patton Oswalt.

Genre winners were —

FantasySpinning Silver by Naomi Novik, narrated by Lisa Flanagan, published by Penguin Random House Audio

Science FictionThe Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy: Hexagonal Phase by Eoin Colfer and Douglas Adams, narrated by John Lloyd, Simon Jones, Geoff McGivern, Mark Wing-Davey, Sandra Dickinson, Susan Sheridan, Samantha Béart, Toby Longworth, Andy Secombe, Mitch Benn, Jane Horrocks, Ed Byrne, Jon Culshaw, Jim Broadbent, Professor Stephen Hawking, Lenny Henry, Tom Alexander, Philip Pope, Theo Maggs, Phillipe Bosher, and John Marsh, published by Penguin Random House UK Audio

Audio Book of the YearChildren of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi, narrated by Bahni Turpin, published by Macmillan Audio

Audio DramaThe Martian Invasion of Earth by HG Wells, dramatized by Nicholas Briggs, narrated by Richard Armitage and Lucy Briggs-Owen, and Steal the Starsby Mac Rogers, narrated by a full cast.

John Scalzi lost to Hitchhikers Guide but he’s still taking home a little swag –

The complete list of winners follows the jump.

AUDIOBOOK OF THE YEAR

  • Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi, narrated by Bahni Turpin, published by Macmillan Audio

AUDIO DRAMA

  • The Martian Invasion of Earth by HG Wells, dramatized by Nicholas Briggs, narrated by Richard Armitage and Lucy Briggs-Owen, published by Big Finish Productions

AUTOBIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR

  • Educated by Tara Westover, narrated by Julia Whelan, published by Penguin Random House Audio

BEST FEMALE NARRATOR

  • Educated by Tara Westover, narrated by Julia Whelan, published by Penguin Random House Audio

BEST MALE NARRATOR

  • Watchers by Dean Koontz, narrated by Edoardo Ballerini, published by Brilliance Publishing

BUSINESS/PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

  • How to Be Heard, written and narrated by Julian Treasure, published by Blackstone Publishing

FAITH-BASED FICTION & NON-FICTION

  • The Man on the Mountaintop by Susan Trott, adapted by Libby Spurrier, narrated by Stanley Tucci, Toby Jones, Clare Corbett, Rachel Atkins, Jeff Harding, David Thorpe, and a full cast, published by Audible Studios

FANTASY

  • Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik, narrated by Lisa Flanagan, published by Penguin Random House Audio

FICTION

  • The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris, narrated by Richard Armitage, published by HarperAudio

HISTORY/BIOGRAPHY

  • Darkest Hour by Anthony McCarten, narrated by John Lee, published by HarperAudio

HUMOR

  • The Greatest Love Story Ever Told, written and narrated by Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally, published by Penguin Random House Audio

LITERARY FICTION & CLASSICS

  • Bleak House by Charles Dickens, narrated by Miriam Margolyes, published by Audible Studios

MIDDLE GRADE

  • Sunny by Jason Reynolds, narrated by Guy Lockard, published by Simon & Schuster Audio

MULTI-VOICED PERFORMANCE

  • Dreamland Burning by Jennifer Latham, narrated by Pyeng Threadgill and Luke Slattery, published by Hachette Audio

MYSTERY

  • The Punishment She Deserves by Elizabeth George, narrated by Simon Vance, published by Penguin Random House Audio

NARRATION BY THE AUTHOR or AUTHORS

  • The Secret of Nightingale Wood, written and narrated by Lucy Strange, published by Scholastic Audio

NON-FICTION

  • The Perfectionists, written and narrated by Simon Winchester, published by HarperAudio

ORIGINAL WORK

  • Spin by Harvey Edelman and Neil Fishman, adapted for audio by David B. Coe, narrated by Jim Dale, Barrett Leddy, Lisa Livesay, Nicola Barber, Khristine Hvam, Nick Sullivan, John Brady, and Johnny Heller, published by HarperAudio

ROMANCE

  • His Viking Bride by Olivia Norem, narrated by Greg Patmore, published by Olivia Norem

SCIENCE FICTION

  • The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy: Hexagonal Phase by Eoin Colfer and Douglas Adams, narrated by John Lloyd, Simon Jones, Geoff McGivern, Mark Wing-Davey, Sandra Dickinson, Susan Sheridan, Samantha Béart, Toby Longworth, Andy Secombe, Mitch Benn, Jane Horrocks, Ed Byrne, Jon Culshaw, Jim Broadbent, Professor Stephen Hawking, Lenny Henry, Tom Alexander, Philip Pope, Theo Maggs, Phillipe Bosher, and John Marsh, published by Penguin Random House UK Audio

SHORT STORIES/COLLECTIONS

  • Heads of the Colored People by Nafissa Thompson-Spires, narrated by Adenrele Ojo, published by HighBridge Audio, a division of Recorded Books

THRILLER/SUSPENSE

  • Crimson Lake by Candice Fox, narrated by Euan Morton, published by Macmillan Audio

YOUNG ADULT

  • Sadie by Courtney Summers, narrated by Dan Bittner, Rebecca Soler, Gabra Zackman, and Fred Berman, published by Macmillan Audio

YOUNG LISTENERS (up to age 8)

  • Before She Was Harriet by Lesa Cline-Ransome, narrated by SiSi Aisha Johnson, January LaVoy, Lisa Renee Pitts, and Bahni Turpin, published by Live Oak Media

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