The Audio Publishers Association (APA) has announced
for the 2019 Audie Awards®,
recognizing distinction in audiobooks and spoken word entertainment.
selected by a diverse group of experienced judges and one winner is awarded the
Audie in each category. Finalists for Industry Awards for Excellence in Design,
Marketing, and Production and for Audiobook of the Year will be announced in
The 2019 judging
panel includes: Ron Charles, Book Critic for ?The Washington Post Lisa Lucas, Executive
Director of the National Book Foundation. Linda Holmes, Host of NPR’s
?Pop Culture Happy Hour
The Science Fiction finalists are Artemis by Andy Weir, narrated by
Rosario Dawson, Black Star Renegades by
Michael Moreci, narrated by Dan Bittner, Head
On by John Scalzi, narrated by Wil Wheaton, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy: Hexagonal Phase by Eoin
Colfer and Douglas Adams (with a large number of narrators), and Planetside by Michael Mammay, narrated
by R.C. Bray.
In the Fantasy category the finalists are European Travel for the Monstrous Gentlewoman by Theodora Goss,
narrated by Kate Reading, Jade City by
Fonda Lee, narrated by Andrew Kishino, Kill
the Farm Boy by Kevin Hearne and Delilah S. Dawson, narrated by Luke
Daniels, Second Hand Curses by Drew
Hayes, narrated by Scott Aiello, Marc Vietor, and Tavia Gilbert, and Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik, narrated
by Lisa Flanagan.
Also of genre interest:
of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi, narrated by Bahni Turpin, is
a nominee for Audiobook of the Year and Young Adult categories.
The Audio Drama category includes nominees Alien:
Sea of Sorrows by
James A. Moore, adapted by Dirk Maggs, narrated by John Chancer, Stockard
Channing, Tony Gardner, Lorelei King, Laurel Lefkow, and a full cast, The 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.
Faith-Based Fiction & Non-Fiction category has an sff nominee: The Rogue: Planets Shaken, Book 1
by Lee W. Brainard, narrated by Therese Plummer,
And there are a few other genre works scattered among the
The 2019 Audie Awards will be held on March 4 in New
The complete list of finalists follows the jump.