Celebrating the 2021 Audie Awards: Audiobook of the Year
Meet the Contenders for the Coveted Audiobook Industry Award
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Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Michele Cobb discuss their excitement over the 2021 Audie Awards, the Audio Publishers Association’s annual celebration of audiobook excellence. Tonight is the 26th Audie Awards, emceed by John Leguizamo—watch the virtual gala starting at 8:30pm ET at the APA’s YouTube page.
Today, Jo and Michele are discussing the finalists in the Audiobook of the Year category, which are titles with high-quality content and production values and are recognized as benchmarks of excellence for the industry. Tune in tonight to hear the winner!
The finalists for the 2021 Audie Awards Audiobook of the Year are:
Kevin Hart, The Decision: Overcoming Today’s BS for Tomorrow’s Success, read by the author (Audible)
Alicia Keys, More Myself: A Journey, read by Alicia Keys, America Ferrera, Bono, Clive Davis, Craig Cook, DJ Walton, Jay-Z, Krucial, Leigh Blake, Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Swizz Beats, and Terri Augelo (Macmillan Audio)
Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai, The Mountains Sing, read by Quyen Ngo, (Dreamscape)
Susanna Clarkem, Piranesi, read by Chiwetel Ejiofor (Bloomsbury)
Elijah Cummings with James Dale, We’re Better Than This: My Fight for the Future of Our Democracy, read by Nancy Pelosi, Laurence Fishburne, and Maya Rockeymoore Cummings (Harper Audio)
Support comes from Oasis Audio, publisher of Frankenstein, a breathtaking Audie-nominated full-cast performance of the stage adaptation by A.S. Peterson.