Monday, February 20, 2012

2012 Finalists for the Audie Awards

I love listening to audiobooks, so I am excited about today's announcement of the Audio Publishers Association's finalists for the 2012  Audies or "Oscars" of audiobooks. I am especially thrilled to see Libba Bray's reading of Beauty Queens on the teen list.

I've listed the children's and teens finalists below. The winners will be announced on June 5th.

CHILDREN’S TITLES FOR AGES UP TO 8

Black Jack: The Ballad of Jack Johnson, by Charles R. Smith, Jr., Narrated by Dion Graham, Live Oak Media
Django: World’s Greatest Jazz Guitarist, by Bonnie Christensen, Narrated by George Guidall, Live Oak Media
Looking Like Me, by Walter Dean Myers, Narrated by Dion Graham and Quincy Tyler Bernstine, Live Oak Media
Stone Soup, by John J. Muth, Narrated by BD Wong, Weston Woods
When I Grow Up, by Al Yankovic, Narrated by Al Yankovic, HarperAudio
Wolf Pie, by Brenda Seabrooke, Narrated by Andrew Watts, Recorded Books, LLC


CHILDREN’S TITLES FOR AGES 8-12

Countdown, by Deborah Wiles, Narrated by Emma Galvin, Random House Audio/Listening Library
The Flint Heart, by Katherine Paterson and John Paterson, Narrated by Ralph Lister, Brilliance Audio
Heart and Soul, by Kadir Nelson, Narrated by Debbie Allen, HarperAudio
The Hidden Valley: The Incorrigible Children of Aston Place: Book II, by Maryrose Wood, Narrated by Katherine Kellgren, HarperAudio
A Tale Dark and Grimm, by Adam Gidwitz, Narrated by Johnny Heller, Recorded Books, LLC

TEENS

Beauty Queens, by Libba Bray, Narrated by Libba Bray, Scholastic Audio
Chime, by Franny Billingsley, Narrated by Susan Duerden, Random House Audio/Listening Library
Okay for Now, by Gary D. Schmidt, Narrated by Lincoln Hoppe, Random House Audio/Listening Library
Pick-Up Game, by Marc Aronson and Charles R. Smith Jr., Narrated by Dion Graham and Quincy Tyler Bernstine, Brilliance Audio
The Wake of the Lorelei Lee, by L.A. Meyer, Narrated by Katherine Kellgren, Listen & Live Audio

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