2011 Audie Awards Finalists

The Audio Publishers Association has announced the 2011 Audie Awards finalists, recognizing excellence in audiobooks and spoken word entertainment. The “Judges Award, Paranormal” category is new, and, according to the APA Press release, is designed to reflect the increasing popularity of the paranormal genre.

Following is a list of those Audie finalists of genre interest:

Children’s Titles for Ages Up to 8:

  • One Beastly Beast, Garth Nix, read by Stig Wemyss (Bolinda Audio)


  • Watership Down, Richard Adams, read by Ralph Cosham (Blackstone Audiobooks)


  • Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls, Steve Hockensmith & Jane Austen, read by Katherine Kellgren (Audible)


  • Paul is Undead: The British Zombie Invasion, Alan Goldsher, read by Simon Vance (Blackstone Audiobooks)

Judges’ Award – Paranormal:

  • Bayou Moon, Ilona Andrews, read by Renée Raudman (Tantor Media)
  • Beautiful Creatures, Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl, read by Kevin T. Collins (Hachette Audio)
  • Skinwalker, Faith Hunter, read by Khristie Hvam (Audible)
  • So Cold the River, Michael Koryta, read by Robert Petkoff (Hachette Audio/AudioGO)
  • The Girl on Legare Street, Karen White, read by Aimee Bruneau (Listen & Live Audio)

Literary Fiction:

  • The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet, David Mitchell, read by Jonathan Aris & Paula Wilcox (Recorded Books)

Multi-Voiced Performance:

  • Great Classic Science Fiction: Eight Unabridged Stories, H.G. Wells, Stanley G. Weinbaum, Lester Del Rey, et al., read by Simon Vance, Nick Sullivan, Robert Fass, et al. (AudioGO)

Original Work:

  • Fashionably Undead, Meg Cabot, ed., & the Twitterverse, read by Sarah Drew (AudioGO)
  • Hearts, Keys, and Puppetry, Neil Gaiman & the Twitterverse, read by Katherine Kellgren (AudioGO)
  • The Alchemist & the Executioness, Paolo Bacigalupi & Tobias S. Buckell, read by Jonathan Davis & Katherine Kellgren (Audible)

Package Design:

  • Peter & Max, Bill Willingham, read by Wil Wheaton (Brilliance Audio)


  • Fantasy in Death, J.D. Robb, read by Susan Ericksen (Brilliance Audio)

Science Fiction/Fantasy:

  • Black Magic Sanction, Kim Harrison, read by Marguerite Gavin (Blackstone Audiobooks)
  • Feed, Mira Grant, read by Paula Christensen & Jessie Bernstein (Hachette Audio)
  • Halo: Evolutions, Anonymous, ed., read by Steve Downes, Holter Graham, Frank O’Connor, & Jen Taylor (Macmillan Audio)
  • The Day of the Triffids, John Wyndham, read by Graeme Malcolm (Audible)
  • The Stainless Steel Rat, Harry Harrison, read by Phil Gigante (Brilliance Audio)
  • WWW: Watch, Robert J. Sawyer, read by Jessica Almasy, Marc Vietor, Oliver Wyman, Jennifer Van Dyck, & Robert J. Sawyer (Audible)

Short Stories/Collections:

  • A Matter of Matter, L. Ron Hubbard, read by Josh R. Thompson, R.F. Daley, Jim Meskimen, Corey Burton, Tait Ruppert, & Michael Yurchak (Galaxy Press)
  • A Touch of Dead: Sookie Stackhouse: The Complete Stories, Charlaine Harris, read by Johanna Parker (Recorded Books)
  • Long After Midnight, Ray Bradbury, read by Michael Prichard (Tantor Media)
  • Stories, Neil Gaiman & Al Sarrantonio, eds., read by Anne Bobby, Jonathan Davis, Peter Francis James, Katherine Kellgren, & Euan Morton (Harper Audio/AudioGO)

Solo Narration – Female:

  • The Invisible Order: Book One: Rise of the Darklings, Paul Crilley, read by Katherine Kellgren (Audible/Brilliance Audio)
  • The Magician’s Elephant, Kate DiCamillo, read by Juliet Stevenson (Brilliance Audio/Candlewick)


  • Interface, Neal Stephenson & J. Frederick George, read by Oliver Wyman (Audible)

The Audie Award winners will be announced at the Audies Gala, to be held May 24, 2011, at The TimesCenter in New York City.