2017 Audie Awards Finalists

The Audio Publishers Association has announced the 2017 Audie Awards finalists, recognizing excellence in audiobooks and spoken word entertainment.

Audie finalists of genre interest include:

Audio Drama

Best Female Narrator

Best Male Narrator

Business/Personal Development



  • End of Watch, Stephen King, read by Will Patton (Simon & Schuster)

Literary Fiction & Classics

Middle Grade

Multi-Voiced Performance

  • The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto, Mitch Albom, read by Mitch Albom, Roger McGuinn, Ingrid Michaelson, John Pizzarelli, Paul Stanley, George Guidall, and more (HarperAudio)
  • A Wild Swan, Michael Cunningham, read by Lili Taylor & Billy Hough (Macmillan)

Narration by the Author or Authors

Original Work


  • Staked, Kevin Hearne, read by Luke Daniels (Penguin Random House)
  • Blood of the Earth, Faith Hunter, read by Khristine Hvam (Audible)
  • The Elementals, Michael McDowell, read by R. C. Bray (Valancourt)
  • Ghost Gifts, Laura Spinella, read by Nicol Zanzarella (Brilliance)
  • The Raven King, Maggie Stiefvater, read by Will Patton (Scholastic)

Science Fiction

Short Stories/Collections

  • The Brink, Austin Bunn, read by Austin Bunn, Luke Daniels, Tanya Eby, Ralph Lister, Amy McFadden, Mikael Naramore, & Nick Podehl (Blunder Woman)
  • The Collected Stories of Arthur C. Clarke, Arthur C. Clarke, read by Ray Porter, Jonathan Davis & Ralph Lister (Audible)
  • Certain Dark Things, M.J. Pack, read by Jacob York (Audible)
  • East, West, Salman Rushdie, read by Sunil Malhotra & Steven Crossley (Recorded Books)

Young Adult

  • The Game of Love and Death, Martha Brockenbrough, read by Susan Hanfield (Scholastic)
  • Gemina, Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff, read by Carla Corvo, Steve West, and various (Listening Library)
  • Stalking Jack the Ripper, Kerri Maniscalco & James Patterson, read by Nicola Barber (Hachette)
  • Winter, Marissa Meyer, read by Rebecca Soler (Macmillan)

The winners will be announced at the Audies Gala on June 1, 2017, at the French Institute Alliance Francaise in New York.