2019 Audie Awards Finalists

Locus Magazine, Science Fiction FantasyThe Audio Publishers Association has announced the 2019 Audie Awards finalists, recognizing excellence in audiobooks and spoken word entertainment.

Audie finalists of genre interest include:

Science Fiction


Audiobook of the Year

Audio Drama

  • Alien: Sea of Sorrows, James A. Moore & Dirk Maggs, read by John Chancer, Stockard Channing, Tony Gardner, Lorelei King, Laurel Lefkow & a full cast (Audible)
  • Steal the Stars, Mac Rogers, read by a full cast (Macmillan Audio)
  • The Martian Invasion of Earth, H.G. Wells & Nicholas Briggs, read by Richard Armitage & Lucy Briggs-Owen (Big Finish)

Best Female Narrator

Best Male Narrator

  • Pet Sematary, Stephen King, read by Michael C. Hall (Simon & Schuster Audio)
  • Watchers, Dean Koontz, read by Edoardo Ballerini (Brilliance)

Faith-Based Fiction & Non-Fiction

  • The Rogue, Lee W. Brainard, read by Therese Plummer (Podium)



  • Noir, Christopher Moore, read by Johnny Heller (HarperAudio)

Literary Fiction & Classics

  • Split Tooth, Tanya Tagaq, read by the author (Penguin Random House Canada)

Middle Grade

Multi-Voiced Performance

Narration by the Author or Authors

Original Work

  • Loki Ragnarok, Mark Binder, read by the author (Light)
  • Spin, Harvey Edelman, Neil Fishman & David B. Coe, read by Jim Dale, Barrett Leddy, Lisa Livesay, Nicola Barber, Khristine Hvam, Nick Sullivan, John Brady & Johnny Heller (HarperAudio)
  • Magus Elgar, Kennedy Phillips, read by Ricardo Cabral, William Violenus, Christopher Moore, and a full cast (Kennedy Phillips, MelodyGun)


  • Shadow and Ice, Gena Showalter, read by Melissa Moran & Leo Barnabas (HarperAudio)


  • The Outsider, Stephen King, read by Will Patton (Simon & Schuster Audio)

Young Adult

Young Listeners

Judges for 2019 are Ron Charles, Lisa Lucas, and Linda Holmes. The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on March 4, 2019 at Guastavino’s in New York City. For more information, including a complete list of finalists, see the Audio Publishers Association website.

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