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Friday, May 29, 2009 11:42 pm
2009 Audies Awards
Posted by: Mary Burkey

What a fantastic evening! The 2009 Audies Award ceremony was a marvelous evening of conviviality, ending with the announcement of the Audio Publishers Association’s best titles of the year.  Here’s a recap of the winners:

Audiobook of the Year: The Graveyard Book, by Neil Gaiman, narrated by Neil Gaiman (HarperAudio)

Distinguished Achievement in Production: Curse of the Blue Tattoo, by L.A. Meyer, narrated by Katherine Kellgren (Listen & Live Audio)

Solo Narration – Male: The Count of Monte Cristo, by Alexandre Dumas, narrated by John Lee (Blackstone Audio, Inc.)

Solo Narration – Female: Curse of the Blue Tattoo, by L.A. Meyer, narrated by Katherine Kellgren (Listen & Live Audio)

Narration by the Author: When You Are Engulfed in Flames, by David Sedaris, narrated by David Sedaris (Hachette Audio)

Multi-Voiced Performance: Mudbound, by Hillary Jordan, narrated by Joey Collins, Peter Jay Fernandez, Kate Forbes, Ezra Knight, Brenday Pressley and Tom Stechschulte (Recorded Books)

Fiction: (tie) Duma Key, by Stephen King, narrated by John Slattery (Simon & Schuster Audio) and The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Burrows, narrated by A full cast (Books on Tape)

Literary Fiction: Elmer Gantry, by Sinclair Lewis, narrated by Anthony Heald (Blackstone Audio, Inc.)

Mystery: Voice of the Violin, by Andrea Camilleri, narrated by Grover Gardner (Blackstone Audio, Inc.)

Thriller/Suspense: Child 44, by Tom Rob Smith, narrated by Dennis Boutsikaris (Hachette Audio)

Romance: The Dark Highlander, by Karen Marie Moning, narrated by Phil Gigante (Brilliance Audio)

Science Fiction: Calculating God, by Robert J. Sawyer, narrated by Jonathan Davis (Audible, Inc.)

Business/Educational: The Little Red Book of Selling, by Jeffrey Gitomer, narrated by Jeffrey Gitomer (Simon & Schuster Audio)

Inspirational/Faith-based Fiction: Prague Counterpoint, by Bodie and Brock Thoene, narrated by Sean Barrett (FamilyAudioLibrary.com)

Classic: Great Expectations, by Charles Dickens, narrated by Simon Vance (Tantor Media)

Children’s Titles – Up to Age 8: James Herriot’s Treasury for Children, by James Herriot, narrated by Jim Dale (Macmillan Audio)

Children’s Titles for Ages 8-12: The Graveyard Book, by Neil Gaiman, narrated by Neil Gaiman (HarperAudio)

Teen: Curse of the Blue Tattoo, by L.A. Meyer, narrated by Katherine Kellgren (Listen & Live Audio)

History: Gandhi and Churchill, by Arthur Herman, narrated by John Curless (Recorded Books)

Audio Drama: The Odyssey, by Homer, narrated by Tim McInnerny, Amanda Redman and a full cast (BBC Audiobooks America)

Inspirational/Faith-Based Non-Fiction: The Word of Promise: Next Generation-New Testament, by Various Authors, narrated by Sean Astin and a full cast including Codey Linley, AnnaSophia Robb and Jordin Sparks (Thomas Nelson, Inc.)

Humor: The Learners, by Chip Kidd, narrated by Bronson Pinchot (Blackstone Audio, Inc.)

Short Stories/Collections: Armageddon in Retrospect, by Kurt Vonnegut, narrated by Rip Torn and Michael Vonnegut (Penguin Audio)

Audiobook Adaptation: English Majors: A Comedy Collection for the Highly Literate, by Garrison Keillor, narrated by Garrison Keillor and cast, with special guests Billy Collins, Roy Blount Jr., Robert Bly, Donald Hall, Allen Ginsberg, and Calvin Trillin (HighBridge Company)

Non-Fiction: Hot, Flat and Crowded, by Thomas Friedman, narrated by Oliver Wyman (Macmillan Audio)

Biography/Memoir: The Last Lecture, by Randy Pausch, narrated by Erik Singer (HyperionAudio)

Personal Development: You Staying Young, by Michael Roizen and Mehmet Oz, narrated by Johnny Heller (Recorded Books)

Spanish Language: Por un Dia Más, by Mitch Albom, narrated by Jose Manuel Vieira (FonoLibro, Inc.)

Judges’ Award – Politics: Hot, Flat and Crowded, by Thomas Friedman, narrated by Oliver Wyman (Macmillan Audio)

Original Work: Louis Vuitton Soundwalk, China: Beijing, by Stephan Crasneanscki, narrated by Gong Li (Soundwalk)

Package Design: Founding Fathers, by Arthur M. Schlesinger, narrated by Ira Claffey and Richard Rohan (Macmillan Audio)




5 Responses to “2009 Audies Awards”
  1. Tim Patterson Says:

    Hello:
    Where can I purchase the audio book:
    ORIGINAL WORK: LOUIS VUITTON SOUNDWALK, CHINA: BEIJING, by Stephan Crasneanscki, narrated by Gong Li (Soundwalk.)
    Thank you,
    Tim Patterson

  2. Mary Says:

    Here’s the site where you can purchase the Louis Vuitton Soundwalk productions:
    https://store.louisvuittonsoundwalk.com/go/en/purchase/?c=beijing

  3. Karlton Says:

    Good to see Stephen King win – Duma Key was his most enjoyable book for me in quite a while. I wasn’t aware of Elmer Gantry. I read it years ago – I’ll have to check it out.

  4. Vivian Bui Says:

    Hi I just heard about the soundwalk recently. I tried to use the link to Louis Vuitton website to buy this but the link is no longer active. Could you help to advise where can I buy this? Thanks a lot.

  5. Mary Burkey Says:

    Here’s the contact link: http://www.soundwalk.com/#/CONTACT/
    Hope this helps!


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