2016 Audies announce finalists

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lair of dreams libba brayThe Audio Publishers Association announced their finalists for the 2016 Audie Awards. The Audies are sponsored by the Audio Publishers Association in an annual competition to honor the best audiobooks in the industry.

The nominations for best YA audiobook are All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven, Lair of Dreams by Libba Bray, The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman, the young adult adaptation of Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand, The Winter Horses by Philip Kerr, and X: A Novel by Ilyasah Shabazz and Kekla Magoon.

The audiobook adaptations of Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff’s Illuminae and Kekla Magoon’s How It Went Down were both nominated for best multi-voiced performance.

Dawn Kurtagich’s The Dead House, narrated by Charlotte Parry and Christina Coulson, was nominated for best paranormal audiobook.

Nominations for Best Female Narrator include the YA audiobook adaptations of Libba Bray’s Lair of Dreams, read by January LaVoy, and L.A. Meyer’s Wild Rover No More, read by Katherine Kellgren.

Neil Gaiman’s The Sleeper and the Spindle, read by a full cast that includes Julian Rhind-Tutt and Lara Pulver, was also nominated for best Audio Drama.

“With the announcement of these finalists,” said Audio Publishers Association President Linda Lee, “the vibrancy of the  audiobook industry is apparent in the continued  year – over – year increase in submissions. To all our esteemed finalists, ‘May the odds be ever in your favor!’”

The winners will be announced at the Audies Gala on May 11 in Chicago.

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