2016 Audies winners announced


lair of dreams libba brayThe 2016 Audies named their winners for best audiobooks of the year, including Libba Bray’s Lair of Dreams for best young adult audiobook.

Read by January LaVoy, Lair of Dreams follows Evie O’Neill, who outed herself as Diviner after a supernatural showdown with a serial killer. She earned the title, “America’s Sweetheart Seer,” but not everyone is so accepting of the Diviners’ abilities.

The award for best female narrator went to Katherine Kellgren for her work on the final book in L.A. Meyer’s Bloody Jack series. In Wild Rover No More, being the last recorded account of the life and times of Jacky Faber, Jacky is once again accused of treason and must flee to Boston while her friends attempt to clear her name..

The entire Hunger Games trilogy took home the award for excellence in design. The books, read by Carolyn McCormick with the audiobooks designed by Kathlyn Miller, follow Katniss Everdeen as she enters the Hunger Games to protect her sister and accidentally sparks a rebellion.

The best multi-voiced performance went to Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff’s Illuminae, as read by Lincoln Hoppe, Olivia Taylor Dudley, and Jonathan McClain, among others. Told through found documents, Illuminae follows exes Kady and Ezra, who find themselves working together when their planet gets invaded. They’re forced onto two separate spaceships, whose crews are hiding secrets from those on board – secrets they’re determined to uncover.

Which of these audiobooks do you think is the best? Sound off in the comments below!

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