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The Audio Book Guy - No Fluff. Just my honest opinion of the audio books I listen to.

Audies - 2008 Winners

Audies – 2008 Winners:

Audiobook of the Year

The Chopin Manuscript
By: Jeffery Deaver, Lee Child, David Hewson, James Grady, S. J. Rozan, Erica
Spindler, John Ramsey Miller, David Corbett, John Gilstrap, Joseph Finder, Jim Fusilli,
Peter Spiegelman, Ralph Pezzullo, Lisa Scottoline, and P. J. Parrish
Read By: Alfred Molina
Publisher: Audible, Inc.
Executive Producer: Steve Feldberg
Producer / Director: Arthur G. Insana
Engineer/Audio Editor: John Kovarek
Music Mix: George James & Amil Dave
Music/Sound Design: Michael Whalen

Achievement in Abridgement

The Race
By: Richard North Patterson
Read By: Michael Boatman
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Executive Producer/Abridger: Laura Wilson
Producer / Director: Robert Kessler

Achievement in Production

Sweeney Todd and the String of Pearls
By: Yuri Rasovsky
Read by: Phil Proctor, Simon Templeman, Moira Quirk, Martin Jarvis, Rosalind Ayres,
Robertson Dean, and W. Morgan Sheppard
Publisher: Blackstone Audio Inc.
Executive Producer: Josh Stanton
Producer / Director: Yuri Rasovsky
Production Supervisor: Suzanne Schmidtke
Sound Editing: John Baker
Music Supervisor: Steven Ovitsky
Singers: Tony Barrand and John Roberts

Audio Drama

Sweeney Todd and the String of Pearls
Read by: Phil Proctor, Simon Templeman, Moira Quirk, Martin Jarvis, Rosalind Ayres,
Robertson Dean, and W. Morgan Sheppard
Publisher: Blackstone Audio Inc.
Executive Producer: Josh Stanton
Producer / Director: Yuri Rasovsky
Production Supervisor: Suzanne Schmidtke
Sound Editing: John Baker
Music Supervisor: Steven Ovitsky
Singers: Tony Barrand and John Roberts

Audiobook Adapted from Another Medium

The Twilight Zone Radio Dramas Collection 11
By: Various Authors
Read By: various narrators including Stacy Keach, Fred Willard and Blair Underwood
Publisher: Blackstone Audio Inc.
Biography / Memoir
Einstein: His Life and Universe
By: Walter Isaacson
Read By: Edward Herrmann
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Executive Producer: Sandy Moore
Producer / Director: Carol Shapiro
Associate Producer: Travis Tonn
Abridger: Jan Werner
Production Supervisor: Terry Hogan
Sound Editing: Steven Strassman

Business Information / Educational

WORDS THAT WORK
By: Dr. Frank Luntz
Read By: Dr. Frank Luntz with L. J. Ganser
Publisher: Hyperion Audiobooks
Producer / Director: John McElroy
Abridger: Leo Rowland
Production Supervisor: Dennis Kao

Children’s Titles for Ages Up To 8

More About Paddington
By: Michael Bond
Read By: Stephen Fry
Publisher: HarperChildren’s Audio

Children’s Titles For Ages 8-11

Clementine;
By: Sara Pennypacker
Read By: Jessica Almasy
Publisher: Recorded Books
Executive Producer: Claudia Howard
Director: Dru Susman Production Supervisor: Amber Cleveland
Sound Editing: John Nebel

Children’s Titles For Ages 12+

Bloody Jack: Being an Account of the Curious Adventures of Mary ‘Jacky’ Faber, Ship’s Boy (Bloody Jack Adventures)
By: L.A. Meyer
Read By: Katherine Kellgren
Publisher: Listen & Live Audio
Executive Producers: Alisa Weberman and Alfred Martino
Director: Alisa Weberman
Sound Editing: CDM Sound Studio

Classic

Treasure Island
By: Robert Louis Stevenson
Read By: Alfred Molina
Publisher: Random House Audio Listening Library
Executive Producer / Producer: Dan Zitt
Director: John McElroy
Sound Editing: John Marshall Sound

Fiction

Tallgrass
By: Sandra Dallas
Read By: Lorelei King
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Producer / Director: Laura Wilson

Humor

I Am America (And So Can You!)
By: Stephen Colbert
Read By: Stephen Colbert with Paul Dinello, Kevin Dorff, Greg Hollimon, Evie McGee,
David Pasquesi, Amy Sedaris, Allison Silverman, Brian Stack and Jon Stewart
Publisher: Hachette Audio
Executive Producer: Maja Thomas
Producers: Paul Dinello and John McElroy
Director: Paul Dinello
Production Supervisor: Michele McGonigle
Sound Editing: John McElroy and Charles de Montebello

Inspirational / Faith-Based Fiction
River Rising
By: Athol Dickson
Read By: Dion Graham
Publisher: Recorded Books
Executive Producer: Claudia Howard
Director: Timothy Reynolds
Production Supervisor: Amber Cleveland
Sound Editing: Caitlin Parker

Inspirational / Spiritual

Inspired By … The Bible Experience: Old Testament
Read By: Angela Bassett, Cuba Gooding Jr., Samuel L. Jackson, Denzel Washington,
Forest Whitaker and many more
Publisher: Zondervan Audio
Executive Producers / Producers: Ron Belk, Kyle Bowser, Lou “Buster” Brown and
Robi Reed
Directors: Lou “Buster” Brown, Wren T. Brown, Andi Chapman, Chip Hurd and Mark
Swinton
Sound Editing: Lou “Buster” Brown, Sara Clerk, Daniel Galley, Cameron Grey, Kevin
Halemane and Kevin Yi
Project Executives: Paul Caminiti and Mark Hunt

Literary Fiction

Tree of Smoke: A Novel
By: Denis Johnson
Read By: Will Patton
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Producer: Laura Wilson
Director: Scott Sherratt

Multi-Voiced Performance

Inspired By … The Bible Experience: Old Testament
Read By: Angela Bassett, Cuba Gooding Jr., Samuel L. Jackson, Denzel Washington,
Forest Whitaker and many more
Publisher: Zondervan Audio
Executive Producers / Producers: Ron Belk, Kyle Bowser, Lou “Buster” Brown and
Robi Reed
Directors: Lou “Buster” Brown, Wren T. Brown, Andi Chapman, Chip Hurd and Mark
Swinton
Sound Editing: Lou “Buster” Brown, Sara Clerk, Daniel Galley, Cameron Grey, Kevin
Halemane and Kevin Yi
Project Executives: Paul Caminiti and Mark Hunt

Mystery

The Tin Roof Blowdown: A Dave Robicheaux Novel (Dave Robicheaux Mysteries)
By: James Lee Burke
Read By: Will Patton
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Executive Producer: Sandy Moore
Producer / Director: Elisa Shokoff
Associate Producer: Travis Tonn
Abridger: James Shokoff
Production Supervisor: Terry Hogan
Sound Editing: Common Mode

Narration by the Author or Authors

Pontoon (Lake Wobegon)
Written and Read By: Garrison Keillor
Publisher: HighBridge
Producer: Jason Keillor Sound Editing: Craig Thorson and Tom Mudge

Non-Fiction

Roots: The Saga of an American Family: 30th Anniversary Edition
By: Alex Haley
Read By: Avery Brooks
Publisher: BBC Audiobooks America
Executive Producer: Dan Hypes
Producer: Sean McKinley
Director: Robin Miles
Sound Editing: Talking Book Productions

Original Work

Sweeney Todd and the String of Pearls: an Audio Melodrama in Three Despicable Acts
By: Yuri Rasovsky
Read by: Phil Proctor, Simon Templeman, Moira Quirk, Martin Jarvis, Rosalind Ayres,
Robertson Dean, and W. Morgan Sheppard
Publisher: Blackstone Audio Inc.
Executive Producer: Josh Stanton
Producer / Director: Yuri Rasovsky
Production Supervisor: Suzanne Schmidtke
Sound Editing: John Baker
Music Supervisor: Steven Ovitsky
Singers: Tony Barrand and John Roberts

Package Design

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
By: J.K. Rowling
Read By: Jim Dale
Publisher: Random House Audio Listening Library
Producers: Orli Moscowitz and David Rapkin
Production Associate: Louis Milgrom
Director: David Rapkin
Package Design: Susan Daulton
Jacket Design: Mary GrandPré and David Saylor

Personal Development / Motivational

Fit to Live: 5 Steps to a Lean, Strong, Fearless You
Written and Read By: Pamela Peeke, M.D.
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Producer: Laura Wilson

Romance

Natural Born Charmer CD
By: Susan Elizabeth Phillips
Read By: Anna Fields
Publisher: HarperAudio
Executive Producer: Rick Harris
Producer: Kate Fleming, Cedar House Audio

Science Fiction

Dune (Unabridged Audio CD)
By: Frank Herbert
Read By: Scott Brick, Orlagh Cassidy, Euan Morton, Simon Vance and cast
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Executive Producer: Laura Wilson
Producers: Garret Scott and Kevin Thomsen
Director: Garret Scott

Short Stories / Collections

20th Century Ghosts
By: Joe Hill
Read By: David Ledoux
Publisher: HarperAudio
Executive Producer / Director: Rick Harris
Sound Editing: Lance Neal

Solo Narration – Female

Tallgrass
By: Sandra Dallas
Read By: Lorelei King
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Producer / Director: Laura Wilson

Solo Narration – Male

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
By: J.K. Rowling
Read By: Jim Dale
Publisher: Random House Audio Listening Library
Producers: Orli Moscowitz and David Rapkin
Production Associate: Louis Milgrom
Director: David Rapkin

Spanish Language

Malinche (Spanish Edition)
By: Laura Esquivel
Read By: Lucia Mendez
Publisher: FonoLibro Inc.
Executive Producer / Producer: Arquimedes Rivero
Director / Production Supervisor: Erwin Dorado
Sound Editing: Lester Carrodeaguas

Thriller / Suspense

Heart-Shaped Box
By: Joe Hill
Read By: Stephen Lang
Publisher: HarperAudio
Executive Producer / Director: Rick Harris
Production Supervisor: Angela Piva
Sound Editing: Sharon Mattlin

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