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

Audies - 2009 Winners

Audies – 2009 Winners:

AUDIOBOOK OF THE YEAR

The Graveyard Book
Neil Gaiman
Read by Neil Gaiman
(Harper Audio/ Recorded Books)

AUDIO DRAMA

The Odyssey
Homer, read by Tim McInnerny,
Amanda Redman, and a Full Cast
(BBC Audiobooks America/ BBC Radio)

AUDIOBOOK ADAPTATION

English Majors: A Comedy Collection for the Highly Literate (Prairie Home Companion)
Garrison Keillor, read by
Garrison Keillor et al.
(Highbridge Audio))

BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR

The LAST LECTURE
Randy Pausch, Jeffrey Zaslow,
read by Erik Singer
(Hyperion Audiobooks/ Books on Tape)

BUSINESS/EDUCATIONAL
The LAST LECTURE
The Little Red Book of Selling: 12.5 Principles of Sales Greatness
Jeffrey Gitomer, read by Jeffrey Gitomer
(Simon & Schuster Audio/ Recorded Books)

CLASSIC

Great Expectations
Charles Dickens, read by Simon Vance
(Tantor Media)

HISTORY

Gandhi & Churchill: The Epic Rivalry that Destroyed an Empire and Forged Our Age
Arthur Herman, read by John Curless
(Recorded Books)

HUMOR

The Learners
Chip Kidd, read by Bronson Pinchot
(Blackstone Audiobooks)

INSPIRATIONAL/
FAITH-BASED FICTION


Prague Counterpoint (Zion Covenant, Book 2)
Bodie Thoene, Brock Thoene,
read by Sean Barrett
(The1audio Productions)

INSPIRATIONAL/FAITH-BASED
NON-FICTION


Word of Promise Next Generation – New Testament: Dramatized Audio Bible
Read by Sean Astin, AnnaSophia Robb, Jordin
Sparks, et al.
(Thomas Nelson)

MULTI-VOICED

Mudbound
Hillary Jordan, read by Ezra Knight, Kate Forbes,
Joseph Collins, Tom Stechschulte, Peter Jay
Fernandez, Brenda Pressley
(Recorded Books)

NARRATION BY THE AUTHOR

When You Are Engulfed in Flames
David Sedaris, read by David Sedaris
(Hachette Audio)

ORIGINAL WORK

Louis Vuitton Soundwalk: Beijing
Stephan Crasneanscki, read by Gong Li
(Soundwalk)

FICTION (TIE)

Duma Key: A Novel
Stephen King, read by John Slattery
(Simon & Schuster Audio/ Recorded Books)


The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows, read by Paul
Boehmer, Susan Duerden, Rosalyn Landor, John Lee,
Juliet Mills
(Random House Audio/ Books on Tape)

LITERARY FICTION

Elmer Gantry
Sinclair Lewis, read by Anthony Heald
(Blackstone Audiobooks)

MYSTERY

Voice of the Violin
Andrea Camilleri, Stephen Sartarelli [Trans.],
read by Grover Gardner
(Blackstone Audiobooks)

THRILLER/SUSPENSE

Child 44
Tom Rob Smith, read by Dennis Boutsikaris
(Hachette Audio/ Books on Tape)

DISTINGUISHED ACHIEVEMENT
IN PRODUCTION


Curse of the Blue Tattoo (Bloody Jack Adventures)
L.A. Meyer, read by Katherine Kellgren
(Listen & Live Audio)

ROMANCE

The Dark Highlander (Highlander Series)
Karen Marie Moning, read by Phil Gigante
(Brilliance Audio)

CHILDREN’S TITLES FOR
AGES UP TO 8


James Herriot’s Treasury for Children: Warm and Joyful Animal Tales
James Herriot, read by Jim Dale
(Macmillan Audio/ BBC Audiobooks America)

CHILDREN’S TITLES FOR AGES 8-12

The Graveyard Book
Neil Gaiman, read by Neil Gaiman
(Harper Audio/ Recorded Books)

TEENS

Curse of the Blue Tattoo (Bloody Jack Adventures)
L.A. Meyer, read by Katherine Kellgren
(Listen & Live Audio)

NON-FICTION

Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution — and How It Can Renew America
Thomas L. Friedman, read by Oliver Wyman
(Macmillan Audio/ BBC Audiobooks America)

SOLO NARRATION – FEMALE

Curse of the Blue Tattoo (Bloody Jack Adventures)
L.A. Meyer, read by Katherine Kellgren
(Listen & Live Audio)

SOLO NARRATION – MALE

The Count of Monte Cristo
Alexandre Dumas, read by John Lee
(Blackstone Audiobooks)

PACKAGE DESIGN

The Founding Fathers (American Presidents)
Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. [Ed.],
read by Richard Rohan, Ira Claffey
(Macmillan Audio)

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

You: Staying Young: The Owner’s Manual for Extending Your Warranty
Mehmet C. Oz, Michael F. Roizen,
read by Johnny Heller
(Recorded Books)

POLITICS

Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution — and How It Can Renew America
Thomas L. Friedman, read by
Oliver Wyman
(Macmillan Audio/ BBC Audiobooks America)

SCIENCE FICTION/FANTASY
Calculating God
Robert J. Sawyer, read by Jonathan Davis
(Audible, Inc.)

SHORT STORIES/COLLECTIONS

Armageddon in Retrospect
Kurt Vonnegut, read by Rip Torn,
Mark Vonnegut
(Penguin Audio/ Blackstone Audiobooks)

SPANISH LANGUAGE

Por un Dia Mas (Spanish Edition)
/ For One More Day
Mitch Albom, read by Jose Manuel Vieira
(Fonolibro)



 

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