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

Audies - 2010 Winners

Audies – 2010 Winners:

Audiobook of the Year

Nelson Mandela’s Favorite African Folktales
Edited by: Nelson Mandela
Read by: a full celebrity cast including Samuel L. Jackson, Helen Mirren, Don Cheadle and Alan Rickman
Publisher: Hachette Audio
Executive Producers: Sharon Gelman, Bradley Silver, Anthony Goff and Kim Sayle
Producers: Sharon Gelman, Michele McGonigle and Alfre Woodard
Director: Alfre Woodard

Distinguished Achievement in Production

The Help
By: Kathryn Stockett
Read by: Jenna Lamia, Bahni Turpin, Octavia Spencer and Cassandra Campbell
Publisher: Penguin Audio
Executive Producer: Patti Pirooz
Producer: Dan Musselman
Director: Gabrielle De Cuir

Audiobook Adaptation

The Maltese Falcon
By: Dashiell Hammett
Read by: Michael Madsen, Sandra Oh, Edward Herrmann and a full cast
Publisher: Blackstone Audio
Executive Producer: Josh Stanton
Producer/Director: Yuri Rasovsky

Audio Drama

The Word of Promise: Complete Audio Bible MP3-CD
Read by: Michael York, Richard Dreyfuss, Gary Sinise, Jon Voight, Marisa Tomei, Lou Gossett, Jr. and a full cast
Publisher: Thomas Nelson, Inc.
Producer: Carl Amari
Director: JoBe Cerny

Biography/Memoir

Anne Frank Remembered
By: Miep Gies and Alison Leslie Gold
Read by: Barbara Rosenblat
Publisher: Dan Balow/Oasis Audio
Producer: Tim Lundeen
Director: Susan Mackewich

Business/Educational

Rain: What a Paperboy Learned About Business
Author and Narrator: Jeffrey J. Fox
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Executive Producer: Colleen Rockey
Director: Tony Hudz

Children’s Titles for Ages Up To 8

Louise, the Adventures of a Chicken
By: Kate DiCamillo
Read by: Barbara Rosenblat
Publisher: Live Oak Media
Executive Producer: Arnold Cardillo
Producers/Directors: Arnold Cardillo and Rory Young

Children’s Titles for Ages 8-12

Operation Yes
By: Sara Holmes
Read by: Jessica Almasy
Publisher: Audible, Inc.
Executive Producer: Jennifer Bassuk
Producer: George James

Classic

Great Expectations
By: Charles Dickens
Read by: Charlton Griffin
Publisher: Audio Connoisseur
Producer/Director: Charlton Griffin

Fiction

The Help
By: Kathryn Stockett
Read by: Jenna Lamia, Bahni Turpin, Octavia Spencer and Cassandra Campbell
Publisher: Penguin Audio
Executive Producer: Patti Pirooz
Producer: Dan Musselman
Director: Gabrielle De Cuir

History

Tears in the Darkness: The Story of the Bataan Death March and Its Aftermath
By: Michael Norman and Elizabeth M. Norman
Read by: Michael Prichard
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Executive Producer: Ron Formica

Humor

Church People: The Lutherans of Lake Wobegon (Prairie Home Companion)
By: Garrison Keillor
Read by: Garrison Keillor
Publisher: HighBridge Company
Producers: Tiffany Hanssen and Katrina Cicala with Kathryn Slusher, Kate Gustafson and Kay Gornick

Inspirational / Faith-Based (Fiction)

A Month of Summer
By: Lisa Wingate
Read by: Johanna Parker
Publisher: Recorded Books
Executive Producer: Claudia Howard
Producer: JMC Sound
Director: June Miller

Inspirational / Faith-Based (Non-Fiction)

The Word of Promise: Complete Audio Bible
Read by: Michael York, Richard Dreyfuss, Gary Sinise, Jon Voight, Marisa Tomei, Lou Gossett, Jr., and a full cast
Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc.
Producer: Carl Amari
Director: JoBe Cerny

Literary Fiction

Wolf Hall: A Novel
By: Hilary Mantel
Read by: Simon Slater
Publisher: Macmillan Audio

Multi-Voiced Performance

Nelson Mandela’s Favorite African Folktales
Edited by: Nelson Mandela
Read by: a full celebrity cast including Samuel L. Jackson, Helen Mirren, Don Cheadle and Alan Rickman
Publisher: Hachette Audio
Executive Producers: Sharon Gelman, Bradley Silver, Anthony Goff and Kim Sayle
Producers: Sharon Gelman, Michele McGonigle and Alfre Woodard
Director: Alfre Woodard

Mystery

Devil in a Blue Dress (Easy Rawlins Mysteries)
By: Walter Mosley
Read by: Michael Boatman
Publisher: Audible, Inc.
Executive Producer: Steve Feldberg
Producer: George James
Directors/Engineers: Jon Authy and Josh Horn

Narration by the Author or Authors

Odd and the Frost Giants
Author and Narrator: Neil Gaiman
Publisher: HarperChildrensAudio
Executive Producer/Director: Michael Conroy

Non-Fiction

The National Parks: America’s Best Idea
Authors and Narrators: Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan
Publisher: Random House Audio
Executive Producer: Aaron Blank
Director: Louis Milgrom

Original Work

Tell Me A Story 3: Women of Wonder
By: Amy Friedman
Read by: Bryce Dallas Howard, Paula Poundstone, Wendy Hammers, Margot Rose, Jessica DiCicco and Yvette Freeman
Publisher: Listen & Live Audio
Executive Producer: Dennis Danziger
Producer: Amy Friedman
Director: Lori Ada Jaroslow

Package Design

The Word of Promise: Complete Audio Bible
Read by: Michael York, Richard Dreyfuss, Gary Sinise, Jon Voight, Marisa Tomei, Lou Gossett, Jr. and a full cast
Publisher: Thomas Nelson, Inc.
Producer: Carl Amari
Director: JoBe Cerny

Personal Development

NurtureShock: New Thinking About Children
By: Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman
Read by: Po Bronson
Publisher: Hachette Audio
Producer/Director: Dennis Kao

Romance

The Untamed Bride
By: Stephanie Laurens
Read by: Simon Prebble
Publisher: HarperAudio
Executive Producer: Michael Conroy

Science Fiction/Fantasy

Bellwether
By: Connie Willis
Read by: Kate Reading
Publisher: Blackstone Audio
Executive Producer: Josh Stanton
Producer: Grover Gardner

Short Stories/Collections

Black Mask Audio Magazine, Vol. 1
By: Dashiell Hammett and various authors
Read by: a full cast
Publisher: Blackstone Audio
Executive Producer: Josh Stanton
Producer/Director: Yuri Rasovsky

Solo Narration – Female

The Chosen One
Read by: Jenna Lamia
By: Carol Lynch Williams
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Executive Producer: Laura Wilson
Director: Jerry Maybrook

Solo Narration – Male

Great Expectations
Read by: Charlton Griffin
By: Charles Dickens
Publisher: Audio Connoisseur
Producer/Director: Charlton Griffin

Spanish Language

La Travesia de Enrique (Spanish Edition)
By: Sonia Nazario
Read by: Adriana Sananes
Publisher: Recorded Books
Executive Producer: Claudia Howard
Producer/Director: Manuel Herrara

Teens

Peace, Locomotion
By: Jacqueline Woodson
Read by: Dion Graham
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Executive Producer: Colleen Rockey
Producer: Laura Grafton
Director: May Wuthrich

Thriller / Suspense

Darling Jim: A Novel
By: Christian Moerk
Read by: Stephen Hoye and Justine Eyre
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Executive Producer: Ron Formica

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