The 22nd annual Audie Awards, an awards ceremony by Audio Publishers Association (APA) that recognizes audiobooks and spoken word entertainment, will take place June 1, 2017. The Brits are well-represented:
- Competing for Best Audio Drama are Alien: Out of the Shadows by Tim Lebbon and Dirk Maggs, Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor Adventures: Death and the Queen narrated by David Tennant and Catherine Tate, and Doctor Who: The War Doctor: Only the Monstrous by Nicholas Briggs and narrated by John Hurt.
- Emma Thompson is up for Best Female Narrator for her work in The Turn of the Screw by Henry James.
- Simon Vance is up for Best Male Narrator for his work on Alan Moore’s 60-hour audiobook Jerusalem. Vance is also the narrator for some other productions up for awards, including League of Dragons and The Black Prism.
- Paul McCartney: The Life by Philip Norman is up for Best History/Biography.
- Two Heirloom Audio Productions pieces are up for Best Inspirational/Faith-Based Fiction, both starring Brian Blessed and John Rhys-Davies: Beric the Briton and The Dragon and the Raven.
- Richard Armitage’s reading of David Cooperfield is up for Best Literary Fiction and Classics.
- Both David Walliams’s Demon Dentist and the David Tennant-narrated How to Train Your Dragon are up for Best Middle Grade.
- Les Liaisons Dangereuses is up for Best Multi-Voiced Performance and contains British performers like Dominic West, Janet McTeer, and Una Stubbs.
- Neil Gaiman’s View from the Cheap Seats is up for Best Narration by the Author or Authors.
- Helen Mirren’s reading of The Tale of Kitty-in-Boots by Beatrix Potter is up for Best Young Listeners.
These are just some highlights. Find the full list here.