News: Audie Nominees Announced

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.

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