Best Audiobooks: 2015 Audie Award Winners

June 9, 2015 | Kelli

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The Audies, sponsored by the Audio Publishers Association (APA), honours excellence in audiobooks and spoken word entertainment.

Listening to an audiobook is a wonderful way to 'read' a book. They are perfect accompaniment for long drives, flights or commuting, when doing chores around the house, while going for a walk, relaxing on the beach or enjoying hobbies. The skill of the narrator can really add to the experience of the story.  

If you are interested in trying out an audiobook, the Toronto Public Library has many available on CD. We also have two e-audiobook collections - OverDrive and OneClickdigital. eAudiobooks can be downloaded to computers, smartphones or tablets, so they are available even when you do not have an Internet connection.  

There are many different categories of Audie Awards. Visit the Audie Awards website for more information, including a full list of nominees.  

Here are some of the 2015 winners:

Not my father's son Words of radiance All the light Bully pulpit Yes please

AUTOBIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
Not My Father’s Son
by Alan Cumming; Narrated by Alan Cumming
Audiobook
eAudiobook 
Talking Book (Restricted to print disabled patrons)

FANTASY
Words of Radiance, The Stormlight Archive series, Book 2
by Brandon Sanderson; Narrated by Kate Reading and Michael Kramer
eAudiobook

FICTION
All the Light We Cannot See
by Anthony Doerr; Narrated by Zach Appelman
Audiobook
eAudiobook 
Talking Book (Restricted to print disabled patrons)

HISTORY/BIOGRAPHY
The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism
by Doris Kearns Goodwin; Narrated by Edward Herrmann
Audiobook
eAudiobook

HUMOUR
Yes Please
by Amy Poehler; Narrated by Amy Poehler, Carol Burnett, Seth Meyers, Mike Schur, Eileen and William Poehler, Patrick Stewart, and Kathleen Turner
Audiobook
eAudiobook
Talking Book (Restricted to print disabled patrons)

 

Second machine age Silkworm Martian Assassination Those who wish me dead

JUDGES’ AWARD: SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies by Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee; Narrated by Jeff Cummings 
Audiobook
Talking Book (Restricted to print disabled patrons)

MYSTERY
The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith; Narrated by Robert Glenister
Audiobook
eAudiobook 
Talking Book (Restricted to print disabled patrons)

SCIENCE FICTION
The Martian by Andy Weir; Narrated by R.C. Bray
Audiobook
Talking Book (Restricted to print disabled patrons)

SHORT STORIES/COLLECTIONS
The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher
by Hilary Mantel; Narrated by Jane Carr
Audiobook
Talking Book (Restricted to print disabled patrons)

THRILLER/SUSPENSE
Those Who Wish Me Dead
by Michael Koryta; Narrated by Robert Petkoff
eAudiobook
Talking Book (Restricted to print disabled patrons)

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