RBmedia Produces 19 Finalists in 2018 Audies Competition

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Four RBmedia companies—Recorded Books, HighBridge Audio, Tantor Media, and Christian Audio—receive nominations in 13 different categories for the 2018 Audie Awards

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To receive 19 nominations across 13 different award categories is a true testament to the talent of our narrators and the diversity we bring to the audiobook industry.

Four of RBmedia’s US publishing brands were honored with nominations in this year’s Audies® competition. Recorded Books, HighBridge Audio, Tantor Media, and Christian Audio received 19 nominations across more than a dozen categories. Finalists were announced today by the Audio Publishers Association (APA).

The Audies, often promoted as the “Oscars of the audiobook industry,” is the premier awards program in the US, recognizing distinction in audiobooks and spoken-word entertainment.

“As a publisher, we pride ourselves on both the quality and excellence of production, as well as the value and range of titles we record,” said Troy Juliar, chief content officer for RBmedia. “To receive 19 nominations across 13 different award categories is a true testament to the talent of our narrators and the diversity we bring to the audiobook industry.”

RBmedia received the following nominations:

The Life and Times of Persimmon Wilson: A Novel by Nancy Peacock
Narrator: JD Jackson (HighBridge Audio)

The Refrigerator Monologues by Catherynne M. Valente
Narrator: Karis A. Campbell (HighBridge Audio)

Red Sister by Mark Lawrence
Narrator: Heather O’Neill (Recorded Books)

Born Survivors: Three Young Mothers and Their Extraordinary Story of Courage, Defiance, and Hope by Wendy Holden
Narrator: Elizabeth Wiley (Tantor Media)

The Fourth Monkey by J. D. Barker
Narrators: Edoardo Ballerini, Graham Winton (Recorded Books)

Any Day Now by Robyn Carr
Narrator: Thérèse Plummer (Recorded Books)

Faith-Based Fiction
The Ebb Tide by Beverly Lewis
Narrators: Christina Moore, Stephanie Cozart (Recorded Books)

Sandpiper Cove by Irene Hannon
Narrator: Thérèse Plummer (Recorded Books)

Faith-Based Non-Fiction
The Sacrament of Happy: What a Smiling God Brings to a Wounded World by Lisa Harper
Narrator: the author (Christian Audio)

Fire Road: The Napalm Girl’s Journey through Horrors of War to Faith, Forgiveness & Peace by Kim Phuc Phan Thi
Narrator: Emily Woo Zeller (HighBridge Audio)

The Totally Unscientific Study of the Search for Human Happiness by Paula Poundstone
Narrator: the author (HighBridge Audio)

Carpet Diem: Or … How to Save the World by Accident by Justin Lee Anderson
Narrator: Matthew Lloyd Davies (Tantor Media)

Literary Fiction & Classics
Beast by Paul Kingsnorth
Narrator: Simon Vance (Tantor Media)

Multi-Voiced Performance
Restart by Gordon Korman
Narrators: Jonathan Todd Ross, Laura Knight Keating, Ramón de Ocampo, Graham Halstead, Suzy Jackson, John Kroft, Andy Paris (Recorded Books)

More Than Want You by Shayla Black
Narrator: Christian Fox (Tantor Media)

Finding My Pack by Lane Whitt
Narrators: Cooper North, Aletha George (Tantor Media)

Silver Silence by Nalini Singh
Narrator: Angela Dawe (Tantor Media)

Young Listeners
A Poem for Peter: The Story of Ezra Jack Keats and the Creation of The Snowy Day by Andrea Davis Pinkney
Narrator: Channie Waites (Recorded Books)

Princess Cora and the Crocodile by Laura Amy Schlitz
Narrator: Davina Porter (Recorded Books)

In March, finalists in four other categories will be announced: Audiobook of the Year, Excellence in Design, Excellence in Marketing, and Excellence in Production. Winners will be announced May 31 at the Audies Gala in New York.

About RBmedia
RBmedia is a global leader in spoken audio content and digital media distribution technology that reaches millions of consumers—at home, in the car, and wherever their mobile devices take them. RBmedia produces exclusive titles and delivers the finest digital content—including audiobooks, streaming video, educational courses, entertainment titles, and much more. Headquartered in Landover, Maryland, RBmedia comprises an ever-expanding group of the best brands in spoken audio content and digital media distribution technology. Find out more at http://www.rbmediaglobal.com.

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