Recorded Books Boasts 23 Finalists in the 2016 Audies Competition

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Recorded Books, Inc. and its family of companies receive 23 nominations for the 2016 Audie Awards.

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Pairing two acts of creation—the author telling a story and an actor narrating that story for fans—is a sacred thing in the audiobook business.

Among the finalists announced by the Audio Publishers Association (APA) for the 2016 Audie Awards, Recorded Books, Inc., Tantor Media and HighBridge received 23 nominations across a wide range of categories.

“Pairing two acts of creation—the author telling a story and an actor narrating that story for fans—is a sacred thing in the audiobook business,” said Troy Juliar, Recorded Books, chief content officer. “Recorded Books and its family of companies, including Tantor and HighBridge, honor the authors and actors who give life to this growing medium and to the discerning fans who cheer when it is done well.”

The audiobook industry’s premier awards program in the United States, the Audies recognize distinction in audiobooks and spoken-word entertainment. Winners will be announced May 11 at the Audies Gala in Chicago.

“Congratulations go out to all of our Audie-nominated authors and actors,” added Juliar.

Recorded Books, Tantor and HighBridge received the following nominations:

Business/Personal Development
Get Big Things Done: The Power of Connectional Intelligence by Erica Dhawan and Saj-nicole Joni
Narrator: Christina Moore (Recorded Books)

The Last Bus to Wisdom by Ivan Doig
Narrator: David Aaron Baker (Recorded Books)

In Search of Sir Thomas Browne: The Life and Afterlife of the 17th Century’s Most Inquiring Mind by Hugh Aldersey-Williams
Narrator: Simon Vance (HighBridge)

Car Talk Classics: No Factory Recalls. So Far. by Tom and Ray Magliozzi
Hosts: Tom and Ray Magliozzi (HighBridge)

Texts from Jane Eyre: And Other Conversations with Your Favorite Literary Characters by Mallory Ortberg
Narrators: Amy Landon and Zach Villa (Tantor)

Inspirational Faith-Based Fiction
The Pursuit of Tamsen Littlejohn by Lori Benton
Narrator: Kate Forbes (Recorded Books)

Secrets She Kept by Cathy Gohlke
Narrators: Morgan Hallett and Suzy Jackson (Recorded Books)

Literary Fiction & Classics
Sweetland by Michael Crummey
Narrator: John Lee (HighBridge)

Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson
Narrator: Kieron Elliott (Recorded Books)

Little Big Man by Thomas Berger
Narrators: Scott Sowers and Henry Strozier, cameo by David Aaron Baker (Recorded Books)

’Til the Well Runs Dry by Lauren Francis-Sharma
Narrators: Ron Butler and Bahni Turpin (Tantor)

Multi-Voiced Performance
Clockwork Lives by Kevin J. Anderson and Neil Peart
Narrators: Morgan Hallett, George Guidall, Richard Poe, James Jenner, Tandy Cronyn, Pete Bradbury, Barbara Rosenblat, and Brian Hutchison (Recorded Books)

How It Went Down by Kekla Magoon
Narrators: Cherise Boothe, Shari Peele, Kevin R. Free, Avery Glymph, Patricia R. Floyd, Brian Hutchison, Myra Lucretia Taylor, Ezra Knight, Peter Jay Fernandez, Hubert Point-Du Jour, and Korey Jackson (Recorded Books)

The Song Machine: Inside the Hit Factory by John Seabrook
Narrator: Dion Graham (HighBridge)

I Wasn’t Strong Like This When I Started Out by Lee Gutkind
Narrator: Tavia Gilbert (Tantor)

Original Work
NPR American Chronicles: First Ladies by NPR
Host: Cokie Roberts (HighBridge)

StoryCorps: Outloud: Stories from the LGBTQ Community, Gathered by StoryCorps and Heard on NPR
Host: Ari Shapiro, featuring Dave Isay (HighBridge)

Seven Years by Dannika Dark
Narrator: Nicole Poole (Tantor)

The Highwayman by Kerrigan Byrne
Narrator: Derek Perkins (Tantor)

A Sorceress of His Own by Dianne Duvall
Narrator: Kirsten Potter (Tantor)

Science Fiction
Golden Son: Book II of the Red Rising Trilogy by Pierce Brown
Narrator: Tim Gerard Reynolds (Recorded Books)

Young Adult
The Winter Horses by Philip Kerr
Narrator: James Langton (Tantor)

Young Listeners
Dory Fantasmagory by Abby Hanlon
Narrator: Suzy Jackson (Recorded Books)


For more information or to purchase any of these Audie Award–nominated audiobooks, click here.

About Recorded Books, Inc.
Recorded Books is the largest independent publisher of unabridged audiobooks and provider of digital media to consumer, retail, professional, school, library and infotainment markets. The company owns an exclusive catalog of more than 22,000 audiobook titles narrated by professional, award-winning actors. Recorded Books provides digital audiobooks and eBooks, as well as other compelling third-party content, including digital magazines and films, through its proprietary RBdigital Gateway platform. The company operates in the United Kingdom through its W. F. Howes subsidiary and in Australia through its Wavesound subsidiary. Recorded Books, founded in 1979 and headquartered in Prince Frederick, MD, acquired both Tantor Media and HighBridge Audio in 2014. For more information, visit

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