Recorded Books Takes Home Eight Wins at 2015 Voice Arts Awards

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Recorded Books, Inc. and its family of companies win eight awards at 2015 Voice Arts Awards.

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Recorded Books won eight awards across eight different categories. To be honored in this way is a true testament to the diversity our family of companies brings to the audiobook industry.

The Society of Voice Arts and Sciences (SOVAS) presented Recorded Books, Inc., Tantor Media and HighBridge Audio with eight awards at the 2015 Voice Arts Awards Gala held Nov. 15 at the Pacific Design Center in Hollywood, California. Recorded Books, founded in 1979, acquired both Tantor Media and HighBridge Audio in 2014.

“Recorded Books won eight awards across eight different categories. To be honored in this way is a true testament to the diversity our family of companies brings to the audiobook industry,” said Rich Freese, Recorded Books president and CEO. “Congratulations to all the 2015 Voice Arts Awards winners and nominees.”

Recorded Books, Inc., Tantor Media and HighBridge Audio won the following awards:

Audiobook Narration—Mystery, Best Voiceover
Dry Bones by Craig Johnson (Recorded Books)
Narrator: George Guidall

Audiobook Narration—Non-Fiction, Best Voiceover
How to Bake Pi: An Edible Exploration of the Mathematics of Mathematics by Eugenia Cheng (HighBridge Audio)
Narrator: Tavia Gilbert

Audiobook Narration—Biography, Best Voiceover
In Search of Sir Thomas Browne: The Life and Afterlife of the Seventeenth Century’s Most Inquiring Mind by Hugh Aldersey-Williams (HighBridge Audio)
Narrator: Simon Vance

Audiobook Narration—Short Story Anthology, Best Voiceover
Leaving the Sea by Ben Marcus (Recorded Books)
Narrators: Andrew Garman, Andy Paris, Brian Hutchison and George Guidall

Audiobook Narration—Classics, Best Voiceover
Little Big Man by Thomas Berger (Recorded Books)
Narrator: Scott Sowers

Audiobook Narration—Author Performance, Best Voiceover
O, What a Luxury: Verses Lyrical, Vulgar, Pathetic & Profound by Garrison Keillor (HighBridge Audio)
Narrator: Garrison Keillor

Audiobook Narration—Self-Help, Best Voiceover
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo (Tantor Media)
Narrator: Emily Woo Zeller

Audiobook Narration—Fiction, Best Voiceover
Written in My Own Heart’s Blood by Diana Gabaldon (Recorded Books)
Narrator: Davina Porter

“After more than 1,200 unabridged audiobook narrations and a Lifetime Achievement Award to boot, when work done alone with but an engineer on the other side of the glass is honored and acknowledged, it’s especially gratifying and greatly appreciated,” said George Guidall, winner and narrator of Dry Bones by Craig Johnson and Leaving the Sea by Ben Marcus. “It’s work that I love, and I thank SOVAS for the award.”

Created by the Society of Voice Arts and Sciences as part of the That’s Voiceover! Conference, the Voice Arts Awards is an international competition showcasing the best work in professional voiceover acting, creative direction and communications for advertising, audiobook narration, movie trailers, video gaming, animation, television, radio and casting realms.

Recorded Books, Inc., Tantor Media and HighBridge Audio received a total of 28 nominations for the 2015 Voice Arts Awards.

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For more information or to purchase Voice Arts Awards–winning or nominated audiobooks published by the Recorded Books family, visit http://goodlistens.com/vaas2015/. To view a complete list of winners and for more information on the Voice Arts Awards, visit http://www.sovas.org.

About Recorded Books
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 http://www.recordedbooks.com.

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