Recorded Books Takes Home Six Wins at 2016 Voice Arts Awards

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Recorded Books, Inc. and its family of companies win six awards at 2016 Voice Arts Awards.

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All I thought at that moment was how lucky I am to tell stories for a living.

The Society of Voice Arts and Sciences (SOVAS) presented Recorded Books, Inc., HighBridge Audio and christianaudio with six awards at the 2016 Voice Arts Awards Gala held November 13 at Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, California.

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

Audiobook Narration—Biography, Best Narrator

Paul McCartney: The Life by Philip Norman (Recorded Books)
Narrator: Jonathan Keeble

Audiobook Narration—Science Fiction, Best Narrator

Children of Earth and Sky by Guy Gavriel Kay (Recorded Books)
Narrator: Simon Vance

Audiobook Narration—Mystery, Best Voiceover

Hour of the Wolf by Håkan Nesser (HighBridge Audio)
Narrator: Simon Vance

Audiobook Narration—Author Performance, Best Narrator

Unashamed by Lecrae (christianaudio)
Narrator: Lecrae

Audiobook Narration—Inspirational/Faith-Based Fiction, Best Narrator

Hope Harbor by Irene Hannon (Recorded Books)
Narrator: Thérèse Plummer

Audiobook Narration—Non-Fiction, Best Narrator

The Song Machine by John Seabrook (HighBridge Audio)
Narrator: Dion Graham

“Being nominated for a Voice Arts Award was cool enough. When I heard them announce my name as the winner I was jerked out of my daydream for a cheesesteak and heard my voice over the sound system with [Recorded Books director of marketing] Patrick Deering telling me, ‘You won! Go up and get your award!’” said Thérèse Plummer, winner and narrator of Hope Harbor by Irene Hannon. “All I thought at that moment was how lucky I am to tell stories for a living. Thank you, Recorded Books, and thank you, Irene Hannon, for asking me to tell your story.”

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 won an award in six out of the 10 categories for which we received nominations. To be honored in this way is a true testament to the talent of our narrators and the diversity our family of companies brings to the audiobook industry,” said Troy Juliar, Recorded Books’ chief content officer. “Congratulations to all the 2016 Voice Arts Awards winners and nominees.”

Recorded Books, Inc., Tantor Media, HighBridge Audio, and christianaudio received a total of 26 nominations for the 2016 Voice Arts Awards. Recorded Books, founded in 1979, acquired both Tantor Media and HighBridge Audio in 2014 and christianaudio in 2016.


For more information or to purchase any of these Voice Arts Awards winners or nominees, visit the Recorded Books blog.

About Recorded Books, Inc.
Recorded Books is a leading publisher of spoken-word content. It is the largest independent publisher of audiobooks and provider of digital media to consumer, retail, professional, school, library and infotainment markets. The company owns an exclusive catalog of more than 27,000 audiobook titles narrated by professional, award-winning actors. Recorded Books also provides digital audiobooks and eBooks, as well as other compelling third-party content, including digital magazines and films. The company operates in the United Kingdom through its W. F. Howes subsidiary and in Australia through its Wavesound subsidiary. Recorded Books was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in Prince Frederick, MD. For more information, visit

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