The Oscars have come and gone once again – the red carpet has been rolled up, the diamonds returned to Harry Winston, and the unsuccessful nominees have stopped crying (we hope). But just when you thought awards season was over – think again. The “Academy Awards” of audio books is just around the corner and the excitement all started this past week when the nominees for the 2013 Audie Awards were announced.
For the newbies in the group, the Audie Awards (more affectionately known as The Audies) are handed out to the best-of-the-best in the audiobook biz. In May, the incredibly talented members of the audio book industry will have their turn to glam it up, hit the red carpet and be recognized at the fabulous Audie Gala hosted by the Audio Publishers Association (APA).
There were many, many amazing audio books this year, and we don’t envy the APA who had the impossible job of narrowing it down to only 5 audio books in each category (we’re sure glad it wasn’t up to us). Kudos to them for rising up to the challenge and selecting, most definitely what we would also consider, the best audio books of the year, all completely deserving of taking home an Audie this year.
Here are a few of our favorites nominated this year: