The Audie Awards were presented this weekend in …

The Audie Awards were presented this weekend in New York City. Neil Gaiman was emcee – the press release called him “one of the top ten living post-modern writers”. Find the press release at the Audio Publisher’s Assocation website.

In the Science Fiction category, the winner was Blackstone Audio’s Lost Boys by Orson Scott Card, read by Stefan Rudnicki. Bravo!

Other genre winners:
Brimstone by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child, read by Rene Auberjonois (Time Warner Audiobooks) won in the Abridged Fiction category. I haven’t heard this title, but Auberjonois is one heck of a good narrator.

Jim Dale’s performance of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens (Listening Library) won in the Classics category, and his narration of Peter and the Starcatchers by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson (Brilliance Audio) won in the Children’s Titles for Ages 8+ category. A new Jim Dale-performed Harry Potter title is scheduled for release on July 16th and is eagerly awaited in my house.

C.S. Lewis’ Narnia tales showed up twice on the list; once in the Inspirational/Faith-Based Fiction category, and again in the Package Design category. (Both titles were published by HarperCollins.)

Our friends over at Full Cast Audio won an award in the Audio Drama category for Buddha Boy by Kathe Koja. Well deserved! They blur the line between Audio Drama and Audiobooks with their Full Cast unabridged readings – check them out!

The Audiobook of the Year? Bill Clinton’s My Life, published by Random House.

Again, the full results can be found at the Audio Publisher’s Association website. Congratulations to all!

Scott D.

Reviews Editor, SFFaudio

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