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Audie Awards: Tina Fey’s ‘Bossypants’ named 2012 Audio Book of the Year

10 June 2012 1,789 views 3 Comments

the audies: annual recognition of the best audiobooks of the past year.

Every year the Audio Publishers Association gathers to recognize the best audiobooks, giving top titles “Audie Awards.” The 2012 Audiobook of the Year went to Tina Fey for her critically acclaimed best seller Bossypants, but the book was also a finalist in the self narration and humor categories.

The AudioFile Magazine, whose purpose is to promote audiobooks, fronts the The Audies and they’ve named their 2012 list of winners:

Audiobook of the Year: Tina Fey’s Bossypants, Hachette Audio
Audio Drama: Robert Graves’s I, Cladius, AudioGO
Business/Educational: Carrie Wilkerson’s Barefoot Executive, Oasis Audio
Classic: Charles Dickens’s The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby, Tantor Media
Distinguished Achievement in Production: The Watch That Ends the Night: Voices from the Titanic, Brilliance Audio/Candlewick
Fantasy: Laini Taylor’s Daughter of Smoke and Bone, Hachette Audio
Fiction: Pat Frank’s Alas, Babylon, Audible, Inc.
History: Adam Goodheart’s 1861: The Civil War’s Awakening, Audible Inc., Brilliance Audio

If you spend time driving, cooking, washing and cleaning, you have time to read and there’s great stuff available to fill that time with purpose, pleasure, thought provoking prose, laughter — just choose.

Humor: William Shatner’s Shatner Rules, Penguin Audio
Literary Fiction: Ann Patchett’s State of Wonder, Harper Audio
Mystery: James Lee Burke’s Feast of Fools, S&S Audio
Nonfiction: Pail Collins’s The Murder of the Century, AudioGO
Personal Development: Jane Fonda’s Prime Time, Random Audio
Romance: J.D. Robb’s New York to Dallas, Brilliance Audio
Science Ficiton: John Scalzi’s Fuzzy Nation, Audible, Inc.
Thriller: Meg Gardiner’s The Nightmare Thief, Brilliance Audio

That said, be sure to click to see the full Audie Awards listings as each category includes four finalists. In the case of Audiobook of the Year, that includes Walter Isaacson’s Steve Jobs and Neil Gaiman’s American Gods.

You can purchase any or all of the above via iTunes Audiobooks, Amazon audiobooks and, of course, Audible.

If you haven’t yet taken advantage of Audible’s free trial offer, you can get any of the above for free — cancel at any time and keep the book.

via Library Journal

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