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UPDATE 2021 Audie Award WINNERS Announced

Mar 18, 2021

24/03/2021 UPDATE

Check the updated BiblioCommons list below (scroll way down) for all the Audie Award nominees and Winners. Hooray! Many are available from OPL as downloadable audiobooks but a few of note are not and the audio version of Piranesi by Susanna Clarke is not available at libraries at all!

OPL has these 5 Audie winners in print or eBook but they are not available or are delayed in audio availability due to publisher or author rights restrictions. Where it's possible for us to get the Book on CD, it is either already in the BiblioCommons list at the end of the blog or on order. 

Happy Listening!

Not available to libraries in downloadable audiobook format -- For all we DO have scroll down to the BiblioCommons list of Audie Award Winners and Nominees

  • Piranesi by Susanna Clarke Published by Bloomsbury audio available only through Amazon/Audible -- WINNER Audiobook of the Year 
  • The Autobiography of Malcolm X: As Told to Alex Haley Narrated by Laurence FishburneAmazon/Audible Exclusive -- WINNER Autobiography/Memoir and Best Male Narrator
  • The Good Hawk by Joseph Elliot Published by Brilliance audio available only through Amazon/Audible -- WINNER Middle Grade
  • When You Finish Saving the World Amby Jesse Eisenberg Amazon/Audible Exclusive --WINNER Original Work
  • The Chekhov Collection of Short Stories by Anton Chekhov Narrated by Richard Armitage Amazon/Audible Exclusive --WINNER Short Stories/Collections

If you'd like all these winning titles available at Canadian libraries let Amazon know that they should sell to libraries!

The Audie Awards® is the premier awards program in the United States recognizing distinction in audiobooks and spoken-word entertainment. Publishers and rights holders enter titles in various categories for recognition of achievement. Finalists are selected, and then one winner is awarded in each category at the Audies Gala.

The Audies Gala—Annually, the audiobook industry gathers to celebrate the year's finest works and talent. Industry giants are honored, finalists are toasted, winners are announced, and a festive evening is enjoyed by all.

John Leguizamo to host the Audies Gala, with celebrity judges Jerry Craft, Melissa de la Cruz, Jennifer Egan, Tommy Orange, V.E. Schwab, and David Sedaris.

This year the APA is bringing the 2021 Audies Gala straight to your home!

Stream LIVE on YouTube -- This link now takes you to the recording of the event.

2021 Audie Award Winners and Nomineesby Steacy_Library

Some of OPLs audiobook titles that are nominated for an Audie Award. The Audie Awards recognize distinction in audiobooks and spoken word entertainment and are sponsored by the Audio Publishers Association (APA). 2021 is the 26th year of annual Audie Awards. This year winners will be announced at the Virtual Audies Gala on March 22 - watch the livestream! Tune in at 8:30pm ET for the Red Carpet. Awards show begins at 9pm ET. Check out their website below for past winners and current nominees.