AudioFile magazine has named the three winners of its annual Golden Voice awards, which honors voice actors who have made significant contributions to audiobook publishing. The recipients are Dominic Hoffman, Robert Petkoff, and Kate Reading.

The Golden Voice awards are announced each June, which is Audiobook Month. Interviews with the 2024 Golden Voices will be available in the June/July 2024 print and digital issues of the magazine and on the AudioFile website, and will air on the magazine's Behind the Mic podcast.

“An audiobook by a Golden Voice narrator assures outstanding listening,” AudioFile founder Robin Whitten said in a statement. “Our three 2024 Golden Voice narrators have exceptional performance skills, are intimately attuned to their authors, and set the gold standard (pun intended!) in diverse genres and styles.”

Hoffman has been nominated for an Audie Award for best narrated fiction book of the year twice, winning once for his narration of Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi. He has an extensive theater background, having acted in many roles in Los Angeles and regional theaters across the U.S. and UK, and has directed an all-African American production of Macbeth. He recently completed filming David Mamet's independent feature Henry Johnson, and originated the character in the world premiere of the stage play. A collection of his short stories, Late Rehearsals, will be released by Simon and Schuster next year

Petkoff has recorded more than 400 audiobook titles, and is a multiple winner of the Audie and AudioFile Earphones awards. Twice nominated for Audie Awards as best male narrator, he has recorded a range of works by David Foster Wallace, Stephen King, Annie Proulx, Bob Woodward, and more. He has appeared on film and TV in Chappelle’s Show, Elementary, The Good Wife, Law & Order, and Law & Order: SVU, and has starred on Broadway in Anything Goes, Fiddler on the Roof, Moulin Rouge: The Musical, Spamalot, and more, in addition to appearances on stage in London and in a number of touring, Off-Broadway, and regional theater productions.

Reading has recorded hundreds of audiobooks across many genres over a thirty-year-plus career, and has won Audie Awards in a number of categories, including fantasy, fiction, mystery, and nonfiction. Among her honors are recognition in the ALA Booklist Best of 2019, the AudioFile Magazine Voice of the Century award, several Earphones Awards, and Publishers Weekly’s Listen-Up Award.

In addition this year, AudioFile has rounded up a list of all 50 narrators the magazine has honored as Golden Voices over its 30-year history. AudioFile’s 50 Golden Voices are:

1. Adjoa Andoh
2. Edoardo Ballerini
3. Nicholas Boulton
4. Alyssa Bresnahan
5. Scott Brick
6. Cassandra Campbell
7. Barbara Caruso
8. David Case
9. Michael Crouch
10. Jim Dale
11. Ramón de Ocampo
12. Rupert Degas
13. Gerard Doyle
14. Kevin R. Free
15. Grover Gardner
16. Dion Graham
17. George Guidall
18. Johnny Heller
19. Edward Herrmann
20. Dick Hill
21. Dominic Hoffman
22. Marin Ireland
23. JD Jackson
24. Derek Jacobi
25. Martin Jarvis
26. Simon Jones
27. Katherine Kellgren
28. January LaVoy
29. John Lee
30. Miriam Margolyes
31. Wanda McCaddon
32. John McDonough
33. Robin Miles
34. Arthur Morey
35. Frank Muller
36. Soneela Nankani
37. Robert Petkoff
38. Davina Porter
39. Simon Prebble
40. Kate Reading
41. Christian Rodska
42. Barbara Rosenblat
43. Stefan Rudnicki
44. Jay O. Sanders
45. Juliet Stevenson
46. Suzanne Toren
47. Bahni Turpin
48. Simon Vance
49. Julia Whelan
50. Emily Woo Zeller