2016 Audie Finalists Announced

The Audio Publishers Association announced the finalists for Audiobook of the Year and Excellence in Design, Marketing, and Production.

Winners of the Excellence Awards will be announced at the Audio Publishers Association Conference (APAC) on May 10 in Chicago, while the winner of the Audiobook of the Year Awards will be announced at the Audie Awards Gala on May 11 in Chicago. Award-winning comedian, author, and commentator Paula Poundstone will emcee the event. 

The awards and each of the finalsits in each category are as follows:

Audiobook of the Year

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins; narrated by Clare Corbett, Louise Brealey, and India Fisher (Penguin Audio / Books on Tape)

Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee; narrated by Reese Witherspoon (HarperAudio)

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah; narrated by Polly Stone (Macmillan Audio)

The Water Diviner by Andrew Anastasios and Meaghan Wilson-Anastasios; narrated by Jack Thompson (Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd)

Excellence in Design

The Art of War by Sun Tzu; design by Alex Odulio (Audible Studios)

Bill O'Reilly's History Collection: Audiobook Boxed Set by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard; package/cover design by Margo Goody (Macmillan Audio)

Forces from Beyond by Simon R. Green; cover design by Ashlee Sasscer (Recorded Books)

The Hunger Games Trilogy Collection by Suzanne Collins; package/cover design by Kathlyn Miller 
(Recorded and published by Scholastic Audio, and distributed by Brilliance Publishing, Inc.)

Locke & Key by Joe Hill; design by Matthew Angorn, Kari Niles, Nick Horvath, Gabriel Rodriguez, Diane Chang, and Amil Dave (Audible Studios)

Excellence in Marketing

Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee; narrated by Reese Witherspoon (HarperAudio)
 
Locke & Key by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez; narrated by Haley Joel Osment, Tatiana Maslany, Kate Mulgrew, and a full cast (Audible Studios)
 
Read Proud Listen Proud LGBTQ literature awareness campaign 
(Penguin Random House Audio)
 
Welcome to Night Vale by Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor; narrated by Cecil Baldwin, Dylan Marron, Retta, Therese Plummer, and Dan Bittner 
(HarperAudio)

Excellence in Production

Amok by Sebastian Fitzek; narrated by Natascha McElhone, Adrian Lester, Rafe Spall, Peter Firth, Brendan Coyle, and Hugh Skinnert 
(Audible Studios)
 
Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee; narrated by Reese Witherspoon (HarperAudio)
 
Locke & Key by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez; narrated by Haley Joel Osment, Tatiana Maslany, Kate Mulgrew, and a full cast (Audible Studios)

The Patriot Threat by Steve Berry; narrated by Scott Brick with special bonus "writer's cut" read by Steve Berry (Macmillan Audio)

Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book: The Mowgli Stories by Rudyard Kipling; narrated by Bill Bailey, Richard E. Grant, Colin Salmon, Tim McInnerny, Bernard Cribbins, Celia Imrie, and Martin Shaw (Audible Studios)

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