With outstanding productions in every category, 2006 proved to be a banner year for audiobooks. Not only were there notable new titles but some classics like To Kill a Mockingbird, In Cold Blood and Welcome to the Monkey House finally made audio debuts, complete and unabridged.

This year's Listen Up Awards named the best audiobooks in 16 different categories.
Click here to see the complete list of winners.PW's Narrator of the year, Scott Brick, has recorded nearly 300 audiobooks since he began in 1999.
Click here to read our Web-exclusive, extended inteview with him.Film and theatre star Tim Curry (Rocky Horror Picture Show, Clue, Monty Python's Spamalot) was named PW's Children's Narrator of the Year for his narration of Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events #13; The End, J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan and Geraldine McCaughrean's authorized sequel, Peter Pan in Scarlet.
Click here to read our web-exclusive, extended interview with him.The 2006 Listen-Up Award WinnersFICTIONFirefly Cloak by Sheri Reynolds, read by Jenna Lamia (HighBridge)Gentlemen & Players by Joanne Harris, read by Steven Pacey (HarperAudio)The Girls by Lori Lansen, read by Stephanie Zimbalist and Lolita Davidovich (Hachette Audio)Once Upon a Day by Lisa Tucker, read by Joyce Bean (Brilliance)Strivers Row by Kevin Baker, read by Thomas Anthony Penny (HarperAudio)The Prisoner of Guantánamo Bay by Dan Fesperman, read by David Colacci (Brilliance)The Sea by John Banville, read by John Lee (Random)Suite Française by Irene Nemirovsky, read by Daniel Oreskes & Barbara Rosenblat (HighBridge)Thirteen Moons by Charles Frasier, read by Will Patton (Random)Whole World Over by Julia Glass, read by Denis O'Hare (Random)The Zero by Jess Walter, read by Christopher Graybill (HarperAudio)CLASSICS
Iliad by Homer, trans. and read by Stanley Lombardo (Parmenides Audio)
Taken at the Flood by Agatha Christie, read by Hugh Fraser (Audio Partners)
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, read by Sissy Spacek (Caedmon)
To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf, read by Virginia Leishman (Recorded Books)
Welcome to the Monkey House by Kurt Vonnegut, read by a full cast (Caedmon)
The Areas of My Expertise by John Hodgman, read by the author (Penguin)
I Like You by Amy Sedaris, read by the author (Hachette)
I Shouldn't Even Be Doing This by Bob Newhart, read by the author (Hyperion)
The Sweet Potato Queens' Wedding Planner/Divorce Guide by Jill Conner Browne, read by the author (Random)
The Ultimate David Sedaris Box Set by David Sedaris, read by the author (Hachette)
Between, Georgia by Joshilyn Jackson (Hachette)
Can't Wait to Get to Heaven by Fannie Flagg (Random)
Damnation Street by Andrew Klavan (Brilliance)
Hit Parade by Lawrence Block (Harper)
The Night Gardener by George Pelecanos (Hachette)
Stardust by Neil Gaiman (Harper)
The Audacity of Hope by Barack Obama (Random)
Rough Crossings by Simon Schama (HarperAudio)
She Got Up Off the Couch by Haven Kimmel (HighBridge)
With Ossie & Ruby: In This Life Together by Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee (Hachette)
Children of the Mind by Orson Scott Card (Audio Renaissance)
Essential Shakespeare Live, edited by Gregory Doran (Sourcebooks)
Operation Homecoming by Andrew Carroll (Blackstone)
Thriller: Stories to Keep You Up All Night, edited by James Patterson (Brilliance)
12 Angry Men by Reginald Rose (L.A. Theatre Works)
World War Z by Max Brooks (Random)
Ladies of Grace Adieu by Susanna Clarke, read by Simon Prebble and Davina Porter (Audio Renaissance)
Orbit by John J. Nance, read by the author (Brilliance)
A Scanner Darkly by Philip K. Dick, read by Paul Giamatti (Random)
The Stolen Child by Keith Donahue, read by Andy Paris and Jeff Woodman (Recorded Books)
The Confession by James McGreevey, read by the author (HarperAudio)
My Life in France by Julia Child, read by Flo Salant Greenberg (Random)
An Ordinary Man by Paul Rusesabagina, read by Dominic Hoffman (Penguin)
Sharon Osbourne Extreme by Sharon Osbourne, read by the author (Hachette)
The Black Dahlia by James Ellroy, read by Stephen Hoye (Random)
Dark Assassin by Anne Perry, read by David Colacci (Brilliance)
Dead Center by David Rosenfelt, read by Grover Gardner (Listen & Live Audio)
Dirty Blonde by Lisa Scottoline, read by Barbara Rosenblat (HarperAudio)
Holmes on the Range by Steve Hockensmith, read by William Dufris (Tantor)
Marked Man by William Lashner, read by Richard Rohan (HarperAudio)
Ricochet by Sandra Brown, read by Dennis Boutsikaris (S&S)
Cell by Stephen King, read by Campbell Scott (S&S)
Chasing the Dead by Joe Schreiber, read by Renee Raudman (Tantor)
Errors and Omissions by Paul Goldstein, read by Brian Keeler (Random)
The Husband by Dean Koontz, read by Holter Graham (Random)
Killer Instinct by Joseph Finder, read by Scott Brick (Audio Renaissance)
Mission Song by John le Carré, read by David Ovelowo (Hachette)
Nightlife by Thomas Perry, read by Shelly Frasier (Tantor)
Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn, read by Ann Marie Lee (Random)
American Theocracy
by Kevin Phillips, read by Scott Brick (Penguin)
The Great Transformation by Karen Armstrong, read by the author (Random)
The Gospel of Jesus, edited by Daniel Johnson, read by Garrison Keillor (HighBridge)HISTORY
At Canaan's Edge by Taylor Branch, read by Joe Morton (S&S)
The Judgment of Paris by Ross King, read by Tristan Layton (Audio Renaissance)
Manhunt by James Swanson, read by Richard Thomas (HarperAudio)
Mayflower by Nathaniel Philbrick, read by George Guidall (Penguin)
Six Frigates by Ian W. Toll, read by Stephen Lang (S&S)
Crime Beat by Michael Connelly, read by Len Cariou, Nancy McKeon, Carl Franklin. (Hachette)
A Death in Belmont by Sebastian Junger, read by Kevin Conway (HarperAudio)
In Cold Blood by Truman Capote, read by Scott Brick (Random)
Framed by Frank Cottrell Boyce, read by Jason Hughes (HarperChildren’s Audio)
Count Karlstein by Philip Pullman, read by Jo Thurley and a full cast (Listening Library)
Behind the Curtain by Peter Abrahams, read by Colleen Delaney (HarperChildren’s Audio)
The Clue of the Linoleum Lederhosen by M.T. Anderson, read by Marc Cashman (Listening Library)
Heat by Mike Lupica, read by Paolo Andino (Listening Library)
The Snow Spider: The Magician Trilogy: Book One by Jenny Nimmo, read by John Keating (Scholastic Audio)
Peter Pan in Scarlet by Geraldine McCaughrean, read by Tim Curry (Simon & Schuster Audio)
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo, read by Judith Ivey (Listening Library)
Ulysses Moore: The Door to Time by Ulysses Moore, read by Michael Page (Brilliance Audio)
The Extraordinary Adventures of Alfred Kropp by Rick Yancey, read by Paul Michael (Listening Library)
King Dork by Frank Portman, read by Lincoln Hoppe (Listening Library)
Accidents of Nature by Harriet McBryde Johnson, read by Jenna Lamia (Listening Library)
Dairy Queen by Catherine Gilbert Murdoch, read by Natalie Moore (Listening Library)
The Wrong Hands by Nigel Richardson, read by Euan Morton (Listening Library)
Life as We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer, read by Emily Bauer (Listening Library)
The Black Tattoo by Sam Enthoven, read by John Lee (Listening Library)
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, read by Allan Corduner (Listening Library)
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne, read by Michael Maloney (Listening Library)
Spin Your Web by Mary Kaye (Mary Kaye Music)
Meltdown! by Justin Roberts (Justin Roberts)
Baby Loves Jazz: Go Baby Go! by the Baby Loves Jazz Band (Verve Music)
All Together Now by various artists (Little Monster Records)
We Wanna Rock: Non-fiction and Nonsense from the Heartland by Thaddeus Rex (Thaddeus Rex)
New Orleans Playground (Putumayo Kids)
Stevesongs: Marvelous Day! by Steve Roslonek (Rounder Records)
You Are My Little Bird by Elizabeth Mitchell (Smithsonian Folkways)