Saturday, February 23, 2013

Lend an Ear

The Audio Publishers Association has released its rundown of finalists for the 2013 Audie Awards. The Audies are given out annually by the APA to recognize “distinction in audiobooks and spoken word entertainment.” There’s a wide range of Audie categories, but the two that interest us most here at The Rap Sheet are these:

The Good Thief’s Guide to Vegas, by Chris Ewan, read by
Simon Vance (AudioGO)
Hush Money, by Chuck Greaves, read by Dan Butler (AudioGO)
The Nightmare, by Lars Kepler, read by Mark Bramhall
(Macmillan Audio)
And When She Was Good, by Laura Lippman, read by Linda Emond (Harper Audio)
The Beautiful Mystery, by Louise Penny, read by Ralph Cosham (Macmillan Audio)

Red, White, and Blood, by Christopher Farnsworth, read by
Bronson Pinchot (Blackstone Audiobooks)
The Boy in the Suitcase, by Lene Kaaberbøl and Agnete Friis, read by Katherine Kellgren (AudioGO)
Odd Apocalypse, by Dean Koontz, read by David Aaron Baker (Brilliance Audio)
The Chalk Girl, by Carol O’Connell, read by Barbara Rosenblat (Recorded Books)
Rise Again, by Ben Tripp, read by Kirsten Potten (Tantor Media)

To learn who will win the 2013 Audies, you’ll just have to wait until May 30, when these awards are handed out during a “gala dinner” at the New-York Historical Society in New York City.

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In the meantime, Crime Watch’s Craig Sisterson alerts us to the fact that Norwegian crime writer Jo Nesbø, the creator of series cop Harry Hole (Phantom), has been chosen to receive this year’s Peer Gynt Award, honoring his efforts to make Norway better known abroad. Nesbø will be presented with his prize on August 2.

1 comment:

Patrick said...

I haven't listened to most of these books, but I am a bit surprised that none of the "007 Reloaded" entries were nominated. Some have truly brilliant readings!