Tuesday, March 23, 2021

We’re All Ears for the Audies

During a virtual ceremony held last evening, the Audio Publishers Association announced the winners of its 2021 Audie Awards. There were 25 categories of recipients, with Susanna Clarke’s Piranesi, narrated by Chiwetel Ejiofor (Bloomsbury Audio), walking away with 2021 Audiobook of the Year honors.

Also of interest was that the audiobook version of Michael Connelly’s Fair Warning, narrated by Peter Giles and Zach Villa (Hachette Audio), won in the Mystery category. Its four rivals for that prize: A Bad Day for Sunshine, by Darynda Jones, narrated by Lorelei King (Macmillan Audio); Confessions on the 7:45, by Lisa Unger, narrated by Vivienne Leheny (HarperAudio); The Guest List, by Lucy Foley, narrated by Chloe Massey, Olivia Dowd, Sarah Ovens, Rich Keeble, Aoife McMahon, and Jot Davies (HarperAudio); and Trouble Is What I Do, by Walter Mosley, narrated by Dion Graham (Hachette Audio).

Meanwhile, this year’s Thriller/Suspense award went to When No One Is Watching, by Alyssa Cole, narrated by Susan Dalian and Jay Aaseng (HarperAudio). Nominated as well for that commendation were If It Bleeds, by Stephen King, narrated by Will Patton, Danny Burstein, and Steven Weber (Simon & Schuster Audio); The Only Good Indians, by Stephen Graham Jones, narrated by Shaun Taylor-Corbett (Simon & Schuster Audio); The Sentinel, by Lee Child and Andrew Child, narrated by Scott Brick (Penguin Random House Audio); and Yard Work, by David Koepp, narrated by Kevin Bacon (Audible Originals).

Click here to learn about all of the 2021 Audie Award winners.

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