Thursday, February 01, 2024

Aural Accomplishments

The Audio Publishers Association (APA) has announced its finalists for the 2024 Audie Awards, touted as “the premier awards program recognizing distinction in audiobooks and spoken-word entertainment.” There are 27 categories of prizes, but below are the two of greatest interest to crime-fiction aficionados.

Best Mystery:
The Golden Gate, by Amy Chua; narrated by Robb Moreira, Tim Campbell, and Suzanne Toren (Macmillan Audio)
A Line in the Sand, by Kevin Powers; narrated by Christine Lakin (Hachette Audio)
Murder Your Employer: The McMasters Guide to Homicide, by Rupert Holmes; narrated by Neil Patrick Harris and Simon Vance
(Simon & Schuster Audio)
Vera Wong’s Unsolicited Advice for Murderers, by Jesse Q. Sutanto; narrated by Eunice Wong (Penguin Random House Audio)
A World of Curiosities, by Louise Penny; narrated by Robert
Bathurst (Macmillan Audio)

Best Thriller/Suspense:
All the Sinners Bleed, by S.A. Cosby; narrated by Adam Lazarre-White (Macmillan Audio)
Bad Cree, by Jessica Johns; narrated by Tanis Parenteau
(Penguin Random House Audio)
I Will Find You, by Harlan Coben; narrated by Steven Weber (Brilliance)
None of This Is True, by Lisa Jewell; narrated by Nicola Walker, Louise Brealey, and a full cast including Kristin Atherton, Ayesha Antoine, Alix Dunmore, Elliot Fitzpatrick, Lisa Jewell, Thomas Judd, Dominic Thorburn, and Jenny Walser (Simon & Schuster Audio)
The Woodkin, by Alexander James; narrated by Alex Knox (CamCat)

Blogger B.V. Lawson points out that a few crime-fiction-related works also appear in other categories, including Cosby’s All the Sinners Bleed, which is in contention for Audiobook of the Year.

Winners of the 2024 Audies will be declared during a ceremony in Los Angeles on Monday, March 4.

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