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2021 Audie Award Winners

Recognizing the best in audiobook and spoken word entertainment, the Audio Publishers Association announced the 2021 Audie Award winners. This year’s panel of judges included authors Jennifer Egan, Tommy Orange, David Sedaris, Jerry Craft, V.E. Schwab, and Melissa de la Cruz.



AUDIOBOOK OF THE YEAR
Piranesi by Susanna Clarke, narrated by Chiwetel Ejiofor
Piranesi’s house is no ordinary building: its rooms are infinite, its corridors endless, its walls are lined with thousands upon thousands of statues, each one different from all the others. Within the labyrinth of halls an ocean is imprisoned; waves thunder up staircases, rooms are flooded in an instant. But Piranesi is not afraid; he understands the tides as he understands the pattern of the labyrinth itself. He lives to explore the house.
There is one other person in the house-a man called The Other, who visits Piranesi twice a week and asks for help with research into A Great and Secret Knowledge. But as Piranesi explores, evidence emerges of another person, and a terrible truth begins to unravel, revealing a world beyond the one Piranesi has always known.
Book | Overdrive Ebook

FICTION
Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid, narrated by Nicole Lewis
Alix Chamberlain is a woman who gets what she wants and has made a living, with her confidence-driven brand, showing other women how to do the same. So she is shocked when her babysitter, Emira Tucker, is confronted while watching the Chamberlains’ toddler one night, walking the aisles of their local high-end supermarket. The store’s security guard, seeing a young black woman out late with a white child, accuses Emira of kidnapping two-year-old Briar. A small crowd gathers, a bystander films everything, and Emira is furious and humiliated. Alix resolves to make things right.

But Emira herself is aimless, broke, and wary of Alix’s desire to help. At twenty-five, she is about to lose her health insurance and has no idea what to do with her life. When the video of Emira unearths someone from Alix’s past, both women find themselves on a crash course that will upend everything they think they know about themselves, and each other.
Book | Audiobook CD | Overdrive Ebook | Overdrive Audiobook

YOUNG ADULT & MULTI-VOICED PERFORMANCE
Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo, narrated by Elizabeth Acevedo and Melania-Luisa Marte
Camino Rios lives for the summers when her father visits her in the Dominican Republic. But this time, on the day when his plane is supposed to land, Camino arrives at the airport to see crowds of crying people. In New York City, Yahaira Rios is called to the principal’s office, where her mother is waiting to tell her that her father, her hero, has died in a plane crash.

Separated by distance—and Papi’s secrets—the two girls are forced to face a new reality in which their father is dead and their lives are forever altered.
Book | Audiobook CD | Overdrive Ebook | Overdrive Audiobook

MIDDLE GRADE
The Good Hawk by Joseph Elliott, narrated by Fiona Hardingham and Gary Furlong
Book | Audiobook CD

YOUNG LISTENERS
The Overground Railroad by Lesa Cline-Ransome, narrated by Shayna Small and Dion Graham
Audiobook CD

MYSTERY
Fair Warning by Michael Connelly, narrated by Peter Giles and Zach Villa
Book | Audiobook CD | Overdrive Audiobook

THRILLER/SUSPENSE
When No One Is Watching by Alyssa Cole, narrated by Susan Dalian and Jay Aaseng
Book | Audiobook CD | Overdrive Audiobook

SCIENCE FICTION
The Deep by Rivers Solomon, with Daveed Diggs, William Hutson, and Jonathan Snipes, narrated by Daveed Diggs
Book | Audiobook CD

FANTASY & BEST FEMALE NARRATOR
The City We Became by N. K. Jemisin, narrated by Robin Miles
Book | Audiobook CD | Overdrive Audiobook

AUTOBIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR & BEST MALE NARRATOR
The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm X as told to Alex Haley, narrated by Laurence Fishburne
Audiobook CD

FAITH-BASED FICTION AND NONFICTION
Fierce, Free, and Full of Fire, written and narrated by Jen Hatmaker
Audiobook CD

HISTORY/BIOGRAPHY
His Truth is Marching On: John Lewis and the Power of Hope by Jon Meacham, narrated by JD Jackson
Book | Audiobook CD | Overdrive Audiobook

HUMOR
A Very Punchable Face, written and narrated by Colin Jost
Book | Overdrive Audiobook

LITERARY FICTION & CLASSICS
The Death of Vivek Oji by Akwaeke Emezi, narrated by Yetide Badaki and Chukwudi Iwuji
Book | Overdrive Ebook

NARRATION BY AUTHOR OR AUTHORS
More Myself, written and narrated by Alicia Keys
Book | Audiobook CD | Overdrive Audiobook

NON-FICTION
Fire in Paradise by Alastair Gee and Dani Anguiano, narrated by T. Ryder Smith
Book | Audiobook CD

SHORT STORIES/COLLECTIONS
The Chekhov Collection of Short Stories by Anton Chekhov, narrated by Richard Armitage

AUDIO DRAMA
Doctor Who – Stranded 1 by Matt Fitton, David K Barnes, Lisa McMullin, and John Dorney, performed by Paul McGann, Nicola Walker, Hattie Morahan, Rebecca Root, Tom Price, and Tom Baker

SPANISH LANGUAGE
El laberinto del fauno by Guillermo del Toro and Cornelia Funke, narrated by Luis Ávila

BUSINESS/PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT
The Gift: 12 Lessons to Save Your Life by Dr. Edith Eva Eger, narrated by Tovah Feldshuh

ROMANCE
Dirty Letters by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward, narrated by Andi Arndt and Jacob Morgan

ORIGINAL WORK
When You Finish Saving the World by Jesse Eisenberg, narrated by Finn Wolfhard, Kaitlyn Dever, and Jesse Eisenberg

Categories: Adults, Blog, Kids, and Teens.

2021 Audie Award Winners

Recognizing the best in audiobook and spoken word entertainment, the Audio Publishers Association announced the 2021 Audie Award winners. This year’s panel of judges included authors Jennifer Egan, Tommy Orange, David Sedaris, Jerry Craft, V.E. Schwab, and Melissa de la Cruz.



AUDIOBOOK OF THE YEAR
Piranesi by Susanna Clarke, narrated by Chiwetel Ejiofor
Piranesi’s house is no ordinary building: its rooms are infinite, its corridors endless, its walls are lined with thousands upon thousands of statues, each one different from all the others. Within the labyrinth of halls an ocean is imprisoned; waves thunder up staircases, rooms are flooded in an instant. But Piranesi is not afraid; he understands the tides as he understands the pattern of the labyrinth itself. He lives to explore the house.
There is one other person in the house-a man called The Other, who visits Piranesi twice a week and asks for help with research into A Great and Secret Knowledge. But as Piranesi explores, evidence emerges of another person, and a terrible truth begins to unravel, revealing a world beyond the one Piranesi has always known.
Book | Overdrive Ebook

FICTION
Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid, narrated by Nicole Lewis
Alix Chamberlain is a woman who gets what she wants and has made a living, with her confidence-driven brand, showing other women how to do the same. So she is shocked when her babysitter, Emira Tucker, is confronted while watching the Chamberlains’ toddler one night, walking the aisles of their local high-end supermarket. The store’s security guard, seeing a young black woman out late with a white child, accuses Emira of kidnapping two-year-old Briar. A small crowd gathers, a bystander films everything, and Emira is furious and humiliated. Alix resolves to make things right.

But Emira herself is aimless, broke, and wary of Alix’s desire to help. At twenty-five, she is about to lose her health insurance and has no idea what to do with her life. When the video of Emira unearths someone from Alix’s past, both women find themselves on a crash course that will upend everything they think they know about themselves, and each other.
Book | Audiobook CD | Overdrive Ebook | Overdrive Audiobook

YOUNG ADULT & MULTI-VOICED PERFORMANCE
Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo, narrated by Elizabeth Acevedo and Melania-Luisa Marte
Camino Rios lives for the summers when her father visits her in the Dominican Republic. But this time, on the day when his plane is supposed to land, Camino arrives at the airport to see crowds of crying people. In New York City, Yahaira Rios is called to the principal’s office, where her mother is waiting to tell her that her father, her hero, has died in a plane crash.

Separated by distance—and Papi’s secrets—the two girls are forced to face a new reality in which their father is dead and their lives are forever altered.
Book | Audiobook CD | Overdrive Ebook | Overdrive Audiobook

MIDDLE GRADE
The Good Hawk by Joseph Elliott, narrated by Fiona Hardingham and Gary Furlong
Book | Audiobook CD

YOUNG LISTENERS
The Overground Railroad by Lesa Cline-Ransome, narrated by Shayna Small and Dion Graham
Audiobook CD

MYSTERY
Fair Warning by Michael Connelly, narrated by Peter Giles and Zach Villa
Book | Audiobook CD | Overdrive Audiobook

THRILLER/SUSPENSE
When No One Is Watching by Alyssa Cole, narrated by Susan Dalian and Jay Aaseng
Book | Audiobook CD | Overdrive Audiobook

SCIENCE FICTION
The Deep by Rivers Solomon, with Daveed Diggs, William Hutson, and Jonathan Snipes, narrated by Daveed Diggs
Book | Audiobook CD

FANTASY & BEST FEMALE NARRATOR
The City We Became by N. K. Jemisin, narrated by Robin Miles
Book | Audiobook CD | Overdrive Audiobook

AUTOBIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR & BEST MALE NARRATOR
The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm X as told to Alex Haley, narrated by Laurence Fishburne
Audiobook CD

FAITH-BASED FICTION AND NONFICTION
Fierce, Free, and Full of Fire, written and narrated by Jen Hatmaker
Audiobook CD

HISTORY/BIOGRAPHY
His Truth is Marching On: John Lewis and the Power of Hope by Jon Meacham, narrated by JD Jackson
Book | Audiobook CD | Overdrive Audiobook

HUMOR
A Very Punchable Face, written and narrated by Colin Jost
Book | Overdrive Audiobook

LITERARY FICTION & CLASSICS
The Death of Vivek Oji by Akwaeke Emezi, narrated by Yetide Badaki and Chukwudi Iwuji
Book | Overdrive Ebook

NARRATION BY AUTHOR OR AUTHORS
More Myself, written and narrated by Alicia Keys
Book | Audiobook CD | Overdrive Audiobook

NON-FICTION
Fire in Paradise by Alastair Gee and Dani Anguiano, narrated by T. Ryder Smith
Book | Audiobook CD

SHORT STORIES/COLLECTIONS
The Chekhov Collection of Short Stories by Anton Chekhov, narrated by Richard Armitage

AUDIO DRAMA
Doctor Who – Stranded 1 by Matt Fitton, David K Barnes, Lisa McMullin, and John Dorney, performed by Paul McGann, Nicola Walker, Hattie Morahan, Rebecca Root, Tom Price, and Tom Baker

SPANISH LANGUAGE
El laberinto del fauno by Guillermo del Toro and Cornelia Funke, narrated by Luis Ávila

BUSINESS/PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT
The Gift: 12 Lessons to Save Your Life by Dr. Edith Eva Eger, narrated by Tovah Feldshuh

ROMANCE
Dirty Letters by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward, narrated by Andi Arndt and Jacob Morgan

ORIGINAL WORK
When You Finish Saving the World by Jesse Eisenberg, narrated by Finn Wolfhard, Kaitlyn Dever, and Jesse Eisenberg

Categories: Adults, Blog, Kids, and Teens.