The 2014 Audie Award finalists have been announced

Via Booklist Online, the 2014 Audies Finalists have been announced. My first thoughts are 1. that I’m thrilled to see Kim Stanley Robinson’s Shaman named as a finalist in the Science Fiction category. And 2, I can’t recall a previous year with such a broad base of audio publishers. The big 5/6 and Amazon’s imprints, along with independents both big (Recorded Books, Blackstone, Tantor, and GraphicAudio) and small: Podium (who continues to produce an extremely high quality of well-curated and well-cast audiobooks), Spokenworld, “MountainWhispers.com Audiobooks” and more. Split across 29 categories, here are the titles of speculative interest:

AUDIO DRAMA

The Fall of the Kings | [Ellen Kushner, Delia Sherman]

The Fall of the Kings; by Ellen Kushner and Delia Sherman; Narrated by Ellen Kushner, Nick Sullivan, Neil Gaiman, Simon Jones, Katherine Kellgren, Robert Fass, Richard Ferrone, and Tim Jerome; SueMedia Productions for Neil Gaiman Presents/Audible, Inc. [KoboKindle]

Marvel Civil War; by Stuart Moore; Narrated by Richard Rohan, Richard Cutting, Tim Getman, James Keegan, Kimberly Gilbert, and a full cast; GraphicAudio [Kindle]

War of the Worlds; by M.J. Elliott and H.G. Wells; Narrated by The Colonial Radio Players; The Colonial Radio Theatre on the Air [Kindle]

[among others]

CLASSIC

Frankensteinby Mary Shelley; Narrated by Dan Stevens; Audible, Inc.

[among others]

FANTASY

Kill City Blues: Sandman Slim, Book 5 | [Richard Kadrey] Wisp of a Thing: A Novel of the Tufa, Book 2 | [Alex Bledsoe]

Kill City Bluesby Richard Kadrey; Narrated by MacLeod Andrews; HarperAudio [KoboKindle]

The Republic of Thievesby Scott Lynch; Narrated by Michael Page; Tantor Media [ IndieBound MP3-CD | IndieBound CD | KoboKindle | Amazon MP3-CD | Amazon CD]

The Rithmatistby Brandon Sanderson; Narrated by Michael Kramer; Macmillan Audio [IndieBound CD | KoboKindleAmazon CD]

Swords of Waarby Nathan Long; Narrated by Dina Pearlman; Audible, Inc. [KoboKindle]

Wisp of a Thingby Alex Bledsoe; Narrated by Stefan Rudnicki; Blackstone Audio Inc. [IndieBound MP3-CD | IndieBound CD | KoboKindle | Amazon MP3-CD | Amazon CD]

FICTION

Doctor Sleep: A Novel | [Stephen King] The Golem and the Jinni: A Novel | [Helene Wecker]

Doctor Sleepby Stephen King; Narrated by Will Patton; Simon & Schuster Audio [IndieBound CD | IndieBound MP3-CD | KoboKindle | Amazon MP3-CD | Amazon CD]

The Golem and the Jinniby Helene Wecker; Narrated by George Guidall; HarperAudio [KoboKindle]

The Ocean at the End of the Laneby Neil Gaiman; Narrated by Neil Gaiman; HarperAudio [IndieBound CD | KoboKindle | Amazon CD]

[among others]

LITERARY FICTION

The Curiosityby Stephen Kiernan; Narrated by Kate Udall, Erik Bergmann, Jason Culp, and George Guidall; HarperAudio [Kobo]

[among others]

MULTI–VOICED PERFORMANCE

Ender’s Game Alive; by Orson Scott Card; Narrated by a full cast; Audible, Inc.

The Fall of the Kingsby Ellen Kushner and Delia Sherman; Narrated by Ellen Kushner, Nick Sullivan, Neil Gaiman, Simon Jones, Katherine Kellgren, Robert Fass, Richard Ferrone, and Tim Jerome; SueMedia Productions for Neil Gaiman Presents/Audible, Inc. [Kobo | Kindle]

William Shakespeare’s Star Warsby Ian Doescher; Narrated by Daniel Davis, Jonathan Davis, January LaVoy and Marc Thompson; Random House Audio/Books on Tape [KoboKindle]

World War Z: The Complete Editionby Max Brooks; Narrated by Max Brooks and full cast; Random House Audio/Books on Tape [IndieBound CD | KoboKindle | Amazon CD]

[among others]

NARRATION BY THE AUTHOR or AUTHORS

The Ocean at the End of the Lane: A Novel | [Neil Gaiman]

The Ocean at the End of the Laneby Neil Gaiman; Narrated by Neil Gaiman; HarperAudio [IndieBound CD | Kobo | Kindle | Amazon CD]

[among others]

ORIGINAL WORK

METAtropolis: Green Space | [Jay Lake, Elizabeth Bear, Karl Schroeder, Seanan McGuire, Tobias S. Buckell, Mary Robinette Kowal, Ken Scholes] Rip-Off! | [John Scalzi, Jack Campbell, Mike Resnick, Allen Steele, Lavie Tidhar, Nancy Kress, Gardner Dozois (editor)]

Ender’s Game Alive; by Orson Scott Card; Narrated by a full cast; Audible, Inc.

METAtropolis: Green Spaceby Jay Lake, Elizabeth Bear, Karl Schroeder, Seanan McGuire, Tobias S. Buckell, Mary Robinette Kowal, Ken Scholes; Narrated by Dion Graham, Robin Miles, Mark Boyett, Scott Brick, Allyson Johnson, Sanjiv Jhaveri, Jennifer Van Dyck, Jonathan Davis; Audible, Inc.

Rip-Off!by John Scalzi, Jack Campbell, Mike Resnick, Allen Steele, Lavie Tidhar, Nancy Kress, and Gardner Dozois; Narrated by Wil Wheaton, Scott Brick, Christian Rummel, Jonathan Davis, Stefan Rudnicki, and L.J. Ganser; Audible, Inc.

Thirteenby Scott Harrison and others; Narrated by Barnaby Edwards et al.; Spokenworld Audio/Ladbroke Audio Ltd

[among others]

PACKAGE DESIGN

Clockwork Angels: The Novel | [Kevin J. Anderson]

Clockwork Angels: The Watchmaker’s Edition; by Kevin J. Anderson; Narrated by Neil Peart; Brilliance Audio [IndieBound MP3-CD | IndieBound CD | KoboKindle | Amazon MP3-CD | Amazon CD]

The Time Machineby H.G. Wells; Narrated by Sir Derek Jacobi; Random House Audio/Books on Tape

[among others]

PARANORMAL

Ever Afterby Kim Harrison; Narrated by Marguerite Gavin; HarperAudio [Kobo | Kindle | IndieBound Library MP3-CD | IndieBound Library CD]

Infernoby Sherrilyn Kenyon; Narrated by Holter Graham; Macmillan Audio [IndieBound CDKobo | Kindle | Amazon CD]

Red Moon; by Benjamin Percy; Narrated by Benjamin Percy; Hachette Audio [IndieBound CDKobo | Kindle | Amazon CD]

Reviverby Seth Patrick; Narrated by Ari Fliakos; Macmillan Audio [Kobo | Kindle]

Warbound; by Larry Correia; Narrated by Bronson Pinchot; Audible, Inc. [Kindle]

SCIENCE FICTION

MaddAddam: A Novel | [Margaret Atwood] Shaman | [Kim Stanley Robinson]

Captain Vorpatril’s Allianceby Lois McMaster Bujold; Narrated by Grover Gardner; Blackstone Audio Inc. [IndieBound MP3-CD | IndieBound CD | KoboKindle | Amazon MP3-CD | Amazon CD]

Extinction Machineby Jonathan Maberry; Narrated by Ray Porter; Macmillan Audio [KoboKindle]

MaddAddamby Margaret Atwood; Narrated by Bernadette Dunn, Bob Walter, and Robbie Daymond; Random House Audio/Books on Tape [IndieBound CDKindle | Amazon CD]

The Martianby Andy Weir; Narrated by R.C. Bray; Podium Publishing [KoboKindle]

Protector: Foreigner Sequence 5, Book 2by C.J. Cherryh; Narrated by Daniel Thomas May; Audible, Inc. [KoboKindle]

Shamanby Kim Stanley Robinson; Narrated by Graeme Malcolm; Hachette Audio [KoboKindle]

SOLO NARRATION — FEMALE

NOS4A2: A Novel | [Joe Hill]

NOS4A2by Joe Hill; Narrated by Kate Mulgrew; HarperAudio [KoboKindle]

[among others]

SOLO NARRATION — MALE

Dimension of Miracles | [Robert Sheckley]

Dimension of Miraclesby Robert Sheckley; Narrated by John Hodgman; Audible, Inc. [KoboKindle]

Doctor Sleepby Stephen King; Narrated by Will Patton; Simon & Schuster Audio [IndieBound CD | IndieBound MP3-CD | Kobo | Kindle | Amazon MP3-CD | Amazon CD]

Frankensteinby Mary Shelley; Narrated by Dan Stevens; Audible, Inc.

In a Glass Grimmlyby Adam Gidwitz; Narrated by Johnny Heller; Recorded Books

Warbound; by Larry Correia; Narrated by Bronson Pinchot; Audible, Inc. [Kindle]

[among others]

Whew! Quite a few categories not mentioned here, including Romance, Teens, Thriller/Suspense, Short Stories/Collections, Humor, History, Biography/Memoir, and various non-fiction categories, along with two Children’s categories (which include Lemony Snicket’s The Dark performed by Neil Gaiman, among others). Check out the whole list, and play along via The Armchair Audies!

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