Posted by: Burlington Public Library (WA) | December 16, 2010

And the winner is…

Did you know there are awards for excellence in audiobooks? It’s the equivalent of the Oscars for movies, the Emmys for TV, or the Grammys for music. They’re called “Audies,” and are awarded every year by the Audio Publishers Association (APA).

I just did some checking to see how many of the 2010 winners are available at the Burlington Public Library. Out of the winners in 30 categories, we have 15 titles available for checkout—either as audio CDs or downloadable audiobooks. Not bad for a small library with a limited budget. Here are a few titles of winning audiobooks that we have (and the available format):

The Help by Kathryn Stockett, read by a full cast (CDs and OverDrive downloadable)
The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett, read by a full cast (OverDrive downloadable)
Anne Frank Remembered by Miep Gies and Alison Leslie Gold, read by Barbara Rosenblat (Overdrive downloadable)
Tears in the Darkness: The Story of the Bataan Death March and Its Aftermath by Michael Norman and Elizabeth M. Norman, read by Michael Prichard (Overdrive downloadable)
Church People: the Lutherans of Lake Wobegon by Garrison Keillor, read by a full cast (CDs)
A Month of Summer by Lisa Wingate, read by Johanna Parker (NetLibrary downloadable)
Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel, read by Simon Slater (OverDrive downloadable)
Odd and the Frost Giants by Neil Gaiman, read by the author (OverDrive downloadable)

The National Parks by Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan, read by the authors (CDs and Overdirve downloadable)
Nurtureshock by Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman, read by Po Bronson (OverDrive downloadable)
The Untamed Bride by Stephanie Laurens, read by Simon Prebble (Overdrive downloadable)
Bellwether by Connie Willis, read by Kate reading (Overdrive downloadable)
The Chosen One by Carol Lynch Williams, read by Jenna Lamia (Overdrive downloadable)

Darling Jim: a Novel by Christian Moerk, read by Stephen Hoye and Justine Eyre (Overdrive downloadable)

Check out some of these award-winning audiobooks! If you’re curious, you can visit the APA website to see previous year’s winners.

~Janice

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