Phil, Queen's Square | June 1, 2019
The Audie Award recognizes outstanding audiobooks and spoken-word entertainment. The Audies are picked by the Audio Publishers Association, the not-for-profit trade organization of the audiobook industry, since 1996.
Here are some of the 2019 winners:
Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi is the Audiobook of the Year. It’s a Young Adult fantasy novel that was awarded the 2018 Goodreads Choice Winner.
Educated by Tara Westover wins for Best Female Narrator. Educated is a memoir of Westover’s life growing up in a survivalist Mormon family and her and her decision to leave home and attend University.
Darkest Hour by Anthony McCarten wins for History/Biography. Darkest Hour tells the story of the most important 25 days of Winston Churchill’s life as Britain’s Prime Minister.
The Greatest Love Story Ever Told by Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally wins for Best Humour. Carpenter/actor meets actress and love flourishes in this celebrity tell-all that focuses on lessons learned, jokes, sex and the love of all things Tom Waits.
The Punishment She Deserves by Elizabeth George wins for Mystery. The latest Inspector Lynley novel tells the story of a suicide. Or is it a murder? And what are the townspeople of Ludlow hiding?
The Perfectionists by Simon Winchester wins the Nonfiction Award. Winchester writes and narrates the story of the development of technology from the Industrial Age to the Digital Age exploring the role of precision—in this superb history.
Crimson Lake by Candice Fox wins for Thriller/Suspense. Set in contemporary Australia, Ted Conkaffey recently on trial for rape teams up with former convict Amanda Pharrell to investigate the disappearance of a bestselling author.
Sadie by Courtney Summers wins the Young Adult Award. Tells the story of Sadie who vows to find her sister’s killer and bring him to justice.