Audie Awards for 2006

The Audio Publishers Association (APA) recognizes excellence in audiobook publishing with the Audie Award announced each June. The awards are given in over twenty categories including fiction, nonfiction, mystery, humor, poetry, self-help, and inspirational.  The winners of the 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, and 2001 Audie Awards are also available online.

Hall of Fame Award
The Harry Potter Audiobook Series by J. K. Rowling, read by Jim Dale (Listening Library),
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, unabridged CD and eAudiobook
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, unabridged CD and eAudiobook
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, unabridged CD and eAudiobook
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, unabridged CD and eAudiobook
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, unabridged CD and eAudiobook
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, unabridged CD and eAudiobook
Audiobook of the Year
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: The Tertiary Phase by Douglas Adams, read by BBC Radio (Audio Partners and BBC Audiobook America), abridged CD
Judges Award: Spanish
El Codigo Da Vinci by Dan Brown, read by Raul Amundaray (FonoLibro Inc.)
Fiction, Abridged
Q&A by Vikas Swarup, read by Kerry Shale (Audio Partners), abridged CD
Fiction, Unabridged
A Slight Trick of the Mind by Mitch Cullin, read by Simon Jones (HighBridge Audio), unabridged CD
Mystery (Fiction)
Serpent on the Crown by Elizabeth Peters, read by Barbara Rosenblat (HarperCollins), unabridged CD
Origin in Death by Nora Roberts, writing as J.D. Robb, read by Susan Ericksen (Brillance Audio), unabridged CD
Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne, read by Jim Dale (Listening Library), unabridged CD
Non-Fiction, Abridged
Luckiest Man: The Life and Death of Lou Gehrig by Jonathan Eig, read by Edward Herrmann (Simon & Schuster Audio), abridged CD
Non-Fiction, Unabridged
The World is Flat by Thomas Friedman, read by Oliver Wyman (Audio Renaissance), unabridged CD
Personal Development/Motivational
The Five Love Languages by Dr. Gary Chapman, read by Dr. Gary Chapman (Oasis Audio), unabridged CD
Garlic and Sapphires by Ruth Reichl, read by Ruth Reichl (Random House Audio) unabridged CD
Business Information/Educational
Good to Great by Jim Collins, read by Jim Collins (HarperCollins), abridged CD
Science Fiction
Market Forces by Richard K. Morgan, read by Simon Vance (Tantor Media), unabridged CD
Literary Fiction
Upstate by Kalisha Buckhanon, read by Chadwick Boseman and Heather Simms (Audio Renaissance), unabridged CD
Children’s Titles for Ages Up to 8
Arnie the Doughnut by Laurie Keller, read by Michael McKean (Weston Woods Studios), CD
Children’s Titles for Ages 8+
The Star of Kazan by Eva Ibbotson, read by Patricia Connolly (Recorded Books), unabridged CD
Finding God in Unexpected Places by Philip Yancey, read by Mel Foster (Brillance Audio), unabridged CD
Inspirational/Faith-Based Fiction
Grace Will Lead Me Home by Katherine Valentine, read by John McDonough (Recorded Books)
The Truth (with Jokes) by Al Franken, read by the author (Brilliance Audio), unabridged CD
Short Stories/Collections
Runaway by Alice Munro, read by Kymberly Dakin (BBC Audiobooks America), unabridged CD
Original Work
Famous Composers by Darren Henley, read by Marin Alsop (Naxos AudioBooks Ltd.), CD
Solo-Narration – Male
Moby Dick by Herman Melville, read by William Hootkins (Naxos AudioBooks Ltd.), unabridged CD
Solo-Narration - Female
A Breath of Snow and Ashes by Diana Gabaldon, read by Davina Porter (Recorded Books), unabridged CD
Narration by Author or Authors
The Tender Bar by J. R. Moehringer, ready by the author (Hyperion AudioBooks), abridged CD
Audio Drama
The Sherlock Holmes Theatre by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, William Gillette, Yuri Rasovsky, read by Martin Jarvis, Kristoffer Tabori, Tony Jay, Dwight Schultz, Jane Carr, and Full Cast (Blackstone Audiobooks), unabridged CD
Multi-Voiced Performance
Raymond and Hannah by Stephen Marche, read by Kathleen McInerney, David Ledoux and Ensemble Cast (HighBridge Audio)
Audiobook Adapted From Another Medium
Hidden Kitchens by Davia Nelson and Nikki Silva, read by Frances McDormand (Audio Renaissance), CD
Package Design
The Hiding Place by Corrie ten Boom, read by Full Cast (Tunable/Focus on the Family), CD
Achievement in Production
At the Back of the North Wind by George MacDonald, read by Full Cast (Tunable/Focus on the Family), abridged CD