Listen Up Awards for 2002

Listen Up Awards are selected by the audio editors of Publishers Weekly as a way to acknowledge excellence in a creative industry. Categories include fiction, nonfiction, mystery, biography, humor, and religion.  The winners of the 2001 Listen Up Awards are also available online.


Chasing the Dime by Michael Connelly, read by Jonathan Davis (Time Warner)
Middlesex: A Novel by Jeffrey Eugenides, read by Kristoffer Tabori (Audio Renaissance), unabridged CD and eAudiobook
The Impressionist by Hari Kunzru, read by the author (HarperCollins)
Sin Killer by Larry McMurty, read by Alfred Molina (Simon & Schuster Audio)


The Mountain of the Women: Memoirs of an Irish Troubadour by Liam Clancy, read by the author (Random House), abridged CD
The Future of Life by Edward O. Wilson, read by Ed Begley, Jr. (New Millennium Audio)
  No One Left Behind: The Lt. Comdr. Michael Scott Speicher Story by Amy Waters Yarsinske, read by Terence Aselford (Listen & Live Audio)


The Eyre Affair: A Novel by Jasper Fforde, read by Elizabeth Sastro (Highbridge), slightly abridged CD
  The Grave Maurice: A Richard Jury Mystery by Martha Grimes, read by Roger Rees (Penguin Audiobooks)

Narration (Female)

Atonement by Ian McEwan, read by Josephine Bailey (Publishing Mills), abridged Digital Player
The Nanny Diaries: A Novel by Emma McLaugh, read by Julia Roberts (Random House Audio)

Narration (Male)

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, read by Tim Robbins (Caedmon Audio), unabridged CD
My Country Versus Me: The First-Hand Account by the Scientist Who Was Falsely Accused of Being a Spy by Wen Ho Lee with Helen Zia, read by Fred Stella (Brilliance)

Author Reading

God Save the Sweet Potato Queens by Jill Connor Browne (Random House Audio)
I Am an Oil Tanker: Travels with My Radio by Fi Glover (Random House UK Audio)

Dramatization/Live Reading

The Wavedancer Benefit: A Tribute to Frank Muller by Stephen King, Pat Conroy, John Grisham and Peter Straub, read by the authors (Simon & Schuster Audio) CD
Lost in Yonkers by Neil Simon, read by a full cast (L.A. Theatre Works) CD


Leadership by Rudolph W. Giuliani, read by Tony Roberts, introduction read by the author (Hyperion Audiobooks)
How to Lose Friends and Alienate People: A Memoir by Toby Young, read by the author (Brilliance)


Buddhism without Beliefs: A Contemporary Guide to Awakening by Stephen Batchelor, read by the author (Sounds True)


Getting to Know William Shakespeare by Joy Wake, read by Fred Child (Echo Peak Productions) CD
  Legacy by Doc Watson and David Holt, read by the authors (High Windy Audio) CD