Listen Up Awards for 2003

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 awards are announced in January.  The winners of the 2002 and 2001 Listen Up Awards are also available online.


The John Cheever Audio Collection by John Cheever, read by the author, Meryl Streep, Peter Gallagher, George Plimpton et al. (Harper Audio)
A Yellow Raft in Blue Water by Michael Dorris, read by Barbara Rosenblat (Audio Bookshelf), unabridged CD
The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger, read by Maggi-Meg Reed and Christopher Burns (HighBridge), unabridged CD
My Year of Meats by Ruth Ozeki, read by Anna Fields (Blackstone)
Jeeves and the Mating Season by P.G. Wodehouse, read by Jonathan Cecil (Audio Editions), unabridged CD


Kate Remembered by A. Scott Berg, read by Tony Goldwyn (Putnam Berkley), unabridged CD
Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right by Al Franken, read by the author (HighBridge), unabridged CD
  Bushwhacked: Life in George W. Bush's America by Molly Ivins, read by the author (Random House Audio), unabridged CD
Positively Fifth Street: Murderers, Cheetahs, and Binion's World Series of Poker by James McManus, read by the author (Audio Renaissance), unabridged CD
  Sex and the Married Girl: From Clicking to Climaxing--The Complete Truth About Modern Marriage by Mandi Norwood, read by the author (New Millennium)


The Last Detective by Robert Crais, read by James Daniels (Brilliance)

Narration (Female)

The Nazi Officer's Wife: How One Jewish Woman Survived the Holocaust by Edith Hahn Beer with Susan Dworkin, read by Barbara Rosenblat (JCC Audiobooks)
Nina: Adolescence by Amy Hassinger, read by Mia Barton (Listen & Live)

Narration (Male)

Tishomingo Blues: A Novel by Elmore Leonard, read by Frank Muller (Harper Audio)
The Wandering Hill: A Novel by Larry McMurtry, read by Alfred Molina (Simon & Schuster Audio)

Author Reading

The Funny Thing Is... by Ellen Degeneres (Simon & Schuster Audio), unabridged CD
Getting Mother's Body by Suzan-Lori Parks (Random House Audio)
David Sedaris Live at Carnegie Hall by David Sedaris (Time Warner AudioBooks), unabridged CD


Living History by Hillary Rodham Clinton, read by the author (Simon & Schuster Audio), unabridged CD
A Million Little Pieces by James Frey, read by Oliver Wyman (HighBridge), abridged CD


Creating True Peace: Ending Violence in Yourself, Your Family, Your Community and the World by Thich Nhat Hanh, read by Michael York (Simon & Schuster Audio), abridged CD


Horatio's Drive: America's First Road Trip by Dayton Duncan and Ken Burns, read by the authors with Tom Hanks, Philip Bosco, Kevin Conway, et al. (Random House Audio), unabridged CD