Listen Up Awards for 2004

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 2003, 2002, and 2001 Listen Up Awards are also available online.


Fiction

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke, read by Simon Prebble (Audio Renaissance), unabridged CD
The Jane Austen Book Club by Karen Joy Fowler, read by Kimberly Schraf (Listen & Live Audio), unabridged CD
Eventide by Kent Haruf, read by George Hearn (Random House Audio), unabridged CD
The Egyptologist by Arthur Phillips, read by Gianfranco Negroponte, Simon Prebble and Alyssa Bresnahan (Recorded Books), unabridged CD
The Plot Against America by Philip Roth, read by Ron Silver (Houghton Mifflin Audio), unabridged CD
Quicksilver: Volume One of the Baroque Cycle by Neal Stephenson, read by Simon Prebble and Stina Nielsen (Harper Audio)

Nonfiction

Bob Dylan Chronicles: Volume I by Bob Dylan, read by Sean Penn (Simon & Schuster Audio), abridged CD
Black Like Me by John Howard Griffin, read by Ray Childs (Audio Bookshelf), unabridged CD
Shadow Divers: The True Adventure of Two Americans Who Risked Everything to Solve One of the Last Mysteries of World War II by Robert Kurson, read by Campbell Scott (Random House Audio)
The Great Bridge: The Epic Story of the Building of the Brooklyn Bridge by David McCullough, read by Edward Herrmann (Simon & Schuster Audio)
Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim by David Sedaris, read by the author (Time Warner AudioBooks), eAudiobook and Digital Player

Mystery

The Enemy by Lee Child, read by Dick Hill (Brilliance), unabridged CD
Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay, read by Nick Landrum (Recorded Books), unabridged CD

Narration (Female)

A Carnivore's Inquiry by Sabina Murray, read by Wendy Hoopes (HighBridge Audio)
Life Studies by Susan Vreeland, read by Karen White (Penguin Audio)

Narration (Male)

The Zero Game by Brad Meltzer, read by Scott Brick (Time Warner AudioBooks), unabridged CD
Hark! by Ed McBain, read by Ron McLarty (Simon & Schuster Audio)

Author Reading

Absolute Friends by John le Carre (Time Warner AudioBooks)
Between a Rock and a Hard Place by Aaron Ralston (Simon & Schuster Audio), abridged CD

Biography/Memoir

My Life by Bill Clinton, read by the author (Random House Audio), unabridged CD
Let Me Go by Helga Schneider, read by Barbara Rosenblat (Blackstone Audiobooks), unabridged CD

Humor

When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops? by George Carlin, read by the author (Hyperion AudioBooks), unabridged CD
America (The Audiobook): A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction by Jon Stewart and the Writers of The Daily Show, read by the authors (Time Warner AudioBooks)