Listen Up Awards for 2005

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 2004, 2003, 2002, and 2001 Listen Up Awards are also available online.


Fiction

The March by E.L. Doctorow, read by Joe Morton (Random House Audio), unabridged CD
The Understudy by David Nichols, read by Tristan Layton (HighBridge Audio), unabridged CD
Shalimar the Clown by Salman Rushdie, read by Aasif Mandvi (Recorded Books), unabridged CD
Mr. Muo's Traveling Couch by Dai Sijie, read by B.D. Wong (Random House Audio), unabridged CD
On Beauty by Zadie Smith, read by Peter Francis James (Penguin Audio), unabridged CD
Q&A by Vikas Swarup, read by Kerry Shale (Audio Partners)
Rococo by Adriana Trigiani, read by Mario Cantone (Random House Audio), abridged CD

Nonfiction

1776 by David McCullough, read by the author (Simon & Schuster Audio), unabridged CD and Digital Player
Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner, read by Stephen J. Dubner (Harper Audio), unabridged CD and eAudiobook
The Money Book for the Young, Fabulous & Broke by Suze Orman, read by the author (Penguin Audio), abridged CD
Dark Shadows Memories by Kathryn Leigh Scott, read by the author (Pomegranate Press), abridged CD
The Great Hurricane: 1938 by Cherie Burns, read by Anna Fields (Blackstone Audio), unabridged CD

Mystery/Thriller

Dearly Devoted Dexter by Jeff Lindsay, read by Nick Landrum (Recorded Books), unabridged CD
The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly, read by Adam Grupper (TimeWarner Audio), unabridged CD
Panic by Jeff Abbott, read by L.J. Ganser (Penguin Audio), unabridged CD
Cinnamon Kiss by Walter Mosley, read by Michael Boatman (Time Warner), unabridged CD
Rage by Jonathan Kellerman, read by John Rubinstein (Random House Audio), unabridged CD
Sudden Death by David Rosenfeld, read by Grover Gardner (Listen & Live Audio), abridged CD
Strange Affair by Peter Robinson, read by Simon Prebble (Harper Audio), abridged CD
Fever by Sean Rowe, read by William Dufris (Tantor Media), unabridged CD

Science Fiction/Fantasy

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: The Tertiary Phase by Douglas Adams, read by Adams, Simon Jones, Geoffrey McGivern, Susan Sheridan and a full cast (Audio Partners)
Mercury by Ben Bova, read by Stefan Rudnicki, Arte Johnson and Moira Quirk (Audio Renaissance), unabridged CD
Thud! by Terry Pratchett, read by Stephen Briggs (Simon & Schuster Audio)

Biography/Memoir

My Life So Far by Jane Fonda, read by the author (Random House), unabridged CD
Mark Twain: A Life by Ron Powers, read by the author (Simon & Schuster Audio), abridged CD
Speedbumps: Flooring It Through Hollywood by Teri Garr, read by the author (Penguin Audio), unabridged CD

Classics

Dubliners by James Joyce, read by Frank and Malachy McCourt, Fionnula Flanagan, Stephen Rea and a full cast (Caedmon Audio), unabridged CD
The Big Four by Agatha Christie, read by Hugh Fraser (Audio Partners), unabridged CD

Humor

The Truth (With Jokes) by Al Franken, read by the author (Brilliance), unabridged CD
Assassination Vacation by Sarah Vowell, read by Vowell, Stephen King, Jon Stewart and others (Simon & Schuster Audio), abridged CD