Listen Up Awards for 2009

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.  Winners in all categories of the 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, and 2001 Listen Up Awards are available online.



Read by the author

Full cast production


The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery, read by Barbara Rosenblat and Cassandra Morris (Highbridge), unabridged CD

The Help by Kathryn Stockett, read by Jenna Lamia, Bahni Turpin, Octavia Spencer, and Cassandra Campbell (Penguin Audio), unabridged CD

The Little Giant of Aberdeen County by Tiffany Baker, read by Carrington MacDuffie (Blackstone Audio), unabridged CD

The Manual of Detection by Jedidiah Berry, read by Pete Larkin (HighBridge), unabridged CD

The Mystic Arts of Erasing All Signs of Death by Charlie Huston, read by Paul Michael Garcia (Blackstone Audio), unabridged CD

Nobody Move by Denis Johnson, read by Will Patton (Macmillan Audio), unabridged CD

No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy, read by Sean Barrett (Naxos)

Prospect Park West by Amy Sohn, read by Kate Reading (Tantor Media), unabridged CD

Ravens by George Dawes Green, read by Robert Petkoff and Maggi-Meg Reed (Hachette Audio)

Right Ho, Jeeves by P.G. Wodehouse, read by Martin Jarvis (CSA World), abridged CD

Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay, read by Polly Stone (Macmillan Audio), unabridged CD and eAudiobook

The Scarecrow by Michael Connelly, read by Peter Giles (Hachette Audio), unabridged CD

Shadow Country by Peter Matthiessen, read by Anthony Heald (Blackstone Audio), unabridged CD

The Two-Bear Mambo by Joe R. Lansdale, read by Phil Gigante (Brilliance Audio)

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$20 Per Gallon by Christopher Steiner, read by John Wolfe (Hachette Audio), unabridged CD

Bright-Sided by Barbara Ehrenreich, read by Kate Reading (Macmillan Audio), unabridged CD

Che Guevara by Jon Lee Andersen, read by Armando Duran (Blackstone Audio), unabridged CD

Monty Python's Tunisian Holiday by Kim "Howard" Johnson, read by Johnny Heller and Simon Vance (Tantor Media), unabridged CD

Rocket Men by Craig Nelson, read by Richard McGonagle (Penguin Audio), unabridged CD

The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe by J. Randy Taraborrelli, read by Robert Petkoff (Hachette Audio), abridged CD

Time of My Life by Patrick Swayze and Lisa Niemi, read by the authors (Simon & Schuster Audio), unabridged CD

Viral Loop by Adam Penenberg, read by Richard Allen (Tantor Media), unabridged CD

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Read by the Author

Brief Interviews with Hideous Men by David Foster Wallace, read by the author and various narrators (Hachette Audio), unabridged CD

What French Women Know About Love, Sex, and Other Matters of the Mind by Debra Ollivier, (Penguin Audio), unabridged CD

Wishful Drinking by Carrie Fisher, (Simon & Schuster Audio), unabridged CD

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Full Cast Production

Arcadia by Tom Stoppard, read by a full cast (L.A. Theater Works)

The Norman Conquests by Alan Ayckbourn, read by Rosalind Ayers, Ken Danziger, Martin Jarvis, Jane Leeves, Christopher Neame and Carolyn Seymour (L.A. Theater Works), unabridged CD

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