Listen Up Awards for 2011

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 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, and 2001 Listen Up Awards are available online.

Audio Book of the Year Read by the Author
Fiction Full Cast Production
Nonfiction Audio Book Reader of the Year
Classics  

Audio Book of the Year

Apollo's Angels by Jennifer Holmes, read by Kirsten Potter (Tantor Media), unabridged CD

Bossypants by Tina Fey, read by the author (Hachette Audio), unabridged CD

Just Kids by Patti Smith, read by the author (HarperAudio), unabridged CD

The Leftovers by Tom Perotta, read by Dennis Boutsikaris (Macmillan Audio), unabridged CD

The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides, read by David Pittu (Macmillan Audio), unabridged CD

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern, read by Jim Dale (Random House Audio), unabridged CD

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Fiction

11/22/63 by Stephen King, read by Craig Wasson (Simon & Schuster Audio), unabridged CD

Borkmann's Point by Håkan Nesser, read by Simon Vance (HighBridge Audio), unabridged CD

Glow by Amy Kathleen Ryan, read by Ilyana Kadushin and Matthew Brown (Macmillan Audio)

I Think I Love You by Allison Pearson, read by Sian Thomas (Random House Audio), unabridged CD

Mayday by Nelson DeMille and Thomas Block, read by Scott Brick (Hachette Audio)

Plugged by Eoin Colfer, read by John Keating (AudioGO), unabridged CD

The Snowman by Jo Nesbø, read by Robin Sachs (Random House Audio), unabridged CD

This Beautiful Life by Helen Schulman, read by Hilary Huber (Blackstone Audio), unabridged CD

Untouchable by Scott O'Connor, read by Bronson Pinchot (Blackstone Audio), unabridged CD

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Nonfiction

Endgame: Bobby Fischer's Remarkable Rise and Fall--From America's Brightest Prodigy to the Edge of Madness by Frank Brady, read by Ray Potter (Blackstone Audio), unabridged CD

Haiti After the Earthquake by Paul Farmer, read by various narrators (HighBridge Audio), unabridged CD

In My Time by Dick Cheney with Liz Cheney, read by Dick Cheney and Edward Herrmann (Simon & Schuster Audio), unabridged CD

The Killer Within: In the Company of Monsters by Philip Carlo, read by Kent Bateman (Blackstone Audio), unabridged CD

The King's Speech: How One Man Saved the British Monarchy by Mark Logue and Peter Conradi, read by Simon Vance (Tantor Media), unabridged CD

Life Itself: A Memoir by Roger Ebert, read by Edward Herrmann (Hachette Audio), unabridged CD

The Man Who Couldn't Eat by Jon Reiner, read by Dan John Miller (Dreamscape Media), unabridged CD

Moneyball by Michael Lewis, read by Scott Brick (Random House Audio), unabridged CD

Trust Me, I'm Dr. Ozzy: Advice from Rock's Ultimate Survivor by Ozzy Osbourne, read by Frank Skinner (Hachette Audio), unabridged CD

Washington: A Life by Ron Chernow, read by Scott Brick (Penguin Audio), unabridged CD

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Classics

The Complete Casebook of Sherlock Holmes, vol. 1 and vol. 2 by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, read by David Timson (Naxos AudioBooks), unabridged CDs

Red Harvest by Dashiell Hammett, read by Richard Ferrone (AudioGO), unabridged CD

Ring for Jeeves by P.G. Wodehouse, read by Nigel Lambert (AudioGO), unabridged CD

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson, read by Roy McMillan (Naxos AudioBooks)

Travels with Charley in Search of America by John Steinbeck, read by Gary Sinise (Penguin Audio), unabridged CD

The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins, read by Josephine Bailey and Simon Prebble (Tantor Media), unabridged CD

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Read by the Author

Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by Amy Chua (Penguin Audio), unabridged CD

Ben Behind His Voices by Randye Kaye (Spoken Word)

Drama: An Actor's Education by John Lithgow (HarperAudio), unabridged CD

God no!: Signs You May Already Be an Atheist and Other Magical Tales by Penn Jillette (Brilliance Audio), unabridged CD

Happy Accidents by Jane Lynch, foreword read by Carol Burnett (Hyperion/Voice), unabridged CD

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Full Cast Production

Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller (L.A. Theatre Works), unabridged CD

The Graduate by Charles Webb, Buck Henry, Terry Johnson, and Calder Willingham (L.A. Theatre Works), unabridged CD

The Neil Simon Collection by Neil Simon, read by a full cast (L.A. Theatre Works), unabridged CD

The Noël Coward Collection by Noël Coward (L.A. Theatre Works), unabridged CD

Sherlock Holmes Essentials, Vol. II by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (AudioGO), unabridged CD

Three Sisters by Anton Chekhov (L.A. Theatre Works), unabridged CD

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Audio Book Reader of the Year

Jim Dale for The Night Circus (Random House Audio), unabridged CD

Katherine Kellgren for 40 Love (Macmillan Audio)

Kristen Porter for Appollo's Angels (Tantor Media), unabridged CD

Patti Smith for Just Kids (HarperAudio), unabridged CD

Scott Brick for Moneyball (Random House Audio), unabridged CD, Mayday (Hachette Audio), unabridged CD and Washington: A Life (Penguin Audio), unabridged CD

Tina Fey for Bossypants (Hachette Audio), unabridged CD

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