2024 Audie Award Finalists

Ten RBmedia titles are finalists in the 2024 Audie Awards! The Audies, often promoted as the “Oscars of the audiobook industry,” is the premier awards program in the U.S., recognizing distinction in audiobooks and spoken-word entertainment. Winners will be announced at the Audies Gala on March 4.

At this year’s ceremony the APA will also recognize audiobooks that not only captivated listeners but also became cultural phenomenons. This year’s inaugural APA Choice honorees include two RB titles: Fourth Wing and The Covenant of Water.

Narration by the Author

The Covenant of Water Oprah Book ClubThe Covenant of Water

Published by Recorded Books

Written by Abraham Verghese

Performed by Abraham Verghese

From the New York Times–bestselling author of Cutting for Stone comes a stunning and magisterial epic of love, faith, and medicine, set in Kerala, South India, and following three generations of a family seeking the answers to a strange secret

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Business/Personal Development

DIVA 2.0DIVA 2.0: 12 Life Lessons from Me for You

Published by Recorded Books

Written by Sheryl Lee Ralph

Performed by Sheryl Lee Ralph

Emmy, Tony and Spirit Award-winning actress Sheryl Lee Ralph knows a thing or two about staying power in the capricious world of Hollywood. A seasoned professional who has taken the best lessons learned and used them to move her stellar career forward, she now shares them with you.

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Anger BangAnger Bang

Published by Recorded Books

Written by Avery Flynn

Performed by Kirsten Leigh and Lance Greenfield

Shy paleontologist Thea Pope just wants to get through her sister’s ’80s-themed monstrosity of a TV reality-show wedding so she can get to her summer field work. The only problem? Her sister has turned into the ultimate bridezilla – as in pink parasols, organza hats, forcing people to shave and dye their hair levels of over-the-top, it’s-my-day antics – all while on location in a place literally called hell that reeks of sulfur and lost hopes.

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Faith-Based Fiction or Non-Fiction

The Year of JubileeThe Year of Jubilee

Published by Recorded Books

Written by Cindy Morgan

Performed by Sisi Aisha Johnson

The Year of Jubilee is a lyrical coming-of-age novel set against the backdrop of the turbulent South in the early 1960s.

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Young Listeners

There was a Party for LangstonThere Was a Party for Langston

Published by Recorded Books

Written by Jason Reynolds, Jerome Pumphrey – illustrator, Jarrett Pumphrey – illustrator

Performed by Jason Reynolds

New York Times bestselling and award-winning author Jason Reynolds’s debut picture book is a snappy, joyous ode to Word King, literary genius, and glass-ceiling smasher Langston Hughes and the luminaries he inspired.

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A Refugee’s American Dream: From the Killing Fields of Cambodia to the U.S. Secret Service

Published by Tantor Audio

Written by Leth Oun, Joe Samuel Starnes – contributor

Performed by Tim Lounibos

A survivor of the Cambodian Killing Fields—having spent a torturous three years, eight months, and ten days imprisoned by the Khmer Rouge—Oun thrived in America, learning English, becoming a citizen, and working as an officer in the United States Secret Service Uniformed Division. In A Refugee’s American Dream, Oun shares hard memories of Cambodia, where his father was executed, and his family enslaved in labor camps.

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Goodbye Christopher Robin: A. A. Milne and the Making of Winnie-the-Pooh

Published by Tantor Audio

Written by Ann Thwaite

Performed by Simon Vance

Goodbye Christopher Robin is a story of celebrity, a story of both the joys and pains of success, and, ultimately, the story of how one man created a series of enchanting tales that brought hope and comfort to an England ravaged by the First World War.

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Audio Drama 

Red Rising (1 of 2) [Dramatized Adaptation]

Published by Graphic Audio

Written by Pierce Brown

Performed by Full cast, Stewart Crank, John Kielty, Richard Rohan, Stephanie Nemeth-Parker, Jenna Sharpe, Kay Eluvian, Jon Vertullo, Ian Russell, Alejandro Ruiz, Andrew Colford, and Bradley Foster Smith

New York Times bestseller. Pierce Brown’s relentlessly entertaining debut channels the excitement of The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins and Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card.

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Original Work

Hellboy: A Plague of Wasps [Dramatized Adaptation]

Published by Graphic Audio

Written by Christopher Golden

Performed by Jasmine Hyde, Scott McCormick, Stewart Crank, Carolla Parmejano, Sebastian Zancanaro, Peter Holdway, Kay Eluvian, Bia Borin, Vinicius Faria Zinn, Stephanie Nemeth-Parker, and Eric Messner

Hellboy has accompanied his girlfriend, Anastasia Bransfield, on a trip to Brazil to help colleagues who are conducting an archaeological dig in the jungle. It becomes clear that something sinister and supernatural is at play here.

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Espanol – Spanish Language 

La guardiana de recuerdos de Kyiv (The Memory Keeper of Kiev)

Published by BookaVivo

Written by Erin Litteken

Performed by Eva Coll and Marta Moreno

This is a story of the resilience of the human spirit, the love that sees us through our darkest hours and the true horror of what happened during the Holodomor.

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