RBmedia Strengthens Its Position as a Leading Independent Publisher of Award-Winning Audiobooks

RBmedia brands Recorded Books, HighBridge Audio, and Tantor Media win awards in 2018 Audies and Boston Globe–Horn Book competitions

Landover, MD, June 6, 2018—RBmedia’s content brands were recognized with top awards and honors in this year’s Audie Awards® and Boston Globe–Horn Book competitions. Recorded Books, HighBridge Audio, and Tantor Media produced five winners and two honorees. The awards were announced on May 31 by the Audio Publisher’s Association, The Horn Book, Inc., and the Boston Globe. RBmedia received 19 Audie Award nominations across more than a dozen categories.

“It’s great to have worked with so many talented authors, narrators, and directors on these award-winning audiobooks,” said Troy Juliar, chief content officer for RBmedia. “To have our work honored as the best in the industry validates both our commitment to excellent production and our position as a global leader in spoken audio content.”

RBmedia Audie Award Winners
The Audies, often promoted as the “Oscars of the audiobook industry,” is the premier awards program in the US, recognizing distinction in audiobooks and spoken-word entertainment. RBmedia claimed the following 2018 Audie Award winners:

Thriller/Suspense
The Fourth Monkey by J. D. Barker
Narrators: Edoardo Ballerini and Graham Winton (Recorded Books)

Multi-Voiced Performance
Restart by Gordon Korman
Narrators: Jonathan Todd Ross, Laura Knight Keating, Ramón de Ocampo, Graham Halstead, Suzy Jackson, John Kroft and Andy Paris (Recorded Books)

Humor
Carpet Diem: Or … How to Save the World by Accident by Justin Lee Anderson
Narrator: Matthew Lloyd Davies (Tantor Media)

Faith-Based Non-Fiction
Fire Road: The Napalm Girl’s Journey through Horrors of War to Faith, Forgiveness & Peace by Kim Phuc Phan Thi
Narrator: Emily Woo Zeller (HighBridge Audio)

RBmedia Boston Globe–Horn Book Award Winners
The Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards are among the most prestigious honors in the field of children’s and young adult literature. Recorded Books produced the following 2018 Boston Globe–Horn Book Award winner and honor books on audio:

Picture Book Award Winner
They Say Blue, written and illustrated by Jillian Tamaki (Recorded Books)

Fiction and Poetry Honor Book
The First Rule of Punk, written and illustrated by Celia C. Pérez (Recorded Books)

 Nonfiction Honor Book
The 57 Bus, written and illustrated by Dashka Slater (Recorded Books)

About RBmedia
RBmedia is a global leader in spoken audio content and digital media distribution technology that reaches millions of consumers—at home, in the car, and wherever their mobile devices take them. RBmedia produces exclusive titles and delivers the finest digital content—including audiobooks, streaming video, educational courses, entertainment titles, and much more. Headquartered in Landover, Maryland, RBmedia comprises an ever-expanding group of the best brands in spoken audio content and digital media distribution technology. Find out more at www.rbmediaglobal.com.

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