The 2009 Audies, awards recognizing distinction in audiobooks and spoken word entertainment sponsored by the Audio Publishers Association (APA), have been announced. We’ve included the winners in categories we thought would be of most interest to you. For the complete list of winners, visit: The Audies.

Audiobook of the Year

The Graveyard Book
Neil Gaiman, Read by Neil Gaiman
Harper Audio/ Recorded Books

Neil Gaiman is one of the true gems in the audio industry. He’s a great writer who not only reads his own work well, but makes the listener reject any thought of having another narrator in his stead …

Distinguished Achievement in Production

Curse Of The Blue Tattoo
L.A. Meyer, Read by Katherine Kellgren
Listen & Live Audio

With sass and song, Katherine Kellgren portrays Jacky Faber as schoolgirl and part-time tavern performer …

Fiction (Tie)

Duma Key
Stephen King, Read by John Slattery
Simon & Schuster Audio/ Recorded Books

Renowned horror and dark fiction writer Stephen King returns with his latest thriller, his best story in nearly fifteen years …

The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society
Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows, Read by Paul Boehmer, Susan Duerden, Rosalyn Landor, John Lee, Juliet Mills
Random House Audio/ Books on Tape

The curious listener will be intrigued with this audiobook, from the origin of its title to the final letter in this epistolary …

Children’s Titles for Ages 8-12

The Graveyard Book
Neil Gaiman, Read by Neil Gaiman
Harper Audio/ Recorded Books

Neil Gaiman is one of the true gems in the audio industry. He’s a great writer who not only reads his own work well, but makes …

Science Fiction/Fantasy

Calculating God
Robert J. Sawyer, Read by Jonathan Davis
Audible, Inc.

An alien named Hollus arrives at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. He’s looking for a paleontologist with whom to discuss …

Short Stories/Collections

Armageddon In Retrospect
Kurt Vonnegut, Read by Rip Torn, Mark Vonnegut
Penguin Audio/ Blackstone Audiobooks

Kurt Vonnegut was a versatile author whose books addressed a wide range of subjects. Published posthumously …

Thriller/Suspense

Child 44
Tom Rob Smith, Read by Dennis Boutsikaris
Hachette Audio/ Books on Tape

If life in Stalinist Russia seems hard to imagine, then reading CHILD 44 will only make it even more difficult to fathom …

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