WELCOME TO THE AUDIOBOOK HALL OF FAME
In 2006, the Audies® judges developed an award that would allow them to recognize a book, author,
publisher or other contributor to the audiobook industry of truly exceptional merit. And so the judges have created the Audiobook Hall of Fame. This honor is presented solely at the discretion of the judges, and may be given to an audiobook with
long-lasting impact on the industry, to an author to recognize his or her commitment to audiobooks, or to a publisher for
efforts to preserve history in words.
2006 Recipient: The Harry Potter Audiobook Series
The very first member of the Hall of Fame has become a household name. It has enthralled the minds of the young and old,
and successfully brought audiobooks and the gifts of our narrators into everyday conversations. In 2006 it had, perhaps more
than any other work, garnered unequalled publicity for audiobooks and it has demonstrated how successfully audio can be used
to generate pre-release publicity for both the printed books and audiobooks. The efforts behind the production of the work as
well as the marketing and publicity of the same were extraordinary.
Author: J.K. Rowling |
Narrator: Jim Dale |
Publisher: Random House Listening Library
2008 Recipient: The Secret
In 2008 the judges took great pleasure in awarding the Hall of Fame to an audiobook that had been on the audiobook bestseller
lists for 17 months, since its release at the end of 2006. The publicity and marketing behind this audiobook undoubtedly
created a wealth of new audiobook customers, and will continue to have a positive impact on our industry for years.
Author: Rhonda Byrne |
Narrator: Rhonda Byrne |
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio