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Inspirational/Faith-Based Fiction
The Angels of Morgan Hill, by Donna VanLiere
Narrated by Donna VanLiere
(Audio Renaissance)


Jane Gable thinks 1947 will be like every other year in Morgan Hill, Tennessee, but it's the year everything changes. Jane first lays eyes on young Milo Turner the day that her abusive, alcoholic father is buried in the Morgan Hill cemetery. The Turners are the first black family ever to move into the area, and while their presence challenges the comfort of many in the small, tight-knit community, Jane and her brother, John, have found new friends.
Then tragedy strikes the Turner household, and the Gable family is asked to make a decision that could rip their world apart. One path might open up a whole new world and bring them closer than ever. Or, it might bring them nothing but trouble and heartache. On their journey, Jane discovers that angels are all around us, every day, in the most extraordinary-and ordinary-ways.
Nominated Titles
  Divine, by Karen Kingsbury, narrated by Sharon Williams
    (Brilliance Audio)
  Grace at Low Tide, by Beth Webb Hart, narrated by Kate Forbes
    (Recorded Books, LLC)
  Knitting, by Anne Bartlett, narrated by Beverley Dunn
    (Bolinda Publishing, Inc.))
  The Preacher's Daughter, by Beverly Lewis, narrated by Stina Nielsen
    (Recorded Books, LLC))



Classics
To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee
Narrated by Sissy Spacek
(Harper Audio / Caedmon)


One of the best-loved stories of all time, To Kill a Mockingbird won the Pulitzer Prize in 1960 and was recently voted best novel of the twentieth century by librarians across the country. Narrated by the precocious and irreverent nine-year-old Scout Finch, it is a story about prejudice, conscience, and character in a small Southern town.
While Scout, her brother, and their friend while away the Depression-era summers tartly observing the antics of their eccentric neighbors, reenacting scenes from Dracula, and trying to get a peek at the reclusive town bogeyman, Boo Radley, a stormcloud of racial tension is brewing in the background. When Scout's father, Atticus, a trial lawyer, is appointed to defend a black man accused of raping a white girl, the children find themselves drawn into a social drama that will leave none of them unchanged.
Nominated Titles
  The Painted Veil, by W. Somerset Maugham, narrated by Kate Reading
    (Blackstone Audio, Inc.)
  The Sun Also Rises, by Ernest Hemingway, narrated by William Hurt
    (Simon & Schuster Audio)
  The Warden, by Anthony Trollope, narrated by Simon Vance
    (Blackstone Audio, Inc.)
  The Years, by Virginia Woolf, narrated by Finty Williams
    (BBC Audiobooks America)




Non-Fiction, Abridged
The Beatles, by Robert Spitz
Narrated by Alfred Molina
(Simon & Schuster Audio)


The product of almost a decade of research, hundreds of unprecedented interviews, and scores of never-before-revealed documents, this is the biography fans have been waiting for. Never before has a biography of musicians been so immersive and textured. We are there in the McCartney living room when Paul and John learn to write songs together; backstage the night Ringo takes over on drums; and at the Ed Sullivan Show as America discovers the joy and the madness. From Shea to San Francisco, through the London night, on to India, through marmalade skies, across the universe-all the way to a rooftop concert and one last moment of laughter and music. It is all here, the highs and the lows, the love and the rivalry, the drugs, the tears, the thrill, the magic never again to be repeated. Bob Spitz's masterpiece is, at long last, the biography the Beatles deserve.
Nominated Titles
  Judgment of Paris, by Ross King, narrated by Tristan Layton
    (Audio Renaissance)
  Manhunt, by James L. Swanson, narrated by Richard Thomas
    (Harper Audio)
  Setting the Table, by Danny Meyer, narrated by Danny Meyer
    (Harper Audio)
  The Great Deluge, by Douglas Brinkley, narrated by Kyf Brewer
    (Harper Audio)



Non-fiction, Unabridged
Narrow Dog to Carcassonne, by Terry Darlington
Narrated by Steve Hodson
(ISIS Publishing)


Upon retirement, Terry Darlington and his somewhat saner wife Monica-together with their dog, a whippet named Jim-chucked their earthbound life and set out in an utterly unseaworthy sixty-foot canal narrowboat across the notoriously treacherous English Channel and down to the South of France. Their story is an exuberant odyssey of the spirit, senses, and heart. Aboard the Phyllis May, you'll dive through six-foot waves in the Channel and be swept down the terrible Rhône. You'll meet the French nobody meets-poets, captains, scholars, madmen. You'll visit the France nobody knows-the backwaters of Flanders, the canals beneath Paris, and the forbidden routes to the wine-dark Mediterranean Sea. Aliens, trolls, gongoozlers, killer fish, and the walking dead all stand between our two-person, one-whippet crew and their goal: the ancient, many-towered city of Carcassonne.
Nominated Titles
  Babylon by Bus, by Ray LeMoine and Jeff Neumann with Donovan Webster,
  narrated by Jeremy Davidson
    (Penguin Audio)
  Striking Back, by Aaron J. Klein, narrated by Stefan Rudnicki
    (Blackstone Audio, Inc.)
  Team of Rivals, by Doris Kearns Goodwin, narrated by Suzanne Toren
    (Recorded Books, LLC)
  The Looming Tower, by Lawrence Wright, narrated by Alan Sklar
    (Tantor Media, Inc.)



Biography/Memoir
Teacher Man, by Frank McCourt
Narrated by Frank McCourt
(Simon & Schuster Audio)


At the age of sixty-six, Frank McCourt burst onto the literary scene with Angela's Ashes, the Pulitzer Prize-winning memoir of his childhood in Limerick, Ireland. Now, at last, is McCourt's long-awaited book about how his thirty-year teaching career shaped his second act as a writer. In bold and spirited prose featuring his irreverent wit and heartbreaking honesty, McCourt records the trials, triumphs and surprises he faces in public high schools around New York City. His methods anything but conventional, McCourt creates a lasting impact on his students through imaginative assignments. His repeated firings due to his propensity to talk back to his superiors ironically lead him to New York's most prestigious school, Stuyvesant High School, where he finally finds a place and a voice. Teacher Man is an urgent and eloquent tribute to teachers everywhere.
Nominated Titles
  Diana, by Sarah Bradford, narrated by Katie Kellgren
    (Penguin Audio)
  Dispatches from the Edge, by Anderson Cooper, narrated Anderson Cooper
    (Harper Audio)
  Elizabeth, by J. Randy Taraborrelli, narrated by Lynne Maclean
    (Hachette Audio)
  Sound and Fury, by David Kindred, narrated by Dick Hill
    (Blackstone Audio, Inc.)
  The Great Escape, by Kati Marton, narrated by Anna Fields
    (Tantor Media, Inc.)



Personal Development/Motivational
For the Love of a Dog, by Patricia McConnell
Narrated by Ellen Archer
(Tantor Media, Inc.)


Yes, humans and canines are different species. But current research provides fascinating, irrefutable evidence that what we share with our dogs is greater than how we vary. As Dr. Patricia McConnell tells us in this remarkable new book about emotions in dogs and in people, more and more scientists accept the premise that dogs have rich emotional lives, exhibiting a wide range of feelings including fear, anger, surprise, sadness, and love. McConnell teaches both beginning dog owners and experienced dog lovers how to read the more subtle expressions hidden behind fuzzy faces and floppy ears. For those of us who deeply cherish our dogs but are sometimes baffled by their behavior, For the Love of a Dog will come as a revelation-a treasure trove of useful facts, informed speculation, and intriguing accounts of man's best friend at his worst and at his very best.
Nominated Titles
  Beyond Basketball, by Mike Krzyzewski with Jamie K. Spatola
  narrated by Mike Krzyzewski with Jamie K. Spatola
    (Hachette Audio)
  Goodbye to Shy, by Leil Lowndes, narrated by Leil Lowndes
    (Listen & Live Audio, Inc.)
  Letters to A Young Artist, by Anna Deavere Smith, narrated by Anna Deavere Smith
    (Blackstone Audio, Inc.)
  On Becoming Fearless, by Arianna Huffington, narrated by Arianna Huffington
    (Hachette Audio)



Business Information/Educational
The Long Tail, by Chris Anderson
Narrated by Christopher Nissley
(Hyperion Audio)


The Long Tail is a powerful new force in our economy: the rise of the niche. As the cost of reaching consumers drops dramatically, our markets are shifting from a one-size-fits-all model of mass appeal to one of unlimited variety for unique tastes. The ability to offer vast choice is changing everything, causing us to rethink where our markets lie and how to get to them. Unlimited selection is revealing truths about what consumers want and how they want to get it. After a century of obsessing over the few products at the head of the demand curve, the new economics of distribution allow us to turn our focus to the many more products in the tail, which collectively can create a new market as big as the one we already know. New efficiencies in distribution, manufacturing, and marketing are essentially resetting the definition of what's commercially viable across the board.
Nominated Titles
  Mavericks At Work, by William C. Taylor, Polly LaBarre,
  narrated by Barrett Whitener
    (Harper Audio)
  Myths, Lies, & Downright Stupidity, by John Stossel, narrated by John Stossel
    (Hyperion Audio)
  Silos, Politics and Turf Wars, by Patrick Lencioni, narrated by Eric Conger
    (Audio Renaissance)
  Small Is the New Big, by Seth Godin, narrated by Seth Godin
    (HighBridge Audio)



Children's Titles For Ages up to 8
Knuffle Bunny, by Mo Willems
Narrated by Mo, Cheryl, and Trixie Willems
(Weston Woods Studios)


Trixie, Daddy, and Knuffle Bunny take a trip to the neighborhood Laundromat. But the exciting adventure takes a dramatic turn when Trixie realizes somebunny was left behind. This stunning book tells a brilliantly true-to-life tale about what happens when Daddy's in charge and things go terribly, hilariously wrong.
"Audio doesn't get more authentic than having the real-life characters themselves narrate their own story. Just as her character does in the book, toddler Trixie Willems's voice steals the show from her parents. Her coy descriptions of family pictures, authoritative sentence completions, rising angst, and outrageous outbursts are endearing….Listeners will come back again and again to hear the pleasures of a universal family experience."-AudioFile
Nominated Titles
  Dog Detective (Book #1), Dog Den Mystery, by Darrel Odgers and Sally Odgers,
  narrated by Alan King
    (Bolinda Publishing, Inc.)
  Murmel Murmel Munsch!, by Robert Munsch, narrated by Robert Munsch
    (The Children's Group)
  Piccolo and Annabelle Vol. 1: The Very Messy Inspection, Stephen Axelsen,
  narrated by Stanley McGeagh
    (Bolinda Publishing, Inc.)
  Poetry Speaks to Children, by Paschen [Ed.], narrated by Rita Dove,
  Ogden Nash, et al.
    (Sourcebooks, Inc.)



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