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INSPIRATIONAL/FAITH-BASED FICTION
A Month of Summer, by Lisa Wingate
Narrated by Johanna Parker
(Recorded Books)


When her estranged father contracts Alzheimer’s disease, Rebecca must return to her childhood home to confront old resentments. As she cares for her aging father, who confuses her for the wife he divorced years ago, she also becomes acquainted with his second wife, Hannah Beth, debilitated by a recent stroke. Her journey to forgiveness reveals the true meaning of family.
Nominated Titles
Double Minds, by Terri Blackstock, narrated by Cassandra Campbell
  (Zondervan)
Kiss, by Ted Dekker and Erin Healy, narrated by Pam Turlow
  (Oasis Audio)
The Shape of Mercy, by Susan Meissner, narrated by Tavia Gilbert
  (Christianaudio)
The Tempest Tales, by Walter Mosley, narrated by Ty Jones
  (Recorded Books)
CLASSIC
Great Expectations, by Charles Dickens
Narrated by Charlton Griffin
(Audio Connoisseur)


Dickens tells a dark and haunting tale of two orphans who grow up side by side: Pip, raised by a humble blacksmith, and Estella, adopted by the wealthy Miss Havisham. Driven half-mad years earlier by her lover’s departure on their wedding day, Miss Havisham plays the children against one another, training Estella to tempt Pip with her beauty while rejecting him for his poverty. Pip grows up tormented by an impossible love for Estella, until he learns that an anonymous benefactor expects to make him his heir. Sure that he is now to become a person of worth, he sets off to London to realize his “great expectations”—only to learn that the good character he was raised with makes him far richer than Estella.
Nominated Titles
The Canterbury Tales, by Geoffrey Chaucer, narrated by a full cast
  (BBC Audiobooks America)
A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens, narrated by Charlton Griffin
  (Audio Connoisseur)
Tristram Shandy, by Laurence Sterne, narrated by Anton Lesser
  (Naxos AudioBooks)
The Turn of the Screw, by Henry James, narrated by Simon Vance & Vanessa Benjamin
  (Blackstone Audio)
NON-FICTION
The National Parks, by Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan
Narrated by Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan
(Random House Audio)


Among America’s innovative ideas about freedom and equality, the concept of National Parks was a truly unique invention: “for the first time in human history, land—great sections of our natural landscape—was set aside, not for kings or noblemen or the very rich, but for everyone, for all time.” This historical guide by eminent historian Ken Burns gives tribute to those figures who fought for this idea—John Muir, Theodore Roosevelt, Ansel Adams—as it celebrates the grandeur of America’s preserved landscapes and how that vast space has influenced our national character. You will never again take the National Parks for granted.
Nominated Titles
Anne Frank Remembered, by Miep Gies and Leslie Gold, narrated by Barbara Rosenblat
  (Oasis Audio)
Columbine, by Dave Cullen, narrated by Don Leslie
  (Blackstone Audio)
Outliers, by Malcolm Gladwell, narrated by Malcolm Gladwell
  (Hachette Audio)
What Americans Really Want...Really, by Frank I. Luntz, narrated by L.J Ganser
  (Hyperion Audio)
BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
Anne Frank Remembered, by Miep Gies and Leslie Gold
Narrated by Barbara Rosenblat
(Oasis Audio)


The story of Anne Frank, the young Jewish girl who hid from the Nazis with her family for two years before they were betrayed to their deaths, has become cherished around the world through Anne’s published diary. Now the story is retold through the eyes of the woman who, with her husband, helped hide and provide for the Frank family at great personal risk. As Gies shares her recollections of Anne and the Frank family and the difficulties of secretly providing for eight people during wartime, she offers poignant insights into life under the Nazi occupation. Her memoir is a testament to the courage and heroism of ordinary people.
Nominated Titles
The Golden Willow, by Harry Bernstein, narrated by Mike Kellogg
  (Oasis Audio)
The Secret Holocaust Diaries, by Nonna Bannister and Denise George, narrated by Rebecca Gallagher
  (Oasis Audio)
True Compass, by Senator Edward Kennedy, narrated by John Bedford Lloyd
  (Hachette Audio)
Valkyrie: The Story of the Plot to Kill Hitler by Its Last Member, by Philipp Freiherr von Boeselager, with Florence Fehrenbach and Jerome Fehrenbach, narrated by Michael Prichard
  (Tantor Audio)
HISTORY
Tears in the Darkness: The Story of the Bataan Death March and Its Aftermath, by Michael Norman and Elizabeth M. Norman
Narrated by Michael Prichard
(Tantor Audio)


The 1942 battle for the Baatan peninsula in the Philippines was America’s first major land battle of World War II, and the single largest defeat in American military history. But that was only the beginning. For the next four years, 76,000 American prisoners of war would be subject to a brutal and desperate captivity, beginning with the infamous death march that has become a symbol of inhuman cruelty. This unsparing chronicle of starvation, torture, and endurance humanizes soldiers on both sides of the line while unveiling the worst that people are capable of during war.
Nominated Titles
1864: Lincoln at the Gates of History, by Charles Bracelen Flood, narrated by Mel Foster
  (Tantor Media)
The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World, by Niall Ferguson, narrated by Simon Prebble
  (Tantor Media)
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, by Dee Brown, narrated by Grover Gardner
  (Blackstone Audio)
The Long Knives Are Crying, by Joseph M. Marshall III, narrated by Joseph M. Marshall III
  (Blackstone Audio)
BUSINESS/EDUCATIONAL
Rain, by Jeffrey J. Fox
Narrated by Jeffrey J. Fox
(Brilliance Audio)


Bestselling business writer Jeffrey J. Fox offers a witty and instructive business parable featuring that enduring symbol of the entrepreneurial spirit, the paperboy. As young Rain navigates the challenges of his paper business, he discovers forty important lessons that help him to become the best paperboy in his town. From the value of planning an interview to the importance of innovation, Rain’s develops a practical business model with useful advice for anyone in business or sales.
Nominated Titles
House of Cards: A Tale of Hubris and Wretched Excess on Wall Street, by William D. Cohan, narrated by Alan Sklar
  (Tantor Media)
Too Big to Fail, by Andrew Ross Sorkin, narrated by William Hugher
  (Blackstone Audio & Penguin Audio)
Viral Loop: From Facebook to Twitter, How Today's Smartest Businesses Grow Themselves, by Adam L. Penenberg, narrated by Richard Allen
  (Tantor Audio)
What Would Google Do?, by Jeff Jarvis, narrated by Jeff Jarvis
  (HarperAudio)
CHILDREN’S TITLES FOR AGES 8-12
Operation Yes, by Sara Holmes
Narrated by Jessica Almasy
(Audible, Inc.)


Located on an Air Force base, Bo’s school is all about discipline and structure. So when his new sixth-grade teacher introduces improvisational theatre, it turns the class upside down. Miss Loupe may be unconventional, but her improv lessons prove to be empowering for the students. So when tragedy strikes and her brother goes missing in Afghanistan, they band together in solidarity—first for their teacher, then for all military families. Their project to support injured troops is an inspiring story of creative community defying authority for a greater cause.
Nominated Titles
A Season of Gifts, by Richard Peck, narrated by Ron McLarty
  (Listening Library)
Lawn Boy, by Gary Paulsen, narrated by Tom Parks
  (Brilliance Audio)
The Midnight Charter, by David Whitley, narrated by Simon Vance
  (Macmillan Audio)
Timothy and the Dragon's Gate, by Adrienne Kress, narrated by Christopher Lane
  (Brilliance Audio)
TEEN
Peace, Locomotion, by Jacqueline Woodson
Narrated by Dion Graham
(Brilliance Audio)


After their parents were killed in a fire, siblings Lonnie and Lili have been sent to be raised by different foster parents. In a series of bittersweet letters to his little sister, Lonnie reflects upon family: the new one he has gained, the one he has lost, and that which he has taken it upon himself to maintain across the distance. With a foster brother in the army, his understanding of war and peace, tragedy and love, deepens even more, and his honest reflections tackle large issues with simple eloquence.
Nominated Titles
Going Bovine, by Libba Bray, narrated by Erik Davies
  (Listening Library)
In the Belly of the Bloodhound, by L.A. Meyer, narrated by Katherine Kellgren
  (Listen & Live Audio)
Mississippi Jack, by L.A. Meyer, narrated by Katherine Kellgren
  (Listen & Live Audio)
Wintergirls, by Laurie Halse Anderson, narrated by Jeannie Stith
  (Brilliance Audio)
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