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Short Stories/Collections
Home on the Prairie, by Garrison Keillor
Narrated by Garrison Keillor
(HighBridge Audio)


"It's been a quite week in Lake Wobegon, my home town..." Each week, more than three million radio listeners eagerly anticipate these words—and the gentle, meandering, expertly crafted, frequently funny, and often deeply moving tale from Garrison Keillor that follows. The latest in a series of bestselling collections, this all new audio collection of Lake Wobegon monologues is selected from the years 1999-2002 of A Prairie Home Companion. Some of these live programs were broadcast from the Fitzgerald Theater, the show's St. Paul home, while others were recorded on the road: in Dublin, Ireland; Pasadena, California; Grand Forks, North Dakota; and other exotic places.
Nominated Titles
Classic Chinese Short Stories, Volume 2, by Yuan Chen, Lien Pu, Hsieh Liang, Mao Tun, Feng Meng-lung, narrated by Charlton Griffin
  (Audio Connoisseur)
Drinking Coffee Elsewhere, by ZZ Packer, narrated by Shirley Jordan
  (HighBridge Audio)
Shepherds Abiding, by Jan Karon, narrated by John McDonough
  (Penguin Audiobooks)
The John Cheever Audio Collection, by John Cheever, narrated by John Cheever, Blythe Danner, Peter Gallagher, Edward Herrmann, George Plimpton, and Meryl Streep
  (Caedmon--Harper Audio)
Original Work
The Bronx Soundwalk, by Soundwalk
Narrated by Tony Morante
(Oversampling Inc.)


This extraordinary immersive experience is an insider's walking tour of the Bronx and a tribute to its overwhelming influence on sports, music and art. Focusing on three significant neighborhoods—Yankee Stadium, Hunts Point and Soundview—each 45 minute walking tour is narrated by a legendary Bronx figure who takes you to places which only a native could really know. Learn the secrets of Yankee Stadium from longtime Yankee staff member and rabid fan Tony Morante. Hear BG 183 of TATS Cru recount how his band of graffiti artists ruled the New York subways. And enjoy The Original Jazzy Jay’s narration of the living history of Hip Hop, as well as his 30 minute music mix included as a bonus CD. A dynamic tapestry of sport culture and street culture, the Bronx Soundwalk is an unforgettable tour of one of this country’s most unique cultural areas.
Nominated Titles
Garrison Keillor: A Life in Comedy, by Garrison Keillor, narrated by Garrison Keillor
  (HighBridge Audio)
Greatest Cartoon Voice Tricks Ever Smuggled Out of Hollywood, by Patrick Fraley, narrated by Patrick Fraley
  (Fraley/Huber)
The Killings Tale, by W.A. Frankonis, narrated by full cast
  (Family Classics/NYS Theatre Institute)
They Saw It Happen, by Matthew Lewin, narrated by Teresa Gallagher, Tom George, Steve Hodson and Kerry Shale
  (Naxos AudioBooks, Ltd.)
Solo Narration - Male
Last Car to Elysian Fields, by James Lee Burke
Narrated by Will Patton
(Simon & Schuster Audio)


For police officer Dave Robicheaux, returning home to New Orleans always means visiting old ghosts, exposing old wounds, and opening himself up to new, yet familiar, dangers. But when he learns that his old friend, the controversial priest Father Dolan, has been brutally assaulted, he knows he must return to investigate, if only unofficially. Despite an ominous warning to keep out of New Orleans' affairs, Robicheaux finds himself helping Father Dolan investigate the presence of a toxic landfill near St. James Parish, which in turn leads to a search for the truth behind the disappearance of a legendary blues musician many years before. And when a maniacal, brilliant, deeply haunted hit man shows up to finish the job on Father Dolan, Robicheaux finds himself drawn deeper into a viper's nest of sordid secrets and escalating violence that sets him up for a confrontation that echoes down the corridors of his own unresolved past.
Nominated Titles
Don Quixote, by Miguel de Cervantes, translated by Edith Grossman, narrated by George Guidall
  (Recorded Books, LLC)
Fear Itself, by Walter Mosley, narrated by Don Cheadle
  (Time Warner AudioBooks)
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, by J.K. Rowling, narrated by Jim Dale
  (Listening Library)
Oryx and Crake, by Margaret Atwood, narrated by Campbell Scott
  (Random House Audio)
Solo Narration - Female
The Nazi Officer's Wife, by Edith Hahn Beer
Narrated by Barbara Rosenblat
(Jewish Contemporary Classics, Inc.)


Edith Hahn was an outspoken young Jewish woman in Vienna when the Gestapo forced her into a labor camp. Knowing she would become hunted when she returned home months later, she went underground and emerged in Munich as Grete Denner. There she met Werner Vetter, a Nazi Party member who fell in love with her and married her, keeping her identity a secret. In wrenching detail, Edith recalls a life of constant, almost paralyzing fear as she struggled to hide her lineage from German officials and to survive after her husband was captured by the Soviet army. Yet despite the risk it posed to her life, Edith saved every document and set of papers issued to her, as well as photographs she managed to take inside labor camps. Now part of the collection of the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., these documents tell a gripping new chapter in the history of the Holocaust—complex, troubling, and ultimately triumphant.
Nominated Titles
A Corner of the Universe, by Ann M. Martin, narrated by Judith Ivey
  (Listening Library)
Blow Fly, by Patricia Cornwell, narrated by Kate Reading
  (Putnam, Berkley Audio and Books on Tape, A Division of Random House, Inc.)
Inkheart, by Cornelia Funke, narrated by Lynn Redgrave
  (Listening Library)
Stuffed, by Patricia Volk, narrated by Barbara Rosenblat
  (Blackstone Audio, Inc.)
Narration by Author or Authors
Naked in Baghdad, by Anne Garrels
Narrated by Anne Garrels
(Audio Renaissance; A Division of Holtzbrinck Publishers, LLC)


As NPR's senior foreign correspondent, Anne Garrels has covered conflicts in Chechnya, Bosnia, Kosovo, Afghanistan, and elsewhere. She is renowned for her direct, down-to-earth reportage and independent-minded insight into what she observes. One of only sixteen un-imbedded American journalists who stayed in the now-legendary Palestine Hotel in Baghdad throughout the American invasion, Garrels was uniquely placed to describe our latest war.

At the heart of Garrels' narrative is her evolving relationship with her Iraqi driver, Tahir, who often serves as her eyes and ears among the populace, taking her where no other reporter was able to penetrate and providing a trenchant counterpoint to the news through his own personal views and experience. The result is an enthralling, deeply personal, utterly authentic picture of this war that no one else could have written.

Nominated Titles
I Am the Central Park Jogger, by Trisha Meili, narrated by Trisha Meili
  (Simon & Schuster Audio)
Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them, by Al Franken, narrated by Al Franken
  (HighBridge Audio)
Madam Secretary, by Madeleine Albright, narrated by Madeleine Albright
  (BBC Audiobooks America)
The Great Unraveling, by Paul Krugman, narrated by Paul Krugman
  (Harper Audio)
The Lakota Way: Native American Wisdom on Ethics & Character, by Joseph M. Marshall, III, narrated by Joseph M. Marshall, III
  (Makoche)
Audio Drama
The Complete Arkangel Shakespeare, by William Shakespeare
Narrated by Full Cast Dramatizations
(The Audio Partners Publishing Corp.)


For the first time in audio publishing history, all of Shakespeare's plays are available in one extraordinary, definitive collection. Based on The Complete Pelican Shakespeare, here are all 38 of the master's unabridged plays, fully dramatized with an original score and sound design for each play.

A monumental project that spanned five years and cost $3 million, The Complete Arkangel Shakespeare represents the collective vision of four people: Shakespeare scholar Tom Treadwell, film producer Bill Shepherd, BBC director Clive Brill, and composer Dominique Le Gendre. Together they have assembled 400 great actors of the British theater and produced a landmark digital recording with a sophisticated layering of sound that immerses the listener in Shakespeare's world.

Nominated Titles
At Home in Mitford, by Jan Karon, narrated by Full Cast Dramatization
  (Tyndale House Publishers (Tyndale Audio))
Father Gilbert Mysteries II: Healing and Secrets, by Paul McCusker, narrated by full cast
  (Focus on the Family)
On the Waterfront, by Budd Schulberg, narrated by full cast
  (L.A. Theatre Works)
The Chronicles of Narnia, by C.S. Lewis, narrated by full cast
  (Focus on the Family)
Multi-Voiced Performance
Ghost Riders, by Sharyn McCrumb
Narrated by Dick Hill and Susie Breck
(Brilliance Audio)


Sharyn McCrumb’s latest ballad novel tells the true story of the Civil War in the Appalachians through the eyes of mountain-dwellers past and present. When Malinda Blalock’s young husband, Keith, is drafted into the Confederacy, she disguises herself as his brother to follow him into battle, and later into the mountains to become an outlaw Union bushwhacker. For frontier lawyer Zeb Vance, the war is an odyssey that takes him all the way to the Governor's mansion, far from his humble origins. And while the half-life of violence keeps soldiers' ghosts abroad in the modern wilderness, it is up to “seers” Nora Bonesteel and Rattler to try to placate the restless souls of the ghost riders….
Nominated Titles
A Patriot's Handbook, by Caroline Kennedy, narrated by Featuring archival recordings by Neil Armstrong, Robert Frost, John McCain, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, et al., with selections also read by Caroline Kennedy, James Earl Jones, Vanessa Williams, Edward M. Kennedy, et al.
  (Hyperion AudioBooks)
A Venetian Affair, by Andrea Di Robilant, narrated by Paul Hecht
  (Recorded Books, LLC)
Hey Nostradamus!, by Douglas Coupland, narrated by Jenna Lamia, David Ledoux, Jillian Crane, and John Randolph Jones
  (HighBridge Audio)
The Misfits, by James Howe, narrated by Spencer Murphy and the Full Cast Family
  (Full Cast Audio)
Audiobook Adapted from Another Medium
The Killings Tale, by W.A. Frankonis
Narrated by John Romeo et al.
(Family Classics/NYS Theatre Institute)


Detective Lew Archer is scheduled to meet with Mark Blackwell when, just minutes before the appointment, Mark’s wife Isobel comes calling unexpectedly. She expresses concern for her stepdaughter, Harriet, who is about to come into a large trust fund and wants to marry a penniless artist named Burke Damis. Isobel has no objection to the marriage, but Mark dislikes Damis and is staunchly opposed. Mark asks Archer to investigate Damis, and Archer agrees, partly because he`s attracted to Isobel. Murders past and present crowd the investigation as various leads take Archer to Mexico, Lake Tahoe, the San Francisco Bay Area, and Los Angeles. The Zebra-Striped Hearse is indeed colored black and white—but the intertwining relationships of the characters range across many shades of gray.
Nominated Titles
Chato and the Party Animals, by Gary Soto, narrated by Luis Guzman
  (Weston Woods Studios)
Home on the Prairie, by Garrison Keillor, narrated by Garrison Keillor, et al.
  (HighBridge Audio)
Tea at Five, by Matthew Lombardo, narrated by Kate Mulgrew
  (HighBridge Audio)
The Worst of Bogosian, Vol. One, by Eric Bogosian, narrated by Eric Bogosian
  (Audible Inc.)
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