Audie Awards 2017

The Audies®, sponsored by the Audio Publishers Association (APA), is the premier awards program in the United States recognizing distinction in audiobooks and spoken-word entertainment. Publishers and rights holders enter titles in various categories for recognition of achievement. Finalists are selected, and from that group of finalists one winner is awarded. The 2017 Audies was hosted by award-winning comedian and author, Paula Poundstone.

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Here are some of the 2017 winners from our catalog! Take a look at the 2017 Winner page for the full list. Don’t forget to contact the Southfield library to place items on hold if we don’t have a copy available right away!

Hamilton: The Revolution
Audiobook of the Year Winner, Excellence in Marketing Nominee

Miranda, Lin-Manuel & McCarter, Jeremy
Narrated by Mariska Hargitay with the Authors
Hamilton: The Revolution gives listeners an unprecedented insight into both revolutions, from the only two writers able to provide it. Miranda, along with Jeremy McCarter, a cultural critic and theater artist who was involved in the project from its earliest stages - "since before this was even a show," according to Miranda - traces its development from an improbable performance at the White House to its landmark opening night on Broadway six years later. In addition, Emmy and Gold Globe-winning actor Mariska Hargitay lends her voice to the audiobook, and Miranda reads more than 200 funny, revealing footnotes for his award-winning libretto.
The audiobook does more than tell the surprising story of how a Broadway musical became a national phenomenon: It demonstrates that America has always been renewed by the brash upstarts and brilliant outsiders, the men and women who don't throw away their shots.

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David Copperfield
Literary Fiction/Classics Nominess

Dickens, Charles
Narrated by Armitage, Richard
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Boys in the Trees
Audiobook of the Year Nominee

Simon, Carly
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LaRose
Literary Fiction/Classics & Narration by the Author(s) Nominee

Erdrich, Louise
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The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo
Audiobook of the Year Nominee, Narration by the Author Nominee

Schumer, Amy
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How to Train Your Dragon: How to Fight a Dragon's Fury
Middle Grade Winner

Cowell, Cressida
Narrated by Tennant, David
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The Doomsday of Yule has arrived, and the future of dragonkind lies in the hands of one boy with nothing to show but everything to fight for. Hiccup's quest is clear...but can he end the rebellion? Can he prove himself to be king? Can he save the dragons? The stakes have never been higher, as the very fate of the Viking world hangs in the balance!
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The Underground Railroad
Audiobook of the Year Nominee, Best Female Narrator Nominee, & Literary Fiction/Classics Nominee

Whitehead, Colson
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All Rise for the Honorable Perry T. Cook
Middle Grade Nominee

Connor, Leslie
Narrated by Crouch, Micchael & McInerney, Kathleen
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Year of Yes
Audiobook of the Year

Rhimes, Shonda
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Demon Dentist
Middle Grade Nominee

Walliams, David
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Alien: Out of the Shadows
Excellence in Production Winner
Audio Drama, Excellence in Design, Excellence in Marketing, & Original Work Nominee

Lebbon, Tim & Maggs,Dirk
Narrated by Various
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As a child, Chris Hooper dreamed of monsters. But in deep space, he found only darkness and isolation. Then, on planet LV178, he and his fellow miners discovered a storm-scoured, sand-blasted hell - and trimonite, the hardest material known to man.
When a shuttle crashes into the mining ship Marion, the miners learn that there was more than trimonite deep in the caverns. There was evil, hibernating and waiting for suitable prey. Hoop and his associates uncover a nest of Xenomorphs, and hell takes on a new meaning. Quickly they discover that their only hope lies with the unlikeliest of saviors....
Ellen Ripley, the last human survivor of the salvage ship Nostromo.

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The Enchanted Files: Hatched
Middle Grade Nominee

Coville, Bruce
Narrated by a full cast
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Around the Way Girl
Autobiography/Memoir Nominee

Henson, Taraji P.
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The Inquisitor's Tale; Or, the Three Magical Children & Their Holy Dog
Middle Grade Nominee

Gidwitz, Adam
Narrated by various
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The Rainbow Comes and Goes Back
Autobiography/Memoir Nominee

Cooper, Anderson & Vanderbilt, Gloria
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Small Great Things
Multi-Voiced Performance Winner

Picoult, Jodi
Narrated by Various
Ruth Jefferson is a labor and delivery nurse at a Connecticut hospital with more than 20 years' experience. During her shift, Ruth begins a routine checkup on a newborn, only to be told a few minutes later that she's been reassigned to another patient. The parents are white supremacists and don't want Ruth, who is African American, to touch their child. The hospital complies with their request, but the next day the baby goes into cardiac distress while Ruth is alone in the nursery. Does she obey orders, or does she intervene?
Ruth hesitates before performing CPR and as a result is charged with a serious crime. Kennedy McQuarrie, a white public defender, takes her case but gives unexpected advice: Kennedy insists that mentioning race in the courtroom is not a winning strategy. Conflicted by Kennedy's counsel, Ruth tries to keep life as normal as possible for her family - especially her teenage son - as the case becomes a media sensation. As the trial moves forward, Ruth and Kennedy must gain each other's trust and come to see that what they've been taught their whole lives about others - and themselves - might be wrong.

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When Breath Becomes Air
Autobiography/Memoir Nominee

Kaanithi, Paul
Narrated by Malhorta, Sunil & Campbel, Cassandra
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Les Liaisons Dangereuses
Multi-Voiced Performance Nominee

De Laclos, Choderlos
Narrated by the Cast of the Stage Play
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Be Frank With Me
Best Female Narrator Winner

Johnson, Julia Claiborne
Narrated by Gilbert,
Tavia
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Reclusive literary legend M. M. "Mimi" Banning has been holed up in her Bel Air mansion for years. But after falling prey to a Bernie Madoff-style Ponzi scheme, she's flat broke. Now Mimi must write a new book for the first time in decades, and to ensure the timely delivery of her manuscript, her New York publisher sends an assistant to monitor her progress. The prickly Mimi reluctantly complies - with a few stipulations: no Ivy Leaguers or English majors. Must drive, cook, tidy. Computer whiz. Good with kids. Quiet, discreet, sane.
When Alice Whitley arrives at the Banning mansion, she's put to work right away - as a full-time companion to Frank, the writer's eccentric nine-year-old.
As she slowly gets to know Frank, Alice becomes consumed with finding out who Frank's father is, how his gorgeous "piano teacher and itinerant male role model", Xander, fits in to the Banning family equation - and whether Mimi will ever finish that book.

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The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto
Multi-Voiced Performance Nominee

Albom, Mitch
Narrated by a full cast
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Another Brooklyn
Best Female Narrator & Literary Fiction/Classics Nominee

Woodson, Jacqueline
Narrated by Miles, Robin
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The Crossing
Mystery Winner

Connelly, Michael
Narrated by Welliver, Titus
Detective Harry Bosch has retired from the LAPD, but his half brother, defense attorney Mickey Haller, needs his help. The murder rap against his client seems ironclad, but Mickey is sure it's a setup. Though it goes against all his instincts, Bosch takes the case. With the secret help of his former LAPD partner, Lucia Soto, he turns the investigation inside the police department. But as Bosch gets closer to discovering the truth, he makes himself a target.
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Little Red Chairs
Best Female Narrator Nominee

O'Brien, Edna
Narrated by Stevenson, Juliet
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Crimson Shore
Mystery Nominee

Preston, Douglas & Child, Lincoln
Narrated by Auberjonois, Rene
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The Turn of the Screw
Best Female Narrator Nominee

James, Henry
Narrated by Thompson, Emma
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A Great Reckoning
Mystery Nominee

Penny, Louise
Narrated by Bathurst, Robert
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Jerusalem
Best Male Narrator Winner

Moore, Alan
Narrated by Simon Vance
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In the epic novel Jerusalem, Alan Moore channels both the ecstatic visions of William Blake and the theoretical physics of Albert Einstein through the hardscrabble streets and alleys of his hometown of Northampton, UK. In the half a square mile of decay and demolition that was England's Saxon capital, eternity is loitering between the firetrap housing projects. Embedded in the grubby amber of the district's narrative, among its saints, kings, prostitutes, and derelicts, a different kind of human time is happening, a soiled simultaneity that does not differentiate between the petrol-colored puddles and the fractured dreams of those who navigate them.
Jerusalem's dizzyingly rich cast of characters includes the living, the dead, the celestial, and the infernal in an intricately woven tapestry that presents a vision of an absolute and timeless human reality in all of its exquisite, comical, and heartbreaking splendor.

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IQ
Mystery Nominee

Ide, Joe
Narrated by Jones, Sullivan
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End of Watch
Best Male Narrator & Fiction Nominee

King, Stephen
Narrated by Patton, Will
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A Life in Parts
Narration by the Author(s)

Cranston, Bryan
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Bryan Cranston landed his first role at seven, when his father, a struggling actor and director, cast him in a United Way commercial. Soon Bryan was haunting the local movie theater, memorizing and reenacting favorite scenes with his older brother. Acting was clearly the boy's destiny - until one day his father disappeared. Suddenly destiny took a backseat to survival.
In his riveting memoir, A Life in Parts, Cranston traces his zigzag journey from his chaotic childhood to his dramatic epiphany and beyond, to megastardom and a cultlike following, by vividly revisiting the many parts he's played on camera (astronaut, dentist, detective, candy bar spokesperson, president of the United States, etc.) and off (paperboy, farmhand, security guard, dating consultant, murder suspect, dock loader, son, brother, lover, husband, father).
Discussing his failures as few men do, describing his work as few actors can, Cranston has much to say about innate talent and its benefits, challenges, and proper maintenance, but ultimately A Life in Parts is about the necessity and transformative power of hard work.

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Underground Airlines
Best Male Narrator Nominee

Winters, Ben H.
Narrated by De Meritt, William
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Dear Mr. You
Narration by the Author(s)

Parker, Mary-Louise
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Humans Need Not Apply
Business/Personal Development Winner

Kaplan, Jerry
Narrated by Pruden, John
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After billions of dollars and 50 years of effort, researchers are finally cracking the code on artificial intelligence. As society stands on the cusp of unprecedented change, Jerry Kaplan unpacks the latest advances in robotics, machine learning, and perception powering systems that rival or exceed human capabilities.
Driverless cars, robotic helpers, and intelligent agents that promote our interests have the potential to usher in a new age of affluence and leisure - but, as Kaplan warns, the transition may be protracted and brutal unless we address the two great scourges of the modern developed world: volatile labor markets and income inequality. He proposes innovative, free-market adjustments to our economic system and social policies to avoid an extended period of social turmoil.

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In Such Good Company
Narration by the Author(s)

Burnett, Carol
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Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman
Business Development Nominee

West, Lindy
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The View from the Cheap Seats
Narration by the Author(s)

Gaiman, Neil
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The Darkest Torment
Erotica Nominee

Showalter, Gena
Narrated by Bellmore, Max
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Hillbilly Elegy
Nonfiction Winner

Vance, J.D.
The Vance family story begins hopefully in postwar America. J. D.'s grandparents were "dirt poor and in love" and moved north from Kentucky's Appalachia region to Ohio in the hopes of escaping the dreadful poverty around them. They raised a middle-class family, and eventually their grandchild (the author) would graduate from Yale Law School, a conventional marker of their success in achieving generational upward mobility.
But as the family saga of Hillbilly Elegy plays out, we learn that this is only the short, superficial version. Vance's grandparents, his aunt, his uncle, his sister, and most of all his mother struggled profoundly with the demands of their new middle-class life and were never able to fully escape the legacy of abuse, alcoholism, poverty, and trauma so characteristic of their part of America. Vance piercingly shows how he himself still carries around the demons of their chaotic family history.

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Geek Feminist Revolution
Excellence in Design Winner

Hurley, Kameron
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As geek culture goes mainstream - from Game of Thrones to the Avengers - it's never been more important to look at the role women play in it and the future they're helping to create. And Kameron is the smart, funny, and profane voice we need to guide listeners through the world of fandom and the coming revolution in pop culture.
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Adnan's Story
Nonfiction Nominee

Chaudry, Rabia
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Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Excellence in Design Nominee

Twain, Mark
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Evicted: Poverty & Profit in the American City
Nonfiction Nominee

Desmond, Matthew
Narrated by Graham, Dion
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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Excellence in Design & Literary Fiction/Classics Nominee

Carroll, Lewis
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The Gene
Nonfiction Nominee

Mukherjee, Siddartha
Narrated by Boutsikaris, Dennis
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Grimm's Fairy Tales
Excellence in Design Nominee

The Brothers Grimm
Narrated by Various
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The Raven King
Paranormal Nominee

Stiefvater, Maggie
Narrated by Patton, Will
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A Wild Swan
Excellence in Production & Multi-Voiced Performance Nominee

Cunningham, Michael
Narrated by Taylor, Lili & Hough, Billy
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First Star I See Tonight
Romance Nominee

Phillips, Susan Elizabeth
Narrated by Poole, Nicole
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The Bands of Mourning
Fantasy Nominee

Sanderson, Brandon
Narrated by Kramer, Michael
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The Obsession
Romance Nominee

Roberts, Nora
Narrated by McManus, Shannon
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The Everything Box
Fantasy Nominee

Kadrey, Richard
Narrated by Wyman, Oliver
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Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Science Fiction Winner

Foster, Alan Dean
Narrated by Thompson, Marc
Set years after Return of the Jedi, this stunning new action-packed adventure rockets us back into the world of Princess Leia, Han Solo, Chewbacca, C-3PO, R2-D2, and Luke Skywalker, while introducing a host of exciting new characters. Darth Vader may have been redeemed and the Emperor vanquished, but peace can be fleeting, and evil does not easily relent. Yet the simple belief in good can still empower ordinary individuals to rise and meet the greatest challenges.
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Darktown
Fiction Nominee

Mullen, Thomas
Narrated by Holland, Andre
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Sleeping Giants
Science Fiction Nominee

Neuvel, Sylvain
Narrated by a full cast
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Julian Fellowes' Belgravia
Fiction Nominee

Fellowes, Julian
Narrated by Stevenson, Juliet
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The Collected Stories of Arthur C. Clarke
Short Stories/Collections Nominee

Clarke, Arthur C.
Narrated by various
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In Harm's Way: The Sinking of the U.S.S. Indianapolis & The Extraordinary Story of its Survivors
History/Biography Winner

Stanton, Doug
Narrated by Boyett, Mark
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A harrowing, adrenaline-charged account of America's worst naval disaster - and of the heroism of the men who, against all odds, survived.
On July 30, 1945, the USS Indianapolis was torpedoed in the South Pacific by a Japanese submarine. An estimated 300 men were killed upon impact; close to 900 sailors were cast into the Pacific Ocean, where they remained undetected by the navy for nearly four days and nights. Battered by a savage sea, they struggled to stay alive, fighting off sharks, hypothermia, and dementia. By the time rescue arrived, all but 317 men had died.
The captain's subsequent court-martial left many questions unanswered: How did the navy fail to realize the Indianapolis was missing? Why was the cruiser traveling unescorted in enemy waters? And, perhaps most amazing of all, how did these 317 men manage to survive?

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Cross Justice
Thriller/Suspense Winner

Patterson, James
Narrated by Hudson, Ruben Santiago
When his cousin is accused of a heinous crime, Alex Cross returns to his North Carolina hometown for the first time in over three decades. As he tries to prove his cousin's innocence in a town where everyone seems to be on the take, Cross unearths a family secret that forces him to question everything he's ever known.
Chasing a ghost he believed was long dead, Cross gets pulled into a case that has local cops scratching their heads and needing his help: a grisly string of socialite murders. Now he's hot on the trail of both a brutal killer and the truth about his own past - and the answers he finds might be fatal.

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Paul McCartney: The Life
History/Biography Nominee

Norman, Philip
Narrated by Keeble, Jonathan
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Hidden Bodies
Thriller/Suspense Nominee

Kepnes, Caroline
Narrated by Fontana, Santino
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A Time to Die
History/Biography Nominee

Moore, Robert
Narrated by Cross, Pete
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Home
Thriller/Suspense Nominee

Coben, Harlan
Narrated by Weber, Steven
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Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, & The Fate of the American Revolution
History/Biography Nominee

Philbrick, Nathaniel
Narrated by Fass, Robert
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Salt to the Sea
Young Adult Winner

Septeys, Ruta
Narrated by various
In 1945, World War II is drawing to a close in East Prussia, and thousands of refugees are on a desperate trek toward freedom, almost all of them with something to hide. Among them are Joana, Emilia, and Florian, whose paths converge en route to the ship that promises salvation, the Wilhelm Gustloff. Forced by circumstance to unite, the three find their strength, courage, and trust in each other tested with each step closer to safety.
Just when it seems freedom is within their grasp, tragedy strikes. Not country nor culture nor status matters as all 10,000 people aboard must fight for the same thing: survival.

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I'm Judging You
Humor Winner

Ajayi, Luvvie
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Comedian, activist, and hugely popular culture blogger at AwesomelyLuvvie.com, Luvvie Ajayi, serves up necessary advice for the masses in this hilarious book of essays.
With over 500,000 readers a month at her enormously popular blog, AwesomelyLuvvie.com, Luvvie Ajayi is a go-to source for smart takes on pop culture. I'm Judging You is her debut book of humorous essays that dissects our cultural obsessions and calls out bad behavior in our increasingly digital, connected lives - from the importance of the newest Shonda Rhimes television drama to serious discussions of race and media representation to what to do about your fool cousin sharing casket pictures from Grandma's wake on Facebook.

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The Game of Love and Death
Young Adult Nominee

Brockenbrough, Martha
Narrated by Hanfield, Susan
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Black Man, White House: An Oral History of the Obama Years
Humor Nominee

Hughley, D. L.
Narrated by various
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Gemina
Young Adult Nominee

Kaufman, Amie & Kristoff, Jay
Narrated by various
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Life and Other Near Death Experiences
Humor Nominee

Pagan, Camille
Narrated by McFadden, Amy
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My Lady Jane
Young Adult Nominee

Hand, Cynthia
Narrated by Kellgreen, Katherine
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You Can't Touch My Hair: And Other Things I Still Have to Explain
Humor Nominee

Robinson, Phoebe
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Stalking Jack the Ripper
Young Adult Nominee

Maniscalco, Kerri & Patterson, James
Narrated by Barber, Nicola
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You'll Grow Out of It
Humor Nominee

Klein, Jessi
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Winter
Young Adult Nominee

Meyer, Marissa
Narrated by Soler, Rebecca
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The Christmas Town
Inspirational/Faith Best Fiction Nominee

VanLiere, Donna
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28 Days: Moments in Black History That Changed History
Young Listeners Winner

Smith Jr., Charles R.
Narrated by various.
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The 28 days of Black History Month are commemorated with descriptions of the men, women, and events that have been vital in defining our understanding of African American history. From Crispus Attucks to Barack Obama, Harriet Tubman to Malcolm X, Althea Gibson and Arthur Ashe, the entries move chronologically from 1770 to the present and encompass all walks of life, from the armed forces and performing arts through sports and civil rights activism. Spectacular poetry and prose celebrate these important individuals and decisions that framed our country's history. A final 29th day challenges listeners to make their own historical contributions.
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Homegoing
Literary Fiction/Classics Winner

Gyasi, Yaa
Narrated by Hoffman, Dominic
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Two half sisters, Effia and Esi, unknown to each other, are born into different villages in 18th-century Ghana. Effia is married off to an Englishman and will live in comfort in the palatial rooms of Cape Coast Castle, raising children who will be sent abroad to be educated before returning to the Gold Coast to serve as administrators of the empire. Esi, imprisoned beneath Effia in the castle's women's dungeon and then shipped off on a boat bound for America, will be sold into slavery.
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Voice of Freedom
Weatherford, Carole Boston
Narrated by Edwards, Janina
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