Steal the Stars and Children of Blood and Bone Among SFF Finalists for the 2019 Audie Awards

The Audio Publishers Association (APA) has announced the finalists for the 2019 Audie Awards, “the premier awards program in the United States recognizing distinction in audiobooks and spoken-word entertainment.” We are delighted that Macmillan Audio and Macmillan Podcasts have been honored for a number of titles across categories, including Tomi Adeyemi’s Children of Blood and Bone (in Audiobook of the Year and Young Adult), Michael Moreci’s Black Star Renegades (in Science Fiction), and Tor Labs and Gideon Media’s science fiction audio drama Steal the Stars (in Audio Drama)!

Other SFF finalists include John Scalzi’s Head On, Naomi Novik’s Spinning Silver, Andy Weir’s Artemis, and more. The 2019 Audie Awards will be held on March 4 in New York City, hosted by Queer Eye star and Naturally Tan author Tan France. Below, the complete list of finalists:

Audiobook of the Year

  • An American Marriage by Tayari Jones, narrated by Eisa Davis and Sean Crisden, published by HighBridge Audio, a division of Recorded Books
  • Beastie Boys Book by Michael Diamond and Adam Horovitz, narrated by the authors and a full cast, published by Penguin Random House Audio
  • Calypso, written and narrated by David Sedaris, published by Hachette Audio
  • Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi, narrated by Bahni Turpin, published by Macmillan Audio
  • The Good Neighbor by Maxwell King, narrated by LeVar Burton, published by Oasis Audio
  • I’ll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara, narrated by Gabra Zackman, Gillian Flynn, and Patton Oswalt, published by HarperAudio

Audio Drama

  • Alien: Sea of Sorrows by James A. Moore, adapted by Dirk Maggs, narrated by John Chancer, Stockard Channing, Tony Gardner, Lorelei King, Laurel Lefkow, and a full cast, published by Audible Studios
  • Disgraced by Ayad Akhtar, narrated by Geoffrey Arend, Behzad Dabu, Hari Dhillon, Sameerah Luqmaan-Harris, and Emily Swallow, published by L.A. Theatre Works
  • Emma by Jane Austen, adapted by Anna Lea, narrated by Emma Thompson, Isabella Inchbald, Joanne Froggatt, Joseph Millson, Morgana Robinson, and a full cast, published by Audible Studios
  • Girls & Boys by Dennis Kelly, narrated by Carey Mulligan, published by Audible Studios
  • The Martian Invasion of Earth by HG Wells, dramatized by Nicholas Briggs, narrated by Richard Armitage and Lucy Briggs-Owen, published by Big Finish Productions
  • Steal the Stars by Mac Rogers, narrated by a full cast, published by Macmillan Audio

Autobiography/Memoir

  • Educated by Tara Westover, narrated by Julia Whelan, published by Penguin Random House Audio
  • Failing Up: How to Take Risks, Aim Higher, and Never Stop Learning, written and narrated by Leslie Odom, Jr., published by Audible Studios
  • In Pieces, written and narrated by Sally Field, published by Hachette Audio
  • Letter to Louis by Alison White, narrated by Eve Webster, published by Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
  • Small Fry by Lisa-Brennan Jobs, narrated by Eileen Stevens, published by Blackstone Publishing

Best Female Narrator

  • Barracoon by Zora Neale Hurston, narrated by Robin Miles, published by HarperAudio
  • Educated by Tara Westover, narrated by Julia Whelan, published by Penguin Random House Audio
  • Girls & Boys by Dennis Kelly, narrated by Carey Mulligan, published by Audible Studios
  • The Mermaid and Mrs. Hancock by Imogen Hermes Gowar, narrated by Juliet Stevenson, published by HarperAudio
  • Transcription by Kate Atkinson, narrated by Fenella Woolgar, published by Hachette Audio

Best Male Narrator

  • The Devil’s Half Mile by Paddy Hirsch, narrated by Euan Morton, published by Macmillan Audio
  • Harry Clarke by David Cale, narrated by Billy Crudup, published by Audible Studios
  • Pet Sematary by Stephen King, narrated by Michael C. Hall, published by Simon & Schuster Audio
  • Stuff and Nonsense: Threadbare, Book 1 by Andrew Seiple, narrated by Tim Gerard Reynolds, published by Podium Publishing
  • Watchers by Dean Koontz, narrated by Edoardo Ballerini, published by Brilliance Publishing

Business/Personal Development

  • Courage to Be Disliked by Ichiro Kishimi & Fumitake Koga, narrated by Noah Galvin, Graeme Malcolm, and January LaVoy, published by Simon & Schuster Audio
  • The Dichotomy of Leadership, written and narrated by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin, published by Macmillan Audio
  • Doughnut Economics: Seven Ways to Think Like a 21st Century Economist, written and narrated by Kate Raworth, published by Chelsea Green Publishing
  • The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning by Margareta Magnusson, narrated by Juliet Stevenson, published by Simon & Schuster Audio
  • How to Be Heard, written and narrated by Julian Treasure, published by Blackstone Publishing
  • The Opposite of Hate, written and narrated by Sally Kohn, published by HighBridge Audio, a division of Recorded Books

Faith-Based Fiction & Non-Fiction

  • The Christmas Star, written and narrated by Donna VanLiere, published by Macmillan Audio
  • Goliath Code by Suzanne Leonhard, narrated by Gabrielle de Cuir, published by ACX/Audible
  • The Man on the Mountaintop by Susan Trott, adapted by Libby Spurrier, narrated by Stanley Tucci, Toby Jones, Clare Corbett, Rachel Atkins, Jeff Harding, David Thorpe, and a full cast, published by Audible Studios
  • Pull it Off, written and narrated by Julianna Zobrist, published by Hachette Audio
  • The Rogue: Planets Shaken, Book 1 by Lee W. Brainard, narrated by Therese Plummer, published by Podium Publishing

Fantasy

  • European Travel for the Monstrous Gentlewoman by Theodora Goss, narrated by Kate Reading, published by Simon & Schuster Audio
  • Jade City by Fonda Lee, narrated by Andrew Kishino, published by Hachette Audio
  • Kill the Farm Boy by Kevin Hearne and Delilah S. Dawson, narrated by Luke Daniels, published by Penguin Random House Audio
  • Second Hand Curses by Drew Hayes, narrated by Scott Aiello, Marc Vietor, and Tavia Gilbert, published by Audible Studios
  • Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik, narrated by Lisa Flanagan, published by Penguin Random House Audio

Fiction

  • An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green, narrated by Kristen Sieh and Hank Green, published by Penguin Random House Audio
  • The Clockmaker’s Daughter by Kate Morton, narrated by Joanne Froggatt, published by Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
  • The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah, narrated by Julia Whelan, published by Macmillan Audio
  • Life of Pi by Yann Martel, narrated by Vikas Adam, published by Audible Studios
  • Sanctuary by Judy Nunn, narrated by John Derum, published by Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
  • The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris, narrated by Richard Armitage, published by HarperAudio

History/Biography

  • Darkest Hour by Anthony McCarten, narrated by John Lee, published by HarperAudio
  • The Good Neighbor by Maxwell King, narrated by LeVar Burton, published by Oasis Audio
  • Indianapolis by Lynn Vincent and Sara Vladic, narrated by John Bedford Lloyd, published by Simon & Schuster Audio
  • Robin by Dave Itzkoff, narrated by Fred Berman and Dave Itzkoff, published by Macmillan Audio
  • We Were Soldiers Once… and Young by Harold G. Moore and Joseph L. Galloway, narrated by Jonathan Davis, published by Tantor Audio, a division of Recorded Books

Humor

  • Calypso, written and narrated by David Sedaris, published by Hachette Audio
  • Everything’s Trash, But It’s Okay, written and narrated by Phoebe Robinson, published by Penguin Random House Audio
  • The Greatest Love Story Ever Told, written and narrated by Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally, published by Penguin Random House Audio
  • How Not to Get Shot, written and narrated by D.L. Hughley, published by HarperAudio
  • Noir by Christopher Moore, narrated by Johnny Heller, published by HarperAudio

Literary Fiction & Classics

  • Bleak House by Charles Dickens, narrated by Miriam Margolyes, published by Audible Studios
  • Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, narrated by James Anderson Foster, published by Brilliance Publishing
  • Housegirl by Michael Donkor, narrated by Adjoa Andoh, published by Macmillan Audio
  • Miguel Street by V.S. Naipaul, narrated by Ron Butler, published by Blackstone Publishing
  • Musashi by Eiji Yoshikawa, narrated by Brian Nishii, published by Blackstone Publishing
  • Split Tooth, written and narrated by Tanya Tagaq, published by Penguin Random House Canada Ltd.

Middle Grade

  • Finding Langston by Lesa Cline-Ransome, narrated by Dion Graham, published by Dreamscape Media
  • Grenade by Alan Gratz, narrated by Todd Haberkorn and Andrew Eiden, published by Scholastic Audio
  • The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place: Book VI by Maryrose Wood, narrated by Fiona Hardingham, published by HarperAudio
  • Louisiana’s Way Home by Kate DiCamillo, narrated by Cassandra Morris, published by Penguin Random House Audio
  • The Secret of Nightingale Wood, written and narrated by Lucy Strange, published by Scholastic Audio
  • Sunny by Jason Reynolds, narrated by Guy Lockard, published by Simon & Schuster Audio

Multi-Voiced Performance

  • An American Marriage by Tayari Jones, narrated by Eisa Davis and Sean Crisden, published by HighBridge Audio, a division of Recorded Books
  • Any Man by Amber Tamblyn, narrated by Glenn Davis, Ben Foster, Marc Maron, Jason Ritter, John Roberts, Russ Tamblyn, Amber Tamblyn, January LaVoy, Phoebe Strole, Robin Miles, Thérèse Plummer, Dan Bittner, James Fouhey, and Michael Crouch, published by HarperAudio
  • Dreamland Burning by Jennifer Latham, narrated by Pyeng Threadgill and Luke Slattery, published by Hachette Audio
  • Hans Christian Andersen’s Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen, narrated by F. Murray Abraham and an ensemble cast, published by Penguin Random House Audio/Listening Library
  • Sadie by Courtney Summers, narrated by Dan Bittner, Rebecca Soler, Gabra Zackman, and Fred Berman, published by Macmillan Audio
  • There There by Tommy Orange, narrated by Darrell Dennis, Shaun Taylor-Corbett, Alma Cuervo, and Kyla Garcia, published by Penguin Random House Audio

Mystery

  • Lethal White by Robert Galbraith, narrated by Robert Glenister, published by Hachette Audio
  • The Mystery of Three Quarters by Sophie Hannah, narrated by Julian Rhind-Tutt, published by HarperAudio
  • The Punishment She Deserves by Elizabeth George, narrated by Simon Vance, published by Penguin Random House Audio
  • The Tuscan Child by Rhys Bowen, narrated by Jonathan Keeble and Katy Sobey, published by Audible Studios
  • Wild Fire by Ann Cleeves, narrated by Kenny Blyth, published by Macmillan Audio

Narration by the Author or Authors

  • How Not to Get Shot, written and narrated by D.L. Hughley, published by HarperAudio
  • In Pieces, written and narrated by Sally Field, published by Hachette Audio
  • My Pride, written and narrated by Alton White, published by Blackstone Publishing
  • The Poet X, written and narrated by Elizabeth Acevedo, published by HarperAudio
  • Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose, written and narrated by Joe Biden, published by Audible Studios
  • The Secret of Nightingale Wood, written and narrated by Lucy Strange, published by Scholastic Audio

Non-Fiction

  • The Cadaver King and the Country Dentist by Radley Balko and Tucker Carrington, narrated by Robert Fass, published by Hachette Audio
  • Dopesick, written and narrated by Beth Macy, published by Hachette Audio
  • Eager: The Surprising, Secret Life of Beavers and Why They Matter by Ben Goldfarb, narrated by Will Damron, published by Chelsea Green Publishing
  • Heartland, written and narrated by Sarah Smarsh, published by Simon & Schuster Audio
  • The Perfectionists, written and narrated by Simon Winchester, published by HarperAudio
  • Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community? by Martin Luther King, Jr., narrated by J.D. Jackson, published by Beacon Press Audio

Original Work

  • Fandango at the Wall, written and narrated by Kabir Sehgal, published by Hachette Audio
  • Loki Ragnarok, written and narrated by Mark Binder, published by Light Publications
  • Magus Elgar by Kennedy Phillips, narrated by Ricardo Cabral, William Violenus, Christopher Moore, Sandra Espinoza, Randy Nazarian, David Autovino, Kellen Goff, Brian Stivale, Kalinda Gray, Mandanna Wright, Kennedy Phillips, and Andrew Cornell, published by Kennedy Phillips, MelodyGun
  • The Old Cart Wrangler’s Saga by Brian Price, narrated by David Ossman, published by Blackstone Publishing/Great Northern Audio
  • Spin by Harvey Edelman and Neil Fishman, adapted for audio by David B. Coe, narrated by Jim Dale, Barrett Leddy, Lisa Livesay, Nicola Barber, Khristine Hvam, Nick Sullivan, John Brady, and Johnny Heller, published by HarperAudio
  • Splat! A Quirky Cat Audio Book by Adele Park, narrated by Eric Comeau, Luke Randall, Jove Trip-Thompson, Kent Hayes, Sherri Aldred, Garry Morris, Allie Boman, Adele Park, and Cindy Clemens, published by Straight to Audio Productions

Romance

  • Hello Stranger by Lisa Kleypas, narrated by Mary Jane Wells, published by HarperAudio
  • His Viking Bride by Olivia Norem, narrated by Greg Patmore, published by Olivia Norem
  • Possession by Jessica Hawkins, narrated by Christian Fox, published by 518 Books, Inc.
  • Shadow and Ice by Gena Showalter, narrated by Melissa Moran and Leo Barnabas, published by HarperAudio
  • Wanderlust by Lauren Blakely, narrated by Richard Armitage and Grace Grant, published by Audible Studios
  • The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory, narrated by Janina Edwards, published by Penguin Random House Audio

Science Fiction

  • Artemis by Andy Weir, narrated by Rosario Dawson, published by Audible Studios
  • Black Star Renegades by Michael Moreci, narrated by Dan Bittner, published by Macmillan Audio
  • Head On by John Scalzi, narrated by Wil Wheaton, published by Audible Studios
  • The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy: Hexagonal Phase by Eoin Colfer and Douglas Adams, narrated by John Lloyd, Simon Jones, Geoff McGivern, Mark Wing-Davey, Sandra Dickinson, Susan Sheridan, Samantha Béart, Toby Longworth, Andy Secombe, Mitch Benn, Jane Horrocks, Ed Byrne, Jon Culshaw, Jim Broadbent, Professor Stephen Hawking, Lenny Henry, Tom Alexander, Philip Pope, Theo Maggs, Phillipe Bosher, and John Marsh, published by Penguin Random House UK Audio
  • Planetside by Michael Mammay, narrated by R.C. Bray, published by HarperAudio

Short Stories/Collections

  • Eveningland: Stories by Michael Knight, narrated by Scott Sowers, published by Recorded Books
  • The Flame by Leonard Cohen, narrated by Margaret Atwood, Seth Rogen, Michael Shannon, Will Patton, Rodney Crowell, John Doe, Jim Fletcher, Ari Fliakos, Maggie Hoffman, Ross Marquand, and Neela Vaswani, published by Macmillan Audio
  • The Grass Harp by Truman Capote, narrated by Cody Roberts, published by Tantor Audio, a division of Recorded Books
  • Heads of the Colored People by Nafissa Thompson-Spires, narrated by Adenrele Ojo, published by HighBridge Audio, a division of Recorded Books
  • You Think It, I’ll Say It by Curtis Sittenfeld, narrated by Emily Rankin, published by Penguin Random House Audio

Thriller/Suspense

  • Crimson Lake by Candice Fox, narrated by Euan Morton, published by Macmillan Audio
  • The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware, narrated by Imogen Church, published by Simon & Schuster Audio
  • Macbeth by Jo Nesbo, narrated by Euan Morton, published by Penguin Random House Audio
  • The Outsider by Stephen King, narrated by Will Patton, published by Simon & Schuster Audio
  • The Terminal List by Jack Carr, narrated by Ray Porter, published by Simon & Schuster Audio
  • Their Lost Daughters by Joy Ellis, narrated by Richard Armitage, published by Audible Studios

Young Adult

  • Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi, narrated by Bahni Turpin, published by Macmillan Audio
  • Far from the Tree by Robin Benway, narrated by Julia Whelan, published by HarperAudio
  • The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy by Mackenzi Lee, narrated by Moira Quirk, published by HarperAudio
  • The Poet X, written and narrated by Elizabeth Acevedo, published by HarperAudio
  • Sadie by Courtney Summers, narrated by Dan Bittner, Rebecca Soler, Gabra Zackman, and Fred Berman, published by Macmillan Audio
  • The Stars at Oktober Bend by Glenda Millard, narrated by Candice Moll and Ron Butler, published by Brilliance Publishing

Young Listeners (Up to Age 8)

  • Before She Was Harriet by Lesa Cline-Ransome, narrated by SiSi Aisha Johnson, January LaVoy, Lisa Renee Pitts, and Bahni Turpin, published by Live Oak Media
  • Dreamers by Yuyi Morales, narrated by Adriana Sananes, published by Dreamscape Media
  • Esquivel!: Space-Age Sound Artist by Susan Wood, narrated by Brian Amador, published by Live Oak Media
  • Her Right Foot by Dave Eggars, narrated by Dion Graham, published by Recorded Books
  • We Found a Hat by Jon Klassen, narrated by Johnny Heller and Christopher Curry, published by Weston Woods Studios Inc.

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