Audies Finalists 2011

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It’s that time of year again, folks, and the 2011 Audies Finalists (the best of the best in audiobooks) have just been announced.

There are about a bazillion categories for the Audies so A Reader’s Respite won’t list every category here, but we’ll give you a taste of what’s been nominated for 2011.  Each book cover will link you to Audible, where you can listen to a sample of the book narration.


every last one

Every Last One, by Anna Quindlen.  Narrated by Hope Davis.


Fall of Giants, by Ken Follett.  Narrated by John Lee.


Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, by Steve Hockensmith and Jane Austen.  Narrated by Katherine Kellgren.


The Lonely Polygamist, by Brady Udall.  Narrated by David Aaron Baker.


The Postmistress, by Sarah Blake.  Narrated by Orlagh Cassidy.


Winter’s Bone, by Daniel Woodrell.  Narrated by Emma Galvin.



game change

Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime, by John Heilemann and Mark Halperin.  Narrated by Dennis Boutsikaris.

no one would listen

No One Would Listen: A True Financial Thriller, by Harry Markopolos.  Narrated by Scott Brick, Harry Markopolos, Frank Casey, Neil Chelo, Kavid Kotz, Gaytri Kachroo, Michael Ocrant.


Obama’s Wars, by Bob Woodward.  Narrated by Boyd Gaines.

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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot.  Narrated by Cassandra Campbell and Bahni Turpin.

the poisoners handbook

THE POISONER'S HANDBOOK: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York, by Deborah Blum.  Narrated by Coleen Marlo.




The Beautiful Maria of My Soul, by Oscar Hijuelos.  Narrated by Armando Duran.


Freedom, by Jonathan Franzen.  Narrated by David Ledoux.


My Life as a Man, by Philip Roth.  Narrated by Dan John Miller.


Snakewoman of Little Egypt, by Robert Hellenga.  Narrated by Coleen Marlo.


The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet, by David Mitchell.  Narrated by Jonathan Aris and Paula Wilcox.


Head on over to The Audies for more nominations in more categories!  Which were your favorites this year?

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