A couple of weeks ago, the APA announced the finalists for its 2012 Audie Awards Competition. Out of the 28 categories and 140 titles, I have listened to exactly… two. And neither of them was for the company that I work for. To make matters worse, my DH was also nominated for an Audie for another company, and I haven’t listened to that one either. So, in order to make some amends for being a #bademployee and a #badwife and also because @lithousewife has set up a fun and informal Armchair Audies Challenge, I have decided to listen to as many of the Blackstone- and Grover Gardner-nominated audios as possible before the actual awards (which are in NYC on June 5, 2012.) I will not be able to attend this year’s events; but I’m still going to dress up and hopefully Skype in to someone, somewhere and at sometime during the festivities 🙂
AUDIO DRAMAThe Mark of Zorro (based on the novel by Johnston McCulley; dramatized by Yuri Rasovsky; performed by a full cast starring Val Kilmer; Blackstone Audio, Inc.)We’re Alive: Season 1 (by Kc Wayland; performed by a full cast; Blackstone Audio, Inc.) – I will most likely post the review for this in May (Zombie Month)
FANTASYRumo & His Miraculous Adventures (by Walter Moers; narrated by Bronson Pinchot; Blackstone Audio, Inc.) – Bronson!
MYSTERYOne Dog Night (by David Rosenfelt; narrated by Grover Gardner; Listen & Live Audio) – This could be tricky because I haven’t listened to the two titles in the series that precede this one and, I’m the kind of person who listens to series titles in order; but I’m going to try and get all three in 🙂My Korean Deli (by Ben Ryder Howe; narrated by Bronson Pinchot; Blackstone Audio, Inc.) – Bronson again!
ORIGINAL WORKThe New Adventures of Mickey Spillane’s Mike Hammer, Vol. 3 (by Max Allan Collins and Mickey Spillane; performed by a full cast starring Stacey Keach; Blackstone Audio, Inc.) – Hmmm, I didn’t really like the first volume; but the second volume got an Earphones Award and now this. Maybe I need to re-visit.
PACKAGE DESIGNOne Grave at a Time (by Jeanine Frost; narrated by Tavia Gilbert; Blackstone Audio, Inc.) – Actually, I won’t be listening to this one! Since it’s about cover art, I probably post something related to graphics 🙂
THRILLER/SUSPENSEThe Bone House (by Brian Freeman; narrated by Joe Barrett; Blackstone Audio, Inc.) – Oh good, this is non-series title (so no backlist listening required)
Silent Screams (by Karen Rose; narrated by Marguerite Gavin; Blackstone Audio, Inc.) – Karen Rose’s canon of works have recurring characters; but stopyourekillingme.com avoided using the word “series” to describe her work. This may be like Carl Hiassen’s world where order doesn’t matter. At least I hope notI will be posting honest reviews of what I listen to. And maybe risk getting fired and/or divorced in the process; but at least no one will be able to accuse me of playing false or being a tool 🙂