Armchair Audies 2015


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This is the fourth year of the Armchair Audies! Every year since its inaugural year in 2012, participants of the Armchair Audies choose a category of finalists from the Audiobook Publishers’ Association’s annual awards, The Audies. I’ve picked a different category each year, and not only been treated to some of the best that the audiobook industry has to offer; but expanded my listening horizons. For the first year, I listened to all the finalists in the Audio Drama category; in 2013, Children’s Audiobook (Ages 8-12); and in 2014, Humor. This year, I’ve chosen two categories: “Narration by the Author or Author(s)” and “Autobiography/Memoir.” If you are interested in joining me in this or taking another category altogether, you can sign up by contacting Jennifer (@lithousewife on Twitter) or checking out the Armchair Audies site ­čÖé

Narration by Author(s)

  • Narration by the Author or Author(s)

    A Fighting Chance (written and narrated by Elizabeth Warren)
    Herbie Hancock: Possibilities (written by Herbie Hancock with Lisa Dickey; narrated by Herbie Hancock)
    Not My Father’s Son (written and narrated by Alan Cumming)
    What I Know for Sure (written and narrated by Oprah Winfrey)
    Yes, Please (written by Amy Poehler; narrated by Amy Poehler with additional performances by Carol Burnett, Seth Meyers,Eileen Poehler, William Poehler, Mike Schur,  Patrick Stewart, and Kathleen Turner)

    Autobiography:Memoir

  • Autobiography/Memoir

    Daring: My Passages – A Memoir (written by Gail Sheehy; narrated by Bernadette Dunne)
    Living On Air: Adventures in Broadcasting (by Joe Cipriano and Ann Cipriano; narrated by Joe Cipriano)
    My Life in Middlemarch (by Rebecca Mead; narrated by Kate Reading)
    Not My Father’s Son (written and narrated by Alan Cumming)
    Yes, Please (written by Amy Poehler; narrated by Amy Poehler with additional performances by Carol Burnett, Seth Meyers,Eileen Poehler, William Poehler, Mike Schur,  Patrick Stewart, and Kathleen Turner)