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June 11, 2008

2008 Audie Award Winners


The Audie Awards took place on May 30th in Los Angeles. For those of you who've not heard of the Audies, they are basically the Oscars for audio books.

Here are some highlights of the winners which we offer through LearnOutLoud.com:

Audiobook of the Year
The Chopin Manuscript: A Serial Thriller (Only available on Audible.com)
Publisher: Audible, Inc.
Author: Jeffery Deaver, Lee Child, Lisa Scottoline, Joseph Finder, David Hewson, James Grady, S. J. Rozan, Erica Spindler, John Ramsey Miller, David Corbett, John Gilstrap, Jim Fusilli, Peter Spiegelman, Ralph Pezzullo and P. J. Parrish
Narrator: Alfred Molina

Treasure Island
Publisher: Listening Library
Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
Narrator: Alfred Molina

Personal Development/Motivational
Fit to Live
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Author: Pamela Peeke
Narrator: Pamela Peeke

Einstein: His Life and Universe
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Author: Walter Isaacson
Narrator: Edward Herrmann

Business Information/Educational
Words That Work
Publisher: Hyperion Audiobooks
Author: Frank Luntz
Narrator: L.J. Ganser & Frank Luntz

I Am America (and So Can You!)
Publisher: Hachette Audio
Author: Stephen Colbert
Narrator: Stephen Colbert

Inspired By...the Bible Experience: Old Testament
Publisher: Zondervan
Narrator: Angela Bassett, Cuba Gooding Jr., Samuel L. Jackson, and more

Narration by the Author or Authors
Pontoon: A Novel of Lake Wobegon
Publisher: HighBridge Audio
Author: Garrison Keillor
Narrator: Garrison Keillor

Roots: The Saga of an American Family
Publisher: British Broadcasting Corporation
Author: Alex Haley
Narrator: Avery Brooks