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Audies 2019 Finalists

This playlist includes the 2019 Audies finalists in 24 categories. The winners were honored at the Audie Awards® Gala on March 4th, 2019 in New York City. Browse the 2019 Audie winners.

Children of Blood and Bone

Legacy of Orisha: Book #1

By: Tomi Adeyemi
Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
Length: 17 hours 44 minutes

“A sprawling fantasy teeming with deep and meaningful magic. One of the things I like most about this debut is that it raises very real and important issues of our time through multiple character's perspectives. No character is one-dimensional, and every character must learn from failure and introspection to become who they were meant to be. Read more

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Educated

A Memoir

By: Tara Westover
Narrated by: Julia Whelan
Length: 12 hours 9 minutes

“This memoir is unlike anything I've ever read, yet I fear that there are others who were raised in circumstances like Tara Westover. Westover documents her childhood devoid of education beyond the family's radical, extreme, doomsday religion with chilling detail as if investigating herself as a case study will help explain how she escaped.... Read more

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The Good Neighbor

The Life and Work of Fred Rogers

By: Maxwell King
Narrated by: LeVar Burton
Length: 14 hours 7 minutes

“A wonderful biography of an American icon who seemed too good to be true. And yet, believe it or not, he was an even better, more caring man than he portrayed on television. If you are a fan of Fred Rogers and want to understand what drove him to create Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood, this is an essential read. Learning more about Rogers’ life through... Read more

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An American Marriage

A Novel

By: Tayari Jones
Narrated by: Sean Crisden & Eisa Davis
Length: 8 hours 59 minutes

“Tayari Jones comes in fierce with An American Marriage. Delving into the lives of the newly married Roy and Celestial, this is a novel that pulls no punches from beginning to end. I won't ruin the surprise, but they're hit with a harrowing event that will define not only their relationship, but each of their lives, forever. Writing with an... Read more

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Calypso

By: David Sedaris
Narrated by: David Sedaris
Length: 6 hours 38 minutes

“David Sedaris’s storytelling capabilities are only strengthened through the audiobook, in which the author himself leads us through his gut-busting tale of his vacations in beach homes. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and then you’ll listen to the audiobook forty times over again. Read more

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I'll Be Gone in the Dark

One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer

By: Michelle McNamara
Narrated by: Gabra Zackman, Gillian Flynn & Patton Oswalt
Length: 10 hours 7 minutes

“An overwhelmingly obsessed Michelle McNamara dissects the decades old trail of tragedy, trauma and ongoing taunts by the elusive East Area Rapist in her investigative crime thriller “I’ll Be Gone in the Dark” published posthumously after her unexpected demise. Dubbed the “Golden State Killer” by McNamara herself, his crime spree started with 50... Read more

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Beastie Boys Book

By: Michael Diamond & Adam Horovitz
Narrated by: Michael Diamond, Adam Horovitz & Various
Length: 12 hours 40 minutes

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A panoramic experience that tells the story of Beastie Boys, a book as unique as the band itself—by band members ADROCK and Mike D, with contributions from Amy Poehler, Colson Whitehead, Wes Anderson, Luc Sante, and more.
 
The inspiration for the Spike Jonze “live documentary” Beastie Boys Story, coming soon to IMAX... Read more

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Disgraced

By: Ayad Akhtar
Narrated by: Geoffrey Arend, Behzad Dabu, Hari Dhillon, Sameerah Luqmaan-Harris & Emily Swallow
Length: 1 hour 38 minutes

Amir has left his Pakistani heritage behind in an attempt to make partner at his corporate law firm, but his wife Emily doesn’t share his negative feelings about Islam—she’s encouraged Amir to help with the case of a controversial imam. When they throw a dinner party for Amir’s colleague Jory and her husband Isaac, the hard truths revealed lead... Read more

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Steal the Stars

The Original Full-Cast Recording

By: Nat Cassidy & Mac Rogers
Narrated by: Full Cast
Length: 6 hours 41 minutes

"Bundling a successful podcast with other material, this audio program makes an attention-grabbing listen...The episodic sci-fi thriller that results is a listening feast." — AudioFile Magazine

*The original podcast recording*

This audio book includes all fourteen episodes of the
Audio Verse Award-winning podcast series, plus exclusive bonus... Read more

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Barracoon

The Story of the Last "Black Cargo"

By: Zora Neale Hurston
Narrated by: Robin Miles
Length: 3 hours 49 minutes

“Barracoon would be a significant document were it only about Cudjo (Kossola) Lewis, the last survivor of the last recorded slave ship to the US. His memories, recounted orally, preserve a trans-atlantic history that has long-been suppressed. But Barracoon is also a story about Zora Neale Hurston, the Harlem Renaissance, and the reclamation of... Read more

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In Pieces

By: Sally Field
Narrated by: Sally Field
Length: 10 hours 41 minutes

“I have watched Sally Field ever since her early days as the Flying Nun. I thought I knew Sally Field, but her memoir, In Pieces, reveals a Sally Field I didn’t know. She writes bravely and eloquently about her struggles growing up and making her way in Hollywood. Field holds nothing back, and that only elevates her, in my opinion. This isn’t... Read more

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The Mermaid and Mrs. Hancock

A Novel

By: Imogen Hermes Gowar
Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
Length: 17 hours 18 minutes

“This book was a pure delight from beginning to end. High-class escorts, nouveau riche merchants, madams, back-stabbings, broken hearts, mended hearts, parties, an angry mob, pining, mermaids: what more could you ask from a historical novel taking place in the late 18th century? The characters are so well-rounded I found myself cringing for them... Read more

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Transcription

A Novel

By: Kate Atkinson
Narrated by: Fenella Woolgar
Length: 11 hours 9 minutes

“In Transcription, Kate Atkinson brings the past of mid-20th-century Britian so thoroughly to life that she almost seems to be reporting rather than inventing. Her details are so rich and her hand so certain that, as readers, we are there — we are walking those streets, sitting in those smoky rooms. And, most of all, we are completely caught up... Read more

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Small Fry

By: Lisa Brennan-Jobs
Narrated by: Eileen Stevens
Length: 12 hours

A frank, smart, and captivating memoir by the daughter of Apple founder Steve JobsBorn on a farm and named in a field by her parents―artist Chrisann Brennan and Steve Jobs―Lisa Brennan-Jobs’ childhood unfolded in a rapidly changing Silicon Valley. When she was young, Lisa’s father was a mythical figure who was rarely present in her life. As she... Read more

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The Devil's Half Mile

A Novel

Justice Flanagan: Book #1

By: Paddy Hirsch
Narrated by: Euan Morton
Length: 11 hours 21 minutes

"Narrator Euan Morton’s soft Irish brogue transports listeners to New York City in 1799."— AudioFile Magazine

This program includes a bonus interview with the author

From Paddy Hirsch comes a gritty, evocative audiobook about Irish gangs in New York at the end of the eighteenth century

Seven years after a financial crisis nearly topples America,... Read more

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The Courage to Be Disliked

How to Free Yourself, Change Your Life, and Achieve Real Happiness

By: Ichiro Kishimi & Fumitake Koga
Narrated by: Noah Galvin, Graeme Malcolm & January LaVoy
Length: 6 hours 28 minutes

An international bestseller and TikTok sensation with more than 10 million copies sold worldwide, The Courage to Be Disliked is a transformative and practical guide to personal happiness and self-fulfillment.

Now you can unlock your full potential and free yourself from the shackles of past traumas and societal expectations to find true personal... Read more

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The Dichotomy of Leadership

Balancing the Challenges of Extreme Ownership to Lead and Win

By: Jocko Willink & Leif Babin
Narrated by: Jocko Willink & Leif Babin
Length: 10 hours 34 minutes

"With so much of this audiobook illustrated by the authors' battlefield experiences, their dramatic, often combative, narration is not entirely out of place...the authors grasp the awesome responsibilities of leading, and their assertive performances convey an urgency that makes this lesson memorable." — AudioFile Magazine

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Pet Sematary

By: Stephen King
Narrated by: Michael C. Hall
Length: 15 hours 40 minutes

“If you're going to read one scary book, let it be Pet Sematary by Stephen King. I don't scare very easily as an avid horror reader, but this one really kept me up at night, and made me highly suspicious of my cat for weeks after. Read more

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Doughnut Economics

Seven Ways to Think Like a 21st-Century Economist

By: Kate Raworth
Narrated by: Kate Raworth
Length: 10 hours 49 minutes

A Financial Times "Best Book of 2017: Economics” 800-CEO-Read “Best Business Book of 2017: Current Events & Public Affairs” Economics is the mother tongue of public policy. It dominates our decision-making for the future, guides multi-billion-dollar investments, and shapes our responses to climate change, inequality, and other... Read more

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The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning

How to Free Yourself and Your Family from a Lifetime of Clutter

By: Margareta Magnusson
Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
Length: 2 hours 37 minutes

*The basis for the wonderfully funny and moving TV series developed by Amy Poehler and Scout Productions*

A charming, practical, and unsentimental approach to putting a home in order while reflecting on the tiny joys that make up a long life.

In Sweden there is a kind of decluttering called döstädning, meaning “death” and städning meaning... Read more

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