Tina Fey Tops Audie Awards with Memoir

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'Bossypants" by Tina Fey won Audiobook of the Year at the Audio Publishers Association's 17th annual Audies Gala on June 5 in New York.

Judges said that "Bossypants" "delivers on all fronts and listening to Fey tell the story of her life is like going out for a coffee with an old and funny friend."

The book also won the Biography/Memoir category.

The annual awards list always gives me another entry point into what to listen to in the coming months.

Here are the winners in other categories:

Distinguished Achievement in Production: "The Watch That Ends the Night: Voices from the Titanic," by Allan Wolf. Read by Michael Page, Phil Gigante, Christopher Lane, Laural Merlington and Angela Dawe. Brilliance Audio

Solo Narration -- Female: Rosalyn Landor, "The Winter Sea" by Susanna Kearsley. Audible, Inc.

Solo Narration --Male: Simon Vance, "The King's Speech: How One Man Saved the British Monarchy" By Mark Logue and Peter Conradi. Tantor Media.

Narration by the Author or Authors: "Beauty Queens" by Libba Bray. Scholastic Audio.

Audio Drama: "I, Claudius" by Robert Graves. Read by Derek Jacobi, Tim McInnerny, Harriet Walter and a full cast. AudioGO.

Business/Educational: "The Barefoot Executive: The Ultimate Guide for Being Your Own Boss and Achieving Financial Freedom" by Carrie Wilkerson. Read by Carrie Wilkerson. Oasis Audio.

Children's Titles Ages 1 to 8: "Django: World's Greatest Jazz Guitarist" by Bonnie Christensen. Read by George Guidall. Live Oak Media.

Children's Titles, Ages 8 to 12: "Heart and Soul" by Kadir Nelson. Read by Debbie Allen. HarperAudio

Classic: "The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby" by Charles Dickens. Read by Simon Vance. Tantor Media

Fantasy: "Daughter of Smoke and Bone" by Laini Taylor. Read by Khristine Hvam. Hachette Audio

Fiction: "Alas, Babylon" by Pat Frank. Read by Will Patton. Audible, Inc.

History: "1861: The Civil War Awakening" by Adam Goodheart. Read by Jonathan Davis. Audible, Inc.

Humor: "Shatner Rules: Your Guide to Understanding the Shatnerverse and the World at Large" by William Shatner with Chris Regan. Read by William Shatner. Penguin Audio

Inspirational/Faith-based Fiction: "Courageous: A Novel" by Randy Alcorn. …


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