Audie Award Winners 2018 (Audiobooks)

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This is the very best your ears can handle, voted on by the good people at the Audio Publishing Association.  Winners and nominees included on the list, because you can't have too many good audiobooks.


Nate Blakeslee, Mark Bramhall, narrator
Description: The enthralling story of the rise and reign of O-Six, the celebrated Yellowstone wolf, and the people who loved or feared her.
Call Number: 599.773 Bla
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jun 5, 2018
Trevor Noah
Description: One of the comedy world's fastest-rising stars tells his wild coming of age story during the twilight of apartheid in South Africa and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed.
Call Number: B Noa
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jun 5, 2018
Bruce Springsteen
Description: Over the past seven years, Bruce Springsteen has privately devoted himself to writing the story of his life, bringing the same honesty, humor, and originality found in his songs. He describes growing up Catholic in Freehold, New Jersey, amid the poetry, danger, and darkness that fueled his imagination, leading up to the moment he refers to as 'The Big Bang': seeing Elvis Presley's debut on The Ed Sullivan Show. He vividly recounts his relentless drive to become a musician, his early days as a bar band king in Asbury Park, and the rise of the E Street Band. With disarming candor, he also tells for the first time the story of the personal struggles that inspired his best work.
Call Number: B Spr
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jun 5, 2018
Gail Honeyman, Cathleen McCarron
Description: Smart, warm, uplifting, the story of an out-of-the-ordinary heroine whose deadpan weirdness and unconscious wit make for an irresistible journey as she realizes the only way to survive is to open her heart. Meet Eleanor Oliphant: She struggles with appropriate social skills and tends to say exactly what she's thinking. Nothing is missing in her carefully timetabled life of avoiding social interactions, where weekends are punctuated by frozen pizza, vodka, and phone chats with Mummy. All this means that Eleanor has become a creature of habit (to say the least) and a bit of a loner. But everything changes when Eleanor meets Raymond, the bumbling and deeply unhygienic IT guy from her office. When she and Raymond together save Sammy, an elderly gentleman who has fallen on the sidewalk, the three become the kinds of friends who rescue one another from the lives of isolation they have each been living. And it is Raymond's big heart that will ultimately help Eleanor find the way to repair her own profoundly damaged one.
Call Number: FIC Hon
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jun 5, 2018
Colm Toibin
Call Number: FIC Toi
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jun 5, 2018
George Saunders, Nick Offerman, David Sedaris, Carrie Brownstein, Don Cheadle
Description: February 1862. The Civil War is less than one year old. The fighting has begun in earnest, and the nation has begun to realize it is in for a long, bloody struggle. Meanwhile, President Lincoln's beloved eleven-year-old son, Willie, lies upstairs in the White House, gravely ill. In a matter of days, despite predictions of a recovery, Willie dies and is laid to rest in a Georgetown cemetery. Newspapers report that a grief-stricken Lincoln returned to the crypt several times alone to hold his boy's body. Willie Lincoln finds himself in a strange purgatory, where ghosts mingle, gripe, commiserate, quarrel, and enact bizarre acts of penance. Within this transitional state, called, in the Tibetan tradition, the bardo, a monumental struggle erupts over young Willie's soul.
Call Number: FIC Sau
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jun 5, 2018
Neil Gaiman
Description: "In Norse Mythology, Gaiman fashions primeval stories into a novelistic arc that begins with the genesis of the legendary nine worlds; delves into the exploits of the deities, dwarves, and giants; and culminates in Ragnarok, the twilight of the gods and the rebirth of a new time and people. Gaiman stays true to the myths while vividly reincarnating Odin, the highest of the high, wise, daring, and cunning; Thor, Odin's son, incredibly strong yet not the wisest of gods; and Loki, the son of a giant, a trickster and unsurpassable manipulator."--Container.
Call Number: 293.13 Gai
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jun 5, 2018
Jack Cheng, Kivlighan de Montebello
Description: 11-year-old Alex Petroski loves space and rockets, his mom, his brother, and his dog Carl Sagan, named for his hero, the real-life astronomer. All he wants is to launch his golden iPod into space the way Carl Sagan (the man, not the dog) launched his Golden Record on the Voyager spacecraft in 1977. From Colorado to New Mexico, Las Vegas to L.A., Alex records a journey on his iPod to show other lifeforms what life on earth, his earth, is like. But his destination keeps changing. And the funny, lost, remarkable people he meets along the way can only partially prepare him for the secrets he'll uncover ... from the truth about his long-dead dad to the fact that, for a kid with a troubled mom and a mostly not-around brother, he has way more family than he ever knew.
Call Number: J FIC Che
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jun 5, 2018
David Lagercrantz, Simon Vance, George Goulding (Translator)
Description: Lisbeth Salander has been forged by a brutal childhood and horrific abuse. And repeated attempts on her life. The ink embedded in her skin is a constant reminder of her pledge to fight against the injustice she finds on every side. Confinement to the secure unit of a women's prison is intended as a punishment. Instead, Lisbeth finds herself in relative safety. Flodberga is a failing prison, effectively controlled by the inmates, and for a computer hacker of her exceptional gifts there are no boundaries. Mikael Blomkvist makes the long trip to visit every week - and receives a lead to follow for his pains, one that could provide an important expose for Millennium: Salander tells him to check out Leo Mannheimer, a seemingly reputable stockbroker from Stockholm, somehow connected to the long-ago death of a child psychologist - and to the psychiatric unit where Lisbeth was an involuntary patient as a child. Lisbeth knows she is coming closer to solving the mysteries of her early life; and even within the confines of the prison, she feels the deadly influence exerted by her twin sister. Salander will stand up for what she believes in. She will find out the truth. Whatever the cost.
Call Number: FIC Lag
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jun 5, 2018
Angie Thomas, Bahni Turpin, narrator
Description: After witnessing her friend's death at the hands of a police officer, Starr Carter's life is complicated when the police and a local drug lord try to intimidate her in an effort to learn what happened the night Kahlil died. This audio book is the winner of the Odyssey award.
Call Number: YA FIC Tho
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Feb 12, 2018
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American Wolf: A True Story Of Survival And Obsession In The West [Audiobook]
Nate Blakeslee, Mark Bramhall, narrator
599.773 Bla
Lincoln In The Bardo [Audiobook]
George Saunders, Nick Offerman, David Sedaris, Carrie Brownstein, Don Cheadle
FIC Sau
Born A Crime [Audiobook]
Trevor Noah
B Noa
Norse Mythology [Audiobook]
Neil Gaiman
293.13 Gai
Born To Run [Audiobook]
Bruce Springsteen
B Spr
See You In The Cosmos [Audiobook]
Jack Cheng, Kivlighan de Montebello
J FIC Che
Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine [Audiobook]
Gail Honeyman, Cathleen McCarron
FIC Hon
The Girl Who Takes An Eye For An Eye [Audiobook]
David Lagercrantz, Simon Vance, George Goulding (Translator)
FIC Lag
House Of Names [Audiobook]
Colm Toibin
FIC Toi
The Hate U Give [Audiobook]
Angie Thomas, Bahni Turpin, narrator
YA FIC Tho