Audie Award Winners 2019 (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.


Finalist
Hank Green, Kristen Sieh
Description: The Carls just appeared. Coming home from work at three A.M., twenty-three-year-old April May stumbles across a giant sculpture. Delighted by its appearance and craftsmanship April and her friend Andy make a video with it, which Andy uploads to YouTube. The next day April wakes up to a viral video and a new life. News quickly spreads that there are Carls in dozens of cities around the world--everywhere from Beijing to Buenos Aires--and April, as their first documentarian, finds herself at the center of an intense international media spotlight. Now April has to deal with the pressure on her relationships, her identity, and her safety that this new position brings, all while being on the front lines of the quest to find out not just what the Carls are, but what they want from us.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Gre
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Mar 12, 2019
Finalist
Tayari Jones, Sean Crisden, Elsa Davis
Description: Newlyweds Celestial and Roy are the embodiment of both the American dream and the new South. He is a young executive, and she is an artist on the brink of an exciting career. But as they settle into the routine of their life together, they are ripped apart by circumstances neither could have imagined. Roy is arrested and sentenced to twelve years for a crime Celestial knows he didn't commit. Though fiercely independent, Celestial finds herself bereft and unmoored, taking comfort in Andre, her childhood friend, and best man at their wedding. As Roy's time in prison passes, she is unable to hold on to the love that has been her center. After five years, Roy's conviction is suddenly overturned, and he returns to Atlanta ready to resume their life together.
Call Number: FIC Jon
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Mar 12, 2019
Finalist
Andy Weir, Rosario Dawson
Description: Jazz Bashara is a criminal. Well, sort of. Life on Artemis, the first and only city on the moon, is tough if you're not a rich tourist or an eccentric billionaire. But everything changes when Jazz sees the chance to commit the perfect crime, with a reward too lucrative to turn down.
Call Number: FIC Wei
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Mar 14, 2019
Finalist
Zora Neale Hurston, Deborah G. Plant, Robin Miles
Description: The true story of the last known survivor of the Atlantic slave trade, illegally smuggled from Africa on the last "black cargo" ship to arrive in the United States.
Call Number: 306.362 Hur
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Mar 12, 2019
Winner
David Sedaris, Daniel Hart
Description: David Sedaris sets his formidable powers of observation toward middle age and mortality. This is beach reading for people who detest beaches, required reading for those who loathe small talk, and also Sedaris' darkest and warmest book yet.
Call Number: 814 Sed
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Mar 12, 2019
Winner
Tomi Adeyemi
Description: Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zélie's Reaper mother summoned forth souls. But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, maji were killed, leaving Zélie without a mother and her people without hope.
Call Number: YA FIC Ade
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Mar 12, 2019
Winner
Candice Fox, Euan Morton
Description: Six minutes in the wrong place at the wrong time. That's all it took to ruin Sydney detective Ted Conkaffey's life. Accused but not convicted of a brutal abduction,Ted is now a free man, and public enemy number one. Maintaining his innocence, he flees north to keep a low profile amidst the steamy, croc-infested wetlands of Crimson Lake.
Call Number: FIC Fox
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Mar 12, 2019
Winner
Tara Westover, Julia Whelan
Description: A searing, unforgettable memoir about a young girl who, raised by Mormon survivalists in the mountains of Idaho and forbidden to go to school, defies her family and earns a PhD from Cambridge University.
Call Number: 270.092 Wes
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Mar 12, 2019
Finalist
Lesa Cline-Ransome, Dion Graham
Description: In this powerful story about the Great Migration, a boy discovers Chicago's postwar South Side, a library that welcomes everyone, and the poetry of Langston Hughes.
Call Number: J FIC Cli
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Mar 14, 2019
Winner
Nafissa Thompson-Spires, Adenrele Ojo
Description: Each captivating story plunges headfirst into the lives of new, utterly original characters. Some are darkly humorous, from two mothers exchanging snide remarks through notes in their kids' backpacks, to the young girl contemplating how best to notify her Facebook friends of her impending suicide; while others are devastatingly poignant. A new mother and funeral singer who is driven to madness with grief for the young black boys who have fallen victim to gun violence, or the teen who struggles between her upper middle class upbringing and her desire to fully connect with black culture.
Call Number: ordered 011019
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Mar 12, 2019
Finalist
Lisa Kleypas, Mary Jane Wells
Description: Dr. Garrett Gibson, England's only female physician, and Ethan Ransom, a former Scotland Yard detective with mysterious loyalties, share a one-night stand before becoming embroiled in a dangerous mission that is complicated by their growing feelings for one another.
Call Number: FIC Kle
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Mar 14, 2019
Finalist
Sally Field
Description: In this intimate, haunting literary memoir read by the author, Sally Field tells her story for the first time, and in her own gorgeous words, about a challenging and lonely childhood, the craft that helped her find her voice, and a powerful emotional legacy that shaped her journey as a daughter and a mother.
Call Number: B Fie
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Mar 12, 2019
Finalist
Robert Galbraith, Robert Glenister
Description: When Billy, a troubled young man, comes to private eye Cormoran Strike's office to ask for his help investigating a crime he thinks he witnessed as a child, Strike is left deeply unsettled. While Billy is obviously mentally distressed, and cannot remember many concrete details, there is something sincere about him and his story. But before Strike can question him further, Billy bolts from his office in a panic. Trying to get to the bottom of Billy's story, Strike and Robin Ellacott, once his assistant, now a partner in the agency, set off on a twisting trail that leads them through the backstreets of London, into a secretive inner sanctum within Parliament, and to a beautiful but sinister manor house deep in the countryside.
Call Number: FIC Gal
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Mar 14, 2019
Finalist
Christopher Moore, Johnny Heller
Description: Madcap, zany noir set on the mean streets of post-World War II San Francisco. Sammy "Two Toes" Tiffin is the bartender in a scruffy gin joint, with street connections that make him the go-to guy for just about everything. When one of his schemes goes south and his lady vanishes, Sammy follows a tortuous trail from Chinatown to Telegraph Hill to a hidden forest enclave in a desperate search to find his girl. Meanwhile, a suspicious flying object has been spotted by the Pacific Coast near Mount Ranier, followed by a mysterious plane crash in Roswell, New Mexico ... but the real weirdness is happening in the City by the Bay.
Call Number: FIC Moo
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Mar 14, 2019
Winner
Courtney Summers, Rebecca Soler, Gabra Zackman, Fred Berman, Dan Bittner
Description: Told from the alternating perspectives of nineteen-year-old Sadie who runs away from her isolated small Colorado town to find her younger sister's killer, and a true crime podcast exploring Sadie's disappearance.
Call Number: YA FIC Sum
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Mar 12, 2019
Winner
Jason Reynolds, Guy Lockard, narrator
Description: Ghost. Patina. Sunny. Lu. Four kids from wildly different backgrounds with personalities that are explosive when they clash. But they are also four kids chosen for an elite middle school track team that could qualify them for the Junior Olympics if they can get their acts together. They all have a lot to lose, but they also have a lot to prove, not only to each other, but to themselves.
Call Number: J FIC Rey
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Mar 12, 2019
Finalist
Donna VanLiere
Description: Amy Denison volunteers at Glory's Place, an afterschool program where she meets seven-year-old Maddie, a precocious young girl who has spent her childhood in foster care. Unbeknownst to Amy, Maddie is a mini-matchmaker, with her eye on just the right man for Amy at Grandon Elementary School, where she is a student. Amy is hesitant, but an unexpected surprise makes her reconsider her lonely lifestyle. As Christmas nears and the town is blanketed in snow and beautiful decorations, Maddie and the charming staff at Glory's Place help Amy to see that romance can be more than heartache and broken promises.
Call Number: FIC Van
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Mar 12, 2019
Finalist
Margareta Magnusson, Juliet Stevenson
Description: Funny, wise, and deeply practical, Swedish artist Margareta Magnusson offers advice on how to declutter the home and minimize worldly possessions so loved ones don't have to do it.
Call Number: 648.5 Mag
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Mar 12, 2019
Finalist
Maxwell King, LeVar Burton
Description: Maxwell King delivers the first full-length biography of Fred Rogers, telling the story of this utterly unique and enduring American icon. Drawing on original interviews, oral histories, and archival documents, he traces Rogers's personal, professional, and artistic life through decades of work, including a surprising decision to walk away from the show to make television for adults, only to return to the neighborhood with increasingly sophisticated episodes, written in collaboration with experts on childhood development.
Call Number: B Rog
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Mar 14, 2019
Winner
Megan Mullally, Nick Offerman
Description: At last, the full story behind the Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman's epic romance, sharing stories, portraits, and the occasional puzzle, all telling the smoldering tale that has fascinated Hollywood for over a decade.
Call Number: 646.77 Mul
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Mar 12, 2019
Finalist
Sophie Hannah, Agatha Christie, Julian Rhind-Tutt
Description: Hercule Poirot returns home after an agreeable luncheon to find an angry woman waiting to berate him outside his front door. Her name is Sylvia Rule, and she demands to know why Poirot has accused her of the murder of Barnabas Pandy, a man she has neither heard of nor ever met.
Call Number: FIC Han
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Mar 14, 2019
Winner
Simon Winchester
Description: Simon Winchester traces the development of technology from the Industrial Age to the Digital Age to explore the single component crucial to advancement: precision.
Call Number: 620.0042 Win
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Mar 12, 2019
Winner
Elizabeth George, Simon Vance
Description: Inspector Thomas Lynley of Scotland Yard and his pugnacious and deeply loyal Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers find themselves up against one of the most sinister murder cases they have ever encountered.
Call Number: FIC Geo
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Mar 12, 2019
Winner
Lucy Strange
Description: 1919. Mama is ill. Father has taken a job abroad. Nanny Jane is too busy to pay any attention to Henrietta and the things she sees, or thinks she sees, in the shadows of their new home, Hope House. All alone, with only stories for company, Henry discovers that Hope House is full of strange secrets: a forgotten attic, ghostly figures, mysterious firelight that flickers in the trees beyond the garden. One night she ventures into the darkness of Nightingale Wood. What she finds there will change her whole world.
Call Number: J FIC Str
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Mar 12, 2019
Winner
Heather Morris, Richard Armitage
Description: This novel is based on the true story of Lale and Gita Sokolov, Slovakian Jews who survived Auschwitz. Lale was given the job of tattooing the prisoners and used the job's freedom of movement to trade items taken from murdered Jews for food to keep others alive.
Call Number: FIC Mor
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Mar 12, 2019
Finalist
Tommy Orange, Darrell Dennis, Shaun Taylor-Corbett, Alma Cuervo, Kyla Garcia
Description: Jacquie Red Feather is newly sober and trying to make it back to the family she left behind in shame in Oakland. Dene Oxendene is pulling his life together after his uncle's death and has come to work the powwow and to honor his uncle's memory. Edwin Black has come to find his true father. Thomas Frank has come to drum the Grand Entry. Opal Viola Victoria Bear Shield has come to watch her nephew Orvil Red Feather; Orvil has taught himself Indian dance through YouTube videos, and he has come to the Big Oakland Powwow to dance in public for the very first time. Tony Loneman is a young Native American boy whose future seems destined to be as bleak as his past, and he has come to the Powwow with darker intentions.
Call Number: FIC Ora
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Mar 14, 2019
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An Absolutely Remarkable Thing: A Novel [Audiobook]
Hank Green, Kristen Sieh
FIC Gre
Noir: A Novel [Audiobook]
Christopher Moore, Johnny Heller
FIC Moo
An American Marriage: A Novel [Audiobook]
Tayari Jones, Sean Crisden, Elsa Davis
FIC Jon
Sadie [Audiobook]
Courtney Summers, Rebecca Soler, Gabra Zackman, Fred Berman, Dan Bittner
YA FIC Sum
Artemis: A Novel [Audiobook]
Andy Weir, Rosario Dawson
FIC Wei
Sunny [Audiobook]
Jason Reynolds, Guy Lockard, narrator
J FIC Rey
Barracoon: The Story Of The Last "Black Cargo" [Audiobook]
Zora Neale Hurston, Deborah G. Plant, Robin Miles
306.362 Hur
The Christmas Star [Audiobook]
Donna VanLiere
FIC Van
Calypso [Audiobook]
David Sedaris, Daniel Hart
814 Sed
The Gentle Art Of Swedish Death Cleaning: How To Free Yourself And Your Family From A Lifetime Of Clutter [Audiobook]
Margareta Magnusson, Juliet Stevenson
648.5 Mag
Children Of Blood And Bone [Audiobook]
Tomi Adeyemi
YA FIC Ade
The Good Neighbor: The Life And Work Of Fred Rogers [Audiobook]
Maxwell King, LeVar Burton
B Rog
Crimson Lake [Audiobook]
Candice Fox, Euan Morton
FIC Fox
The Greatest Love Story Ever Told [Audiobook]
Megan Mullally, Nick Offerman
646.77 Mul
Educated: A Memoir [Audiobook]
Tara Westover, Julia Whelan
270.092 Wes
The Mystery Of Three Quarters [Audiobook]
Sophie Hannah, Agatha Christie, Julian Rhind-Tutt
FIC Han
Finding Langston [Audiobook]
Lesa Cline-Ransome, Dion Graham
J FIC Cli
The Perfectionists: How Precision Engineers Created The Modern World [Audiobook]
Simon Winchester
620.0042 Win
Heads Of The Colored People: Stories [Audiobook]
Nafissa Thompson-Spires, Adenrele Ojo
ordered 011019
The Punishment She Deserves [Audiobook]
Elizabeth George, Simon Vance
FIC Geo
Hello Stranger [Audiobook]
Lisa Kleypas, Mary Jane Wells
FIC Kle
The Secret Of Nightingale Wood [Audiobook]
Lucy Strange
J FIC Str
In Pieces [Audiobook]
Sally Field
B Fie
The Tattooist Of Auschwitz [Audiobook]
Heather Morris, Richard Armitage
FIC Mor
Lethal White [Audiobook]
Robert Galbraith, Robert Glenister
FIC Gal
There There: A Novel [Audiobook]
Tommy Orange, Darrell Dennis, Shaun Taylor-Corbett, Alma Cuervo, Kyla Garcia
FIC Ora