The APA Reveals Its 2024 Audie Awards Nominees

By Katerina Rettino | February 8 2024 | General

The Audie Awards, presented by the Audio Publishers Association (APA), recognize “distinction in audiobooks and spoken-word entertainment,” according to the APA.

On January 30, the 2024 Audies finalists were announced, including twenty nominations for Penguin Random House titles. The winners will be announced at the 2024 Audies Gala, to be held on March 4, 2024.

Congratulations to our authors and narrators!

Surrender
978-0-525-52104-4

 

Audiobook of the Year Finalist – 2024 Audie Awards

 

Bono—artist, activist, and the lead singer of Irish rock band U2—has written a memoir: honest and irreverent, intimate and profound, Surrender is the story of the remarkable life he’s lived, the challenges he’s faced, and the friends and family who have shaped and sustained him.

 

$34.00 US
Nov 01, 2022
Hardcover
576 Pages
Knopf
US, Opn Mkt (no CAN)

Star Wars: The Battle of Jedha (The High Republic)
978-0-593-59789-7

 

Audio Drama Finalist – 2024 Audie Awards

 

After the events of The High Republic: Convergence, the Jedi travel to Jedha. The worn streets of this ancient world serve as a confluence for the galaxy. Visited by all, yet owned by none. Here, the Jedi are but one creed among many worshipping and studying the Force. From the Guardians of the Whills to the Path of the Open Hand, countless beings come to learn, and to share, in peace.

 

$27.99 US
Feb 14, 2023
Hardcover
512 Pages
Random House Worlds
US, Canada, Open Mkt

Behind the Seams
978-1-9848-6212-9

 

Autobiography/Memoir Finalist – 2024 Audie Awards

 

Global superstar Dolly Parton shares, for the first time, the full story behind her lifelong passion for fashion, including how she developed her own, distinctly Dolly style, which has defied convention and endeared her to fans around the world.

 

$50.00 US
Oct 17, 2023
Hardcover
336 Pages
Ten Speed Press
US, Canada, Open Mkt

The Eyes and the Impossible
978-1-5247-6420-3

 

Best Fiction Narrator Finalist – 2024 Audie Awards (Narrator: Ethan Hawke)

 

An enthralling middle-grade novel by award-winning author Dave Eggers, told from the perspective of one uniquely endearing dog— featuring beautiful color artwork with illustrations by Caldecott honoree Shawn Harris. A story about friendship, beauty, liberation, and running very, very fast, The Eyes & the Impossible will make readers of all ages see the world around them in a wholly new way.

 

$19.99 US
May 09, 2023
Hardcover
256 Pages
Knopf Books for Young Readers
US, Canada, Open Mkt

Land of Milk and Honey
978-0-593-53824-1

 

Best Fiction Narrator Finalist – 2024 Audie Awards (Narrator: Eunice Wong)

 

Sensuous and surprising, joyous and bitingly sharp, told in language as alluring as it is original, Land of Milk and Honey lays provocatively bare the ethics of seeking pleasure in a dying world. It is a daringly imaginative exploration of desire and deception, privilege and faith, and the roles we play to survive. Most of all, it is a love letter to food, to wild delight, and to the transformative power of a woman embracing her own appetite.

 

$28.00 US
Sep 26, 2023
Hardcover
240 Pages
Riverhead Books
US, Canada, Open Mkt

The Last Lifeboat
978-0-593-44031-5

 

Best Fiction Narrator Finalist – 2024 Audie Awards (Narrator: Billie Fulford-Brown)

 

Inspired by a remarkable true story, a young teacher evacuates children to safety across perilous waters, in a moving and triumphant new novel from New York Times bestselling author Hazel Gaynor.

 

$17.00 US
Jun 13, 2023
Paperback
384 Pages
Berkley
US, Canada, Open Mkt

The Wager
978-0-385-53426-0

 

Best Non-Fiction Narrator Finalist – 2024 Audie Awards (Narrator: Dion Graham)

History & Biography Finalist – 2024 Audie Awards

 

A grand tale of human behavior at the extremes told by one of our greatest nonfiction writers. Grann’s recreation of the hidden world on a British warship rivals the work of Patrick O’Brian, his portrayal of the castaways’ desperate straits stands up to the classics of survival writing such as The Endurance, and his account of the court martial has the savvy of a Scott Turow thriller. As always with Grann’s work, the incredible twists of the narrative hold the reader spellbound.

 

$30.00 US
Apr 18, 2023
Hardcover
352 Pages
Doubleday
US, Canada, Open Mkt

The Art Thief
978-0-525-65732-3

 

Best Non-Fiction Narrator Finalist – 2024 Audie Awards (Narrator: Edoardo Ballerini)

 

One of the most remarkable true-crime narratives of the twenty-first century: the story of the world’s most prolific art thief, Stéphane Breitwieser. This is a riveting story of art, crime, love, and an insatiable hunger to possess beauty at any cost.

 

$28.00 US
Jun 27, 2023
Hardcover
240 Pages
Knopf
US, Opn Mkt (no CAN)

The Light We Carry
978-0-593-23746-5

 

Business & Personal Development Finalist – 2024 Audie Awards

Narration by the Author Finalist – 2024 Audie Awards

In an inspiring follow-up to her acclaimed memoir Becoming, former First Lady Michelle Obama shares practical wisdom and powerful strategies for staying hopeful and balanced in today’s highly uncertain world.

 

$32.50 US
Nov 15, 2022
Hardcover
336 Pages
Crown
US, Canada, Open Mkt

How to Survive History
978-0-14-313640-8

 

Humor Finalist – 2024 Audie Awards

 

A detailed guide to surviving history’s most challenging threats, from succumbing to the lava flows of Pompeii to making it off the Titanic alive. Using hindsight and modern science to estimate everything from how fast you’d need to run to outpace a T. rex to the advantages of different body types in surviving the Donner Party tragedy, Cassidy gives you a detailed battle plan for survival, helping you learn about the era at the same time.

 

$18.00 US
Jun 13, 2023
Paperback
224 Pages
Penguin Books
US, Canada, Open Mkt

Uncle of the Year
978-0-593-44343-9

 

Humor Finalist – 2024 Audie Awards

 

From the star of The Book of Mormon and Girls, candid, hilarious essays on anxiety, ambition, and the uncertain path to adulthood that ask: How will we know when we get there?

In Uncle of the Year, Andrew Rannells wonders: If he, now in his forties, has everything he’s supposed to need to be an adult—a career, property, a well-tailored suit—why does he still feel like an anxious twenty-year-old climbing his way toward solid ground? Is it because he hasn’t won a Tony, or found a husband, or had a child? And what if he doesn’t want those things? (A husband and a child, that is. He wants a Tony.)

 

$28.00 US
May 16, 2023
Hardcover
256 Pages
Crown
World

Someone Else's Shoes
978-1-9848-7931-8

 

Judge’s Category: UK-Produced Audiobook Finalist – 2024 Audie Awards

 

Who are you when you are forced to walk in someone else’s shoes? A story of mix-ups, mess-ups and making the most of second chances, this is the new novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Jojo Moyes, author of Me Before You and The Giver of Stars.

“Very few authors have the power to make you laugh on one page and cry on the next. Moyes is one of them.” —The New York Times

 

$19.00 US
Feb 13, 2024
Paperback
464 Pages
Penguin Books
US,CAN,OpnMkt(no EU)

The Making of Another Major Motion Picture Masterpiece
978-0-525-65559-6

 

Literary Fiction & Classics Finalist – 2024 Audie Awards

 

From the legendary actor and best-selling author: a novel about the making of a star-studded, multimillion-dollar superhero action film…and the humble comic books that inspired it. Funny, touching, and wonderfully thought-provoking, while also capturing the changes in America and American culture since World War II.

 

$32.50 US
May 09, 2023
Hardcover
448 Pages
Knopf
US, Opn Mkt (no CAN)

Vera Wong's Unsolicited Advice for Murderers
978-0-593-54617-8

 

Mystery Finalist – 2024 Audie Awards

 

Vera Wong is a lonely little old lady—ah, lady of a certain age—who lives above her forgotten tea shop in the middle of San Francisco’s Chinatown. Despite living alone, Vera is not needy, oh no. She likes nothing more than sipping on a good cup of Wulong and doing some healthy detective work on the Internet about what her Gen-Z son is up to. 

Then one morning, Vera trudges downstairs to find a curious thing—a dead man in the middle of her tea shop. In his outstretched hand, a flash drive. Vera knows the killer will be back for the flash drive; all she has to do is watch the increasing number of customers at her shop and figure out which one among them is the killer.

 

$27.00 US
Mar 14, 2023
Hardcover
352 Pages
Berkley
US, Canada, Open Mkt

Poverty, by America
978-0-593-23993-3

 

Non-fiction Finalist – 2024 Audie Awards

 

The Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Evicted reimagines the debate on poverty, making a “provocative and compelling” (NPR) argument about why it persists in America: because the rest of us benefit from it.

 

$20.00 US
Mar 26, 2024
Paperback
320 Pages
Crown
US, Canada, Open Mkt

Fire Weather
978-1-5247-3285-1

 

Non-fiction Finalist – 2024 Audie Awards

 

With masterly prose and a cinematic eye, Vaillant takes us on a riveting journey through the intertwined histories of North America’s oil industry and the birth of climate science, to the unprecedented devastation wrought by modern forest fires, and into lives forever changed by these disasters. John Vaillant’s urgent work is a book for—and from—our new century of fire, which has only just begun.

 

$32.50 US
Jun 06, 2023
Hardcover
432 Pages
Knopf
US,OpnMkt(no EU/CAN)

Bad Cree
978-0-593-46794-7

 

Thriller/Suspense Finalist – 2024 Audie Awards

 

In this gripping, horror-laced debut, a young Cree woman’s dreams lead her on a perilous journey of self-discovery that ultimately forces her to confront the toll of a legacy of violence on her family, her community and the land they call home.

 

$17.00 US
Dec 05, 2023
Paperback
272 Pages
Anchor
US, Opn Mkt (no CAN)

Twelve Dinging Doorbells
978-1-9848-1517-0

 

Young Listeners Finalist – 2024 Audie Awards

 

A cumulative all-holiday carol packed to the brim with family, food, love, and Black joy, especially perfect for Thanksgiving, Christmas, graduations, and all family celebrations.

Written to the tune of “The Twelve Days of Christmas,” Twelve Dinging Doorbells is exuberant. Author Tameka Fryer Brown’s cumulative rhyme is impossible to resist, and the humorous details in Ebony Glenn’s cut-paper collage will welcome readers to this party again and again.

 

$17.99 US
Oct 18, 2022
Hardcover
32 Pages
Kokila
World