2020 Audie Award Winners
Announcing Our 2020 Audie Award Winners

Congratulations to our Penguin Random House Audio narrators and producers who took home the gold last night at the 25th Annual Audie Awards ceremony! Each year the Audio Publishers Association awards excellence in audiobooks across multiple categories and genres, and this year, PRH Audio titles scored 6 top wins. Listen to clips of this year’s award winners below, and to see a complete list of all nominees and winners, click here.

PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD

“With impeccable pacing, the former First Lady’s warm reading immediately pulls listeners close for what feels like an intimate chat with a friend. Her cozy and eloquent prose employs a cadence that translates well to the audio format, and her familiar voice adds another dimension to her very personal story—one that is deeper, more revealing, and sublimely genuine.”—Booklist, starred review


AUDIO DRAMA

“This beautifully arranged full-cast production provides a theatrical listening experience that blends highly dramatic voices with just the right amount of subtle sound effects to enhance the story without detracting from the vocal performances.”—Library Journal


AUTOBIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR

“With impeccable pacing, the former First Lady’s warm reading immediately pulls listeners close for what feels like an intimate chat with a friend. Her cozy and eloquent prose employs a cadence that translates well to the audio format, and her familiar voice adds another dimension to her very personal story—one that is deeper, more revealing, and sublimely genuine.”—Booklist, starred review


FICTION

“Throughout the audio, Brown portrays various New York City accents, from Manhattan to the Bronx and Brooklyn, peppered with the British speech of Olive and Edna and the determined, courageous voice of Vivian, which becomes more empathetic as she ages. City of Girls is reflective of the time and Brown stays true to the characters, in this engrossing audio by the author of Eat, Pray, Love.”—Booklist, starred review


LITERARY FICTION & CLASSICS

The Water Dancer (Oprah's Book Club)

“Richly layered and beautifully told, the work moves easily between moments of stark reality and moments of magic, with Joe Morton’s pitch-perfect narration adding to the pleasure of the story.”—Library Journal


MIDDLE GRADE

“This marks the first recording of Charlotte’s Web since E. B. White narrated it himself nearly fifty years ago; thus, it is only appropriate that an actress as renowned as Meryl Streep should lead such a venture. Streep is, as ever, versatile and emphatic as she narrates the classic story of Wilbur the pig and his friendship with Charlotte the spider…A top-notch recording of a beloved book and a must for all audio collections.”—Booklist, starred review

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