PRHA Receives Four Spoken Word GRAMMY® Award Nominations

We’re elated to share the news that four Penguin Random House Audio productions received Best Spoken Word Album GRAMMY® Award nominations this morning, which include stories from Carol Burnett, Patti Smith, Elvis Costello, and John Doe!

In Such Good Company

In their recent review of Carol Burnett’s narration, the New York Times Book Review called her “a brave pioneer of prime time” who paved the way for female comedians like Amy Schumer, a fellow Spoken Word nominee this year.

Listen to an excerpt from In Such Good Company: IN SUCH GOOD COMPANY


M Train
Author: Patti Smith
Read By: Patti Smith

Booklist said Smith “narrates these spellbinding stories with a plainspoken directness, free of affectation, that still carries emotional heft and instantly transports the listener.”

Listen to an excerpt from M Train: M TRAIN


Under the Big Black Sun

Billboard praised this audiobook’s full cast: “you get to hear these firsthand accounts told by the punk musicians who were actually there.”

Listen to an excerpt from Under the Big Black Sun: UNDER THE BIG BLACK SUN


Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink

Rolling Stone called Elvis Costello’s audiobook “a surprising treat…in which the author himself acts out many of his most legendary incidents, delivering spot-on impressions of Dylan and many others, and often sending up himself in the process.”

Listen to an excerpt from Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink: UNFAITHFUL MUSIC & DISAPPEARING INK


Huge congratulations to the authors/narrators and producers! The 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards® will be presented on Sunday, February 12, 2017.