I listen to a lot of audiobooks. When I saw a tweet from the Literate Housewife today and saw she was hosting the Armchair Audies this year I decided this sounded like something I would love to participate in. The category that I will be participating in is Multi-Voiced Performance because I already own some of these and very interested to listen to them all!
Here is part of the blogpost from Literate Housewife that explains more what the Armchair Audies are
The inspiration for this challenge was the simple volume of categories and audiobooks nominated. There are 5 audiobooks nominated in each of the 28 categories. As audiobook lovers, we’re deeply interested in the awards. As I’ve yet to run into anyone who has listened to much more than a handful of of the nominees. There simply isn’t enough time to listen to each of the nominees to adequately judge and predict each category. In banding together, bloggers can cover much more territory. Thus the Armchair Audies were born. It is my hope that this becomes an annual event.
These are the audiobooks I will be listening to and featuring here the week of May 28th.
The Audies® 2010
Awards recognizing distinction in audiobooks and spoken word entertainment sponsored by the Audio Publishers Association (APA).
The 2012 Finalists
To Category List
Haruki Murakami, Jay Rubin, Philip Gabriel [Trans.]
Read by Alison Hiroto, Marc Vietor, Mark Boyett
(Audible, Inc./ Brilliance Audio)
A RAISIN IN THE SUN
Read by Judyann Elder, James Gleason, Noah Gray-Cabey, Corey Hawkins, Deidrie Henry, Terrell Tilford, Rutina Wesley, Mirron E. Willis
(L.A. Theatre Works)
Read by Nick Podehl, Kate Rudd, Luke Daniels, Laura Hamilton
THE WATCH THAT ENDS THE NIGHT: Voices from the Titanic
Read by Michael Page, Phil Gigante, Christopher Lane, Laural Merlington, Angela Dawe
(Brilliance Audio/ Candlewick)
Charles Webb, Terry Johnson
Read by Kathleen Turner, Matthew Rhys, and a Full Cast
(L.A. Theatre Works)
If this sounds interesting to you as well, if your a blogger I do know that as of today there are some categories still open to participate in, so jump over and say Hi! http://literatehousewife.com/the-armchair-audies/