Armchair Audies

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
Multi-Voiced Performance
To Category List


Haruki Murakami, Jay Rubin, Philip Gabriel [Trans.]

Read by Alison Hiroto, Marc Vietor, Mark Boyett

(Audible, Inc./ Brilliance Audio)


Lorraine Hansberry

Read by Judyann Elder, James Gleason, Noah Gray-Cabey, Corey Hawkins, Deidrie Henry, Terrell Tilford, Rutina Wesley, Mirron E. Willis

(L.A. Theatre Works)


Neal Shusterman

Read by Nick Podehl, Kate Rudd, Luke Daniels, Laura Hamilton

(Brilliance Audio)

THE WATCH THAT ENDS THE NIGHT: Voices from the Titanic

Allan Wolf

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!


  1. Krista,

    Welcome to the Armchair Audies! I am excited that you selected this category and I hope you enjoy this challenge. Please let me know if you have any questions or when you post reviews of your audiobooks so that I can update the Armchair Audies page. Here's to a great challenge!

  2. Anonymous3/12/2012

    Thanks for joining in.

    This should be an interesting category, lots of Diversity. The titles have a lot of my favorite narrators like Phil Gigante, Luke Daniels, Kate Runn, and Mark Boyett, so I'm sure you're in for a lot of fun.


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