2021 Audie Awards Finalists

The Audio Publishers Association has announced the finalists for the 2021 Audie Awards. Given in 25 categories, several of the categories are focused on audiobooks for youth. Here are the finalists in those categories:


Genesis Begins Again, written and narrated by Alicia D. Williams

The Good Hawk, by Joseph Elliott, narrated by Fiona Hardingham and Gary Furlong

King and the Dragonflies, by Kacen Callender, narrated by Ron Butler

Say Her Name, by Zetta Elliott, narrated by Channie Waites

Shuri: A Black Panther Novel, Book 1, by Nic Stone, narrated by Anika Noni Rose

We Dream of Space, by Erin Entrada Kelly, narrated by Ramon de Ocampo


Clap When You Land, by Elizabeth Acevedo, narrated by Elizabeth Acevedo and Melania-Luisa

Everything Sad Is Untrue (A True Story), written and narrated by Daniel Nayeri

Poisoned, by Jennifer Donnelly, narrated by Rosie Jones

A Song Below Water, by Bethany C. Morrow, narrated by Jennifer Haralson and Andrea Laing

This Is My America, by Kim Johnson, narrated by Bahni Turpin


Going Down Home with Daddy, by Kelly Starling Lyons, narrated by Daxton Edwards

The Overground Railroad, by Lesa Cline-Ransome, narrated by Shayna Small and Dion Graham

Rise! From Caged Bird to Poet of the People, Maya Angelou by Bethany Hegedus, narrated by
Cherise Boothe

Say Something, written and narrated by Peter H. Reynolds

The Sesame Street Podcast with Foley and Friends

The Sesame Street Podcast with Foley and Friends, by Sesame Workshop, narrated by Lindsey
Briggs, Tyler Bunch, Ryan Dillon, and a full cast

Stuck, by Chris Grabenstein, narrated by Mark Sanderlin, Elizabeth Hess, Oliver Wyman, Farah
Bala, Rita Wolf, Caroline Grogan, Cynthia Darlow, Mateo D’Amato, J.J. Myers, Neil Hellegers,
Genesis Oliver, and Chris Grabenstein


Clap When You Land, by Elizabeth Acevedo, narrated by Elizabeth Acevedo and Melania-Luisa
Marte – Nominated for Multi-Voiced Performance

El Laberinto del Fauno, by Guillermo del Toro and Cornelia Funke, narrated by Luis Ávila – Nominated for Spanish Language

Evelyn Del Rey se muda [Evelyn Del Rey Is Moving Away], by Meg Medina, narrated by Jane
Santos – Nominated for Spanish Language

Raybearer by Jordan Ifueko, narrated by Joniece Abbott-Pratt – Nominated for Fantasy

One thought on “2021 Audie Awards Finalists

  1. I haven’t read many of these, but ‘King and the Dragonflies’ and ‘Clap When You Land’ are outstanding (I read them in print though.)


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