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April 18, 2017 Don

These titles are finalists for this year's Audie Awards for distinction in audiobooks and spoken-word entertainment, available to download from the Ohio Digital Library. Happy listening!


AUTOBIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
Around the Way Girl written and narrated by Taraji P. Henson (OverDrive)
Buffering: Unshared Tales of a Life Fully Loaded by Hannah Hart, narrated by Hannah Hart and Judy Young (OverDrive)
When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi; Foreword by Abraham Verghese, narrated by Sunil Malhotra and Cassandra Campbell (OverDrive)
Around the Way Girl Buffering When Breath Becomes Air
BEST FEMALE NARRATOR
Another Brooklyn: A Novel by Jacqueline Woodson, narrated by Robin Miles (OverDrive)
Be Frank with Me by Julia Claiborne Johnson, narrated by Tavia Gilbert (OverDrive)
The Little Red Chairs by Edna O'Brien, narrated by Juliet Stevenson (OverDrive)
The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead, narrated by Bahni Turpin (OverDrive)

Another Brooklyn Be Frank with Me The Little Red Chairs The Underground Railroad

BEST MALE NARRATOR
End of Watch by Stephen King, narrated by Will Patton (OverDrive)
Underground Airlines by Ben H. Winters, narrated by William DeMeritt (OverDrive)

End of Watch Underground Airlines

BUSINESS/PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT
Shrill written and narrated by Lindy West (OverDrive)
The Storyteller’s Secret written and narrated by Carmine Gallo (OverDrive)

EROTICA
The Baller by Vi Keeland, narrated by Mackenzie Cartwright and Sean Crisden (OverDrive)

FANTASY
The Bands of Mourning by Brandon Sanderson, narrated by Michael Kramer (OverDrive)
The Black Prism by Brent Weeks, narrated by Simon Vance (OverDrive)
The Everything Box by Richard Kadrey, narrated by Oliver Wyman (OverDrive)
League of Dragons by Naomi Novik, narrated by Simon Vance (OverDrive)

FICTION
America’s First Daughter by Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie, narrated by Cassandra Campbell (OverDrive)
Darktown by Thomas Mullen, narrated by Andre Holland (OverDrive)
End of Watch by Stephen King, narrated by Will Patton (OverDrive)
Julian Fellowes’s Belgravia by Julian Fellowes, narrated by Juliet Stevenson (OverDrive)

HISTORY/BIOGRAPHY
Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution by Nathaniel Philbrick, narrated by Scott Brick (OverDrive)
The Year of Lear by James Shapiro, narrated by Robert Fass (OverDrive)

HUMOR
The Bassoon King: My Life in Art, Faith, and Idiocy written and narrated by Rainn Wilson (OverDrive)
Black Man, White House: An Oral History of the Obama Years by D.L. Hughley, narrated by Keith Szarabajka, John Reynolds, Fran Tunno, Cherise Boothe, Dan Woren, P.J. Ochlan, Gregory Itzin, Paula Jai Parker-Martin, Mia Barron, Ron Butler, and James Shippy (OverDrive)
I’m Judging You written and narrated by Luvvie Ajayi (OverDrive)
You Can’t Touch My Hair: And Other Things I Still Have to Explain by Phoebe Robinson; Foreword by Jessica Williams, narrated by Phoebe Robinson (OverDrive)
You’ll Grow out of It written and narrated by Jessi Klein (OverDrive)

INSPIRATIONAL/FAITH-BASED FICTION
The Christmas Town written and narrated by Donna VanLiere (OverDrive)
The Dragon and the Raven by G.A. Henty, narrated by Brian Blessed, John Rhys-Davies, Helen George, Sylvester McCoy, John Bell, and a full cast (OverDrive)
The Girl from the Train by Irma Joubert, narrated by Sarah Zimmerman (OverDrive)
Risen: The Novelization of the Major Motion Picture by Angela Hunt, narrated by P.J. Ochlan and Alana Kerr Collins (OverDrive)

INSPIRATIONAL/FAITH-BASED NON-FICTION
Divine Collision by Jim Gash, narrated by Brandon Batchelar and Jason White (OverDrive)

LITERARY FICTION & CLASSICS
Another Brooklyn: A Novel by Jacqueline Woodson, narrated by Robin Miles (OverDrive)
Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi, narrated by Dominic Hoffman (OverDrive)
LaRose written and narrated by Louise Erdrich (OverDrive)
The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead, narrated by Bahni Turpin (OverDrive)

MIDDLE GRADE
How to Train Your Dragon: How to Fight a Dragon’s Fury by Cressida Cowell, narrated by David Tennant (OverDrive)
The Inquisitor’s Tale: Or, The Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog by Adam Gidwitz, narrated by Adam Gidwitz and various (OverDrive)

MULTI-VOICED PERFORMANCE
Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult, narrated by Audra McDonald, Cassandra Campbell and Ari Fliakos (OverDrive)
A Wild Swan by Michael Cunningham, narrated by Lili Taylor and Billy Hough (OverDrive)

MYSTERY
Crimson Shore by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child, narrated by Rene Auberjonois (OverDrive)
The Crossing by Michael Connelly, narrated by Titus Welliver (OverDrive)
A Great Reckoning by Louise Penny, narrated by Robert Bathurst (OverDrive)
The Heavens May Fall by Allen Eskens, narrated by R.C. Bray, David Colacci and Amy McFadden (OverDrive)
IQ by Joe Ide, narrated by Sullivan Jones (OverDrive)

NARRATION BY THE AUTHOR or AUTHORS
The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo written and narrated by Amy Schumer (OverDrive)
In Such Good Company: Eleven Years of Laughter, Mayhem, and Fun in the Sandbox written and narrated by Carol Burnett (OverDrive)
LaRose by Louise Erdrich, written and narrated by Louise Erdrich (OverDrive)
A Life in Parts written and narrated by Bryan Cranston (OverDrive)
The View from the Cheap Seats written and narrated by Neil Gaiman (OverDrive)

NON-FICTION
Adnan’s Story written and narrated by Rabia Chaudry (OverDrive)
Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond, narrated by Dion Graham (OverDrive)
The Gene by Siddhartha Mukherjee, narrated by Dennis Boutsikaris (OverDrive)
Hillbilly Elegy written and narrated by J.D. Vance (OverDrive)

PARANORMAL
The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater, narrated by Will Patton (OverDrive)
Staked by Kevin Hearne, narrated by Luke Daniels (OverDrive)

ROMANCE
Dirty by Kylie Scott, narrated by Andi Arndt (OverDrive)
Duke of Sin by Elizabeth Hoyt, narrated by Ashford McNab (OverDrive)
First Star I See Tonight by Susan Elizabeth Phillips, narrated by Nicole Poole (OverDrive)

SCIENCE FICTION
Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel, narrated by a full cast (OverDrive)
Star Wars: The Force Awakens by Alan Dean Foster, narrated by Marc Thompson (OverDrive)

THRILLER/SUSPENSE
Cross Justice by James Patterson, narrated by Ruben Santiago Hudson and Jefferson Mays (OverDrive)
Hidden Bodies by Caroline Kepnes, narrated by Santino Fontana (OverDrive)

YOUNG ADULT
Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff, narrated by Carla Corvo, Steve West and various (OverDrive)
My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows, narrated by Katherine Kellgren published by HarperAudio (OverDrive)
Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys, narrated by Jorjeana Marie, Will Damron, Cassandra Morris and Michael Crouch (OverDrive)
Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco and James Patterson, narrated by Nicola Barber (OverDrive)
Winter by Marissa Meyer, narrated by Rebecca Soler (OverDrive)

YOUNG LISTENERS (up to age 8)
28 Days: Moments in Black History That Changed the World by Charles R. Smith, Jr., narrated by a full cast (OverDrive)
The Tale of Kitty-in-Boots by Beatrix Potter, narrated by Helen Mirren (OverDrive)

2017 Audie Award Finalists