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2020 Audie Award Winning Audiobooks

Audiobook of the Year/Multi-Voiced Performance, 2020

Only Plane

The Only Plane in the Sky: An Oral History of September 11, 2001
By Garrett M. Graff
Narrated by a full cast
The first comprehensive oral history of September 11, 2001 – a panoramic narrative woven from the voices of Americans on the front lines of an unprecedented national trauma.

The Only Plane in the Sky: An Oral History of 9/11 is a book exquisitely suited to audio format, detailed cataloging of hundreds of personal stories, read by actors and culled from 5,000 oral histories conducted and archived around the country.  We hear from first responders, office workers in the twin towers, people traumatized by witnessing falling bodies… Unlike many works of history, The Only Plane in the Sky, a mountain of indelible anecdotes, does not feel like a novel. It feels, instead, like dozens that ought to be written.” (The New York Times Book Review)

Available on Libby/OverDrive and coming soon on Audio CD.

Audio Drama, 2020

AngelsAngels in America:   A Gay Fantasia on National Themes

By Tony Kushner
Narrated by Andrew Garfield, Nathan Lane, Susan Brown, Denise Gough, Beth Malone, James McArdle, Lee Pace, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Bobby Cannavale, Edie Falco

Presenting an original audiobook performance of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play, starring the cast of the National Theatre’s 2018 Broadway revival.

In this production, adapted especially for the listening experience, Andrew Garfield, Nathan Lane, and the entire cast recreate their acclaimed performances from the 2018 Tony Award-winning National Theatre revival of Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes. With narration by Bobby Cannavale and Edie Falco, and a musical score by Adrian Sutton, this audiobook is a compelling and immersive theatrical listening experience.

A play in two parts, “Millennium Approaches” and “Perestroika”, Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes is a complex and insightful look into identity, community, justice, and redemption.

Available on Libby/OverDrive and on Audio CD.

Autobiography/Memoir, 2020

by Michelle Obama
Narrated by Michelle Obama

An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former first lady of the United States

In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As first lady of the United States of America – the first African American to serve in that role – she helped create the most welcoming and inclusive White House in history while also establishing herself as a powerful advocate for women and girls in the US and around the world, dramatically changing the ways that families pursue healthier and more active lives, and standing with her husband as he led America through some of its most harrowing moments. Along the way, she showed us a few dance moves, crushed Carpool Karaoke, and raised two down-to-earth daughters under an unforgiving media glare.

Available on Libby/OverDrive and on Audio CD.

Best Female Narrator, 2020

NothingNothing to See Here
By Kevin Wilson
Narrated by Marin Ireland

Kevin Wilson’s best book yet – a moving and uproarious novel about a woman who finds meaning in her life when she begins caring for two children with remarkable and disturbing abilities.

“Narrator Marin Ireland flawlessly introduces listeners to Lillian and Madison, two unlikely friends separated after a boarding school scandal…. Drawing from a seemingly endless supply of character voices, Ireland immerses listeners in this magical yet weird family, exquisitely capturing every unusual layer of the story…. Ireland and Wilson leave a lasting impression and provide a thoroughly entertaining experience.” (AudioFile Magazine)

Available on Libby/Overdrive

Best Male Narrator, 2020

KingdomKingdom of the Blind: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel, Book 14

By  Louise Penny
Narrated by Robert Bathurst

Kingdom of the Blind, the new Chief Inspector Gamache audiobook from the number one New York Times best-selling author.

When a peculiar letter arrives inviting Armand Gamache to an abandoned farmhouse, the former head of the Sûreté du Québec discovers that a complete stranger has named him one of the executors of her will. Still on suspension, and frankly curious, Gamache accepts and soon learns that the other two executors are Myrna Landers, the bookseller from Three Pines, and a young builder.

None of them had ever met the elderly woman.

The will is so odd and includes bequests that are so wildly unlikely that Gamache and the others suspect the woman must have been delusional. But what if, Gamache begins to ask himself, she was perfectly sane?

When a body is found, the terms of the bizarre will suddenly seem less peculiar and far more menacing.

Available on Libby/OverDrive and on Audio CD.