2022 Audie Award Finalists and Winners

The Audie Awards are the most prestigious award of the audiobook world, awarding the talented voices behind your favorite listens across 25 categories. Congratulations to all the winning authors, narrators, and publishers of the 2022 awards!

Notice a few missing audiobooks from our list? Unfortunately, quite a few of these listens are exclusive to Amazon’s Audible and barred from being sold through bookstores or loaned out through libraries. 

Learn more on our blog about Amazon’s harmful practices with Audible exclusives, as well as through the American Booksellers Association’s white paper detailing Amazon’s anti-competitive behavior. If you’re an author, we encourage you to utilize Fight for the Future’s “Who Can Get Your Book?” tool to learn about the accessibility of your books.


2022 Audie Award Winners

Fiction

The Final Revival of Opal & Nev

By Dawnie Walton • Narrated by Janina Edwards, Bahni Turpin, James Langton, André De Shields, Dennis Boutsikaris, Steve West, Gabra Zackman & full cast


Nonfiction

The Joy of Sweat

By Sarah Everts • Narrated by Sophie Amoss


Best Female Narrator

The Parted Earth

By Anjali Enjeti • Narrated by Deepti Gupta


Best Male Narrator

Aristotle and Dante Dive into the Waters of the World

By Benjamin Alire Sáenz • Narrated by Lin-Manuel Miranda


Narration by the Author

A Promised Land

By Barack Obama • Narrated by the author


Multi-voiced Performance

Heresy

By Melissa Lenhardt • Narrated by Barrie Kreinik, Bailey Carr, Ella Turenne, Nikki Massoud, Natalie Naudus, Imani Jade Powers & James Fouhey


Short Stories/Collections

Blackout

By Dhonielle Clayton, Tiffany D. Jackson, Nic Stone, Angie Thomas, Ashley Woodfolk & Nicola Yoon • Narrated by Joniece Abbott-Pratt, Dion Graham, Imani Parks, Jordan Cobb, Shayna Small, A.J Beckles & Bahni Turpin


Autobiography/Memoir

Somebody’s Daughter

By Ashley C. Ford • Narrated by the author


Humor

How Y’all Doing?

By Leslie Jordan • Narrated by the author


Mystery

Later

By Stephen King • Narrated by Seth Numrich


Thriller/Suspense

Local Woman Missing

By Mary Kubica • Narrated by Brittany Pressley, Jennifer Jill Araya, Gary Tiedemann & Jesse Vilinsky


Literary Fiction & Classics

All Creatures Great and Small

By James Herriot • Narrated by Nicholas Ralph


Fantasy

Rhythm of War

By Brandon Sanderson • Narrated by Kate Reading & Michael Kramer


Original Work

Heroine

By Mary Jane Wells • Narrated by the author


Business/Personal Development

Machiavelli For Women

By Stacey Vanek Smith • Narrated by the author


Original Work

La casa de Bernarda Alba

By Federico García Lorca • Narrated by Gloria Muñoz, Elena González, Rebeca Hernando, Carmen Mayordomo, Marta Poveda, Sol de la Barreda, Beatriz Melgares, Cristina Arias & Antonio Martínez Asensio


Young Adult

Be Dazzled

By Ryan La Sala • Narrated by Pete Cross


Middle Grade

Playing the Cards You’re Dealt

By Varian Johnson • Narrated by Dion Graham


Explore the playlists below to browse the audiobooks by winning (and nominated!) authors and narrators through your local, independent bookstore.

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