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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