Armchair Audies 2013: My Predictions

May 26, 2013

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I loved Overreader‘s description from last year so much that I’m mostly stealing it. Here ya go:

It’s Armchair Audies time! What’s that? Never heard of them? Well, they’re new. The Audies are annual “awards recognizing distinction in audiobooks and spoken word entertainment” and are awarded in June. [Over a hundred audiobooks are nominated in more than twenty different categories.] Rather more than even an audiobook maniac like myself can handle, so to get a handle on them all, blogger Literate Housewife spearheaded the Armchair Audies. Interested bloggers will listen to everything from one (or more) categories and give their opinions.

This year, I’ve been reading(/listening to) books from two Audies categories: Non-Fiction and Short Stories/Collections.

And now … it’s time for me to start making my predictions!

Non-Fiction

The nominations in this category are:

My pick: Breasts. It was informative, impartial, and the narrator made the material really come to life. The Crisis of Zionism came in a close second.

Short Stories/Collections

The nominations in this category are:

My pick: I Am An Executioner. There’s just such a variety of fabulous characters and themes there to enjoy, and the audiobook is a joy to listen to. Slouching Towards Bethlehem takes a “how did you even get nominated?!” nod from me.

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